List of 10 news stories.

  • Cum Laude Society Inducts 11 Newest Members

    On Tuesday morning we inducted 11 seniors into the Cum Laude Society. The organization honors scholastic achievement and recognizes students who demonstrate the society's tenets of areté (excellence), dike (justice) and timé (honor). Congratulations to our Cum Laude inductees pictured with Mr. Bob Beach (back row L to R) Matthew Vanone ’20, Elijah Wiertel ’20, Ian Miller ’20, Bryce Hofstrom ’20, Joshua Miavitz ’20 and Garrett Olsen ’20 (front row L to R) Lena DiPuccio ’20, Zhangyang Xie ’20, Madeline Grobelny ’20 and Emma Lesko ’20. Not pictured is inductee Lejun Liu ’20, who was on a college visit.

    After students received their Society pins from Mrs. Kenny and Ms. Edmondson, they were treated to words of wisdom from Mr. Bob Beach, who retired in May after 41 years of teaching, the last 28 of which were spent at Gilmour. He stressed the importance of celebrating the remarkable things accomplished by the inductees, but reminded all in attendance that it doesn’t stop there. He urged everyone to embrace the tenets of the Cum Laude Society by engendering the Holy Cross charisms. He said, “As humane as we may be today, let’s me more humane, more just tomorrow.” He closed by sharing his memories of Mr. Teisl, ensuring that all of the newest members of the Gilmour family understand just the kind of man he was so that all can emulate the selfless way he lived the mission every day.  
  • Students Unwind After PSATs With Afternoon of Exploring

    Students in Grades 7-11 took the PSAT Wednesday morning. After the test was complete, they were treated to a performance by Broadway actress Cameron Hill, who sang and then hosted a Q&A session for students. You can read Ms. Hill's impressive bio here and watch a video of her performance.
     
    After this opportunity brought to us by the performing arts program, students traveled by advisory and had the chance to participate in wellness activities as well as attend a presentation at the Lower School to learn more about the beehives and chicken coops. It was a fun-filled afternoon after a full morning of PSAT testing.
  • Teens Using Their Voices to Advocate for Change at Legislative Summit

    Kendall Long '23 and Madison Maynard '23 attended the 2019 Jack and Jill of America, Inc. “On The Hill Legislative Summit” in Washington, D.C. as part of the Cleveland chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. The organization is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2-19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.

    The Legislative Summit focused on three major issues directly impacting teens today - equity in education, gun violence and voter registration. Cleveland chapter teens participated in advocacy training with Soapbox Consulting. They then shared with Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman and Congressional Representatives Marcia Fudge, David Joyce and Tim Ryan the issues impacting their communities, and what they hope their elected officials can do to solve them. Teens also participated in a gun violence prevention rally that was live streamed, calling on all chapters of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and all viewers to take a stand to end gun violence. Our young leaders were poised and confident as they used their voices to advocate for change! 
     
  • Grandparents' Day!

    This morning, the Lower School students were very excited to welcome the 200 grandparents and special friends who came to campus to celebrate Grandparents' Day. The morning began with a musical performance in the Dominican Dining Room, including a fantastic piano performance by Neil Turner '27. Listen to him play on one of the Lower School Steinway Baby Grand pianos.

    From there, students brought their guests back to their classrooms, where each grade enjoyed different activities. 
     
    The grandparents and special friends had so much fun seeing the children in their school environment and the students loved the chance to show off their school and learn more about their grandparents/friends as they completed the activities together. 
  • Students Hear from Oscar Award-Winner Geena Davis on Gender Equality in the Media

    Clare Valenza '23
  • Chinese Students Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

  • Founders’ Week Reminds Us of Our Roots

  • National Merit Scholars Recognized

  • Human Trafficking Activist Demonstrates What it Means to Have the Courage to Act

     
  • Lower School Teacher One of 16 Selected for Fulbright-Hayes Program in Uruguay

    Ms. McQuiston landed at Hopkins International Airport on Sunday, August 11 after three-plus weeks in Uruguay. She was in Our Lady Chapel Chapel by 8 a.m. the next morning ready to share her adventure with her colleagues at the first day of faculty meetings. She brings that same enthusiasm to her Spanish classroom, where, throughout the year, her students will learn more about the Uruguayan culture. Her fifth-grade students will even have a chance to participate in an interdisciplinary unit on the Charrúa Indians, who were mostly exterminated by the first Uruguayan president; learn about a different aspect of Uruguayan culture each month; and participate in a communication exchange with a fifth-grade class in Uruguay.

    This incredible trip was made possible through the Fulbright-Hays program. Senator J. William Fulbright created the scholarship fund for international exchange between the United States and the nations of the world at the end of World War II. His aim was "To bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship."

    Ms. McQuiston was one of only 16 teachers selected from a national pool for the opportunity to travel to Uruguay for three weeks as a Fulbright representative. During her stay, she had the opportunity to observe a number of Uruguayan teachers and meet with the country’s Secretary of Education to learn more about their education system, through which all schooling, including university-level, is free. She also learned more about the country’s sustainability initiatives, visiting a sustainable farm and one of the country’s dams. She was impressed to discover that Uruguay is powered by 98 percent sustainable energy, utilizing solar, wind and dam power. She had the unique opportunity to meet with some of the few descendants of the Charrúan tribe. Finally, Ms. McQuiston enjoyed experiencing the culture of Uruguay firsthand.

    Asked to describe her adventure, Ms. Quiston said, “The most amazing part of my experience was the opportunity to connect with the Uruguayan people - college professors, taxi drivers, primary and secondary teachers, store clerks, and students - and hear their stories and perspectives.”

    And now she’s excited to bring that experience into the classroom. She said, “My goal is to broaden students' understanding of the complexity and diversity of Latin America.  By learning about life, culture and language in other countries such as Uruguay, I hope that students will develop a desire to continue learning about and exploring other countries on their own.” She added, “We will explore surface culture, such as food, candombe drums, clothes, school calendar as well as deep culture examples, such as the concept of time and gestures.” She aims to bring all that saw, tasted and heard in this Latin American country to life for her students this year.
     
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