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  • SCH students win 43 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
    of Giving School Store Health and Wellness Educational and Counseling Services Student Experience Each student is encouraged to consider participating in a larger world community as a part of his or her educational experience Leadership Opportunities Students are provided with opportunities to build and test their leadership skills act as mentors to younger students and represent the student body Extracurricular Offerings The program provides opportunities for students to express themselves build interests establish and pursue passions and connect with other students in a welcoming environment Athletics Philosophy Team Pages Meet the Athletic Department College and the SCH Athlete Sports Medicine Facilities Camps and Clinics Prospective Athlete Inquiry Form Athletics Teamwork sportsmanship personal commitment are the building blocks for a culture of success Cheer on the Blue Devils Our Athletic Department seeks to generate a sense of pride within the student body the faculty and the larger school community for its teams and the overall school Where are they playing now Our athletic directors coaches and college counselors are dedicated to helping our student athletes find the college that is right for them The Arts Music New Media Performing Arts Visual Arts Community Arts Arts Honors The Arts and New Media SCH Academy s Arts curriculum provides an impressive breadth and depth of experience for students Pre K 12 Using Technology in New Ways We build digital competency through creative projects that are driven by each student s interests and passions and through classroom experiences that are designed to help students become digital creators Artist in Residence The Artist in Residence program supports visits to the school by performing and visual artists Artists interact with students sharing their insights about art and the artistic process and working on a collaborative project Giving Interim Head of School Message Culture of Kindness Faces

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  • Around the Globe and Still Back in Time for Lunch
    creative projects that are driven by each student s interests and passions and through classroom experiences that are designed to help students become digital creators Artist in Residence The Artist in Residence program supports visits to the school by performing and visual artists Artists interact with students sharing their insights about art and the artistic process and working on a collaborative project Giving Interim Head of School Message Culture of Kindness Faces of Change Support SCH The SCH Fund Meet the Development Team Giving We invite you to participate in supporting our mission to educate students to be innovative leaders breakthrough thinkers and imaginative problem solvers Make a Gift We invite you to participate in supporting our mission Support SCH A tradition of inspiring young people to transform the world About SCH News Archive Home About SCH News Archive Around the Globe and Still Back in Time for Lunch 2 22 2016 Andrew Hallowell Mandarin teacher I m still new here at SCH I can t always find my way around campus I m still learning some names and faces and I m trying to figure out the nuances of our dress code In the six months I ve been working here however I ve been consistently struck by how much time energy and enthusiasm we as an institution put into capturing our students imaginations and engaging them in creative ways in the academic work that is the lifeblood of our school Our students have opportunities to explore the world around them through to name just a few examples film projects entrepreneurial ventures and international travel I teach Chinese language and culture which to me means that part of my mission at school is encouraging my students to see both the world and themselves in different and more complicated ways I don t want them to think about the places we learn about as abstract concepts located between the front and back covers of textbooks but as complex dynamic places full of people with similarities to and differences from themselves One tool for achieving this is virtual reality VR Immersive virtual experiences have the ability to transport participants to places beyond the horizon where they can explore and learn all without leaving the classroom With this in mind my colleague David Cool and I applied to and were accepted into beta testing for Google Education s new virtual reality Expeditions program This program features over one hundred academically significant sites around the world that have been developed into 360 degree virtual reality panoramas through partnerships with organizations and institutions around the world including the American Museum of Natural History and the Planetary Society David and I lined up more than twenty classes representing all five of our school s divisions to participate in our virtual reality day held simultaneously in the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership CEL Space and our Maker Spot for digital fabrication Google s representative arrived around 8 15 am lugging two giant cases each containing thirty VR

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  • Success at Squash Nationals
    students prepare for college and beyond Our Differences Rigorous college preparatory curriculum is enhanced by unique programs that offer our students experiences that will enrich their lives and prepare them for the future Student Experience Activities and Clubs Leadership Opportunities Advising Dining Services Outdoor Program Global Citizens A Culture of Giving School Store Health and Wellness Educational and Counseling Services Student Experience Each student is encouraged to consider participating in a larger world community as a part of his or her educational experience Leadership Opportunities Students are provided with opportunities to build and test their leadership skills act as mentors to younger students and represent the student body Extracurricular Offerings The program provides opportunities for students to express themselves build interests establish and pursue passions and connect with other students in a welcoming environment Athletics Philosophy Team Pages Meet the Athletic Department College and the SCH Athlete Sports Medicine Facilities Camps and Clinics Prospective Athlete Inquiry Form Athletics Teamwork sportsmanship personal commitment are the building blocks for a culture of success Cheer on the Blue Devils Our Athletic Department seeks to generate a sense of pride within the student body the faculty and the larger school community for its teams and the overall school Where are they playing now Our athletic directors coaches and college counselors are dedicated to helping our student athletes find the college that is right for them The Arts Music New Media Performing Arts Visual Arts Community Arts Arts Honors The Arts and New Media SCH Academy s Arts curriculum provides an impressive breadth and depth of experience for students Pre K 12 Using Technology in New Ways We build digital competency through creative projects that are driven by each student s interests and passions and through classroom experiences that are designed to help students become

