Spring Intensives Report: Neuropsychology

This year, the Upper School’s popular Spring Intensives program featured 18 courses on three continents. The Journalism Spring Intensive was tasked with reporting on some of the different Spring Intensives going on around the school. Here’s the articles from 3 students reporting on the Designing A Musical: Godspell Spring Intensive.

Tacos, My Brain, and Myself
By Mia Gates

The steady thumps of a drum circle, mixed with the steady beat of students saying “I like tacos” over and over again, radiate through the hallway. But this isn’t Prospect Park on a Sunday afternoon, nor is it a school cafeteria on taco day. This is the Spring Intensive Neuropsychology: My Brain/Myself.

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Performance Space Underway at Sterling Place

Dear Friends,

At Berkeley Carroll, when something works, we make it better. This drive to be better, to do better for our students, was the motivation behind our capital campaign, Sustaining Excellence, Securing the Future.

Through the generosity of our donors, we reimagined our PreK and Kindergarten building and transformed the Middle and Upper Schools with collaborative workspaces, new classrooms, a student commons, and a much needed dining room.  These new spaces are fully utilized by our students and faculty, and we can no longer remember the school without them.

The purchase of 152 Sterling Place was part of the SESF campaign. Last year we renovated the downstairs area of the building and created administrative offices and a large flexible space that can be used as a classroom or for meetings.

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Spring Intensives Student Report: Designing A Musical

This year, the Upper School’s popular Spring Intensives program featured 18 courses on three continents. The Journalism Spring Intensive was tasked with reporting on some of the different Spring Intensives going on around the school. Here’s the articles from 3 students reporting on the Designing A Musical: Godspell Spring Intensive.

Lively Yet Vigorous: Spring Intensive
By Grace Chong

Music, dancing, laughter, and screw guns? The Spring Intensive Designing a Musical: Godspell features a set building crew of productive Berkeley Carroll students led byJim Kent, Technical Builder, who are also learning how to write their own scripts with Justin Indovina, Choir Director and Theater Chair. What should you expect to see and hear as you enter the Performance Space?

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Vital Words: March 30, 2015

Dear Friends,

Over spring break my wife and I were in Paris when the world learned of the wreckage of the Germanwings flight. Being in France brought the event closer and made the heartbreaking news even more dramatic. Europe can sometimes seem to be a small continent and it grew even smaller as we learned that there were victims from 16 countries, with the largest number of fatalities from Germany.

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Spring Intensives Student Report: Robotics

This year, the Upper School’s popular Spring Intensives program featured 18 courses on three continents. The Journalism Spring Intensive was tasked with reporting on some of the different Spring Intensives going on around the school. Here’s the articles from 3 students reporting on the Robotics Spring Intensive.

Run, Robot, Run!: Introduction to Robotics Spring Intensive
By Sara Tobias

Ceesh, Tango, Kelp, and Groady. Who are they? No, they’re not people, they’re robots. Small, metal, four-wheeled robots with green claws extending from their fronts.
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Art History Field Trip To The MET

By: Josh Smaller-Swift
Art History and Visual Arts Teacher

My Upper School Art History class visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art to view work from Ancient Egypt through to the Etruscans on Dec 1. The class focus is on the survey of Western Art from Paleolithic to Contemporary and is currently studying work from the Roman Empire. The students viewed exhibits from the Paleolithic era, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Etruscan civilization and the Roman Empire.

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