The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts was decked out in shades of Ellis green and white on Thursday, May 25 for beloved Head of School Robin Newham’s retirement party. The soiree was thrown in honor of Mrs. Newham’s 36 years of service and dedication to the School and in celebration of her well-deserved “big break” and transition into her next starring role as full-time grandma.
Upper School students partnered with local clients, the Humane Animal Rescue and the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, for their final community-based project in the elective, Introduction to Engineering Design. The course exposed students to major concepts encountered in university engineering classes and developed students’ problem-solving and research skills in the face of real-world challenges and clients.
At the Upper School Closing and Awards Assembly on Tuesday, June 6, The Ellis School granted members of the senior class with individual awards honoring their outstanding academic achievements, sportsmanship, and service to the community. Ellis congratulates each of these members from the Class of 2017 on their commitment to excellence.
The Ellis School honored grade 8 students at the 2017 Middle School Closing Assembly on Tuesday, June 6. Awardees from the Class of 2021 have shown a commitment to the highest ideals of scholarship, sportsmanship, and service throughout their time in the Middle School in specific subject areas.
Five members of the Class of 2018 and one member of the Class of 2019 received Book Prizes and Underclassmen Awards at the Upper School Closing Assembly on Tuesday, June 6. Students who show exceptional promise and character in academics, arts, community service, and extracurricular activities are considered for underclassmen awards. Book Prizes are awarded by each college’s alumni association and Underclassmen Awards are voted on and selected by Ellis faculty.