Classroom And Community News
Posted Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:56:52 PM
Our Village School director has encouraged faculty and staff to embrace mindfulness in the Village classrooms. Studies show daily mindfulness can promote resilience and reduce stress and anxiety.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 5:06:00 PM
J.D. DeVaughn-Brown, Chadwick's new computer science teacher, always loved learning — and always hated school. When he was eight years old, he built his first computer, hoping it could replace his teachers. His fascination with programming and a better way to learn led him to a doctoral program in intelligent tutoring systems at the University of Massachusetts, where he eventually put his Ph.D. on hold while he took his theories to the classroom, first at nearby Deerfield Academy and, since last fall, at Chadwick.
The heart of his thinking is that seeing how things work is a lot more engaging — and effective — than learning formulas by rote. That concept is also the core of Chadwick's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program, which, under the guidance of astrophysicist Dr. Megan McEwen, is attracting a fast-growing number of students.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 5:00:00 PM
There are days when school is about an a-ha moment in mathematics or a mind-altering history lesson. Days when students set a new record in track or put the finishing touch on a weeks-long art project. And then there are days when students learn a different kind of lesson — when they're struggling with troubles at home, a relationship turned sour, stress over grades or even disappointment over a parking spot. For all of those days, there is Lauren White.
Chadwick School's Upper School Dean of Students for the last nine years, White's job is first and foremost to support students.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 4:56:00 PM
Brandan "Bmike" Odums has been drawing and painting since childhood. His art morphed into filmmaking in college and the years after. But he hadn't found his true art, or the power of it, until Hurricane Katrina hit.
After his cherished hometown of New Orleans was decimated, Odums was forced to rethink the way he used his creativity.
"I didn't want to just create projects for myself," he said. "I wanted to use art as a platform for others who didn't have a voice."
Posted Monday, May 16, 2016 3:02:30 PM
On their recent three-day trip to Camp Shalom in the Santa Monica Mountains, Chadwick's fourth-graders knew that they would expand their knowledge of biology and environmental science. With NatureBridge instructors as their guides, they also participated in activities common to Chadwick's sequential outdoor education program, such as day hikes of several hours, natural history lessons and less-than-luxurious living quarters.
Posted Monday, May 16, 2016 3:00:03 PM
Ask Jaiveer Sohi to define terms such as net worth and gross profit and how they factor into opening a business, and he can answer easily. Not bad for a seventh-grader.
Jaiveer was one of several Chadwick students who participated in this year's Young Entrepreneurs Academy, a year-long program that teaches students everything they need to know to launch a business — from the initial plan to pitching to investors and obtaining funding.
Posted Monday, May 16, 2016 2:58:23 PM
The spring dance concert, Middle School and Upper School chorus performances and more are highlights of the Spring Performing Arts season.
Posted Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 2:24:00 PM
Chadwick School hosted more than 100 students and faculty from across the globe for 10 days of activities and team-building as part of the Round Square Regional Conference of the Americas March 17-22.
Many Chadwick families and faculty opened their doors, hosting one, two or more students in their spare bedrooms or living rooms. Chadwick students teamed up with fellow students from around the world for activities on campus, trips to Disneyland and Big Bear and several unique experiences.
Posted Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 2:21:36 PM
This isn't your grandfather's summer school.
Starting in late June, Chadwick students and those outside of Chadwick will be able to take courses such as Entrepreneurship 101, Renewable Energy Engineering, Digital Filmmaking, Ceramics and Code Crashers for five weeks with many of the regular Chadwick faculty.
Posted Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 2:18:34 PM
Chadwick alumni and parents turned out on March 10 to hear Chadwick parent and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master Rorion Gracie share advice on overcoming mental barriers to achievement at the Chadwick Professionals Networking Breakfast.