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By Erika Brinzac
First grade Head Teacher Erika Brinzac shares simple tips for helping young students stay engaged in a variety of disciplines over the summer.
For his Junior Workshop project, Oscar L. '20 combined his passion for sustainability with his interest in architecture. Looking to Calhoun as inspiration, he sought out to redesign the 81st Street building to make it more sustainable.
For her Junior Workshop project, Khadijah R. '20 wrote and compiled a poetry collection that shed light on the themes of personal and cultural identity.
Asher B. '20 combined classical music and social justice for his Junior Workshop project. Through research and a discussion group, Asher's project shed light on issues of equity and diversity in the classical music community.
Kindergartners became passionate about caring for the environment while engaging in an interdisciplinary study on sustainability. Through their work students explored a variety of topics including math, science and social studies—all through the lens of sustainability.
Seventh grade students became advocates for First Nations peoples after engaging in an in-depth study that touched on elements of science, history and social justice. After researching issues that continue to plague this community, the Middle Schoolers took steps to make change and educate the public.
First graders become researchers through an interdisciplinary study of mammals. Students then share their knowledge with the Calhoun community during the annual Mammal Museum—a special display of their detailed work.
Kindergartners engaged in an in-depth study of superheroes and emerged with new powers of their own— the skills to research topics of their interests and the confidence to drive their own learning.
Calhoun alums in a variety of industries – from tech and law to theater and finance – shared valuable career advice to current junior and senior students at the 9th Annual Cougar Career Symposium.
Oliver R. didn’t discover his passion for art until his junior year, let alone consider artmaking as a future path. But since then Oliver has found his distinctive voice through a thorough exploration of the diverse experiences Calhoun offers. We chat with Oliver to learn more about his path to artmaking and the creative process behind his first stop-motion animation film.
By Larry Sandomir
Students in seventh grade English welcome a number of guest writers, artists and speakers into their classroom throughout the school year. These guests inspire the students in their writing and share their perspective on how language has the power to move, connect and heal.
Little Calhouners came together for a building-wide study of author-illustrator Grace Lin. Students across age groups engaged in a variety of projects inspired by her work.
Middle and Upper Schoolers gained real-world experience with advocacy, rallying on the steps of City Hall in support of foster youth before meeting with local representatives.
During the first-ever Changemaker Assembly, Little Calhouners shared their knowledge of a diverse group of changemakers, and were empowered to become changemakers themselves.
Lower School students celebrated 100 days of school by creating a 100 Day Museum featuring a variety of projects, showcasing their skills in math, reading, writing and more.