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"Mr. Evan" drops new album

Evan Haller, known around the CHS community as “Mr. Evan,” just released his third album titled "It's Me, Evan!" in February.  Created for children and adults alike, the album features songs like “The Truck Song” and “Funky Monkey.” Gus Lamb ‘11, who has been producing, editing, and directing videos for songs, collaborated with Mr. Evan on the album.  Art teacher Justine Curran, also a CHS camp alumna, created the artwork for the album cover.

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Group of fourteen teachers facing the camera

The teaching intern program at The Chestnut Hill School has been in existence since the 1970’s, but many people in the community do not have a clear understanding of all that the program brings to the school.  Originally conceived as a way to make sure that CHS always had a pipeline of new teachers, the program has become something that not only gives aspiring teachers an opportunity to learn from veteran teachers, but also sets CHS apart from other schools.

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Group of grade 5 students sitting on the floor; teacher smiles and looks at whiteboard

What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Social and emotional learning, as defined by CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning), is the process through which children and adults develop the skills and attitudes necessary to understand and manage life tasks such as cognitive learning, forming relationships, and adapting to the demands of growing up in today’s complex society.

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a fifth grade girl solving a math problem using a white board

At CHS, our goal is for our students to grow into intellectually skilled, empathetic, self-empowered young learners. To fulfill our mission, the Academic Dean and the Learning Support Team adapted W.I.N. (What I Need) blocks, used frequently in middle and high schools, as an opportunity to provide differentiated support for our students.

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“Dear Dr. King…”

Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. loved to ride his bicycle and eat ice cream as a young boy? Or that he enjoyed dancing every now and again?

Those are just a few of the facts that second graders learned about the civil rights hero during their library intensive with Ms. Piper this semester.

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