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  • Teaching for Relevancy and Curiosity
    performing and visual artists Artists interact with students sharing their insights about art and the artistic process and working on a collaborative project Giving Interim Head of School Message Culture of Kindness Faces of Change Support SCH The SCH Fund Meet the Development Team Giving We invite you to participate in supporting our mission to educate students to be innovative leaders breakthrough thinkers and imaginative problem solvers Make a Gift We invite you to participate in supporting our mission Support SCH A tradition of inspiring young people to transform the world About SCH News Archive Home About SCH News Archive Teaching for Relevancy and Curiosity 2 12 2016 Vince Day Program Director for Computer Science and Interactive Technologies Three years ago which in the world of gaming might as well be a lifetime I had the opportunity to offer a Game Design class to a group of SCH Academy Upper School students While my classroom teaching experience up until that time had been limited teaching teachers I was more than ready for the chance to connect and collaborate with students At the time my gaming prowess was bound by a childhood immersed in Atari Nintendo and Sega Genesis along with a freshman year of college solaced in NHL 97 on the Genesis console Although an argument could be made that I should have been more dedicated to course work the hours I spent gaming were the most engaging and focused time for me during that transitional year To prepare for the student Game Design class I had to let go of the memory of hours upon hours of intense joyous concentration in front of a screen time spent outsmarting digital opponents and farfetched worlds of imaginary conquest If the truth be told I had taken on the responsibility for teaching the class for that very reason the desire to understand exactly what components of gaming had gripped my imagination for so many years and to be able to create it albeit very simply myself I began to spend a great deal of time researching gaming in education evaluating game design tools listening to podcasts and connecting with other educators I soon realized that there was little in the way of engaging curriculum that would satisfy course requirements that I had put into place while also appealing to high school students who were most likely more interested in gaming than coursework sound familiar Given my background in technology I explored a variety of online resources including Game Star Mechanic Game Maker and Game Salad as complete guides throughout the first semester of the course I was ready to engage students in the process of understanding the very basics of gaming design thinking they would be as excited as I was I was in for a surprise the students were more interested in their earned grades My students were largely focused on using online tutorials in order to do this What had happened to my naïve enthusiasm What pieces had I been

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  • Middle School students shine at Mathcounts
    the lower and middle grades and value coeducation as students prepare for college and beyond Our Differences Rigorous college preparatory curriculum is enhanced by unique programs that offer our students experiences that will enrich their lives and prepare them for the future Student Experience Activities and Clubs Leadership Opportunities Advising Dining Services Outdoor Program Global Citizens A Culture of Giving School Store Health and Wellness Educational and Counseling Services Student Experience Each student is encouraged to consider participating in a larger world community as a part of his or her educational experience Leadership Opportunities Students are provided with opportunities to build and test their leadership skills act as mentors to younger students and represent the student body Extracurricular Offerings The program provides opportunities for students to express themselves build interests establish and pursue passions and connect with other students in a welcoming environment Athletics Philosophy Team Pages Meet the Athletic Department College and the SCH Athlete Sports Medicine Facilities Camps and Clinics Prospective Athlete Inquiry Form Athletics Teamwork sportsmanship personal commitment are the building blocks for a culture of success Cheer on the Blue Devils Our Athletic Department seeks to generate a sense of pride within the student body the faculty and the larger school community for its teams and the overall school Where are they playing now Our athletic directors coaches and college counselors are dedicated to helping our student athletes find the college that is right for them The Arts Music New Media Performing Arts Visual Arts Community Arts Arts Honors The Arts and New Media SCH Academy s Arts curriculum provides an impressive breadth and depth of experience for students Pre K 12 Using Technology in New Ways We build digital competency through creative projects that are driven by each student s interests and passions and through

