Greetings from New York,
We are right in the middle of our first semester here at the school; teaching and learning are in full swing. It can be somewhat of a stressful time for our seniors, who are busy applying for universities, as well as keeping up with the intensity of the studies. Alas, they are persevering!
October was full of events. Apart from our regular classrooms studies, we have been taking advantage of good weather and going on various field trips. Learning by doing is what we do best. Theories only start making sense when it is applied to a real life.
Speaking of real-life learning, November will bring to us to our Model United Nations (MUN) Conference, so our young diplomats are hard at work, preparing to solve the world’s problems, focusing on Africa and the Middle East. More on this in our November letter, so stay tuned.
Our campus became somewhat of a Hollywood set last month when we had a team of filmmakers arrive in Thornwood to produce a short film about our school and life on campus. Many students became actors. They engaged in discussions with the director and crew members about what it takes to produce a short film, how much work it takes, and how many hours go into the entire production. This was an amazing experience for all of us. We are looking forward to seeing the final product!
Thank you to many families who were able to connect with us for family conferences last week. We always relish an opportunity to discuss the academic and social progress of your children. Please keep in mind you don’t have to wait for conferences to contact us with any questions; you can find any of our e-mail addresses right in PowerSchool. Also, please don’t forget to check the comment sections, where Advisors are inputting some notes.
With this, I will wrap up and as always stay open to any communication from you.
Wishing you all of the very best and thank you, as always, for the trust you put in us!