Weekly Update - May 19, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Please see the following information for end-of-year programming:
- The PYC Picnic is scheduled for 11:15am, Friday, May 26 and all PYC parents are invited to attend. We will come together in the Courtyard next to the PYC to enjoy lunch together. Parents and caretakers should plan to bring lunch and seating (blanket, chairs) for themselves and their child. Dismissal will follow the event, which concludes at 12:15pm.
- The Lower School Day Program is scheduled for Friday, May 26 at 10am. A reception will be held for the Form V students following the program in the Spirit Courtyard. Dismissal for summer will immediately follow the program at 11:00am. Forms I-IV families can pick up their daughter in their homerooms. All Lower School families are invited to attend. Families should enter through the Main Entrance.
- The Middle School Celebration is scheduled for 2:00pm Friday, May 26 in the Crane Gym. All Middle School families are invited to attend. A reception will follow the program in the Spirit Courtyard. Students will be dismissed for summer after the program. Families should enter through the Main Entrance.
OWL cameras for sale
During the pandemic, CSG bought OWL cameras to facilitate hybrid learning. At this point, we have a number of cameras that we no longer need and would be happy to offer to the CSG community for $200 a piece. If you are interested, please email IT at email@example.com. Discounts for a large volume order would be considered!
CSG welcomes new families with Ice Cream Social
On Monday, our Admissions Department along with some faculty and staff members welcomed our newest families to our community with an Ice Cream Social. This annual tradition is always a fun way for our newest Unicorns and their families to meet other new families and get to know teachers and staff. The weather was great, and we enjoyed a sunshine-filled afternoon. Thanks to all who came out to make the event possible!
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.
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.
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Seniors prepare for Senior May Program Symposium
The Class of 2023 is busy finishing up their projects for the Senior May Program. Their hard work will be showcased at our annual Senior May Program Symposium, to be held on Wednesday, May 31 at 8:30am in the AJS Theater for senior students' parents and guardians. This special event will include an overview of our students' projects as well as presentations from a small selection of students. The symposium will end with a 'gold' mocktail toast for Seniors and their parents and guardians.
Annahita Riazi '23 earns 3rd place in Congressional Art Competition
Annahita Riazi '23 earned a 3rd Place award and $150 in the Congressional Art Competition for her painting, "Topkapi Palace, Turkey." A reception and awards ceremony was held for all participants Friday, May 12 at the Columbus Museum of Art. Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Students submit entries to their representative's office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC.
Power of the Pen team competes at State Tournament
CSG's Power of the Pen team was cheered on yesterday as they departed for the State Tournament, held May 18-19 at Ashland University. Power of the Pen is Ohio's interscholastic creative writing program for middle school students, and participating CSG students include Simone Dean '28, Lucia Furci '28, Paloma Sanchez '28, Ella Armstrong '27, Sydney Poindexter '27, and Julia Paini '27.
Form VI students receive White Coats in Made for Medicine program
Sydney Anosike '29 and Jacksyn Powell '29 received their White Coats in a ceremony on Monday, May 15 for Made for Medicine, a program that gives African American and Black students the tools, resources, and mentors to pursue medical school. Sydney and Jacksyn have finished Phase 1 of the program and now, having received their White Coats, will enter Phase 2. The students had to complete essays and receive teacher referrals as part of the application process for this program. They are two of 16 in their cohort.
Form II students visit Slate Run Historical Farm
Form II students on Wednesday, May 17 visited Slate Run Historical Farm to expand upon their social studies curriculum. Throughout the school year, they have studied what life was like long ago, and how inventions and innovations have changed our daily lives. They are also finishing up the children's novel, Charlotte's Web. The trip to the farm was the perfect way to wrap up the year!
Form IV students visit Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Form IV students on Tuesday visited Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, which features earthworks and burial mounds from the Hopewell culture in six separate locations in Ross County. Form IV visited the location called "Mound City Group" because of its earthen wall surrounding numerous mounds. Students explored the mounds, situated along the Scioto River in Chillicothe, and toured the museum, which houses artifacts that archaeologists found within these mounds when they excavated them. To round out the day, the students enjoyed investigating touch tables with prehistoric artifact replicas as well as various animal furs and their scat. The students also created a mural inspired by a piece of Hopewell fabric that was discovered during excavation. Form IV learned about the Hopewell culture as part of their Social Studies program, which includes curricula based around the five primary cultures that existed during Ohio's prehistoric times.
Form VII students plant in Learning Garden
Earlier today, Form VII students in their Health class planted a variety of vegetables and other plants in the new Learning Garden, which was installed last week. The students planted warm season crops along with flowers that pair well with them. The Learning Garden will be used next school year by Middle School health classes in combination with science curricula. To learn more about the garden, read our blog post.
Lower School Art Volunteers
The Lower School Art Department is looking for volunteers for the Lower School Art Room for the 2023-2024 school year. This fun and creative opportunity has flexible hours and uses multiple volunteers to assist with classroom projects, prepare materials for class, and assist with mounting/hanging artwork. If you are interested in helping out throughout the year next year in the Lower School Art Room, please contact Abigail Blosser, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 614.378.2808 to learn more about the position. We look forward to hearing from you!