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Posted by Advancement Office on Friday, February 16, 2018
The Chestnut Hill School’s theme for 2017-2018 school year is Sharing Our Stories. No wonder then, that in honor of Black History Month, CHS welcomed storyteller, Valerie Tutson, to a gathering of the CHS community.     Ms. Tutson has been telling stories in schools, churches, libraries, festivals and conferences for over 20 years. She received a degree in Theater Arts from Brown University, so her stories include song, props, and movement ‘so that the message is felt in one’s bones.’ Her... Read More
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Posted by Advancement Office on Monday, December 18, 2017
CHS Music Instructor, Evan Haller, was featured in the November 16th issue of the Needham Times. Evan performed at the Mitchell Elementary School as they celebrated its first annual “Mitchell Day”. All students, faculty, staff, and parents participated in a sing- and dance-along in the school’s courtyard accompanied by CHS’ own Evan Haller on the guitar.
Posted by Advancement Office on Friday, December 15, 2017
The CHS community gathered together on Monday to enjoy a bowl of soup, learn about a collaborative bowl-making project, celebrate the Kindergarten and Grade 6 learning partners, and support Common Art, a local organization that provides space and materials for artists who are unhoused.  The Art Soup evening opened with a slideshow showcasing the students’ process - from a combined field trip, to collaborative art making activities, to event planning and setup. The community enjoyed a simple... Read More
Posted by Advancement Office on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
CHS School for Music student performing on the violin
From Queen and Maroon 5 to Beethoven and Mozart, CHS School for Music students performed at their Winter Recital this month. From Pre-K to Grade 6, students demonstrated their talents and the hard work necessary to play the violin ,  jam on the drums            or strum the guitar  .A special treat at Wednesday night's performance was Club Glee!, an ensemble of 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders singing Sly and the Family Stone's classic, Dance to the Music. Special thanks to music teachers... Read More
Posted by Advancement Office on Tuesday, October 24, 2017
At CHS 2nd grade teachers weave social studies, art and diversity, equity and inclusion topics all in one lesson! The students have been reading I Look Like a Girl by Sheila Hamanaka. Published in 1999, the book includes rhyming text accompanied by brightly colored illustrations. These pictures show girls “engaging in typical childhood activities, (while) imagining a life as free and wild as a tiger, dolphin, mustang, condor or wolf.” Using this book as inspiration, students discussed the... Read More
Posted by Advancement Office on Monday, October 2, 2017
Rosi and Brian Amador members of Sol y Canto
National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place each year from September 15th through October 15th. This timeframe was chosen because so many Latin American countries celebrate their Independence Day during this time. On Friday, CHS observed National Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting Sol y Canto, an award winning Pan-Latin ensemble. Sol y Canto is known for composing music that appeals to both Spanish and non-Spanish speaking audiences. Their mission is to play music that moves, delights, excites... Read More
Posted by Advancement Office on Thursday, September 28, 2017
Seven Strands of Identity
This week The Chestnut Hill School hosted the Parents Independent School Network (PIN) in a lively and informative discussion on the State of Diversity Education and Enrichment in our Schools. Dr. Carlos Hoyt, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advocate at CHS, invited participants to imagine shifting the discourse on diversity from identity politics silos to a comprehensive, inclusive, and collaborative understanding of social identity, social bias, and social justice. The CHS DEI Curriculum... Read More
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Posted by Advancement Office on Thursday, September 14, 2017
Finding Perfect
Included on the 6th grade summer reading list was Elly Swartz’ debut novel, Finding Perfect. Ms. Swartz visited the 6th grade classrooms this week to talk to students about the writing process, poetry, and her inspiration for the book. Twelve- year-old Molly Nathan, the main character in Finding Perfect, is a very different person at home with her older sister and younger brother than she is with her BFF Hannah. That’s because she has a secret: Molly counts by 4s, sharpens her pencils,... Read More
Posted by Advancement Office on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Tamara Schurdak has officially assumed her role as Head of The Chestnut Hill School, and we are thrilled to have her on board. Tamara and her partner, Anne, arrived in Massachusetts the last week in June. Though they are still unpacking boxes, they are both excited to be in their new home. “My vision of a great school is embodied at CHS,” Tamara shared with the faculty and staff over the gleeful shouts of summer campers. “The mission, with its focus on academic excellence, diversity, and... Read More
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2017
Congratulations to Katie Martin who competed in the 2017 National Spanish Spelling Bee in San Antonio, Texas.  We are very proud of Katie for placing in the top 20 by making it to round three of the Bee.  As one of the four youngest contestants, Katie placed 2nd overall for a non-native Spanish speaking students. Way to go, Katie! You represented CHS with pride!   Click here to read the latest news article on Katie in the Wicked Local West Roxbury.    

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