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Posted Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 4:00:00 PM
It all started with an egg. Well – an egg, and some videos on how packages of supplies can be safely airdropped into disaster areas without any damage. Seizing the opportunity offered by teacher Jeannine Wilson to experiment and learn more, our Middle School STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) students, set about to recreate the scenario through a series of trials. Read more...
Posted Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 10:57:43 AM
Google has its own team of "doodlers" making its homepage designs, but every year, a student drawing is featured, putting the spotlight on communities across the nation. In determining the winner, Google pulls from entries into its "Doodle for Google" contest, and even though students from the US Virgin Islands aren't eligible to participate, our seventh graders this week still decided to give it a go, creating doodles that spoke to the significance of VI-Puerto Rico Friendship Day and the bond between the two island nations. Read more...
Posted Friday, Oct 4, 2019 3:57:00 PM
How do we make people feel seen and valued at Antilles? It's a simple question - but sometimes looking at things through a simple lens can help build bigger skills, such as being able to listen to others and value their perspectives, according to Dr. Liza Talusan, who led discussions with students and faculty last week on how we can create and be a more inclusive community. Read more here...
Posted Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM
In her office, Upper School Counselor Erin Salzbrun '05 has a wall of post-it notes with aspirations written on them and a sign on top that simply says "take what you need." The wall is full on Mondays, but as students come throughout the week and pluck them off, you'll begin to see holes and then, by Friday, it's often empty. Read more here...
Posted Friday, Sep 27, 2019 1:29:46 PM
Over more than three decades at Antilles, Verian Tuttle has worn many hats. Starting out as a substitute teacher, she then became a fixture in our Early Learning Center before putting her background in school psychology to good use as our Lower School Counselor. "For me, it's just about making students feel good and connected, and supporting teachers in the classroom," she shared. To achieve that, Verian encourages open discussion at home and on campus about the importance of having good mental health - which, at a Lower School level, often translates into simply reducing stress and anxiety for students so they can focus and interact positively with one another. Read more...
Posted Friday, Sep 20, 2019 2:23:00 PM
Unique to our Upper School program is the philosophy that planning for the future doesn't start in your senior year. Nor does it begin with thinking about what college you want to go to, or what major you are going to pick. Instead, students are encouraged to think intentionally when they transition to Upper School about the kind of person they want to be, the leadership opportunities they want to pursue, and even which community service options can best engage and inspire in them a true interest in giving back. Read more here...
Posted Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 7:00:00 AM
Removing boundaries and bringing joy to the creation process is pretty important, say Lower School/Upper School art teacher Jamie Hartzell and Early Learning Center art teacher Leslie Penther. Sure, learning the concepts means you have to play by some rules - but one of them isn't having to make something that may be considered conventionally beautiful. Read more...
Posted Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM
Between the Fine Arts Festival, mini-concertettes in the Courtyard, and our Spring Concert, Antilles' Director of Bands Brandon Reburn offers his students time for composing, practicing, and actually playing their instruments. But there is still a gap he is hoping to fill: adding music to school spirit and athletic events, which, as a former marching band leader, is close to his heart. Read More...
Posted Friday, Sep 13, 2019 1:21:00 PM
Five years ago, the Drama Fun Club started with eight students but Wednesday, there were easily more than two dozen waiting for teacher Michelle Riggle on the steps of the Lower School. For the past two years, Drama Fun is also often the first activity filled on the roster, and Michelle says it's because the club gives our younger learners the chance to relax, have fun, and use their imagination. Read More...
Posted Friday, Sep 13, 2019 1:09:00 PM
Some changes this year are big, some small - but either way, all have made a "huge difference" in the development of our Theatre program, says drama teacher Megan Elliot. The switch from semester to year-long classes is a change in the "big" category, and Megan says that it has allowed each of her beginning, intermediate, and advanced groups to become its own ensemble. Some will be actors, some painters, or set builders, but all will be able to individually explore the parts they like best, and see how they all fit together to deliver a cohesive production. Read More...
Posted Friday, Aug 30, 2019 4:00:00 PM
A professional development opportunity in Maine gave Will Thayer, John Riggle, and Verian Tuttle the chance this summer to look at using meaningful conversation and feedback to develop relationships between colleagues and with students.
Posted Friday, Aug 23, 2019 3:44:00 PM
Summer reading opportunities for faculty and staff have continued to fuel deeper discussions on growth, reflection, and examining what we do in our classrooms, along with why we do it.
Posted Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 7:00:00 PM
For the past two years, life coach Dave Mochel has worked with our faculty on building a culture of mindfulness and this week – at the invitation of Head of School Liz Morrison - helped add another layer to the conversation by opening it up to Middle and Upper School Student Council members.
Posted Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 11:34:23 AM
From casting and costumes, media, promotion, to practicing lines and acting on stage, our theatre program offers gives students the chance to really find their niche in theatre. What makes the experience even more valuable, however, is the International Thespian Society's annual summer trip to New York, where time spent behind the curtain at some of the city's top-tier productions gives them the opportunity to connect what they've learned to what they could become.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 9:10:41 AM
This past weekend, the Antilles High School sailing team traveled to the Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida for the South Atlantic Interscholastic Sailing Association (SAISA) District Team Race Qualifier. By winning this regatta, Antilles secured a spot at Baker team race nationals next month in Portland, Maine.
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