Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Community Dialogue at Interfaithworks: last meeting

We had our last Community Wide Dialogue meeting at Interfaith Works' offices today. Thank you to the seniors who were instrumental in restarting this program, to the sophomore class who really rose up to the challenge, to Ennis who single handedly represented the juniors, to our friends from Henninger who opened their hearts and their school to us, to our IW coordinators Karen, Gwen and Kofi, and to Ms. Thomann for joining us in building this bridge. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

MUN in Beijing

This week, accompanied by our intrepid teachers Dr. Mangram and Mrs. Chhablani, our MUN team is competing at the Harvard Model United Nations 2017 in Beijing, China (video):

Monday, March 13, 2017

Gay Straight Alliance, March 15, 17, 21

The Gay Straight Alliance has some events planned in the upcoming week that I would like to share with you. We welcome all of you to participate as you are able:

Wednesday, March 15: Speaker, Author, and Educator Alex Myers will present to the Upper School Assembly at 11am (Gym) and to the Middle School Assembly at 11:45am (Theater). He will then join GSA for lunch, tour campus, then finish the day in the College Counseling Conference Room in Humanities to be available to any students and employees that would like to have a more personal conversation with Alex. (*more information about Alex is in the News Digest on our website)

Friday, March 17: GSA will be handing out our new MPH GSA rainbow bracelets to all MS & US students during their class meetings. A bracelet will also be placed in every employees mailbox. A message of who GSA is and stands for will be attached to each bracelet. *Note to LS PK-5 teachers: these bracelets will be given to LS students when GSA comes into your classrooms later this spring.

Tuesday, March 21: A representative from the Syracuse University LGBTQ Resource Center, Brittany Lyn Cashatt (“BCash”) will be coming during Advisory (11am in the Theater) to speak with any interested Upper School student about current issues involving the LGBTQ community and their implications on college campuses. They (preferred pronoun for BCash) will then tour campus and have lunch with GSA during their meeting (1:05 p.m. in Humanities 5).

Ms. Bernazzani

Course sign-up deadline: March 22

You must return the green sheet with your course sign-up approval to the upper school office by Wednesday, March 22.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Denim and Bow Tie Dress Down Day tomorrow, Weds. 3/8

"All students may wear denim IF they incorporate a bow tie into their outfit. 

No bow tie? No problem! There will be parent volunteers in the Phoenix before School on the 8th with all the supplies you need to create your own! 

Feel free to be creative with your look! Bow ties can look great even if not worn around the neck! 

Paper bow ties were sent home last week with Lower School students. We will have extras, just in case!"
Ms. Neuner