2019 Awards Night Honorees

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On Monday, May 6, the school community gathered to celebrate our students’ hard work and accomplishments in the 2018-2019 school year. See below for a full list of winners: SENIOR AWARDS Scholarship – Eyvind Hovmand Warner Imagination – Malaika Pedzayi-Ferguson Responsibility – Faith Gilmore and Blaire Williams Head of School’s Award – Joey Borrelli COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY BOOK AWARDS Harvard – McKinlee Morris …

Spring Musical Preview: Cabaret Spotlights Student Talent and Contributions

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Beginning this Thursday, Crossroads transforms into the Kit Kat Klub for a thoughtful, and anything-but-ordinary, performance of Cabaret. True to the Crossroads ethos of everyone having a voice, a place, and something to contribute, the musical knits together the talents and perspectives of our school community, with nearly 50 students taking part in the conception and execution of the musical …

A Lesson in Wealth and Financial Choices

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This spring, fifteen juniors and seniors are treated to early real-life lessons in thinking about money, wealth, and financial choices in a new Personal Finance elective. Ken King, parent to three Crossroads alumni (Megan ’15, Brendan ’18, and Kellen ’18), Crossroads tennis and middle school basketball and baseball coach, and a retired partner with Edward Jones, approached Crossroads with the …

Winter Athletics Highlights

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Crossroads Athletics Director Bob Beatrice shares a wrap-up of the basketball season for the Current Girls’ Basketball The Girls’ Basketball team had a very successful winter. The team finished second in the SCAA and advanced to the District semifinal at the end of the season. Coach Mike Pomatto continues to build continuity and family environment in the program and will …

Math Partners Builds Connection Across Grades

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Crossroads has long emphasized our small size as an asset; our students are able to form authentic relationships across grades to model standards of academic achievement, build community, and engage with learning in new ways. Math Partners, where upper school students work with middle school students for extra help or an extra challenge, is an example of how our students …

2019 Middle School Science Fair Awardees

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Congratulations to the following students for their awards in this year’s Middle School Science Fair. Grand Prize: Ronak Mohanty, Soil Liquefaction Category Winners Anatomy and Physiology Trudy Cohen Neuroscience Tre Humphries Earth and Environmental Science Ronak Mohanty Consumer Products Sanai Todd Biology Jackson Turnage Engineering Hobie Wolff Food Science Nick Merlo Physical Science Oliver Floresca Department Awards Mathematics Trudy Cohen …

Meet Matt C: New Faculty Profile

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Matt Cooper came to Crossroads by way of Pittsburgh, Sweden, and decades of teaching at the college and high school level. He weaves his international experiences and love for languages into his AP Literature and 10th grade World Literature 2 classes. “I was called the “Amerikan Lektor” in Sweden, where I lived for three years,” he says. “Their language is …

Meet Nicole: New Staff Profile

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Nicole Burnett’s experiences with Crossroads reach back further than her role as Assistant School Director; she is also a Crossroads parent to Tayah ’22. “What drew me to Crossroads as a parent was the school’s commitment to justice and equity,” she notes. “It also seemed like the teachers truly loved what they did.” Nicole adds that since joining Crossroads, she’s …

Meet Rebecca: New Staff Profile

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As School Director, Rebecca Spears oversees curriculum and instruction, faculty supervision and development, and scheduling for the school. Much of her day is spent interacting with faculty, observing them in the classroom, and talking with students about scheduling and course requirements. Beyond her experience in teaching, administration, education policy, and faculty development, Rebecca has a deep commitment to justice and …

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Meet Chiriga: New Staff Profile

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Chiriga Bogan-Garrett shared her experience joining Crossroads through the din of students coming in and out of the front office, asking for help, dropping off keys, signing out for lunch, and chatting with her about the school’s goings-on. As Crossroads’s receptionist and an administrative assistant, Chiriga’s role includes managing the traffic of students, parents, faculty, and staff in the front …