Intersections: International Day of the Girl 2019

October 11, 2019 by Bill Ivey

In many ways, 2019 has been an amazing year for girls. Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her work with climate change, and Alexandria Villaseñor and Isra Hirsi, among others, have also received well-deserved attention. Mari Copeny continues to advocate tirelessly for an improved water supply for her hometown of Flint, and Autumn Peltier has been doing the same for the indigenous people of Canada. And Malala Yousafzai’s name still pops up on occasion in connection with her own ongoing work advocating for girls’ education and women’s equality.

Filed Under: student voice, student government, International Day of the Girl, Malala Yousafzai, student agency, Student Activism, Greta Thunberg, Isra Hirsi, OEKs, Alexandria Villaseñor, Mari Copeny, Autumn Peltier

Intersections: For Love, Respect, and Dignity

October 10, 2019 by Bill Ivey

Tomorrow, as two middle schoolers announced in a housemeeting presentation on Tuesday, is National Coming Out Day. You knew they were thinking intersectionally right from their title slide as they chose the eight-stripe version of the rainbow flag, introduced in 2017 by the Philadelphia More Color More Pride campaign in order to be explicitly inclusive of Black people and other people of colour.

Filed Under: LGBT, student voice, LGBT Support, student-centered learning, National Coming Out Day, LGBTQ+ Support

WHERE I’M FROM

October 03, 2019 by Guest Student Author

by Faith Hargrove '24 (written in Humanities 8)

Filed Under: Middle School, student voice, Stoneleigh-Burnham Middle School, Student work, Student Writing, Poem

post #ClimateStrike

September 24, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Following the Climate Strike on Sept. 20, we invited students to write for the blog about whether or not they went, why, and what next. Maddie Johnson '22 shared her thoughts with us.

Filed Under: student voice, Climate Change, Student Writing, Student Activism

Campaign Speech given by Gracie Spencer '25

September 13, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Every spring, we elect not only the OEKS (student heads of eight different areas of school) and the Vice President of Student Council but also the Presidents of the 9th grade, sophomore, junior, and senior classes. Each fall, the upper school classes elect a Vice President, the eighth graders elect Co-Presidents, and the seventh graders elect a Class Representative.

This year, we invited the newest members of Student Council to share their campaign speeches. This speech, by Gracie Spencer, Seventh Grade Class Representative, is our second submission.

Filed Under: student voice, student government, Class of 2025

Campaign Speech given by Sarah Amzil '21

September 12, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Every spring, we elect not only the OEKS (student heads of eight different areas of school) and the Vice President of Student Council but also the Presidents of the 9th grade, sophomore, junior, and senior classes. Each fall, the upper school classes elect a Vice President, the eighth graders elect Co-Presidents, and the seventh graders elect a Class Representative.

This year, we invited the newest members of Student Council to share their campaign speeches. This speech, by Sarah Amzil, Junior Class Vice President, is our first submission.

Filed Under: student voice, student government, Class of 2021

Convocation 2019: Katie's words

September 04, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Convocation speech delivered by Katie Kowalyshyn '20, student Co-Head of School.

Filed Under: student voice, Convocation, Honor Code

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