The 7th grade hallway in the Middle School has a different feel this week. Desks and chairs in the humanities and social studies classrooms have been pushed to the side and replaced with immersive exhibits that tell the story of genocides in Cambodia, Armenia, Rwanda, Darfur, and Bosnia.
Carson Calahan '19 has been awarded 2nd place in the Teen Volunteer of the Year Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Atlanta Chapter. He was nominated for the work he has done over the past three years in creating the Golden Goal Soccer Camp for children at Agape Youth and Family Center. In the award announcement, the AFP wrote, " His outstanding volunteer work by launching the replicable Golden Goal Soccer Camp at Agape, displays his commitment to service, community and being a part of the solution in our world." Carson will be honored at a luncheon on November 8, and a donation will be made to Agape in his honor.
The Lovett School was exceptionally well-represented at the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Annual Conference in Atlanta in early November. Fourteen Lovett educators presented, sharing innovation, best practices, and powerful processes with educators from across the state. Four of the presenters will reprise their sessions at the GISA conference in south Georgia later in November.
Honor a performer, crew member or instructor with a "Shout Out" this year! A special message or words of encouragement (25 words or less) will be printed and inserted into the performance program of the respective event.
In early October, approximately 25 Lovett students joined 500 other learners from around the world to explore algorithms, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in a Global Online Academy (GOA) course with the subtitle, “The Invisible Forces that Shape our Lives.”
"As they began the year, students began to understand the idea of collecting data not simply to answer questions, but to provoke more questions, to invite curiosity. Together, students unpacked the “why” behind collecting data and generated a list of potential data collection ideas for the year."
There are typical sustainability advocates, and then there is Ovie Mughelli, a former “battering ram” of the Atlanta Falcons, who created a green comic book superhero whose mission is to save the world from environmental degradation.
Photo III students represented Lovett in the Atlanta Celebrates Photography "Open Exhibition." The exhibition had 27 schools participate this year -which is a record. This year’s judge was Michael James O’Brien Assoc. Chair of Photography SCAD Atlanta.
Two Lovett photographers won awards!!
Best Use of Black & White Emma Mayfield The Lovett School
What do visual art, orchestra, and engineering have to do with each other? Quite a lot if you are a third grade orchestra student at Lovett! Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s guitar sculptures, the 29 students enrolled in third grade orchestra designed and built their own instrument sculptures. They then took it a few steps further, composing, performing, and recording their own short pieces inspired by their art, and then wiring and soldering the recording and playback device inside the sculptures for the listening pleasure of the viewer.
This fall, the University of Georgia welcomed 20 of the top students from around the nation into its incoming class for 2018-2019 through the Foundation Fellowship, the highest academic scholarship the university awards.
Throughout the year, the SAAB (Student Athlete Advisory Board) will be working with Our House through fellowship with kids in their daycare services, cooking meals for families who are sheltered at the Atlanta location, and in any other capacity that they would like help.
Their first initiative for Our House is to organize a donation drive that concludes the on 10/4 at both softball and volleyball home games.
"The reason why I was inspired to organize this walkout is because I have a renewed sense of optimism as a result of the youth activism that has resulted from the Parkland shootings," says Dylan Shapiro, who organized the protest.
Elizabeth Grant’s first reaction to being at the Great Barrier Reef was fear. “Just the idea of swimming in the open ocean freaked me out,” she said. “But once I was on top of the reef, it was absolutely breathtaking. It had been on my bucket list forever. Now, I can check it off.”
Seventh graders kicked off a six-day sustainability design challenge: an immersive, interdisciplinary, collaborative experience that revolved around the three spheres of sustainability: environmental, economic, and social.
Students explored sustainability, via Instagram, through three lenses: social, economic, and environmental, considering what sustainability means on campus and in their personal lives. The lesson is documented on Instagram @LionScienceMS.
"Ms. Mack got us some cool new glazes with crystals to go on our pots," he said. "Because of an error, our class found out that if you mixed clear glaze with the new crystal glaze, it created a really pretty effect."
Karey has taught digital photography for Global Online Academy since 2016. She states that it has helped all of her students broaden their network; her Lovett students and GOA students share sample work across classes and time zones.