Intersections: Excellence

February 17, 2017 by Bill Ivey

Here is a comprehensive list of all the NCAA basketball programs besides the UConn women’s side that have ever won 100 straight games:

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Not only is the feat unprecedented, but also they have kept it going in a year where few people if any predicted they would maintain this level of dominance. Their top three players - who just happened to also be the first three players taken in the WNBA draft, a feat that is also unprecedented - had graduated, and while this year’s group certainly had talent, they were seen as a young team due for what passes as a rebuilding year at UConn.

Filed Under: Teaching, student voice, athletics, Education, Student support, Intersections, Excellence

Down the Road

February 21, 2016 by Bill Ivey

Our mission calls us to honor student voice, and it’s a theme woven into the fabric of our school. Voice itself can take many forms. There’s voice as in simply expressing yourself well, whether you are off to the international debate and public speaking championships or making a short presentation in class. There’s voice as in making proposals or putting ideas out there for discussion. There’s voice as in speaking up for what is right. There’s voice as in simply being your authentic self. Among many others.

Filed Under: student voice, Education, Mission Statement, Student support, student agency

Moments Like This

November 17, 2015 by Bill Ivey

Two days after the ISIS attacks on Paris (and three days after the ISIS attacks in Beirut), I received the following email from a seventh grader: “If we have time in class tomorrow, I really think we should notice/talk about the attack by ISIS in Paris that happened Friday Night. I feel like we should have a moment of silence.” I wrote her back and said, “I've been thinking about what I might want to do with you all, knowing someone might bring it up, knowing I maybe should bring it up if none of you all do. Thanks for writing me now as it will help me in my thinking. A bunch of us SBS teachers, including Miriam and Mme. Jolicoeur, have been talking about it and sharing resources, and many of my teaching friends at other schools are doing the same thing.”

Filed Under: Education, Student support, Paris