China/Tibet Trip 2017

Jason HeissererUncategorized

I would like to take your student on a trip to China and Tibet in 2017! I will be hosting an informational meeting on Thursday, November 12th at 6pm in room 22 at Crossroads for parents and students who are interested in learning more about the trip. If you are at all interested in the trip, please plan to attend …

Diversity and Inclusivity

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Friends, Last week in the Leadership for Equity class I teach, the students, all public school teachers, were interested in the difference between diversity and inclusivity. This prompted a great deal of thinking on my part since then, particularly as both relate to Crossroads. Frankly, we are already diverse in many ways that are visible and invisible. We are already …

2015-2016 School Handbook

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An updated version of our School Handbook has been posted to Edline and can be found here. The major change is to our expectation regarding use of “Electronic Devices”, which can be found on page 31. We expect students to continue using their electronic devices in ways that do not distract from the learning environment. Additionally, we have clarified the …

Modern Global Issues Guest Speaker

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Last Thursday, reporter and documentary photographer Sarah Weiser visited the Modern Global Issues class to discuss her work with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and her coverage of population growth in India. Sarah writes for Retro Report, which is distributed by theNew York Times, and the story she discussed with students can be found on their website.

Mastery Learning Proposals

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Now inviting mastery learning proposals for Spring 2016. The Mastery Learning program is open to Upper School students and is designed to provide an opportunity to execute a project that falls outside the boundaries of typical high school courses.  For example, a student could choose to write a children’s book in French, research why people do or don’t vote, or …