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  • SCH takes a Google Expedition
    and beyond Our Differences Rigorous college preparatory curriculum is enhanced by unique programs that offer our students experiences that will enrich their lives and prepare them for the future Student Experience Activities and Clubs Leadership Opportunities Advising Dining Services Outdoor Program Global Citizens A Culture of Giving School Store Health and Wellness Educational and Counseling Services Student Experience Each student is encouraged to consider participating in a larger world community as a part of his or her educational experience Leadership Opportunities Students are provided with opportunities to build and test their leadership skills act as mentors to younger students and represent the student body Extracurricular Offerings The program provides opportunities for students to express themselves build interests establish and pursue passions and connect with other students in a welcoming environment Athletics Philosophy Team Pages Meet the Athletic Department College and the SCH Athlete Sports Medicine Facilities Camps and Clinics Prospective Athlete Inquiry Form Athletics Teamwork sportsmanship personal commitment are the building blocks for a culture of success Cheer on the Blue Devils Our Athletic Department seeks to generate a sense of pride within the student body the faculty and the larger school community for its teams and the overall school Where are they playing now Our athletic directors coaches and college counselors are dedicated to helping our student athletes find the college that is right for them The Arts Music New Media Performing Arts Visual Arts Community Arts Arts Honors The Arts and New Media SCH Academy s Arts curriculum provides an impressive breadth and depth of experience for students Pre K 12 Using Technology in New Ways We build digital competency through creative projects that are driven by each student s interests and passions and through classroom experiences that are designed to help students become digital creators Artist in

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  • Authentic Purpose
    School Store Health and Wellness Educational and Counseling Services Student Experience Each student is encouraged to consider participating in a larger world community as a part of his or her educational experience Leadership Opportunities Students are provided with opportunities to build and test their leadership skills act as mentors to younger students and represent the student body Extracurricular Offerings The program provides opportunities for students to express themselves build interests establish and pursue passions and connect with other students in a welcoming environment Athletics Philosophy Team Pages Meet the Athletic Department College and the SCH Athlete Sports Medicine Facilities Camps and Clinics Prospective Athlete Inquiry Form Athletics Teamwork sportsmanship personal commitment are the building blocks for a culture of success Cheer on the Blue Devils Our Athletic Department seeks to generate a sense of pride within the student body the faculty and the larger school community for its teams and the overall school Where are they playing now Our athletic directors coaches and college counselors are dedicated to helping our student athletes find the college that is right for them The Arts Music New Media Performing Arts Visual Arts Community Arts Arts Honors The Arts and New Media SCH Academy s Arts curriculum provides an impressive breadth and depth of experience for students Pre K 12 Using Technology in New Ways We build digital competency through creative projects that are driven by each student s interests and passions and through classroom experiences that are designed to help students become digital creators Artist in Residence The Artist in Residence program supports visits to the school by performing and visual artists Artists interact with students sharing their insights about art and the artistic process and working on a collaborative project Giving Interim Head of School Message Culture of Kindness Faces of Change Support SCH The SCH Fund Meet the Development Team Giving We invite you to participate in supporting our mission to educate students to be innovative leaders breakthrough thinkers and imaginative problem solvers Make a Gift We invite you to participate in supporting our mission Support SCH A tradition of inspiring young people to transform the world About SCH News Archive Home About SCH News Archive Authentic Purpose 2 1 2016 Christy Yaffe Lower School Girls Reading Specialist Authentic purpose That is what makes the 4th grade news tick Each week a news team of three 4th grade students in the Lower School for Girls comes to meet with me to plan the following week s broadcast I never cease to be amazed by the creativity thoughtfulness and hard work that the girls put into this project Students have assumed responsibility for reporting the news and are careful that the stories they present will appeal to their youngest viewers Seriously a piece on Ebola would be too scary if you re in Kindergarten one team decided this year While we always keep an eye on the weather and report something related to health or wellness all of the stories come from

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  • MS Squash triumphs at Nationals
    for college and beyond Our Differences Rigorous college preparatory curriculum is enhanced by unique programs that offer our students experiences that will enrich their lives and prepare them for the future Student Experience Activities and Clubs Leadership Opportunities Advising Dining Services Outdoor Program Global Citizens A Culture of Giving School Store Health and Wellness Educational and Counseling Services Student Experience Each student is encouraged to consider participating in a larger world community as a part of his or her educational experience Leadership Opportunities Students are provided with opportunities to build and test their leadership skills act as mentors to younger students and represent the student body Extracurricular Offerings The program provides opportunities for students to express themselves build interests establish and pursue passions and connect with other students in a welcoming environment Athletics Philosophy Team Pages Meet the Athletic Department College and the SCH Athlete Sports Medicine Facilities Camps and Clinics Prospective Athlete Inquiry Form Athletics Teamwork sportsmanship personal commitment are the building blocks for a culture of success Cheer on the Blue Devils Our Athletic Department seeks to generate a sense of pride within the student body the faculty and the larger school community for its teams and the overall school Where are they playing now Our athletic directors coaches and college counselors are dedicated to helping our student athletes find the college that is right for them The Arts Music New Media Performing Arts Visual Arts Community Arts Arts Honors The Arts and New Media SCH Academy s Arts curriculum provides an impressive breadth and depth of experience for students Pre K 12 Using Technology in New Ways We build digital competency through creative projects that are driven by each student s interests and passions and through classroom experiences that are designed to help students become digital creators

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