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Congratulations to Calhoun alum Jordan Peele '97, who won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his film "Get Out" at the recent Academy Awards. The win landed him squarely in Oscar history as the first black writer to ever win in the category and only the fifth black filmmaker to ever be nominated for Best Director. Watch the video from his 2012 visit to Calhoun, when he talked to Calhoun students about how he found his voice.
Chef Bobo will be presented with the Julia V. Jordan Award for Volunteerism from Spoons Across America at the organization's Spring Benefit on Fri,, April 13. Tickets are available.
Congratulations to Claire Annino '20, Bennett Wood '19 and Ariell Haims '22, whose art and writing were awarded Gold and Silver Keys in the 2018 NYC Regional Scholastic Awards competition.  This year, the NYC region received nearly 13,000 submissions from creative teens across the five boroughs.
Today's the last day to RSVP for the Calhoun Benefit! Ticket sales close at midnight. Join us and help raise vital funds for our school, Friday, March 9, 7pm to 12:30am, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Buy tickets at
Calhoun offers a series of popular performing arts camps for creative, passionate kids in 2nd-12th grades. Camps are open to kids from all schools, so share the news with your friends. But don't wait too long–enrollment is limited and fills up quickly! Learn more at
The students in Calhoun's Sustainability Club will screen feature documentary film A Plastic Ocean on Thurs., Mar. 15, as the third installment of this year's Sustainability Film Series. The film screening will take place at 3:45pm, on the 4th floor of Calhoun's 81st Street building and will be followed by a community conversation. Admission is free; no RSVP is needed.
Calhoun's Head of School Steve Solnick joined fellow heads of school in the New York City metropolitan area and across New York State in signing an open letter to the U.S. president and legislative leaders against gun violence. The letter was published as a full-page ad in the New York Times on Sunday, February 25, 2018. 
The latest issue of The Calhoun Chronicle is now online, for viewing and download! This issue's features include "Calhoun ROCKS," a reflection on our community's values; and "Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders," a look at how leadership skills are being taught at Calhoun.
Be a blood donor! The Calhoun School will hold its annual Blood Drive on Thurs., March 15, 12-6pm, in support of the New York Blood Center (NYBC). The New York Blood Mobile will be parked beside the school at 81st Street and West End Avenue. Interested donors are encouraged to sign up for a time slot to avoid crowds; to do so, please contact Debbie Aronson, Director of Community Service. Drive is being led by the Upper School Students in Action Club.
There's only one week left to RSVP for the 2018 Calhoun Benefit!  Don't miss the school's biggest event of the year, Friday, March 9, 7pm to 12:30am, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.
The silent auction for the 2018 Calhoun Benefit is open for online bidding! Bid on hundreds of items from more than a dozen categories--including art, travel, dining and more--by visiting Bidding is open to anyone, so share the link with friends and family!
Support Calhoun's annual book drive for Project Cicero, which helps supplement classroom libraries in under-resourced New York City public schools. New or gently used books may be delivered to either the 81st or 74th Street lobbies, from Feb. 26-Mar. 7. Schools are most in need of gently used or new hardcover and paperback books for children and young adults, including picture books, board books, fiction and non-fiction. Books must be in good condition. No textbooks, please.
After an exhilarating finish to the Cougars' regular season, both the Boys' and the Girls' Varsity Basketball teams are heading to the NYCAL post-season tournaments, which begin with the quarterfinals on Tuesday, February 13! The Boys' Varsity team, which ended its season in fourth place, will host #5 seed Browning in the NYCAL quarterfinals at HOME. The game will begin at 4pm. The Girls' Varsity team, which finished in sixth place, will play #3 seed Loyola in the NYCAL quarterfinals, in an AWAY game on Tuesday, 4:30pm.
Don't miss the Calhoun Community Orchestra concert on Thurs., Feb. 22, 7pm. Free and open to the public, the performance takes place in Calhoun's 81st Street theater. The program features the works of Wolfgang Mozart, Georg Phillipp Telemann and Antonio Vivaldi, plus a Henry Eccles Cello Sonata arranged for string bass by Ben Clinesmith, Calhoun music teacher. Soloists include Christopher Bubolz (Calhoun winds/brass teacher), Luke Cissell (Calhoun strings teacher), pianist William Deckelbaum (Calhoun sophomore) and NY Philharmonic bass player Satoshi Okamoto (Calhoun parent of 1st grader).
Calhoun hosts the second annual Calhoun Jazz Fest on Sat., Feb. 24, 10am-4pm. The all-day jazz event features performances by ensembles from The Calhoun School, Trevor Day and Friends Seminary, and the ISMA's NYC jazz ensembles. This year's Jazz Fest will also include workshops, master classes, jam sessions, group discussions and a talk on jazz improvisation by Saturday Night Live band saxophonist Ron Blake! The event is free and open to the public; RSVP required.
Calhoun seniors Soren Hixon and Andrei Toback have organized a Winter Supply Drive, collecting new or gently used winter hats, socks, mittens and scarves for the West Side Campaign Against Hunger. Please bring all donations to the 81st Street lobby where there is a collection bin out until Tues., Feb. 13.
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, May 1 through Wednesday, June 7.
Darius Marmorstein '18 will join Calhoun percussion teacher Greg Landes and the Pit Stop Players in "4 in the Pocket," a percussion quartet concert at the Thalia Theater, Symphony Space, on Monday, February 12, at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students, and can be purchased at the door.
Parents received an in-depth preview of Calhoun's Middle and Upper Schools from students at the annual US/MS Student Panel on Mon., Jan. 29.
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!

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