On the first day of remote learning, Upper School students enrolled in the Senior Capstone Global Public Health worked in pairs to find the same COVID-19 data points on assigned countries: Italy, China, USA, Spain, Germany, France, South Korea and Iran. The students entered their findings into a template enabling quick comparison and simplified data sharing among the 8 countries.
Edward Ayers, the Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities at the University of Richmond, where he is President Emeritus, spoke this morning to Collegiate School seniors in The River City Capstone and juniors in American History classes.
Welcome, Folks. Please join me as we honor our latest class of Unsung Seniors, a group of five Collegiate athletes, nominated by their coaches, who represented their respective teams with distinction but often out of the spotlight during the winter of 2019-2020.
Collegiate 2nd Grade French students in Linda Combs’ class received a visit from Laurel Maughan’s Upper School AP French students. The Upper School students prepared books about the environment and what everyone can do to save the planet. “They had obviously worked very hard and my young students listened and learned,” Mrs. Combs said.
Kindergartners in Kim Hines’ class had a paint party and created “Be Kind” signs with Richmond resident Gini Bonnell, who makes the signs and distributes them to schools, local businesses and individuals.
The Cougar Savings Club was opened for business February 21 in the Lower School. Collegiate 4th Graders fun the bank and assist younger students with opening new accounts or making deposits into existing accounts.
Visitors from our partner school in Mexico, Colegio Carol Baur, made an impact across campus. At a Middle School assembly, the 11 Carol Baur students gave a special presentation about their school and country, and performed a traditional dance.
For the 13th year, Collegiate welcomed 11 students and their teachers from Colegio Carol Baur, our partner school in Mexico, to experience life in the Middle School. In addition, nine Middle School students from our partner school, St. Denis International School, in Loches, France, spend three weeks on campus in February. While at Collegiate, our visitors attend classes, sports practices and events with their Middle School hosts.
With a strong showing across all event groups, Collegiate’s boys track team won the 2020 VISAA indoor championship in competition among 24 schools today in the Bolling Fieldhouse on the campus of St. Christopher’s School.
During the second of three Book Gatherings in the Lower School this year, the focus was on love and kindness. Collegiate librarian Kate Featherson read “The Proudest Blue” about a young girl’s first day of wearing a hijab to school.
The February Middle School Entrepreneur Market had a friendship theme and student entrepreneurs sold crafts such as fluffy slime, friendship bracelets, scented Play-Doh and lots of sweet treats for Valentine’s Day.
Collegiate students in Dr. Linda Rouse’s African American Literature class and Pam Sutherland's Honors Art class took a field trip down Monument Ave to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. They started at Stuart Circle, where they discussed the J.E.B. Stuart monument, what they learned about Monument Ave, and experienced the space and the place.
Every day in Middle School, English teacher Wendi Moss seeks to help students better understand the world around them, through the literature and lessons they learn in her classroom and through the vision she executes as Coordinator of Collegiate School's Envision Richmond 8th Grade Capstone. Listen in as she shares how her life's journey led her to a beloved opportunity to teach and transform young lives. Click here to listen to the TORCH TALK PODCAST.
With a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a true commitment to serving their community, Collegiate 3rd Graders held their second market day of the school year, Cougars Care for a Cause. Students created businesses, developed products and advertised to consumers for this market day.
Upper School Chinese teacher Zhangyi Shi and four students volunteered at the VMFA’s ChinaFest Family Day. The students, Mac Hester, Davis Messer, Anna Wu and Emilie Yang, taught museumgoers to read and write Chinese, make crafts and use chopsticks.
Upper School art teacher Mary Arzt this afternoon introduced Collegiate alum Pieter Schoolwerth ’89, her former student, in the Craigie Boardroom, where he walked students, faculty, alums and other guests through his journey as a painter, filmmaker and musician.
The Cougar Shoe Store opened for business this morning in Centennial Hall, a collaboration between Collegiate School Kindergartners in Beth Anne Shelly’s and Elizabeth Andrews' classes to create a shoe store to learn about economics and empathy.
The large headwear worn by Collegiate School 2nd Graders marching around the Upper and Middle Schools this morning could mean only one thing: The States Fair performance was happening in Oates Theater to celebrate the "Fifty Nifty" United States.
Collegiate students in the International Emerging Leaders – Asia senior Capstone class this morning welcomed a group of Chinese students enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University through a partnership with VCU’s Global Education Office.
Collegiate School has selected a veteran independent school administrator and educator to serve as its Associate Head of School for Admission and Enrollment Management. Scott Smith will begin his tenure at Collegiate on July 1, 2020, after a lengthy stint at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida.
Evan Justice was lounging on the couch in his parents’ den watching television and enjoying a rare bit of down time when he received the call for which he’d been waiting, if not his entire life, then a good portion of it.
Collegiate School 4th Graders this morning continued working on their yearlong, grade-level Capstone experience, Envision Collegiate, which focuses on sustainability and the driving question, How might we improve the sustainability of Collegiate's campus by 2028?
Collegiate School’s Seventh Annual Chinese New Year Celebration opened in dramatic fashion this evening with a shadow puppet show performed by all 2nd Grade Chinese language students on the Oates Theater stage.
Collegiate 5th Graders Essam Shah and Hunt Brabrand earned second place in the Middle School division of the Stock Market Game, a comprehensive economics and personal finance education program for Grades 4-12 run regionally by the Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Economic Education in the School of Business.
Collegiate students in the River City senior Capstone course visited Bosher’s Dam, where Alan Weaver from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries described sustainability efforts on the James River including the fish ladder, which provides fish access to more than 300 miles of traditional spawning grounds.
Collegiate Upper School students in the Ramps Access Made Possible by Students (RAMPS) club spent a frigid Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day building a wheelchair-accessible ramp for a Richmond-area community member. Started in 2005, RAMPS raises funds to purchase modular metal ramps that are installed at the homes of wheelchair-bound individuals. To date, club members have built more than 100 ramps.
A group of our Upper Schoolers and four faculty members enjoyed participating in the Virginia Diversity Network’s MLK Jr. Symposium today at Episcopal High School in Northern Virginia. It was a meaningful way to spend the holiday.
Students in Collegiate’s International Emerging Leaders - Asia senior Capstone class chatted via Skype this week with 2019 University of Richmond graduate Matthew Mccooey, an operations manager at Ping An Cloud Accelerator, based in Shenzhen, China.
In the Lower School, Kindergartners had a chance to visit the Cougar Savings Club. Collegiate 4th Graders ran the bank and assisted the young Cougars as they opened new accounts or deposited funds into existing accounts.
Collegiate 4th Graders in Jessica Catoggio’s class led the Lower School Town Meeting to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. on the date of his birth. The students shared information about Dr. King’s life and purpose, and how he changed American history with his words and actions.
Collegiate's Athletic Department is leveraging a modern and convenient way to display rosters that will also cut down on paper waste, save trees and reduce carbon emissions. Look for these yellow posters at athletic events to access team rosters via QR code. The codes can be scanned with a smartphone camera. It is so easy, you do not need an app. Varsity home and opposing rosters will be linked to the code the day of the event.
Collegiate’s Upper School robotics team, Torch 5804, gathered for the season kickoff on January 4. Nearly 50 students, parents and mentors were on hand for the webcast reveal of the details for the FIRST Robotics game, themed "Infinite Recharge."