Heads' Letter - Weekly & Archives
On Monday, October 15, Middle School students gathered in the gym to kick off our Diversity and Global Awareness initiative. This initiative is designed to prepare our students to develop confidence and comfort as leaders who are prepared for the future to be globally minded, culturally aware, and respectful of diversity, through gender, race, religion, ethnic background and country of origin. Students listened to a panel and heard stories of individuals with unique experiences about their different lives and reflected on how they honor and respect differences.
Part of Corbett Prep's philosophy is to foster each child's capacity for learning, to help him or her grow morally, spiritually, and emotionally as well as physically and intellectually. By recognizing children's differences, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that we are contributing to their full social development.
Middle School students hit the ground running this year in the technology lab!
Our 6th Graders are embracing and embedding the engineering design cycle into their locker space organizers. To do this, they are using a 3D CAD software called TinkerCad. The next step is to rapid prototype their designs on our 3D printers to help with the final construction.
Our 7th Grade has been learning to protect themselves from dangers they may encounter as digital consumers, as well as learning how to navigate difficult situations they may face now or in the future. The focus is also for our students to be role models of digital etiquette that demonstrate dignity and respect for themselves and others, on and off-line.
Our 8th Graders are learning how to become documentary filmmakers as they prepare to enter the annual national C-SPAN Student Cam Contest and write, film, edit, and produce a film based on the prompt: "What Does It Mean To Be An American?"
Corbett Prep Thespian Troupe 88622 will present a "tale as old as time" on Oct. 12 and 13.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Junior is enchanting and the music, dancing and singing is for the whole family! An enchantress has placed a magic spell on a prince and his entire castle. If he can learn to love and earn love in return before the last petal falls on his magic rose...the spell will be broken. Is Belle the one who will help break the spell?
With a host of colorful characters, stunning costumes, jaw-dropping scenery, beautiful voices, intricate choreography, and tremendous storytelling, this show is one you will want to see! Performances are at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Farish Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Last week, our kindergartners joined more than 1.1 million children and adults in more than 65 countries to celebrate bravery, creativity, self-expression and making a positive mark on the world!
International Dot Day is a day to inspire students to be creative and make their mark on the world in a positive manner based on the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The goal was simple: make a mark and see where it takes you!
The Kindergarten Frogs were invited to celebrate making their mark by wearing dots. They discussed The Dot in class and displayed imagination and creativity to create a dot collage. They ended this inspirational day with a Dot Day Breakout where they worked with the multiage All-Stars to solve a variety of puzzles.
Dr. Susannah Richards, a national leader in English Language Arts and Young Adult Literature, is our featured guest for Young Authors Day on Friday, Sept. 21.
An associate professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, Dr. Richards writes a column about books for the National Association of Gifted Children and regularly presents on books and "bookish" topics at international, national and state conferences. Our teachers have had the opportunity to attend her sessions at gifted trainings during the University of Connecticut's acclaimed Confratute Program.
We are looking forward to her inspiring presentations at Corbett Prep, which all students and teachers will attend. Parents are welcome to join their students' classes to hear her speak as well. Dr. Richards will present to each division throughout the day in the Farish Center. Teachers will share her schedule with their classes.