Inspired by former arts faculty members, Drawing Together Day on September 9, 2013, brought back a tradition to the Catlin Gabel campus: a time when people of all ages take time to draw. Students from preschool through 12th grade and their teachers, and staff members, all spent one hour on a beautiful late summer afternoon drawing on cardboard circles. The event not only sparked creativity, but furthered the sense of community that enlivens the school. When the drawings were done, they were assembled into a chandelier-like structure and installed in Catlin Gabel’s new Creative Arts Center. Visitors to the building are inspired by the demonstration of the community’s creativity, and the school’s commitment to the arts. And the students love to find their drawing hanging there!
Hockaday partners with Dallas public schools
Hockaday girls work hard at their own studies, but in a single academic year they also logged more than 12,000 hours providing tutoring and academic enrichment for students in underserved public schools in the Dallas Independent School District. Initially a community service program, the partnership has evolved into a true service learning opportunity in which […]
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A lone figure faces an audience, ready for what feels like the test of a lifetime: “Audition” at Hyde School, where everybody — parents, students, teachers —sings an unaccompanied solo. Terrifying? Sure. But humiliating? No way. As Hyde president Malcolm Gauld says, “You don’t laugh at somebody when you know you’re next.” Audition is a […]
Using Modern Technology to Recreate Antiquity: Casting Roman Coins in Fay School’s Innovation Lab
Fay Latin teacher Emily Gifford was looking for a creative way to help her seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students learn about ancient Roman currency. Her solution: have students cast ancient coins using 21st-century methods! After researching Roman currency, students designed their own coins to include a Latin epigram and a representation of Roman art. […]