Real-World Opportunities

By Suzanne Gorman, Head of Downtown Campus

ideafestivalToday, 25 students had the opportunity to attend the annual IdeaFestival, courtesy of Goshen parent Kristin Rahman Hanel. They heard from award-winning writer Christine Kenneally, evolutionary biologist Lee Dugatkin, filmmaker and artist Ricardo Rivera, MIT professor Christine Ortiz, and several members of a panel on tech companies. We love being within walking distance of fantastic real-world opportunities like this, and are grateful to Kristin for making this opportunity possible!

Yesterday, we engaged in an event that the senior class has been asking about since school started: the annual 9th grade – 12th grade lunch. Seniors and freshmen are assigned to table groups, and get to know one another over a pizza lunch. It’s another way we try to connect across grade levels, and from the level of chatter, it appeared a good time was had by all.  

Hopefully everyone saw the email I sent earlier this week, but if not: Two-Campus Field Day is Wednesday, followed by the Blessing of the Pets, at the Goshen Campus. We have two classes in the morning, followed by a trip to Goshen. Students may drive their own cars (or with a sibling) or will ride a provided bus. At 2:30 p.m., parents are welcome to join and bring pets, if you like. Students will either head back to the Downtown Campus on a bus or stay for the pet blessing, dismissing directly from Goshen at 3:30 p.m. And then Fall Break will be upon us! Enjoy!