Alumni News! – 2.6.18
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Dear Parents:

The hills are alive…with the sound of sonnets! Once again, as we approach Valentine’s Day, Ms. Graham-Adams’ 7th graders have delved into the world of courtship, interpreting and memorizing Shakespearean and other classic 14-line sonnets. They recited these en masse at today’s morning gathering, and next Wednesday they will be reciting them throughout campus. Cupid is alive and well!

Last Tuesday we held our third board of trustees meeting of the year (our last two meetings will be April 11 and June 4). As always, I provided a brief school update (Head of School Update 2.6.18) before the committees presented. If you have questions about any of the content of my presentation, please let me know.

In the meantime, here are four more BAM! (Better After Maria) stories that reflect the hard work of many people here on campus to build a world-class school for our students:

  • Lower and Middle School Math Professional Development. Our two new math curricula in the lower (Bridges) and middle (College Prep Math) schools continue to get rave reviews from faculty and students. It is critical, however, that we provide additional training for continuous improvement. We have arranged for CPM training Feb. 14-16 when a coach will be on site working with our middle school faculty. We have also arranged for Bridges training April 16-18 when another coach will work with our K-5 faculty and also facilitate a workshop for parents. Onward!
  • Cooling the Pavilion. We have installed another Big Ass Fan (yes, that really is the Kentucky-based company’s name) in our pavilion towards the back in addition to the two existing ones near the front. This will help improve the experience for everyone attending our events and performances.

  • Electrical Panel Testing and Labeling. Over the last two weeks our B&G team tested and labeled (with the help of Mr. Shelley) all 33 of our electrical circuit panels. This is an important first step to improve our electrical infrastructure and ensure power and back-up power throughout our campus.



  •  Fairies Welcome Trolls! Ms. Hutchins’ after-school activity from last year, “Fairy Houses,” has expanded this year to “Fairies and Trolls” to attract both girls and boys. The larger group has already been exploring the mystical landscape on our nature trail and other nooks and crannies around campus!

Have a fantastic weekend!


Quick Announcements

Get your Flu Shots!

Thursday February 15th from 10am-2pm, the Department of Health will be here on campus to provide free flu shots to students, parents, and faculty. Students must have a written authorization from a parent or guardian to receive a flu shot. Be proactive! Don’t get the flu!  Annual Influenza Vaccine Consent Form

Students in grade 8 or below please submit the form to your homeroom teacher before February 15th. Students in Upper School will submit the authorization form when they arrive for their vaccination.





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