2017

  • April

    PEL Fellows 2016-17

    Jane's Pocket Change: Fellowship

    The Progressive Education Lab (PEL), founded by four school partners (CSW, Putney, Unquowa and Calhoun) back in 2011, is a wonderful fellowship program that brings novice teachers into the profession. PEL’s mission is to make the fellows “agents of change.” For me, one of the great professional delights I’ve experienced during my time here at CSW has been helping to establish the PEL program and to ensure its ongoing growth to serve young progressive educators beginning their careers.
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  • C'est mon école maintenant...

    An unexpected outcome of the recent visit by Ivory Coast artist Aboudia was the proclamation he made 48 hours into his time with us: “CSW, c'est mon école!” And a truly wonderful outcome it was, pleasing to us all and to NYC gallerist Ethan Cohen '79 who made the introduction between Aboudia and CSW.
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  • Jane's Pocket Change: Community Matters

    Each year as we teeter on the edge of spring here in New England, I find myself considering the richness of the CSW landscape and all that is going on at this very key time of year in the life of a school.

    This week, during our admissions revisit days, we welcome many visitors to campus as they determine what school they will be calling “home” next year. Testimonials and information will be offered by our parent panelists and our student ambassadors. The classrooms and corridors will buzz with questions, comments and comparisons.
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  • March

    Jane's Pocket Change: CSW’s Reach and a Museum for the Ages

    Over spring break, I spent a few days in Washington, D.C. and had time to visit a number of museums. One of the stops on my list was a return visit to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, a beautiful, stately building that houses some amazing exhibits. On this visit, Sarah Bernhardt’s Après la tempete (After the storm), took me by surprise —I did not know this important actress was also an accomplished sculptor.

    While I enjoyed all the museums I visited, the museum at the top of my list for this trip was the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Securing tickets was a little challenging—it required waking up at 6 a.m. two days in a row to try to order them online—but on the second morning I was successful!
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  • Jane's Pocket Change: Writing, Reading, Spring Break and Saving Lives

    In her beautiful collection of essays, Upstream, Mary Oliver has crafted an exquisite piece entitled, "Staying Alive." It's about foxes, writing and reading and, yes, staying alive. She writes: “You must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.”
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  • Satinder Parmar '17 in the head's chair for his Capstone project

    Jane's Pocket Change: Student Takeover!

    This Mod has provided me with a really interesting added bonus: partnering with Satinder Parmar '17 in his Capstone project about leadership. When Satinder initially approached me, he proposed shadowing me and learning a bit about what I do as head of school.
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  • February

    From The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Copyright © 1994 the Estate of Langston Hughes. Used with permission.

    Jane's Pocket Change: A Short Month Celebrating a Long History

    Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.
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  • CSW Wearable Art Fashion Show 2016

    Jane's Pocket Change: Wearable Art

    Each December, at our annual Evening of the Arts, a large and bustling crowd packs into the Moir Atrium in the Garthwaite Center for Science and Art and is wowed by the design ingenuity, creativity and social-political statements made by our student designers and their models during the Wearable Art Fashion Show.
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  • January

    Diversity Day is For All

    Diversity Day at CSW is a special day when we, as a school community, take time to explore the different types of diversity in our community and beyond. 
     
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  • Roosters by Ai Wei Wei as part of his installation of the full Chinese Zodiac on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston this fall.

    Jane's Pocket Change: The Rooster as Symbol

    The Chinese New Year - The Year of the Rooster - begins this Saturday (January 28) and lasts until February 15, 2018.
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  • Jane's Pocket Change: The Nature of Education

    As we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King this week and look to the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, I am thinking about the broad nature of education. 
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  • Jane's Pocket Change: Our House

    In addition to the beauty of a snowy winter weekend compliments of a visit from Mother Nature here in Boston, CSW also enjoyed visits from alumni/ae, parents and friends of the school at several welcoming events held at The Fit this past week.
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  • Jane's Pocket Change: What's Going On in the World?

    As I like to at this time of year, here is a selection of some interesting world events, culled from The Economist. Wishing all of you all the very best for 2017.
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  • Students Receive Early Decision/Action Acceptances from Universities and Colleges

    Just prior to the start of winter break, many CSW students received early decision and early action acceptances from remarkable universities and colleges.
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The Cambridge School of Weston is a coed day and boarding private school, located near Boston, for students in grades 9-12 and PG. We offer an innovative and rigorous academic program that fosters critical thought, hands-on experiential learning and deep academic inquiry. Students choose from more than 300 courses through our unique Mod System; no two student schedules are alike.