|Beyond Diversity Symposium|
Location: Teel Campus
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Your memories and experiences are part of Severn’s story and your voice helps the School live out its mission. We hope you will join this important conversation and share your insight on how Severn can continue to support, challenge, and prepare our students for a diverse and multi-cultural world.
Candid dialogue on the themes of differences and diversity is critical as we strive to better understand Severn’s past and present. It is only by acknowledging and understanding the individual, cultural, and institutional behaviors that perpetuate discrimination in all of its forms that we can chart a course for our future. s that perpetuate discrimination in all of its forms that we can chart a course for our future.
The Sympposium will be moderated by Caroline Blackwell, National Association of Independent Schools Vice President of Equity and Justice
- MORNING: exploring your Severn recollections and perspectives in relation to equality.
- CATERED LUNCHEON
- AFTERNOON: Small groups will discuss ways to build a stronger commitment to a community that appreciates and takes full advantage of its differences.
|Key School - Severn School College Admission Forum|
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: The Key School
Key School - Severn School College Admission Forum: 3/29
Severn School and The Key School join in inviting students in the 9th, 10th and 11th grades and their parents to attend the 17th annual College Admission Forum. This year the vent is at The Key School's Katharine Hall, from 4-6:00p. Guest panelists are:
- Cindy Singley — Director of University Recruitment • Auburn University, AL
- Gail Sweezey — Director of Admissions • Gettysburg College, PA
- Leigh A. Weisenburger — Dean of Admission and Financial Aid • Bates College, ME
This event is open to the public and free of charge.
|Lower School Grandfriends' Day|
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
LS Grandfriends' Day: 4/3
One of our favorite days is coming up soon! Invitations will be mailed to LS parents and grandfriends this month for the Severn LS Grandfriends' Day, which will take place on Friday, April 3.
Do we have your grandfriend's address? Not sure?
Please send the following no later than Monday 2/23
to Alison Hall
so we can be certain to invite your child's grandparent or grandfriend:
- the name of your grandparent or grandfriend
- his/her/their mailing address
- the name of your student(s)
The Schedule for Friday, April 3
- 7:45a – Shuttle buses from Jones Station Road Park and Ride begin. Shuttle buses will be provided from the Park and Ride at the intersection of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and Jones Station Road. Shuttles will begin running at 7:45am and will continue to run throughout the morning for transportation to and from campus. Parking on campus is not available due to extremely limited space constraints. Please call the School in advance if parking is required on campus for grandparents with special needs.
- 7:45 – 8:30a – Arrival and refreshments
- 8:30a – Welcome to Severn’s Lower School
- 8:45a – Student performance
- 9:30 – 11:00a – Classroom visits, tours and faculty introductions
IMPORTANT NOTATION: If your child(ren) will be leaving school with his/her Grandfriend on April 3, and if that individual is not on the list of adults authorized to pick up your child(ren), you must inform the School of your intent by providing his/her name to Ms. Johnson email@example.com as soon as possible, but no later than 9:00a on April 3.
|Astle Speaker Céline Cousteau|
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2015 Astle Speaker Céline Cousteau
Severn School is delighted to announce that this year's Astle Lecture speaker is Céline Cousteau
, the daughter of ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of legendary explorer and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau.
Cousteau will talk with students during the school day on Tuesday, April 14,
and then address the community at large that evening beginning at 7:30p i
n the Edward St. John Athletic Center. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees must register through the school’s website.
As one of the premier environmental speakers in the industry, Cousteau brings wit, wisdom, and insight, showing all audiences why the Earth and its unique ecosystems deserve every citizen's respect and attention.
Cousteau will tell stories from her many explorations forging her own trail on unique solo expeditions. Sharing her unique personal photographs, she captivates audiences with her incredible voyages into the deep.
|Parent Forum - Understanding Child and Adolescent Anxiety|
Location: Woods Memorial Church
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All Severn parents are invited to attend the next Parent Forum with guest speaker Dr. Gina Santoro: Thursday, April 16 from 8:15—9:15a at Woods Memorial Church, Fellowship Hall. REGISTER NOW
Dr. Santoro will help parents better understand childhood and adolescent anxiety and offer tips and tools to support their children.
Dr. Santoro is a licensed psychologist, as well as a state and nationally certified school psychologist. Having also worked in hospitals and schools, Dr. Santoro currently maintains a private practice in both Ellicott City and Annapolis and spends one day a week in a charter school. The majority of her clients are children and adolescents with anxiety.
Counseling department parent forums typically take a seminar-type format and feature a pre-established topic or presenter. These forums offer parenting tips and tools, educate about developmental norms for children and adolescents, and provide opportunities for parents in our community to connect with one another and with the counselors in all three divisions.
|Severn School Auction - All Bets on Severn|
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Mark your calendar for the evening of Saturday, April 18, for a fun night with a purpose.
All Bets on Severn, the APA’s largest fundraiser of the year, brings together parents, alumni, staff and friends for special night of fun and fundraising. This year’s event is especially significant for our community as it marks the first auction of our Chesapeake and Teel Campuses together as one school. This year’s fabulous event will be held under tent at our Chesapeake Campus.
How can you help?
- Most importantly, plan on attending! Invitations—including an early-bird discounted ticket -- will be mailed later this month and available online through the web site.
- The auction committee is also looking for donations to support the event. A range of items from vacation homes, restaurant gift certificates, and more will be included in the auction. To make a donation or sponsor an event, please click on the following links:
We look forward to seeing you in April!