Sewickley Academy's Senior School Quiz Bowl team members seniors Cooper Cheng and Nicholas Valenta and sophomore Rebecca Glass competed on Hometown High-Q, KDKA-TV’s quiz show, this past weekend, which filmed on Saturday, October 12. The Panthers won with a score of 565 points – 175 points more than the closest team they faced!
Middle School Teacher Honors Tree of Life in Lesson Plan “To be a Stronger Tree”
On October 27, 2018, 11 lives were taken during the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. A year later, we are still mourning the loss of our community members. Communities, families, and educators alike are figuring out ways to make sense out of senseless acts, and organizations like Classrooms Without Borders (CWB) are leading the way in these efforts. CBW is challenging teachers to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the attack by creating lesson plans to educate students about hate and how to resist it.
Our consultant reports that these results are fairly typical on average.
The data from the surveys, along with those gleaned from the forums that were conducted with students, faculty and staff, parents, and alumni, as well as the series of one-on-one interviews with thought leaders, will be combined to inform our planners as they engage in a Visioning Conference on March 1 and 2.
Thanks to all who have participated so far. We look forward to providing additional updates as the process unfolds. All of us at Sewickley Academy wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season.