by Sara Sturdevant, Chair, Visual Art Department
On November 14, 2013 Ellis Middle and Upper school students and faculty celebrated a day of looking and making inspired by the Carnegie International, a long-standing exhibition of international art shown at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
As part of its ongoing strategic effort to equip faculty and students with innovative practices and technology to make girls active agents of their own learning, The Ellis School sent eight teachers and three Upper School students to the Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC 2013) last week. Teachers from all divisions and disciplines attended as part of the School's commitment to bringing innovation, design thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving to every grade level and subject area. Dr. Palmieri and the three student members of the Ellis student Geek Squad also presented at the conference about how to launch student-led tech initiatives.
Who says that arguing and being dramatic are always bad things? Ellis's newly-formed Speech and Debate Team competed for the first time on Saturday, November 18 when its 12 team members tested their critical thinking skills and powers of persuasion at the Upper St. Clair Novice Tournament. Ellis sophomores Isabel Brook and Sanjana Adurty's Public Forum Debate team did exceptionally well, taking sixth place out of approximately 50 teams. Just imagine what these girls will do as they continue to grow and develop as a team.
Ellis faculty member Dr. Susan Corbesero, who teaches history and the popular Gender & Power course at the Upper School, will serve as a panelist at the November 22, 2013 screening of the new film Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
. The screening takes place at 7:00 p.m. in Chatham University's Eddy Theater. The panel discussion follows. Both the film and the panel are free and open to the public.