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The Virtual Classroom: Under Pressure

Science teacher Becky Hutchins used everyday objects from her kitchen to teach her students all about air pressure. in an online demo. In one demo she attempted to blow up a balloon inside of a bottle.

The Virtual Classroom: The Science of COVID and More

Bob Fest is using his virtual science classroom to take on COVID-19 questions from a scientific perspective. In a world where fake news is touted and scientific data is scoffed at, Bob is taking on the responsibility to guide students toward reliable resources.

Virtual Meeting for Worship

Meeting for worship has always been a practice where our George School community members are not only encouraged to look inward but also to deeply listen to others and to respond if they are moved to do so.

Kyra Spence ’14 Bound for Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Kyra Spence ’14 has accepted an admissions offer at Iowa Writers’ Workshop to pursue an MFA in Poetry. The Iowa Writers’ Workshop is considered the top creative writing program in the country by many, and boasts graduates such as Flannery O’Connor and former faculty as Robert Lowell.

Matt Check ’00 Performs for George School

Award-winning musician Matt Check ’00 played songs and shared stories on Facebook Live for more than 800 George School students, alumni, and fans on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The concert was in honor of his 20th reunion and was a way for our community to join together in this time of social distancing. 

The Virtual Classroom: IB HL English

English teacher Melaina Young ’93 is going virtual with book clubs. Her IB HL English juniors have a choice of reading The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison or One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey.

The Virtual Classroom: Global Politics

In her intro video to her students, Meredith Alford ’01 stresses what a fascinating and truly global political moment we are going through right now. She prompts her students to reflect on how the concepts and systems that they have studied in class in the abstract seem very concrete at the moment.

Celebrating at a Virtual Gathering

One important question about George School’s academic program was recently answered in a gathering of students and advisors: What does a virtual and global “Happy Birthday” sound like?

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