Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony: Speech by student Heads-Elect of School

May 30, 2019 by Guest Student Author

speech co-delivered by Katie Kowalyshyn '20 and Melissa Ndabarasa '20, co-Heads-Elect of School, during the Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony on May 30, 2019

Filed Under: student voice, Moving Up, Goodbyes

Intersections: Hold On

May 18, 2019 by Bill Ivey

I looked over at the four smiling students. “Well,” I said, “that was our third straight strong run-through. We’re ready for the show. But if anyone wants to do it again, we absolutely will. That’s how it always works.” Juliet immediately raised her hand. “I want to do it again!” she said. “This song is so much fun!”

Filed Under: student voice, Rock Band, #GirlsRock, Seniors, Goodbyes

State of the Girl: Far Enough?

May 16, 2019 by Bill Ivey

Chloe Hughes '19 is on the Teen Advisory Board for Miss Heard Media. This is her fourth post for them, published on May 6, 2019

We have come so far, yet at what point will we be satisfied? We have women as presidential nominees, senators, CEOs, lawyers, doctors and in essentially every field; when will we be satisfied? Men keep asking me when it will be enough for me- when I’ll be satisfied with what we as women have achieved.

You may read the entire post here.

Filed Under: student voice, Feminism, feminist school, Student Writing, Miss Heard Media

Intersections: Dedication

May 08, 2019 by Bill Ivey

I remember four years ago, as one of my advisees was contemplating moving up from eighth grade to the high school, she said, “Bill, what am I going to do without you?” Well,” I said, “the way I think of it is, once an advisee, always an advisee, and I’ll be right here if ever you need me or even if you just want to drop by and say hi.” Of course, she made the transition to ninth grade just fine, and continued to grow into herself and develop her positive and cheerful voice throughout her remaining four years here.

Filed Under: student voice, Yearbook, Seniors

Mental Health Awareness Month 2019

May 02, 2019 by Bill Ivey

Ellen '19 shared the following email with the full school, and has kindly agreed for it to be reposted here.

Filed Under: student voice, Student Writing, Mental Health, Mental Health Month

Speech at ASSIST Dinner

April 29, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Louisa Eskelson '21 was invited to give a speech at the recent ASSIST dinner. Stoneleigh-Burnham was one of the founding ASSIST schools, and as such has been welcoming one-year exchange students through the program for 50 years.

What follows is Louisa's speech, first in text format and then as a video.

Filed Under: International Students, student voice, ASSIST

Choosing the Growth Mindset & What Inner Strength Means to Me

April 16, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Chloe Hughes '19 is on the Teen Advisory Board for Miss Heard Media. This is her third post for them, published on April 8, 2019


Having a growth mindset is going into every situation means knowing that the worst thing that could happen is you fail and you learn from what you lost. This knowledge that you can find lessons even in hardship is one of the most important things that we as human and we as women need to learn. We need to be able to walk away from every situation knowing that we’ve learned and we’ve grown.

You may read the entire post here.

Filed Under: student voice, Student work, Student Writing, Miss Heard Media

"Stranded" by Luna Patience '20

April 15, 2019 by Guest Student Author

In my head

Filed Under: student voice, Poetry, National Poetry Month, Student work, Student Writing, Poetry Festival

"ANX (Fog)" by Joy Lundberg '20

April 14, 2019 by Guest Student Author

As fast as you may be going,

Filed Under: student voice, Poetry, National Poetry Month, Student work, Student Writing, Poetry Festival

"Nolite te bastardes carborundorum" by Syd L. '19

April 13, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Syd is one of three student poets who read at this year's poetry festival. Because the spacing is so important to this poem, and so as to ensure readers of our blog who use screen readers can enjoy it, we are publishing two versions here - the first as screen shots to show the proper spacing, the second typed in by hand so it may be machine read. Enjoy!

Filed Under: student voice, Poetry, National Poetry Month, Student work, Student Writing, Poetry Festival