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March 11, 2021

Student Voice: Neel D. '21 - My College Application Experience and Advice for High Schoolers

This week, our student blogger Neel D. '21 looks back on his college application experience and shares advice for other high schoolers. 

I remember hitting submit for my last college application on January 5th, feeling such a relief I could go back to enjoying life. After 16 different applications that had deadlines spanning from November to January, I just could not wait for my immediate future to be decided by my application readers.

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January 12, 2021

Student Voice: Shalini S. '22 - What's an Asynchronous Day Like?

This week, we have our first student video blogger, Shalini S. '22. This year, our grades 4-12 students are on-campus in a hybrid model: two days on campus, one day where every student distance learns, and two days of asynchronous learning guided by the teacher's directions. Shalini discusses what asynchronous days are like for her.

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January 7, 2021

Student Voice: Benjamin '23 - The Benefits of Seminar Classes

This week, our student blogger, Benjamin W., talks about his experience with our high school seminar classes.

When you think of a classroom, what comes to mind? Many people imagine a class with students sitting in rows, watching a teacher at the front of the classroom leading the class. The students are sitting silently, and respectfully, occasionally raising hands to answer questions posed by the teacher, who may be lecturing.

That is exactly what a seminar class does not look like. Yes, you read that correctly. Seminar. Discussion-based classes usually only appear in college, but I’ve had the privilege of participating in a few history or English seminar classes in high school. The typical class revolves around a student-led discussion. Students do not raise hands to speak. They are trusted to speak at appropriate times: when they have a point to make and someone else has finished speaking.

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December 14, 2020

Student Voice: Neel D. - The COVID-19 Affected NBA Season

This week, student blogger, Neel D., shares how the pandemic changed one of his favorite hobbies--watching NBA basketball.

Basketball fans remember on March 11, 2020, when the NBA made the decision to stop the game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder. Thousands of fans in the stadium were forced to leave as the players went back to their respective locker rooms. In one of the craziest days in NBA history, nobody was sure if the NBA would ever resume their season. NBA players were testing positive for coronavirus and shortly after, the whole country was placed on lockdown. 

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December 9, 2020

Student Voice: Sophie P. '22 - Creating Campaign Posters

This week, our student blogger, Sophie P., discusses her experience creating a campaign poster of her own!

The right to vote is one of the most important ways that an individual can impact their community directly, and this personal power has never been of more consequence than in the election this November.

In honor of this historic election, this trimester, high school art teacher Ms. Rowland assigned her classes a project in which each student would create their own campaign poster about a subject they are passionate about. Without any requirements on content, medium, or color, art students were able to use their creative abilities to send a public message on important issues facing our country, or another country today.

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