In a down-to-earth talk with the CA community, Professor Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, spoke about what the earth asks of us in exchange for the gifts it provides. This inspiring discussing was part of the school’s focus on sustainability.
365体育网址大全The Spanish for Heritage Speakers course, which launched in fall 2019, offers students language instruction tailored to the specific needs of students who grew up speaking or hearing the language at home.
365体育网址大全CA’s boys varsity soccer team captures EIL and NEPSAC titles. This was the third NEPSAC championship title in the past four years for CA, following recent championship wins for girls squash and boys cross-country. The boys varsity soccer team has advanced to the NEPSAC tournament in five straight seasons, seven times in the last eight years. It won EIL titles in 2017 and 2019.
Concord Academy’s 16th annual Model United Nations Conference, which took place using 19 Zoom rooms on May 2, was dubbed “Phoenix CAMUN” since it rose from the ashes of what could no longer be an in-person conference scheduled for April 4. Over 100 delegates from 18 schools attended. Charmaine Ko ’20 led the entire conference, and a series of weekly staff meetings, from her home in Hong Kong!
365体育网址大全On Sunday, May 3, nine CA computer programmers attended a virtual hackathon hosted by Middlesex School. Its goal: to help people cope with social distancing and isolation during the Covid-19 lockdown. One team of 11th and 12th graders designed a website that pairs restaurants with leftover food supplies with shelters that need it. Another, made up entirely of 9th graders, was recognized for creating the most useful product for helping people who are distancing during the pandemic. Their prototype, designed using MIT’s App Inventor, was a mobile app that uses the location sensor on the phone to warn people when they’re entering high-risk areas, according to published records of Covid-19 cases.
365体育网址大全Jeff Desjarlais, director of health and student support services, reflects on his efforts to incorporate movement, mindfulness, meaningful connection, and mastery every day in quarantine — and another M he decided was missing from the list.
Growing up in an immigrant household, Naomi Ko ’91, P’21 observed what it meant to her Chinese-born parents to be American: hard work and a steadfast commitment to integrating into American culture. As a senior at Concord Academy, Ko took a class with Kevin Jennings called American Culture and Identity.
A scientist, artist, educator, presenter, and National Geographic Explorer, Ben Mirin ’06 travels the globe recording animal sounds for research, which he also samples to make music that inspires conservation. In addition to creating and hosting the digital and television series Wild Beats on National Geographic Kids and Nat Geo Wild, he is a graduate research fellow of the National Science Foundation and a graduate student at Cornell University.
In this message, Carlos Hoyt, Ph.D., LISCW, reflects on the guilt that can accompany relative privilege in this moment. “The only thing you have time to feel guilty about right now is not staying home, not being grateful for your good fortune, and not continuously seeking ways you might be able to ease the burdens of those less fortunate than you, and, better yet, deconstructing and reconstructing the macro machinery that produces and maintains these inequities,” he says. “If you’re feeling that kind of guilt, then use it as fuel, as a tailwind in your Kevlar sails — just as you should always use your privilege as a superpower, and do some good.” Click through to read his message in full.
At CA, “we are asked to be our full selves so that we can be seen, celebrated, and supported,” says Peter Boskey ’08, interim director of community and equity, in a reflective letter to the CA community, also published in the C&E newsletter. Acknowledging that this feels, at times, impossible from behind a computer screen, Peter reflects on how precious community is, as well as on Wanda Holland Greene’s MLK Day talk on visibility. “What this pandemic has taught me (and continues to do so each day) is that those things I miss are not lost,” Peter says. “I can find new ways to access them. I can see my students and be seen by others, and creatively make uplifting moments.” Click through to read his message in full.