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Friday, February 26, 2010

LS Winter Olympics

Today we had our very own “Opening Ceremonies” and winter Olympic games for the Lower School. IT WAS THE MOST FUN DAY EVER!!  The video above was shown during the Opening Ceremonies to explain the events and gets kids pumped for competition. Without a doubt we will have hundreds of photos to share from the actual event, as there were photographers snapping pictures everywhere! Check back soon for more.

Go Tarriers!

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Very Special Visitor

Today the LS had an incredible visitor at Town Meeting. Mike Hightower, father of Molly Hightower, came to share some photos and memories of his daughter, and spoke to the children about Molly’s work in Haiti. The CWA community has been busy collecting shoes for Haiti, a cause Molly launched before she went to Haiti to work in an orphanage. Spearheaded by one of our 6th grade students, we have managed, in just a few short weeks, to collect nearly 500 pairs of shoes, and Mr. Hightower spoke to the kids with honesty, tenderness and gratitude for the continuation of Molly’s work. He was absolutely amazing, and we are so grateful to have had him here to talk about Molly, and to put a real face on the necessity of relief efforts.

As many of us had a chance to tell Mike in person, Molly’s story has touched us all and made a real impact on our community. Visit Molly’s blog and read more about her work with the Haitian orphans.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Turkey Bowl

Still loving Animoto. Back in November, our Upper School art teacher, Brian Hutcheson, and I worked out a plan to come on campus the day before Thanksgiving to film and photograph the annual faculty Turkey Bowl. We provided students in his Digital Media Design Studio class with stock footage of the event, and then Hutch let the kids pick and choose what they wanted to use as he taught the students video editing in iMovie. Well, I took a stab at it myself, though I cheated and used animoto instead. Truly a fun day, and I have big plans for next year....if the guys will still want to play after they’ve seen this.