Gender Week Opens Up Dialogue

By Suzanne Bizot Gorman, Head of the Downtown CampusHSGenderWeek

We had our third and final themed “week” of the year; following Diversity and Compassion weeks, April 18 – 22 brought Gender Week.  Events included a panel of students talking about their experiences with gender; a presentation from GLOW (Greater Louisville Outstanding Women); and a group of boys led by Juan Ramirez and Brian Ray discussing at an assembly men’s roles in negative gender stereotypes and resultant actions.  The point of Gender Week, as with the other themed weeks, is to educate, to understand one another better, and to make space for dialogue.  Thanks to Gender Studies teacher Jenn Buck, her class, and the other students who planned the week’s activities.
You should have received an email from Alexandra this week with a link to our ISACS Constituent Survey. This is a key component of our upcoming accreditation process; please take 20 minutes to fill it out!  We truly need and appreciate everyone’s input.

Good luck to our Science Olympiad Team as they head to State on Saturday!  Advisee Games is next Tuesday (always hotly contested!), followed by the Talent Show on Wednesday.  We will also be registering for 2016-17 courses, so parents of 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, stay tuned for more information on that (and don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have questions).