School of the Holy Child's Gryphon Players will present The Royal Shakespeare Company's, The Wizard of OZ Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27 at 7:00 p.m. The production will be the first play in Holy Child's new, state-of-the-art, 400 seat Theatre. This Upper School production tells the beloved story of Dorothy and her magical, adventure-filled quest to find her way back home. Sophomore, Audrey Maglich plays the role of Dorothy. She, along with fellow sophomore, Schuyler Gardner, juniors, Amanda Cummins and Kathryn McSherry, and seniors, Bridget Smith, Lindsey Houlihan, Olivia Rogliano, Kit Devine and Gianna Cicileo lead the more than thirty-person cast and crew. This family adventure is perfect for all audiences.
In today's world of social media, it can be gratifying when friends, family and colleagues like your posts. It is fun to see who appreciates your work, and read their complimentary comments. For School of the Holy Child students, that level of appreciation and acknowledgement has been skyrocketing. Recently, our students have been expanding their arts experiences by sharing their creations on social media. The response they have received is remarkable. Senior Emma Donahue's portrait of Penn Padgley while performing was reposted on @Penn Padgley and received 20,000 likes. Junior Sally Gallop's picture of a horse in winter was reposted on @ariatinternational and has received more than 3,000 likes, and freshman Emily Gold's permanent marker portrait was re-posted on @Clique:art, a fan art page for the band Twenty-one Pilots, and achieved over 1500 likes. It has been a remarkable year for the arts at School of the Holy Child, and the acknowledgement of our students' work outside the school community is a testament to their extraordinary talents and achievements.
Sophomore and junior students taking honors chemistry, AP physics and biology and science teachers Noelle Vazquez and Michael Clancy recently attended Rockefeller University's Talking Science High School lecture on the history of medicine and current drug discovery and advancement. One of the most prestigious graduate programs and research centers in the country, Rockefeller University's program exposes high school students to careers in research and science. Students enjoyed Dr. Sakmar's presentation on drug discovery and medicine of the 21st century. They also had the opportunity to meet Dr. Sakmar's research team who spoke to Holy Child students about how they became interested in science, why they love working in research, and shared their perspective on pursuing a career in science.
At School of the Holy Child, our fifth grade's small class size and all-girl environment allow for learning to happen in ways that does not readily occur in other school environments. While many other middle schools begin in sixth grade, our fifth grade entry point encourages a more engaged and mature mindset about school among our girls. With great care to each girl's whole development, our small class size serves as a critical preparation for the different academic, social and emotional skills needed in the middle school years. The girls not only engage with the content of their learning, but they get to know themselves as learners. Being a part of a new and different school environment is motivating and enriching for our fifth grade students. We invite you to visit School of the Holy Child to learn more about our fifth grade advantage.
At School of the Holy Child, we welcome students and their families to our campus. Meet our extraordinary students and outstanding faculty. Take a tour of our beautiful campus including our new Field House, Theatre and Design Studio, and learn about Holy Child's longstanding history of challenging young women to pursue academic excellence and find joy in learning. Come and visit our school during a Take-a-Look Morning held on select Wednesdays throughout the year. For dates and registration information, click on the title above.
WedFeb17Take-A-Look Morning9:00 AM to 11:00 AMParlor