For the past four months, Tracy Eisenberg’s fifth graders have been exploring “Xiao” (filial piety), a key virtue of Chinese culture. Summing up the power of the project, one parent said, “It’s a project that invigorates relationships and changes lives.” Click to read more about the work students that have done to honor a family elder.
Physical Education teacher Stephanie Travers and Lower School Math Coordinator Megan Porter teamed up to give PE workouts a mathematical twist. The result: students applying math concepts well before they are formally introduced to them in the classroom.
As one of their FLEX Week projects, several fourth graders grabbed their cameras and notepads and looked around campus to see the kinds of projects and activities students were doing. To see what they found, check out their story, video, and slideshow of photos.
It was a lively and exciting Friday night at Shady Hill. The SHS Jazz Bands, led by Pandelis Karayorgis, prepared a wonderful evening of music followed by a jam session with the jazz group Quartet of Happiness. The performers had the audience grooving in their seats!
The jazz group Quartet of Happiness performed their upbeat tunes for an amazed Lower School crowd at last week's assembly -with the help of some audience participation! The band will be back at Shady Hill next Friday, April 8 (6-8 PM in the Assembly Hall) to perform with the middle school jazz band.
Click here to view more photos and videos from their performance.
How soon is too soon to begin talking with children about sex and sexuality? According to sexuality educator Deborah Roffman, “It is nonsense to think that ‘knowing leads to doing.’ Just the opposite is true: Research shows that children who have guidance and support significantly postpone involvement in sexual behaviors. Keeping them in the dark is the real danger.” Yesterday, Roffman spent the day on campus, running a workshop for faculty and speaking to parents at an evening event organized by the Parents’ Council. A key piece of advice for both families and teachers was to help children “postpone, postpone, postpone.”
Wednesday’s Art Show reception was a warm embrace of our community’s love of the arts. The 130 guests viewed over 200 works—paintings, collages, sculptures, ceramics, photography, and fiber arts—by alumni, faculty, and past faculty.
On Wednesday, all students in Grades III–VIII left campus. Some went to China. Others went the Namib Desert while others explored the Great Barrier Reef. A few explored Aztec ruins and then poked around the moon. Virtually.
Shady Hill School wants children to be joyful, active learners who develop the intellectual discipline necessary to become contributing, ethical citizens. To accomplish these ends, we believe in the primacy of exploration and discovery, we advance the mastery of skills, and we help students shape meaning from knowledge.
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