In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., members of the Student Leadership Club had the fantastic idea to transform the Exhibition Hall into an "I Have A Dream" floor. Members of the Lower School community were able to share their own dreams for how we can all follow in Dr. King's vision and the Gilmour mission of creating a more humane and just society.
Semester 1 report cards for Lower, Middle and Upper School students will be available online by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22. If you have trouble accessing grade reports, please contact Jim Gutowski at (440) 473-8138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for Camp Gilmour Summer Camp Offerings is Open!
Camp Gilmour offers Preschool Camp (ages 3-5), Day Camp (ages 5-12), sports and experiential camps such as nature, outdoor adventure, robotics and theater camps.
Camps offered June 1-July 31.
Enrichment courses available. Optional complimentary enrichment or tutoring offered each morning for day campers.
Women in STEM Brings Study to Life for First Graders
On Tuesday, the Women in STEM Club helped Mrs. Pestotnik’s first-grade class with a science experiment. The girls explained what blubber is and why it is important for animals in the arctic. Together, they tested how blubber keeps animals warm using Crisco, a fatty, blubber-like substance, and creating a “blubber glove” to wear while dipping their hand into icy water, allowing them to see firsthand the importance of blubber!
Join us for Winter WonderDay, our Lower School Community Open House, for a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on activities:
- battling custom-built robots in ourbattle bots arenas and learning how to program using Minecraft - a mini putt-putt course, trampolines, basketball, shuffleboard and other physical activities in the gym - the chance to try out instruments from around the world and participate in a drum circle in the music room - reading to trained service dogs in the library - making prayer intention bracelets inscribed with the names of family members or friends - the chance to complete a “make-and-take” in our drawing center, create a Chihuly-inspired bowl form, or to build and create a sculpture in our sculpture center - inspecting a beehive and dressing up in a beekeeper suit!
You’ll also be able to check out what the other grade levels have been up to and see firsthand how the exciting enhancements to the curriculum are being implemented in the Lower School!
We hope you’ll bring your friends and neighbors, too, and let them see what makes our Lower School so special!
In order to help spread the word, your child brought home several postcards for you to hand out to family and friends (there was also a separate postcard included for you with all the event details to hang on your refrigerator or bulletin board). Additionally, we handed out yard signs. We’d love if you’d place one in your yard to help advertise this fun family event. If you didn’t receive one or live in a busy area and could use extra signs, feel free to stop in to the school office to pick one (or more) up!
Thanks for your help getting the word out and we look forward to seeing your family at Winter WonderDay on Sunday, January 26!
The students in Grades 1-6 toured the new Gilmour Spirit Store this week. They will decide what they would like to purchase with the Lancer Bucks they earn doing their classroom jobs. Special times will be set up for the students to shop.
Heart and Mind
Charism of the month: Zeal
Financial: The students enjoyed pay day for their classroom jobs!
Academic: The students got their brains working by focusing and collaborating with tangrams.
Physical: The students got moving with healthy fitness exercises and dance videos!
Social Emotional: The students set, monitored, adapted and evaluated goals to achieve success in school and life.
Spiritual: The students learned and now understand what Zeal is through God’s words and coloring.
Congratulations to Thomas Daly '27, the Northeast Ohio Winner of the River Valley Paper Company calendar contest! Students had the opportunity to enter the contest by creating a poster that creatively encourages paper recycling.
They Heard It From the Pros
This year, fifth-grade students had the unique opportunity to hear from several real-life STEM professionals as part of their Career Exploration unit. First, students researched and wrote about careers ranging from zoologists to astronauts, then created a career person that resembled their future selves.
Upon hearing from our special guests - an aerospace engineer, a nurse and a software engineer - students had the perfect model for sharing their own career people with Grades K-2. To top it off, students were surprised when they came back from break to find that all of their individual questions were personally answered by our STEM speakers via emails and were shared with the whole class.