A Letter from the Upper School Director
Dear Upper School Families,
The highlights of this week were our celebrations of Black History Month. While representation and belonging are thoughtfully and intentionally threaded throughout our curriculum and classroom experience, this month gives us an opportunity to engage in reflection around the ways we inject wholeness and joy into the CSG experience. Wednesday we participated in the National African-American Read-In, a groundbreaking effort to encourage communities to read together, centering African-American books and authors. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. Readings were held in the Beaton Library all day long, and students from every division were able to partake in readings that shared the abundant voices and diverse experiences shared in African American literature of every genre. Today we closed the week with an assembly organized by our Beauty of African American Culture Club. The program featured a poster session in which members of BAACC presented on a range of topics including the integration of Black culture into pop culture, Black female jazz artists in the iconic 50’s era, the influence of Black culture on fashion, and singer/actress Eartha Kitt.
Please note that course requests and petitions are due next week on Wednesday 2/28 by 3:30. If you have any questions about the ideal course load for your daughter, the days ahead are a good time to talk it all through to ensure that you and your daughter are aligned in terms of the right amount of challenge and that you have a shared vision for success. If you have questions or concerns, please also reach out to her advisor to discuss.
Reminder: Into the Woods Jr., March 8-9
Save the date for Upper School’s performance of Into the Woods Jr., to be held at 7pm on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. Buy tickets here!
Take care and enjoy the weekend,
Upper School Director
Upper School Information....
Attendance: please notify us at USAttendance@columbusschoolforgirls.org if your daughter will be absent, arriving late, or leaving at any point during the day.
Tuesday, February 20
7:00 PM Girls Varsity Basketball OPEN At Cardington for OHSAA Sectionals Away
Wednesday, February 21
9:00 AM Girls Varsity Diving OPEN OHSAA State Dive Meet @ Canton Away
Thursday, February 22
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Swimming OPEN OHSAA State PreLims in Canton Away
Friday, February 23
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Swimming OPEN OHSAA State Meet in Canton Away
Upper School Director
614-252-0781 (ext. 115)
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Director of College Counseling - Kristin McAndrew (ext. 118)
Dean of Students - Meghan Hattaway (ext. 328)
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Nurse – Jennifer Schiderer (ext. 105)
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