A Busy Week Back from Break!

9th & 12th Pizza Lunch_2MPBy Suzanne Gorman, Head of Downtown Campus

After Thanksgiving break, we all returned to school life with a bang! The Showcase of Plays premieres Friday night, with a repeat on Saturday night – come out to see our talented playwrights, actors, directors, and improv troupe, at 7:00 p.m. both nights. Our basketball teams kicked off their seasons at Brown, with a resounding win for the boys and a hard-fought (came back from a double-digit deficit) two-point loss for the girls. The 9th and 12th graders shared a pizza lunch on Thursday, along with the chance to get to know one another better and for the seniors to give the freshmen some advice on exams and school life. And on Friday, we welcomed Representative Attica Scott (D-41), whose district in the Kentucky House includes the Downtown Campus. Rep. Scott reached out to us through the America’s Legislators Back to School Program, a nationwide event sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), with the goal of helping students understand the value of democracy.  

Exams are coming up in just a week and a half; the schedule is listed under School Notes and each student should also know his/her schedule. The school will be open normal 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. hours during exams. Students only need to be here for their specific exams, but they are welcome to be at school anytime during those usual hours.

Our Director of Admissions/Diversity Kisha Watts and School Counselor Terri White (along with Goshen Campus Spanish teacher Salema Jenkins) are attending the NAIS People of Color Conference this week; I look forward to hearing what they learn and seeing how we can use it to the benefit of student culture and school environment.