On May 24, the varsity softball team faced rival Poly Prep for the third consecutive year in the NYSAIS finals and won the championship game with a final score of 6-3. Under Coach Stefanie Gozdziewski's leadership, the Fieldston team has won four of the last five New York state championships and six consecutive Ivy League titles.
Math teacher Matt Kolb introduced his Fieldston students to students at the Debridge School in Kenya via videoconference, and both groups of students discovered they have a lot in common.
Eating salmon and succotash, acting out Iroquois pourquoi tales,and wearing handmade tunics, students spent a lovely day celebrating their year of studying Eastern Woodland First Nation people.
Last Sunday's New York Times featured an op-ed that English teacher/author Gina Apostol wrote on language and Duterte's fascism. According to Gina, "People always ask me at school what I think of this guy. Well, here's one answer."
Wednesday was no average day for Ethical Culture's fourth grade. The entire grade went to Carnegie Hall, where they played their instruments alongside the pros.
Fieldston Athletic Director and football coach Gus Ornstein '94 was honored Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium for winning Positive Coaching Alliance's Double-Goal Coach award. Ornstein was one of 50 national recipients of the award, named for coaches "who strive to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports."
Upper school students and faculty participated in the "Sustainability in School Communities Through Student Voices" conference last Saturday at the Town School. The Fieldston team came away with new ideas and enthusiasm on how to make the community more sustainable.
The seventh-grade Fieldston band will premiere a commissioned composition for concert band on Monday evening, May 22, at the Riverdale campus. For this year's annual commission project, Joseph Phillips composed a spectacular piece for the band titled "Climb."
First graders began studying birds earlier this spring. "When we were getting to the chick part of our bird study, Jose said we were getting to the juicy part, and I had no idea what he meant," said Hannah L.