All the Fun of the Festival
November 27, 2010 by · 3 Comments
Head of School at Poughkeepsie Day School
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So this is the message I found on my desk when I returned from lunch today. The cupcakes were delicious and I had plenty to give away. Thank you mystery high school person.
Why do I stand here? I stand on my deskto remind myself that we must constantly force ourselvesto look at things differentlyThe world looks different from up here.If you don’t believe it, stand up here and try it!All of you. Take turns.- Dead Poets Society It’s everywhere – the cliché – the admonition – that […]
The final project for the eleventh grade drama class was the stage presentation- directed by Laura Hicks – of American Life – scenes from the plays of David Auburn, Eugene O’Neill, Jane Martin and Wendy Wasserstein.
A child was working diligently on a drawing in art class. The teacher asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.” The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.” Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, “They will in a minute.” […]
From the Poughkeepsie New Yorker (Over 78,000 Read-Round-the-Clock 35 Cents Weekly) December 1941 came this news item about Poughkeepsie Day School. It was the annual Christmas Festival “with many of the school’s alumni present, as well as parents and friends.” It was a community event. There were student made decorations including a clay figures and […]
I’ve done a deal of packing and moving and unpacking in the last couple of years. And amid all the pains is the pleasure of the unexpected find. Unearthed this week is this school report from the 1950′s. I remember Miss Kempster well, although I cannot say with fondness my chief memory being that of […]
We received a wonderful letter yesterday and here it is: Dear Ms Holford: I volunteer at The Queens Galley in Kingston on Tuesdays. I had the pleasure of working with your students, who volunteered yesterday at the soup kitchen. They were enthusiastic, helpful, industrious and all around fantastic. The teacher who accompanied them was so […]
They came by bus, by van, by car, by foot, on bicycle and on crutches. They carried book bags and lunch boxes and precious objects. It was the first day of school yesterday and the energy was cranked up. Now the school has come alive again.
I’ve been playing with Skitch. Here is one of the first efforts: A heart-felt thanks for the volunteer advocates for the Annual Fund. Source: flickr.com via Poughkeepsie Day School on Pinterest