Events for families who are considering Gordon
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Get to Know You Monday!
Monday, May 10th, 9-10 am
Please join us at our next Get to Know You Monday, where you can get all of your questions about Gordon answered directly from members of our administration and faculty. This will be one of the few remaining opportunities to meet faculty before the end of the school year, so we encourage you to register soon!
Come Play: At Home!
We can’t host our annual Come Play event on campus this year, but there’s no reason why we couldn’t bring the fun to your home! Our talented Early Childhood faculty have created a sampling of joyful online lessons that can be completed in twenty minutes or less. This is a great way to preview the Early Childhood learning experience at Gordon. You can find these lessons at www.gordonschool.org/comeplay
Explore our campus
You’re welcome to explore our campus on the weekends and walk the Gator Path around the school. Use your smartphone on the QR codes along the path to watch videos that feature faculty and students, as well as highlights of our academic program.
Faces in the Hallway
Would you like to meet some of the dedicated faculty and staff who make the Gordon School such a special place? You can check out our new video series, Faces in the Hallway, here.
In case you missed it
Race in the USA: the remix, sides A & B
A two-part workshop led by Luke Anderson of Gordon’s eighth grade team
Lessons from Gordon's classrooms to help parents talk about race
Tuesday, January 12th and Wednesday, March 31st
Gordon's 2020-2021 parent dialogue series on antiracist education included Race in the USA: The Remix, a two-part workshop led by Luke Anderson, eighth grade humanities teacher. In the workshop, Mr. Anderson used lessons on Black experience in America, drawn from Gordon's eighth grade curriculum, to help parents think about how to talk with children about race. The workshops drew over one hundred and fifty participants, full of parents, faculty and friends of Gordon, but also community newcomers from as far away as Portland Maine and Baltimore, Maryland.
You can watch the recordings of both workshops here.
The November conversation with Dr. Howard Stevenson is online at www.gordonschool.org/parentdialogues along with recordings of other events in this year's series of parent dialogues. This year, Gordon's parent dialogue series focuses on antiracist education, and many of the events are open to the public.
The Honorable John James McConnell Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for Rhode Island joined Head of School Dr. Noni Thomas López for a virtual coffee on January 22nd to discuss leadership, the national and local justice system and where we are in history today. The parent of three Gordon alumni, Chief Judge McConnell continues to volunteer with the seventh grade team, working with students during their study of the judiciary branch of the US government. You can find the recording of the event here: www.gordonschool.org/coffees
On Wednesday, March 10th, Dr. Jen Friedman, professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at Brown University, and Gordon's psychologist Dr. Judith Gnys led a conversation on caring for our families, mentally and physically, as this pandemic reached the twelve-month mark.
Recent roundtable discussions
We recently hosted two engaging roundtable discussions about our curriculum and community:
The arts are for everyone
Arts faculty discussed how music, dance, theater, and visual art are an essential part of a Gordon education at every grade level.
For families that identify as LGBTQ+
Members of our faculty and leadership shared the ways in which Gordon affirms identity and supports all families.
For families of Early Childhood, Lower School, and Middle School Students
Members of our faculty and leadership discussed with families how each of our divisions support courageous learning and compassionate leadership, regardless of age.
For families of students of color
Gordon faculty, parents and alumni hosted a rich conversation and Q&A about how students of color and their families are supported in the Gordon community.
If you'd like more information about these topics, please contact us at email@example.com.
Virtual Open House
Please check out the recording of our fall Open House and get to meet some of our amazing students, parents, faculty and leadership!