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Read, Rise, Fly - Thank You Andrew Crawford!

Andrew Crawford, Schenck School parent and nationally known sculptor in metal, wood, and found objects, created and gifted to the School a beautiful landscape sculpture of our mascot, the phoenix. The sculpture was installed last week and proudly stands across from the front office. Students chose the phoenix as the School's mascot in 2011, and it represents their hard work and determination to overcome obstacles.

Andrew received his BFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1993. He has received numerous public and private art commissions from institutions throughout the Southeast, including the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and has participated in solo and group shows at a number of notable galleries and museums. His studio, The Andrew T. Crawford Ironworks, is located on Bowen Street in Northwest Atlanta. We are thrilled to have this incredible work of art that will be part of the campus for years to come.

Registration Deadline for Phoenix Fun

The deadline to sign up for the winter session of Phoenix Fun after school activities is this Friday, November 17. Space is limited - don't miss out! Click here to register. Questions? Contact Director of Student Services Janet Street.

Presale Auction Item - Spring Break Beachfront Home

Wondering how to spend Spring Break? Look no further! For one week only, the Schenck School Auction & Gala will pre-sell a gorgeous beachfront home on Cape San Blas, Florida. The Sea Turtle sleeps nine and offers gorgeous views and private access to the beach! Bidding opens Tuesday, December 5. Details will follow - stay tuned!

Student Photos for the Auction & Gala

Professional photographer and Schenck School parent Nikki Domenichetti will be on campus Tuesday, November 28, and Wednesday, November 29, to take individual photos of students. Your child will have an out-of-uniform day on their assigned photo date. Click here for the schedule.

Portraits will be informal in black and white. The photographer suggests solid colors or "gentle" patterns - try to avoid large logos or images. 5x7 prints and framed prints will be offered for purchase beginning in early December. All sales benefit the 2018 Auction & Gala. Please contact Student Photo Project Chairs Jen Graves and Cynthia Dekel with questions.


Parent Education "Lunch & Learn" - Math Math Math!

Don't miss the Parent Education "Lunch & Learn" on Friday, December 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Fuqua Family Dining Hall. Join us for sandwiches and salads and an informative presentation on the latest math trends and ways you can help your dyslexic child with math. Director of Community Engagement Ellen Hill and other Schenck School experts will present resources and strategies, including how to interpret your child's math scores in their psychological evaluations. Ellen will also share information from Dr. Jo Boaler, an award-winning expert in the field of math education and the author of nine books, two TEDx talks, and numerous research articles. (As a follow up, make sure to see Dr. Boaler's presentation at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School on Thursday, December 14.)

We hope to see you at the "Lunch and Learn!" For more details and to RSVP, click here. Questions? Contact Ellen Hill.