Throughout the school year, teachers will meet and work through small, digestible, doable skills in small groups based on shared Responsive Classroom goals. Sitting in a cozy circle, much like students experience in Morning Meeting and Harkness discussions, faculty have the opportunity to be seen and heard, as well as ask questions and share successes. The therapeutic nature of such an environment leaves teachers empowered to go back to their classrooms invigorated and with new ideas to try.
Music. Art. Family. Friends. High School students had the chance to hear from Heysel De Aquino and Alejandro Riviera as a part of their study of Hispanic Heritage Month. Alejandro and Heyzel shared their Hispanic roots through their family stories and heritage. They also offered local restaurants for students to visit to immerse themselves in Latino culture.
It was a beautiful day at The Golf Club of Tennessee on Monday, September 12, when 30 teams faced off in the annual Robert Inman Tiger Classic, named after a legendary Ensworth coach and P.E. teacher. Monies raised through the tournament benefit the Robert Inman Endowed Financial Aid Fund, and more than $300K has been raised for the fund to date. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all of our sponsors and participants!
Students are matched with their college counselor at the beginning of freshman year and stay with the same counselor throughout their high school career. Seven seniors share their experience with the program and how it helped them find the right college fit.
Ensworth’s Capstone Program gives students the opportunity to engage in an extensive exploration of a passion or interest that is above and beyond academic courses and extracurricular involvements—though it is often the product of weaving multiple inspirations into one.
Retired Sgt. Victor W. Butler, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, is turning 100. After a long life, he feels grateful for what he has and says he does not need any presents, just birthday cards. The May and Royse classes granted him his wish.
World Languages are an integral part of Ensworth’s curriculum. Beyond the basics of studying phonetics and grammar, integration and examination of cultural norms and traditions have been key. Chinese was established at Ensworth in 2006.
We touched base with Parent Education Chair Shanna Belott and Parent Education Chair-Elect Julie Dretler to learn a little bit about them and why they are particularly excited about the upcoming event with Jessica Lahey, “The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence.” The program is hosted by the Ensworth Parent Association in partnership with other area schools.