The George School Alumni Office hosted two virtual concerts for the George School community this spring. During this time of social isolation, these performances offered a way for our community to come together to celebrate the accomplishments of two of the school’s talented alumni, Matt Check ’00 and Holdyn Barder ’17.
Alumni Weekend 2020 was supposed to celebrate the classes ending in 0s and 5s, highlighted by the Class of 1970 celebrating their 50th reunion, from May 1-3 this past spring. However, reunion plans had to be put on hold due to the current pandemic. Despite these circumstances, classes found other creative ways to congregate that weekend virtually.
Students had the opportunity to attend pre-recorded mindfulness sessions this spring to learn techniques for managing anxious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Each thirty-minute session was offered by certified instructor Kaylee Friedman each week.
Once again, we in the George School community have witnessed the institutionalized racism that plagues the United States. The recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor remind us that Black life is considered less sacred in this country.
Did you know that math teacher and Director of Studies Laura Kinnel has written several crossword puzzles for the New York Times? She was recently featured on 6 ABC News about this exciting accomplishment.
Inclusion Director Marcus Ingram shared the following message with the George School community in the Spring 2020 Edition of George School’s Inclusion newsletter Threads.
George School is launching a twelve-week Social Innovators Program through a partnership with The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Schoolyard Ventures, an organization that develops university-level, real-world learning opportunities for ambitious high school students.
On Sunday, May 24 we will celebrate our Class of 2020 at a virtual commencement ceremony. The ceremony will begin with our traditional music, Appalachian Spring. Head of School Sam Houser will deliver the commencement address, followed by a student invocation. The names of each graduate will be called, and, technology permitting, we hope to have each student join the ceremonies live when named. Throughout there will be student performances.
Mark your calendar for the Great Green Give! This annual fundraising event is an opportunity for the community to demonstrate the collective impact it can have for George School.
Nobel Prize winner and George School graduate, Dr. Mario Capecchi ’56, recently visited campus to teach science classes and meet with students. Mario’s research and work on gene targeting in mice is renowned in the field of science.