45 Minutes

October 05, 2018 by Guest Student Author

by Zinnia Hull '23

Filed Under: StudentVoice, Student work, Poetry

SBScodes: AP Computer Science Principles -- Weeks 2 and 3

September 25, 2018 by Andrea Tehan Carnes

We have been very busy in the last two weeks of AP CSP! Students learned about the hardware and software involved in making computers and mobile devices work, what an algorithm is (think of it as steps or a recipe), and what abstraction and abstracting is (basically simplifying and condensing information or code).

Filed Under: SBScodes, AP Computer Science Principles, AP CSP

Intersections: Undoing What Kavanaugh Is Doing to Our Kids

September 23, 2018 by Bill Ivey

https://twitter.com/emmajthatcher/status/1042183012987936768

Note:  RAINN (The Rape Assault & Incest National Network)’s website includes information, resources, and a hotline.

I can’t follow the “debate” about the Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination with thinking about my kids. How many of them are thinking right now exactly what Emma has said here? How many of them are wondering about what boys are thinking? Even those of my students who identify as non-binary and/or whose romantic/sexual orientations don’t include boys may be (and probably are) thinking about how these messages society is sending applies to them and the people in their lives.

Filed Under: Education, Feminism, feminist school, Tarana Burke, consent, #MeToo, sexual harassment, sexual assault, protest

Karen Pleasant on "The intrusions of the world on the classroom"

September 22, 2018 by Guest Faculty Bloggers

Karen Pleasant, Chair of the History Department and IB co-coordinator, recently published this piece in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

As I begin my combined 36th year of school as learner and educator, two things recently occurred to me: I have now spent as many years as a teacher as I have as a student and how much the day-to-day realities of what it means to go to school have changed in that time. (read entire article on the Gazette's website)

Filed Under: Education, gun violence, student voice

SBScodes: All about a new course at SBS: AP Computer Science Principles

September 10, 2018 by Andrea Tehan Carnes

Computer science is a subject that many faculty members and students have been longing to teach and learn at Stoneleigh-Burnham School for many years. Early in now-retired Math Teacher Roger Turton's tenure, he taught computer science. If you've seen the movie Hidden Figures, then you can probably guess that he learned to code a computer using cards with holes punched in them. I am no SBS expert, but I think that may be the last kind of coding we taught here.

Filed Under: SBScodes, AP Computer Science Principles, AP CSP, coding

Convocation 2018: Remarks by Julia (Jewels) Hatchard '19

September 07, 2018 by Guest Student Author

Hello everyone, good morning! I hope you’re all doing well~ If you don’t know me already, I’m Jewels Hatchard and I am entering my sixth year being at Stoneleigh-Burnham School. Even though I’ve been here for six long years, each new year brings new challenges.

Filed Under: Convocation, Paul Bassett Speaker, student voice

Convocation 2018: Remarks by Jacqueline (Jax) Morgan '19

September 05, 2018 by Guest Student Author

Hello Stoneleigh-Burnham students, staff, faculty, and families. My name is Jax Morgan and as the Head of Student Body, I stand before you today as we prepare to sign our honor code and commence our new and exciting academic year.

Convocation 2018: Remarks by Shayna Appel '78

September 05, 2018 by Guest Faculty Bloggers

Welcome friends! It is so good to be with you again at the outset of a new year, with a new Head of School and so many hopeful expectations! Welcome Stephanie, because I have not yet had the chance to publicly say that! It is a real joy to have you here with all of us, and the culmination of a decade’s worth of hard work!

Intersections: The Roots of Democracy

September 04, 2018 by Bill Ivey

Humanities 7 is, by design, a democratic classroom. I provide the overall structure - independent writing, independent reading, and unit work, plus the skill list on which we focus - and they make all the decisions about what they write independently, what they read independently, and what the theme questions and individual (personally chosen) Focus Questions are for each unit.

Filed Under: Middle School, Stoneleigh-Burnham Middle School, Democratic classroom, Democracy, Constructivism

Convocation 2018: Remarks by Lauren Cunniffe, Academic Dean

September 03, 2018 by Guest Faculty Bloggers

Welcome, everyone, to the first day of the Stoneleigh-Burnham academic year.

Filed Under: Convocation, Resilience