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Tickets for the 2018 Calhoun Benefit are on sale now. Be part of the school's biggest fundraising event of the year, Friday, March 9, 7pm to 12:30am at the newly renovated Ziegfeld Ballroom. Early bird prices are available until February 9, so be sure to get your tickets soon!
It's been an exciting time in the College Counseling Office, as Calhoun's Class of 2018 has begun receiving news from colleges and universities across the country.  Roughly one-third of the 59 seniors applied Early Decision and, though most decisions won't be made until May, twenty students have already decided on a destination for next year. Future campuses include perennial favorites like Barnard, Bates, Princeton, and Skidmore, but there are also some new additions to the matriculation list, like Wake Forest and the College of William & Mary.
David Paterson, former Governor of New York, will be speaking in conversation with Steve Solnick in celebration of Black History Month on Wed., Feb. 7, 6:30pm. Sponsored by Calhoun's Parents of Color group, the conversation will take place in the Mary Lea Johnson Performing Arts Center, 433 West End Avenue (@81st Street). The free event is open to the public; RSVP is strongly recommended.
The Side-Out Foundation presented its Service Ace Award to Calhoun's Girls' Volleyball program for raising more than $1,500 toward breast cancer research and awareness programs this year. In fact, Cougars raised more than $3,000 at its annual Dig Pink fundraiser this fall! #CougarPride
Calhoun's Performing Arts Center presents a Theatreworks USA production of "Cat in the Hat" on Sat., Feb. 10, 2pm, in Calhoun's Mary Lea Johnson Performing Arts Center (433 West End Ave., at 81st Street). The 45-minute-long performance is recommended for PreK-4th graders. Buy tickets online now!
The Winter 2018 issue of "Chrestomathy"--a Middle School literary journal--is now online. This latest issue features seventh grader's essays, stories and poems inspired by the following prompts: "Saying Goodbye," "The Meaning of Life," "The Sound of Silence," "What I Want My Words to Do to You," and "If I Could Chance."
Last minute tickets available! 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, but only limited seats available. Reserve tickets NOW!
Join us for the Calhoun WHITEOUT Spirit Day on Mon., Jan. 22, 3:30pm. Enjoy poster-making, face painting and free WHITEOUT t-shirts designed by Tom Fitzgerald '18; then head to the gym to cheer on the Cougars. The Girls' Varsity Basketball team takes on LFNY starting at 4pm, and then the Boys' Varsity Basketball team takes on Browning at 5:30pm.
The Calhoun Sustainability Club will screen feature documentary film Last Call at the Oasis on Wed., Jan. 24, as the second installment of this year's Sustainability Film Series. The screening 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 public.
The third edition of "The Cougar," an Upper School literary and arts magazine, is now available online! Like previous issues, the third edition showcases artwork and writing, photography and poetry by Calhoun Upper School students.
Luke Cissell, music teacher at Calhoun since 2003, released a new album of original music titled "Sonata for Viola & Piano," available for purchase on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. Percussion teacher Greg Landes released a new recording with his band Synchronicty, available on YouTube, along with original cover art by Calhoun senior Tom Fitzgerald '18.
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.
Calhoun announces the launch of its newest Performing Arts summer program--Story Pirates Camp--for kids entering 2nd-6th grades in 2018. The two-week camp, from June 25-July 6, 2018, will be run by the Story Pirates--an acclaimed company of actors, comedians, musicians, and teaching artists whose mission is to celebrate the words and ideas of young people. (Hear the Story Pirates podcast--currently the number two most downloaded kids and family podcast in the world!)
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.

Main Building 3rd - 12th Grades 433 West End Avenue New York, NY 10024 212.497.6500

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