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2021

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  • Amanda Finigan Named Next Head of Upper School

    Amanda Finigan has been appointed Ellis’ next Upper School Division Head, effective July 1, 2021.
  • Ellis Student Nominated for Student of the Year Program

    Ellis student Rebekah Rapp, Class of 2024, has been nominated for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Students of the Year program. A philanthropic leadership development program, Students of the Year fosters skills such as marketing, fundraising, entrepreneurship, and project management in order to raise funds to fight blood cancers. 
  • Students Honored with Scholastic Art Awards

    Forty Ellis students have been recognized with regional Scholastic Art Awards, winning forty-eight different awards in several categories, including clay, photography, drawing, digital photography, and mixed media. Every year, students in grades 7 to 12 are encouraged to submit their work to the awards which are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious arts and writing recognition program. In March, Ellis’ four Gold Key winners will be considered for national award recognitions. 
  • Students Recognized with Scholastic Writing Awards

    Thirty-six Ellis students have been recognized with regional Scholastic Writing Awards, winning 44 different awards in the Personal Essay & Memoir, Critical Essay, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Short Story, Journalism, and Poetry categories. Every year, students in grades 8 to 12 are encouraged to submit their work to the awards which are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious arts and writing recognition program. In March, Ellis’ seven Gold Key winners will be considered for national award recognitions.
  • Ellis Launches SHAKE THE WORLD Promotional Campaign

    Ellis students don't fit into a box. Their interests are wide-ranging, their skill sets are far-reaching, and their passions are ever-evolving. From pre-kindergarten to grade 12, you’ll find brilliant problem-solvers, community-minded collaborators, ambitious voices, and courageous changemakers filling our classrooms, learning how to shake the world.
  • Cultivating Changemakers at Culture Jam 2021

    On Friday, January 15, high school students gathered virtually for The Ellis’ School’s 17th annual student-led diversity conference, Culture Jam. Led by students in the Student Diversity League (SDL), Culture Jam is the largest and longest-running student-led diversity conference in the region. 
  • Ellis Student Receives National Award for Aspirations in Computing

    Erika Rispoli, Class of 2022, has received a National Center for Women & Informational Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC). Her recognition, a national honorable mention, puts her among the top 400 student awardees in the country. 
  • Ellis Hosts MLK Day Celebration

    Community members celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. together virtually on Monday, January 18.  Denise LaRosa, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, led a Living History program which included performances, a keynote address, and a special presentation by Ellis students. 
  • Students and Faculty Attend NAIS Diversity Conferences

    Ellis students and faculty virtually attended the National Association of Independent Schools Student Diversity Leadership Conference and People of Color Conference in December.
  • Baking Bread in Biology to Learn About Cellular Respiration

    No biology lab? No problem. In place of a traditional lab to learn about cellular respiration, Upper School biology students took matters into their own hands and made bread at home during their final day of remote learning. 
  • Introducing Girl Talk, Ellis’ New Virtual Parenting Series

    Girl Talk is moving from the written word on our blog to the spoken word with our new, free webinar series, Girl Talk: Conversations for Parents. A parent's guide to raising girls who become bold, vibrant changemakers, Girl Talk brings families, educators, and experts to explore issues and ideas related to raising school-aged daughters.
  • Artist Laura Berman Virtually Visits Kindergarten

    One of the perks of virtual learning is that Ellis students have the chance to connect with experts and professionals from across the country—no plane ticket or road trip required. Whether it’s a university professor or a popular journalist, these experiences give girls the opportunity to learn about different careers and professions as they themselves consider what they want to be “when they grow up.” For the Class of 2033, their opportunity came in the form of an artist talk with Laura Berman, a printmaker who often draws inspiration from the natural world, whose work they have been studying.

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