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Monday, April 12

Monday High School Announcement

New Content
-- We have our typical remote schedule for the first three days of this week.
-- There's a new reflection today!
-- Are you interested in computer science and artificial intelligence? Check out the Inspirit Scholars program described below.
-- Do you like to read? Share this interest with a younger student. See the community service section for details.
-- The second season of sports is now here! Check your email for specific instructions from the athletic department.

Remote Schedule
From Monday, April 12 through Wednesday, April 14, we'll follow our typical remote instruction schedule:
-- Block 1: 9-11:30 a.m.
-- Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
-- Block 2: 12:30-3 p.m.
We'll resume our in-person schedule on Thursday, April 15.

Reflection
In honor of National Poetry Month, this space is dedicated to short poems from a variety of cultures and authors. This week's selection is from American poet Maya Angelou (1928-2014) and is entitled Touched by an Angel:
We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

Inspirit Scholars AI Summer Program for High School Students
Inspirit programs offer a unique opportunity for high school students to learn about artificial intelligence early on, even without prior programming experience. By learning and building AI and working on socially impactful projects, students gain a strong understanding of the potential of AI and how it can be applied to their daily lives and future careers. Learn more here about the summer sessions for high schoolers taught by a team of instructors from Stanford, MIT and Harvard. If interested, please apply by Friday, April 30.

Virtual Talent Show!
Seniors Henry Murray, Noah Cross, Cole Matthes, and Max Banks are excited to announce that Convent & Stuart Hall students will be able to display their talents to the entire school community via a virtual talent show. We ask that you send us a video of a talent that you have (signing, dancing, acting, or any other special ability) via email, which we will compile into one video to share with the school community. We also ask that your submitted video does not exceed a minute and a half in length and that it is appropriate for all ages. The deadline for submitting videos is April 20, 2021. Thank you so very much for participating. Show us what you got! 

Community Service
Looking for service opportunities during the current public health restrictions? Check out these two resources:
-- Our own Students in Action (SIA) team has prepared this list of volunteer opportunities, some in person and some virtual.
-- Local high school students have also made a wider Bay Area and beyond list of volunteer opportunities and posted it at TeensVolunteer.org.
-- Looking for a good service opportunity that fits your interests and schedule? Try VolunteerMatch. It takes into account your geography and other considerations in finding a good service fit for you.

Read Aloud Buddies
After most schools closed due to the pandemic, our own Natalie Tonkovich started a program called Read Aloud Buddies where high school students read and discuss books with preschool and lower elementary students in a 20- to 30-minute session. Reading sessions can take place daily or weekly at your convenience online. This program is designed to help kids develop their vocabulary and narrative skills, especially for those in Title 1 schools and/or who don't speak English at home, since this will give those kids more exposure to English. This will prevent these children from falling behind in school. We have a special need for several readers between 12-2pm (for those with free afternoon blocks). We also get requests for other times as well. If you are interested in helping, please email me at natalie.tonkovich.24@sacredsf.org or sign up on this website. I will be meeting with all who are interested for a brief training session. You will receive one hour of service credit for each reading session that includes preparation and the actual reading itself.

Make sure to log any service in MobileServe and to request verification from your supervisor!

Visual and Performing Arts
Spring Production: Devised Theater
The spring production is now in process. Please contact Ms. Hee for more information or get involved.

Clubs
See the clubs listing here. Drop in to any club meeting or reach out to the listed student leader and faculty moderator for more information.

Interested in creating a new club? Please fill out the form linked here. If you're a leader in an established club, please send Mr. Buckley and Mr. PL an email to indicate you plan to continue and any updates that we should know.


 

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The Hall receives press freedom award
The Hall receives press freedom award
  • The Roundtable

The Journalism Education Association awards the school the 2021 First Amendment Press Freedom Award. Read More

Movie director, author hold video conference
Movie director, author hold video conference
  • The Broadview

The community reflects on racial injustice and privilege after presentation. Read more.

Community leaders seek to make up for lost time
Community leaders seek to make up for lost time
  • The Roundtable

Weekly chapels are now taking place via Zoom every Wednesday. Read more.

Pandemic increases need for food banks
Pandemic increases need for food banks
  • The Broadview

Food banks use safer methods to distribute food. Read More