VdM Class of 2020: Kemp

Community, by Hilary Lord, June 8, 2020,

At the end of a typical school year, we honor and celebrate our sixth-year graduates and their families on campus with a graduation ceremony and after party—lovely speeches, delicious food, laughter, tears and lots and lots of Fitz’s root beer. This year the pandemic forced us to change our plans and get creative. Graduating families … Continue reading “VdM Class of 2020: Kemp”

The UE Book Club (Distance Learning Edition) – Fantasy and Folklore

Reading, by Hilary Lord, March 31, 2020,

This month the Upper Elementary Book Club is alive and well in our distance learning program. Upper Elementary students will meet today to discuss one of four books from the fantasy genre. Each novel draws from characters and tales found in folklore and mythology from around the world. Each book is also the beginning of … Continue reading “The UE Book Club (Distance Learning Edition) – Fantasy and Folklore”

The UE Book Club – Black History Month

Reading, by Hilary Lord, February 19, 2020,

This month Upper Elementary students are honoring Black History Month with their book club selections. They’re reading books written by African American authors who have won the Coretta Scott King Book Award. The students chose from the list of books below—a memoir written in verse, a first-person narrative written in verse, a work of contemporary … Continue reading “The UE Book Club – Black History Month”