Turning Nothing to Something

Guest post by Cameron Haire ‘18: With more than 70 clubs on campus, you might think that every possible interest is covered, but last year Meritt Wiggin, Matthew Mu and I came up with an idea for a new club to bring alternative horticulture to Gilman. We focused on hydroponics, a method of growing plants without…

Jazz Band Makes a Music Pilgrimage

The US Jazz Band’s recent trip to NYC was, in the words of one student, “Spectacular. The band as a whole became better musically, and closer as a group. We learned not only to focus on the technicalities, but also to embody the soulful aspect of Jazz.”

Dunking for Diabetes

Guest post by Jordan Yaffe ’17: Dunks for Diabetes is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament that I started in 2012 as my Bar Mitzvah project. I chose to do a fundraiser for diabetes because my grandfather, Stanley Yaffe, had Diabetes and my next door neighbor and friend, Dr. Fred Brancati, worked in the field of Diabetes at…

An Impossibly True Story

Guest post by Lower School Librarian Faith Ward: Recently the Fourth Grade visited with Philadelphia-based artist and author, Greg Pizzoli, via Skype. In preparation for the visit, they read his book Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower and learned about his other books and design projects. They…

Growth Through Art

Guest post by Middle School Art Teacher Dave Anderson: One of the joys of teaching art is watching my students’ growth in creativity and proficiency as they mature and continue to learn. Recently I asked some of my former Middle School students, now seniors, to reflect on what they have learned during their years of work.…