By Suzanne Gorman, Head of Downtown Campus

We had a wonderful Back-to-School Night on Wednesday, and are so glad many of you came! The evening kicked off with a lovely New Parent Reception. These 9th graders are fabulous, and the faculty and staff were so glad to get the chance to meet many of their parents. At Back-to-School Night, we spent most of the introductory time sharing information about the four 2018 faculty summer reading options. In case you weren’t able to attend, those books (all of which we recommend!) are as follows: 

  • We Were Eight Years in Power – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
  • iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood – Jean Twenge
  • The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement – Jean Twenge and Keith Campbell

School Counselor Terri White also shared some of her plans for the year’s Parent Discussion Groups. Then parents headed off to class so they could meet teachers and see what their child would be reading and doing throughout the year. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Today marks our first Community Service Day of the year, followed by the annual BSA film screening. I’ll look forward to reporting on those next week!