A Letter from the Upper School Director
Dear Upper School Families,
Today marked the end of our first semester of classes, and we are ready for exam season and then what I hope is a relaxing break for our community. Monday is our Reading Day, during which each core academic class will do some final review and exam prep. We expect all students to attend Reading Day; please follow normal protocols for any absences, late arrivals, or early dismissals. Reading Day also features an extended break during which each Form will enjoy a class party to celebrate the coming holiday break and all the great work they’ve put into what’s been a fun and vibrant fall semester. Each day throughout the year, it’s been a joy to see the girls challenge themselves in the classrooms and beyond. Whether on the fields and courts, on the concert or theater stage or through off campus programs, CSG students have been pushing themselves to learn and connect and grow, and our talented and caring faculty have relished their role in supporting and challenging them in their journeys.
Exams are a great opportunity for our students to synthesize their learning through the semester. Upper school exams will take place Tuesday through Thursday next week. Morning exams run from 8:30-10:30 (8:30-11:30 extended time) and afternoon exams from 12:00-2:00 (12:30-3:30 extended time). Students are dismissed upon completion of their exams each day. On Thursday, most students will only have a morning exam from 8:30-10:30.
The entire upper school community is looking forward to our annual Holiday Dinner on Thursday evening, during which we celebrate the Senior Class of 2024. All upper school students are expected to attend. The event takes place at 6:30 pm at the Hilton Downtown.
Please note that CSG will be closed from Monday, December 18 through Tuesday, January 2 for Holiday Break, and classes will start at 10am on Wednesday, January 3. I hope the weeks ahead are filled with quality time with your daughters, and we look forward to welcoming them back to campus in the new year.
From the Center for Girls’ and Young Women’s Leadership:
On the afternoon of Saturday, April 13th, the Center for Girls’ and Young Women’s Leadership will host a Student Jubilee, an opportunity for CSG students to have their own booth to sell a product or service. This will be part of the Center’s day-long celebration Investing in Women 2024.
Next week, students interested in participating in the Jubilee will receive a brainstorming packet to develop their ideas over Winter Break. Please be sure to mark these important dates on your calendar:
-January 10, 2024: Google form released to sign up for a Jubilee booth
-February 2, 2024: Student workshop on Jubilee preparation
-March 13, 2024: Google form commitment due for Student Jubilee
-April 5, 2024: Student Meeting for Final Jubilee Preparation
-April 13, 2024: Student Jubilee
Please reach out to Emily Krichbaum, Director of the Center for Girls' and Young Women's Leadership, or Kamaya Prince Thompson, Assistant Head of School with any questions.
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.
Monday, December 11
5:00 PM Girls 7th Grade Basketball Buckeye Valley MS Home
6:00 PM Girls 8th Grade Basketball Buckeye Valley MS Home
Tuesday, December 12
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Horizon Science Acad.(Columbus) Home
6:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball Horizon Science Acad.(Columbus) Home
Thursday, December 14
5:30 PM Girls 7th Grade Basketball Columbus Academy Away
6:30 PM Girls 8th Grade Basketball Columbus Academy Away
Friday, December 15
4:15 PM Girls Varsity Diving Granville Schools Home
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Columbus Academy Away
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Swimming Granville Schools Plus St. Charles Home
6:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball Columbus Academy Away
Saturday, December 16
1:30 PM Girls Middle School Swimming Columbus Academy Plus Delaware Away
Upper School Director
614-252-0781 (ext. 115)
- Form IX Dean: Megan Smeeding
- Form X Dean: Steven Lewis, PhD
- Form XI Dean: Kristin Tremper, PhD
- Form XII Dean: Kevin Sweeney, PhD
US/MS Counselor – Brittany Harrison (ext. 123)
Director of College Counseling - Kristin McAndrew (ext. 118)
Dean of Students - Meghan Hattaway (ext. 328)
Learning Specialist – Serena Lett (ext. 174)
Nurse – Jennifer Schiderer (ext. 105)
Director of Libraries – Corey Baker (ext. 129)
Upper School Administrative Assistant
614-252-0781 (ext. 116)
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