Two St. Patrick's Upper School students will be published authors by this time next week. Linden Thomas (5C) and Liam Hamilton (8B) submitted work that will be included in the My Voice Matters Student Anthology sponsored by the Washington, D.C. Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The book is a compilation of more than 50 works of poetry, essays, and short stories written by students from Grade 4 to Grade 12.
We engage deeply with the spoken and written word. We encourage our students to hone their ability to attend closely, to interpret accurately, to communicate effectively, to express oneself fully, to view problems from multiple perspectives, and to collaborate in transforming information into insights that lead to creative, sometimes ingenious, solutions—this is Exceptional Literacy.
Through text, we come to know the world better. Through rich and varied exchanges with others, we come to know ourselves. As the world changes, this broad approach to literacy fosters skills that allow students to be successful throughout their lives. The concept of Exceptional Literacy forms the core of our educational program.
Exceptional Literacy includes the study of language arts, social studies, and humanities, but also of mathematics, science, the arts, and technology—all fields with unique languages to master and unique contributions to make to our understanding of ourselves, of others, and of the world.
The philosophy of Exceptional Literacy is detailed in the publication Setting Compass, written by Head of School Peter A. Barrett.
The first-ever St. Patrick's Shakespeare in the Park is set for Friday, February 23, at 7:00 pm. Students in Grade 6 will present scenes from some of William Shakespeare's most famous works: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and The Tempest. This unique production will take place in the Nave, using classic Elizabethan staging, and will feature music, sword fights, romance, magic, and more!
""Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won; you earn it and win it in every generation."
— Coretta Scott King
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Grade 2 students read about and then dance with members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Thank you to all who took part in last week's Black History Month Showcase. The well-attended event inspired by the award-winning movie Hidden Figures was hosted by C3 (Culture, Creed, and Community) on Thursday, February 1, in the Gymnasium & Performance Center.
Groundhog Day - Friday, February 2, 2018
"What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?" —John Steinbeck
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"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." ― Mother Teresa
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"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." —Helen Keller
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"If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl.
But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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"To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity." - Nelson Mandela