The Advanced Topics in Science class spent a day at Horace Mann's Dorr Nature Laboratory campus in Connecticut where they studied sustainable design, learning about their LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) features and enjoying the fall colors.
The third graders had a hands-on experience at the Museum of the City of New York to complement their social studies unit on woodland natives. The boys studied replicas of artifacts used by the Lenape, the indigenous people of Manhattan, in order to understand how the tribe survived using natural resources more than 400 years ago.
The Form IV Music Survey class enjoyed a final dress rehearsal of The Metropolitan Opera's production of "Thaïs" and even met with a tenor from the Met chorus who offered insight into his craft. The boys sat four rows back from the orchestra pit, in awe of the sound and grandeur of the stage.
Nineteen Lower School boys participated in the Ronald McDonald House Fun Run, which raises funds to help house families battling cancer. The boys braved chilly temperatures in Central Park on a Saturday morning to compete in short races with others in their age group.
This fall, members of our faculty attended various conferences to expand their knowledge and enhance their classroom teaching.
Lower school teachers Hallie Cohn, Julianne Rowland, Lauren Haunss and Susan Kehoe attended the Literacy for All Conference in Providence, RI, where they learned best practices for reading and writing.
Music Department Chair/Lower School Music Specialist Lucy Warner attended the American Orff Schulwerk Association Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas, where she attended a workshop in preparation for introducing ukuleles to the Lower School music curriculum. She is pictured with renowned music educator and ukulele presenter Lorelei Batislaong.
Science Dept. Chair Emilie Wolf (pictured second from right, middle row) sent a group picture from The Academy for Teachers Master Class, "The Changing Arctic," led by Stephanie Pfirman, professor of Environmental Science, at Barnard College. This is a distinct and well-deserved honor, as only 18 educators were accepted to this Master Class.
Lower School boys learned the proper way to fold the American flag during an assembly focused on Veterans' Day and led by retired US Army Capt. Alex Ameter, who also spoke about his experience serving overseas.