Weekly Update - May 12, 2023
My BackPack Password Security Enhancement
Beginning July 15, to strengthen the security of personal data, all My BackPack users will need to reset their passwords in accordance with new password requirements. You can log in and click "Forgot Your Password" to create a new password that contains the following:
- 13 characters long (no more, no less)
- 1 uppercase letter
- 1 lowercase letter
- 1 number
- 1 special character (#,$ &, etc)
If you have issues resetting your password after this update on July 15, please email email@example.com for assistance.
Anastasia Staten '98 to speak at CSG Commencement Ceremony
We're excited to share that Anastasia Staten '98 will speak at CSG's Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, June 1 from 2:00 to 3:00pm on our main campus. As the Executive Director of the ESA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the video game industry, which provides educational experiences in game-making arts and technology for underserved college-aged students, Staten helps provide young people with access to opportunities and resources they might not otherwise have. To learn more about Anastasia, view our blog post. Attendance for Commencement is limited to the families of students in Forms VI, IX, X, XI, the Class of 2023, and Faculty and Staff. You are invited to join us live at this link.
Soul Food Fest slated for next Friday, May 19
We're looking forward to our Soul Food Fest, to be held Friday, May 19 from 5:00 to 7:00pm on our main campus. Organized by our Beauty of African American Culture Club, festivities will include a catered soul food dinner, music, and games. This year's fundraising recipient is the nonprofit United Negro College Fund, which funds scholarships for Black students. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children up to 10 years old and can be purchased here.
CSG to celebrate retirees Friday, June 2
We invite you to join us in celebrating the retirements of three long-time CSG faculty members: 5/6 Teacher Devra Hiller, World Languages Department Chair Bill Miller, and Upper School English Teacher Patricia Miranda. Please join us Friday, June 2 from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the Alumnae Living Room for a gathering, and make sure to RSVP here. Notes may be mailed (or emailed) to the attention of Elise Skaggs at Columbus School for Girls, 65 S. Drexel Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209 and should be addressed to the recipient; we will share these well wishes with our retirees at the celebration on June 2. We hope to see you there!
Summer at CSG
There is still time to register for summer classes at CSG. CSG Sports Academy will begin mid-June and will be open to rising 3rd to 8th grade girls at CSG and the greater community. Sports will include soccer, field hockey, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and lacrosse. Academic offerings for Middle and Upper School students will feature mathematics, language arts, writing, computer science, and more. You can register for classes here. To learn more about additional offerings from HER Academy and IDEAS Camp, please click here.
Learning. Leading. Connecting.
Learning Garden installed in the Spirit Courtyard
On Wednesday a Learning Garden was installed in the Spirit Courtyard. While the Middle School will initially use the Learning Garden, in the future, the hope is to expand its application to all divisions in the school. We are grateful to the anonymous donor whose generosity made the installation of the garden possible. To learn more about the garden, you can view our blog article.
Form VIII students participate in "Restaurant Wars"
This past week, Form VIII students used their Spanish and creative thinking skills to create original restaurants using new and old vocabulary words. They created a website that included a detailed menu and the history of their restaurants, presenting their websites to classmates in Spanish. Students also prepared food from their menus and created a trifold representing their restaurant's storefront. They spoke in Spanish for the entire presentation, answering questions about their food, menus, and bios from other Middle School students and teachers.
Lower School students perform concert
The CSG Music Department presented the LS Spring Concert to a packed audience on Thursday evening in the Unicorn Theater. The concert featured Form III Strings, Forms IV and V Band and Strings, and Forms IV and V Choirs. Highlights of the concert included symphony selections in Form IV, a flute trio in Form V, and musical theater selections from Annie and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown.
Form II teaches Form I coding
Earlier this week, Form II students had the opportunity to show Form I students the basics of Scratch, a block-based visual programming language for kids. Form II students wrote down the most important pieces of information they would need to communicate and then discussed their ideas in groups of three. Finally, the group came together as a class to develop a lesson plan for the Form I students. The older students were excited to teach the younger ones, and the project was a powerful example of the benefits of peer teaching.
Parents' Association Vice President Position
The Parents' Association is looking for a volunteer to fill the Vice President position for the 2023-2024 school year and to prepare to be the 2024-2025 President. Please contact Mona Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.378.2808 to learn more about the position. We look forward to hearing from you!