Head of School Penny Evins shares her message for our graduates on feedback and relationships, and how they, when intertwined, facilitate learning. "Use life experiences and feedback as opportunities to learn from mistakes and your well intentioned efforts. School is not over for you, no matter your grade, college year, graduate or post doc programs. Regardless of your next educational setting, you are a portrait of an SPSG graduate, and as such, a lifelong learner." Speaking on behalf of the senior class, Morgan Hill '18, spoke of the memories shared amongst the Class of 2018 and her hopes for their futures. "Although it is difficult to leave a place that has long felt like home, we know that with the endless support of our second family at SPSG and each other, we will never walk through life alone."
Following several years of careful study and due diligence, the Boards of Trustees of St. Paul's School for Girls and St. Paul's School have voted to unify our governance structure effective July 1, 2018. Unification means that one Board, made up of all current trustees from SPSG and SPS, will work for the mutual benefit of all students. This unification will help ensure the continued success of our Schools in a highly competitive and ever-changing independent school landscape.
Head of School Penny Evins & President of the Board of Trustees Joanne Bartlett share comments regarding the future of SPSG.
"SPSG struck with lightning-like swiftness near the midway point of the opening period on unassisted back-to-back goals by junior forwards Caroline Pearce and Kerrigan Rogers within just 58 seconds of each other to take a 2-0 lead in what turned out to be a 3-0 triumph over Maryvale Prep in the B final."
Kinetic Sculptures are amphibious, human-powered works of art, custom built for the race. Each May, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) hosts the East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Championship on the shore of Baltimore's Harbor in central Maryland. The eight-hour race covers 14 miles—mostly on pavement, but also through mud and sand and a trip into the Chesapeake Bay. Go out and support our team of engineers as they navigate water, sand, mud, and land through the course. This year's theme is Myths & Tall Tales, and our students have been hard at BOTH their entries!
"Within schools, we discuss feedback, evaluations, and growth with ease — when it comes to students. Whether in advanced calculus or on the basketball court, we provide them with formal and informal assessments on a regular basis. We measure their understanding, and we craft commentaries about their performance, habits and character. However, delivering and receiving feedback is less comfortable for adults. Five years ago, when I was in my first year at St. Paul's School for Girls, I set out to change this dynamic."
Recently, we honored faculty and staff members who are celebrating milestone years. Not only did we celebrate their time, talents, and devotion to our school and students, we recognized how they help our school live its mission. It was thrilling to hear our girls give resounding applause and show great appreciation for the faculty and staff members who have served for 5, 10, 15, 25, and 30 years. Read more to see who we honored today.
Students in Mrs. Rickman's Upper School visual art class created portraits of Syrian children currently living in a refugee camp. Our girls worked from photos, and these portraits have been shared with the children at the camp, so that they may have something personal, unique, and created just for them. This project is in support of the Memory Project (memoryproject.org), a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create and donate portraits to youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as violence, disasters, extreme poverty, neglect, and loss of parents. Their goal is that the portraits will "help the children feel valued, important, and know that many people care about their well being, and to act as meaningful pieces of personal history in the future." Read more to view the video of the children receiving their portraits.
Over 350 alumnae, parents, friends, faculty, and staff joined together on March 3 to celebrate all things green and white at the third annual Swamp Soiree. The evening was a tremendous success as a result of our dedicated volunteers, generous corporate partners, and committed community members. Thank you to all who provided sponsorships, attended the event, purchased raffle tickets, and participated in the auction. We are thrilled to share that we raised over $80,000, all to benefit The Gator Fund, alumnae-sponsored scholarships, and St. Paul's Plus. Read more to view photos of the evening.
There were many fantastic stories at St. Paul's School for Girls this year. As we prepare to welcome 2018, join us in taking a look back at 10 of those stories from 2017.
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