All-school meetings to replace Civitalks

Upper school students will gather in the gym during 20-minute-long breaks on the first and third Wednesdays of each month as a new form of community building, Assistant to the Head of Upper School and Community and Character Committee member Michelle Bracken said. The committee, formerly known as the Character Education Committee, has discontinued Civitalks. […]

Reevaluate Civitalks

Contrary to what the five tests you have this week might lead you to believe, the year is winding down, and fast. It’s the season of assessment (and promposals and Assassin 3.0) — AP exams, finals and report cards assign inarguable judgment to the (academic) way in which we’ve spent the last nine months. Why […]

Students to discuss community bonding in Civitalks groups tomorrow

Sophomores, juniors and seniors will meet in small groups between fourth and fifth periods tomorrow as part of the Civitalks program. The Upper School will follow Schedule D in student planners, as stated below.   Schedule D: 1st Period: 8:00 – 8:40 2nd Period: 8:45– 9:25 3rd Period: 9:30 – 10:10 4th Period: 10:15 – […]

10 Civitalks posters win awards

The Character Education Committee chose 10 posters as winners in a competition held in Civitalks groups Oct. 9 that asked participants to draw representations of what has colored their school experiences, such as academics, the arts, friendships, athletics and stress. Darby Caso ’14, Jared Eisner ’16, Kennedy Long’16, Animaan Pathak ’15 and Jessica Spitz ’15  […]

Students attend first Civitalks meetings

Students and faculty played ice breaker games and participated in discussions from current events topics to upperclassmen giving advice and tips to underclassmen in the first Civitalks meetings today. The program, in which groups of 18 students of mixed grades meet with two to three faculty members, aims to build community by discussing school and […]