UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
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On Friday, September 21, alumna Heather Davidson Chilcot '98 returned to campus to share a special Ring Day address to the Class of 2020 during morning Prayers. As the juniors bustled with excitement in anticipation of receiving their SPSG school rings, Heather reflected on her time at SPSG and shared what it means to wear the SPSG school ring as part of the joyful sisterhood of Gators, past and present.
Tickets are now on sale for this fall's joint Upper School production, Crazy for You! Over 80 students from SPSG & St. Paul's School will bring this musical to life on The Ward Center stage for two weeks in November. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include "I Got Rhythm," "Naughty Baby," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Embraceable You," "But Not for Me," "Nice Work if You Can Get It," and "Someone to Watch Over Me." Purchase your tickets today!
The SPSG spring dance concert will run as scheduled tonight, May 11 and tomorrow, May 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Due to construction on campus, power and septic on the campus has been affected. All after-school activities have been canceled. Please pick up your children as soon as possible. We will have information regarding the dance concert at 4:15 PM.
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."
Second Quarter grades are now available on the LMS. During advisory period yesterday, students reflected on their first-semester progress and discussed goal-setting for second semester. Advisors will continue these conversations throughout the week.
Sophomore Shadow Day provides students an opportunity to align personal interests and passions with professional paths. Serving as the culminating experience of a semester-long career exploration seminar, students spend one day shadowing a professional in their industry of choice. With the help of the Director of Alumnae and Parent Relations, Director of Strategic Initiatives and advisors, students are matched with individuals from local businesses and organizations.
Congratulations to the three SPSG student athletes who signed their official letters of intent to play Division I athletics in college. These seniors were joined by their parents, teammates, coaches, Athletic Director Erin Howland, and Head of School Penny Evins.
Emma Connor Wesoloski '04 reflects on her time at SPSG and discusses what it means to wear her school ring.
With warmth and enthusiasm, I welcome you to the start of our 2017-18 school year at St. Paul's School for Girls! As we are all connected with the school year calendar, we share the common joys of anticipating a fresh start, continuing our journey as lifelong learners, renewing and building new relationships, and fostering an inclusive and respectful "home away from home" for your daughters.
We are proud of these young women and their accomplishments! Of the 64 graduates from the Class of 2017, 75% took an AP course, there were 6,477 hours of community service earned, they received 125 acceptances to different colleges and universities, 72% earned scholarships & honors, there were 12 Cum Laude members, and 16 Sandbox Kids – students who have been with the St. Paul's Schools for 12 or more years.
As a certified Maryland Green School, St. Paul's School for Girls is grateful for the support of the Lockhart Vaughan Foundation as we strive to increase awareness and education about the importance of environmental sustainability within our community. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and preparing our students, in accordance with our mission, to become conscientious community members and active environmental citizens who serve in the world.
As part of the upcoming Green & White Weekend, we are thrilled to welcome five of our outstanding alumnae back to campus for a Design Thinking Symposium on Friday, May 5. Our Upper School students will hear from each alumna and learn more about her respective career during a panel discussion and Q&A session.