On Thursday, January 16, The Bush School held BushTALKS: Climate Action. We were especially grateful to our panelists; PageAtcheson ’08, Laura Blackmore,andJabe Blumenthal, for sharing their expertise and leading our conversation. Following the talk, we had a wonderful reception with alumni, parents, students, and Bush staff reflecting on the work to be done. Keep your eye out forExperienceMagazine this spring to learn more about the work that Bush is taking on around climate action. For photographs from this event, click here.
We are so proud of Bush Kindergarten students who organized a Love and Belonging March in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Friday, January 17, the Class of 2032 marched throughout the campus with homemade posters, singing beautiful songs and delivering messages of peace and hope. You can see photographs from this event here.
The Upper School kicked off Cascades on Monday, January 6. Juniors enrolled in the Cascades Internship Program spent the morning learning about professionalism in the workplace. Internships begin city-wide tomorrow in the medical field, business, arts, law, and more. Cascades is a three-week term during which Bush Upper School students enroll in a single interdisciplinary course or internship to grapple with complex problems and face real-life challenges. To learn more about today’s kick-off of the Cascades Internship Program and follow the Cascades blog, click here: http://bit.ly/2uqHI3Z
The Fifth Grade recently completed their Heroes Project, an annual cross-curricular unit in which students write about their personal heroes in literacy class and create portraits in art class. This work is a part of Heroes Elevate Empathy, a global youth art project with Siddhartha School in Ladakh, India. The theme for 2019 highlights children's animal heroes. The goal is to facilitate a cross-cultural conversation between young people about the value of all living things by encouraging them to examine the interconnectedness of life. Their portraits are on the way to the Himalayas, where they will be displayed at the Ladakh Arts And Media Organisation Community Gallery. To see their beautiful artwork, click here.
Today kicked off Exploring New Landscapes, a new model for on-campus professional development. This unique program highlights the diverse talents and backgrounds of Bush faculty and staff who are teaching courses and sharing their expertise with one another. Today’s courses included Math Inquiry in Grades K-12, Interactive Tech Tools for Teachers, Building Rubrics for Media Literate Students, How to Talk About Slavery Using Artifacts, and more. To see the complete Exploring New Landscapes Catalog click here. http://bit.ly/33BfLCo