Fifth and Fourth Graders Learn the Sun's Physics and Chemistry

Fifth and fourth graders recently studied the Earth's closest star, the sun, with Stephen Ramsden, director of the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. Ramsden discussed the structure of the sun, how it works, its physics and chemistry, and the electromagnetic spectrum.

Giving a Beloved Filipino Writer an American Spotlight

English teacher Gina Apostol, who has published three novels, wanted to see the work of Filipino author Nick Joaquin published for an American audience. She pitched the project to Penguin Classics, which released a new book by Joaquin this week with a foreword by Apostol.

Kaia Stern '90 to Deliver Founder's Day Speech

Fieldston alumna Kaia Stern (class of 1990) will be the honored guest at Founder's Day, an annual event commemorating the legacy of the school's founder, Felix Adler, on May 5. Co-founder of the Prison Studies Project at Harvard, Kaia has 23 years of experience working to transform both culture and policy around justice and education, from Sing Sing to the White House. Ordained as an interfaith minister, Kaia currently is an adjunct lecturer on education at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. Her recent book, Voices from American Prisons: Faith, Education and Healing, introduces the voices of people living, working, and studying in U.S. prisons.

We will be livestreaming the entire ceremony, starting at 10:00 am, and will provide the link on the morning of the event.

Juniors Win Two Prizes in Startup Competition

Juniors Max Schindel, Alec Franzese, and Benjamin Altschuler--all members of Fieldston's Startup Club--won two prizes, and $1,500, in the Start Up High School competition at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor last month.

Veni, Vidi, Vici

A middle school student's trip to Rome and Florence over spring break "remains a very memorable experience;" one that led her to "want to venture out into the world."

Students Take Up Design Challenges

This week, as part of a new curricular unit conceived by Social Studies Workshop teacher Leonard White, fourth graders at Ethical Culture began work on finding solutions to design issues faculty and staff have been grappling with in their classrooms or offices.

A New Era at Fieldston Lower

Fieldston Lower's renovated third floor is "almost entirely complete," according to Principal George Burns, and the scaffolding that surrounded the building was removed over spring break. Students are now using more than 4,000 square feet of new space, encompassing a music room, a technology room, a math/science room, and an Adler Lab space for multidisciplinary projects.

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