Upper School English teacher Ellen Kwon reflects on the process of choosing texts for her class and discusses the importance of representation as her classes explore a diverse selection of literary voices.
During the summer of 2020, Upper Schoolers came together to found the Diversity and Accountability Board (D.A.B.). Working with administrators, D.A.B. aims to make Calhoun a more equitable community for all.
Jack L.'21 drew inspiration from childhood memories to write and illustrate his own children's book, Max and the Magic Tree. Jack later used his project to help those negatively impacted by COVID-19.
Fiona Lowenstein ’12 used her experience being hospitalized for COVID-19 to raise awareness about the virus and create a support network for other survivors. Fiona has used her platform to shed light on the illness as well as the long process of physical and emotional recovery.
Though our community could not be together physically, we found new ways to connect during distance learning. Alums, teachers and parents created virtual spaces for important conversations, wellness and even a few games.
While the shift to distance learning was abrupt, teachers and students rose to the challenge of creating meaningful learning experiences from afar.
As our community faced the challenge of bringing the school experience online, teachers, students and families came together to find new opportunities in the unknown.
Students in music and performing arts classes haven't slowed down while at home. Here are just a few examples of how teachers have found ways to continue creative work after transitioning to distance learning.
Victor Lin, Head of Jazz Studies, helps students forge lasting connections while learning to play a variety of instruments. With a strong emphasis on empathy and community, Victor creates an environment in which students feel safe to connect, take risks and create with one another.
By Carlyle Lincoln
Little Calhouners explore the vast field of science in the Discovery Lab. As they delve into topics ranging from trees to animal food chains to electricity, students learn to view the world through a scientific lens while building the foundation for investigative thinking.
By Larry Sandomir
An annual English project challenges seventh graders to think like philosophers. While pondering complex questions, students reflect on the philosophies of famed writers, thinkers and characters, ultimately shaping their own.
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