While the paintings can be most directly defined as landscapes, they can be more accurately described as representations of the constantly changing energy of our relationship with not only ourselves, but also with those around us and with our environment. They examine the unbreakable but changeable connections that exist between forces both within us and without.
The George School performing arts department is excited to bring Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to Walton Auditorium on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6, 2021. Twelfth Night was first printed in the 1623 collection of what is now known as the First Folio.
While it may be their “off-season” the George School boys’ varsity basketball team is certainly not taking any time off. “We have a group of kids who are committed to learning each day and they bring out the best in me,” said Head Coach Ben Luber. “They love the game, hate to lose and are all high character students that represent George School in a first-class manner.”
Led by Captains Katie Rose Hendry ’22, Claire Roche ’22, Anjali Amin ’22, and Leyna Kirsh ’22, and Forward, Genesis Chalmers ’22, the Cougars finished the season as Quaker Cup Champions with a 9-7 record including six shut-outs.
In this issue, you also will find stories about George School innovations—from cross-disciplinary learning to our work for a bold new academic program for the 2022-2023 academic year—resulting from the strategic plan, from lessons learned in our professional development studies in educational neuroscience, and from our faculty’s ongoing commitment to do what is best for our students.
On Tuesday, October 19 more than seventy alumni, faculty, and students gathered on campus to honor the life of beloved teacher, friend, and advisor Pam Machemer. During the ceremony, a bench was dedicated to Pam’s memory, a charge led by boys’ varsity soccer player, Bill Becker ’22.
George School is reimagining and implementing a new vision for its academic program that is grounded in the deepest commitment to help students—as the school mission statement says— “let their lives speak.”
English teacher Chris King imagines a new course in nonfiction writing for students as part of the George School Signature Academic Program scheduled to start in the 2022-2023 school year. Titled “Let Your Life Speak” and based on the essential George School mission, the class will explore short-term nonfiction and learn how brevity can strengthen the power of prose.
George School is thrilled to partner with Moorestown Friends School, Germantown Friends School, and Newtown Friends School to offer a seminar led by Jen Cort on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Robotics teacher Brian Patton and Biology teacher Pascal Lanciano will introduce a new robotics class focused on farming. The interdisciplinary curriculum combines standard robotics and biology principles into a unique program of study.