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Join three veteran Russia-watchers--Nina Khrushcheva, Stephen Kotkin and Steven Solnick--for a lively, expert discussion of Russian-American relations in the era of Trump and Putin--on Monday, February 12, 7-9pm, in Calhoun's Mary Lea Johnson Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are highly recommended.
Support Calhoun's Senior Work program by providing one of our 12th graders with a 5-1/2-week internship opportunity during the last mod (term) of this school year, Monday, April 30, through Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
Celebrate the holidays by giving back--and making a donation to Calhoun's annual Toy Drive for the young children at West End Residences. Donations of (unwrapped) new or gently used toys or books, suitable for infants and children up to seven years of age, can be dropped off in the lobbies of the 74th and 81st Street buildings until December 11. Batteries are also desperately needed!
Calhoun's Upper School thespians invite the community to a production of "Pride and Prejudice," a sparkling comedy based on Jane Austen's novel and adapted by Simon Reade. Three evening performances will be held, Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 14-16, with a matinee on Sat., Dec. 16. Purchase tickets online.
The feature documentary film "Time to Choose" will be screened on Thurs., Dec. 7, launching the third year of Calhoun's Sustainability Film Series. This year, the film screenings will take place at 3:45pm on the 4th floor of Calhoun's 81st Street building. Talk-back follows the free screening. Open to the Calhoun community.
Harvest Festival is a long-standing tradition at Calhoun, one that fosters community-building, service and cross-divisional collaboration. But this year's theme was a very special one, with students and faculty across the grades celebrating "Calhoun Fest"— an all-school reflection on the school's shared values, and an opportunity to formally welcome Steve Solnick as Head of School. (See photos and videos)
"Semillas de Monedas"--Little Calhoun's most recent disaster relief fundraising initiative --raised almost $2,500 in coins for the Rise and Read Program, a non-profit organization that supports children in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas. 
The Calhoun Community's Disaster Relief Benefit, held on Friday, October 27, raised more than $2,000, collected 2,000 diapers, approximately 75 first-aid kits and a van full of childrens' books and bedtime items--thanks to the initiative of students and faculty from every division of the school. Funds and goods collected are being sent to six different charitable organizations.   
Save the date for the 2018 Calhoun Benefit, Friday, March 9, 7pm-12:30am at the newly restored Ziegfeld Ballroom, 141 West 54th Street.
LS/MS science teacher Joan Gillman has been busy this fall, traveling among professional educational conferences as a proponent of STEAM-inspired, project-based learning. 
During the week of November 13, Little Calhouners will be participating in a "Semillas de Monedas" fundraising effort to support the Rise and Read Program for children in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas.
This holiday season, Calhoun students are asking you to support our local food pantry--the West Side Campaign Against Hunger--by donating canned or packaged goods, now through Nov. 17. You can also help make this a Happy Thanksgiving for ALL of our neighbors by supporting the Thousand Turkey Challenge, now through Nov. 21. Find out how!
Calhoun's Upper School 730 Jazz Ensemble will perform live at the annual Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival at Lehman College on Nov. 16, at 1:30pm. The performance by the student musicians will be livestreamed on the Lehman College Jazz Festival website (
Winter athletics kick off this week with some great pre-season play! Come support the teams and get your fill of Cougar basketball before Thanksgiving break. The Boys' JV Basketball (Grey) team will be the first to grace the Cougar home court this season, taking on York Prep in the 81st Street Gym on Fri., Nov. 17, 4pm.
Support Calhoun's holiday clothing drive! Donate gently used, clean clothing of all sizes, from now until November 17.  Bins for donations will be in the 81st Street lobby. The clothing drive is a joint collaboration of students in fifth and tenth grades.
Middle School thespians present "The Musicians of Bremen: A Play with Music for Children," on Nov. 15, 16 & 17. All performances begin at 6:30pm in The Steinberg Theater, located in Calhoun's Lower School (160 West 74th Street); tickets are now on sale at!
US art teacher Auguste Elder will talk about his ceramic work on Sat., Nov. 11, 2:30-6pm, for the Opening Exhibit of his solo art show, which runs from Nov. 11-Dec. 3 at the American Buddhist Study Center Library, 331 Riverside Drive.  RSVP is required for the Opening Exhibit, which will include light refreshments; most works will be on sale.
Parents, faculty/staff and alums are invited to join Calhoun's drop-in Monday Night Basketball! See the schedule for October/November, and get on the email list for notices.
Congratulations to Lavern McDonald, Upper School Associate Director and social studies teacher, who has been named a 2017-18 Teacher Fellow at New York University's Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, and to Darren Anderson, ASP/81st Assistant Director and screenwriter, whose latest feature film, Quest, is currently in competition in the Austin Film Festival! 
The Girls' JV Volleyball team has won both the 2017 NYCAL League Championship and the NYCAL Tournament Championship! Cougars ended their powerhouse year with a 2-0 win on Fri., Oct. 20, against LFNY in the NYCAL Tourney Finals, in front of a packed Calhoun gym.

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