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Fay Magazine: Fall-Winter 2019

Being Our Best Selves - Exploring Identity

Read about how this year's schoolwide theme, "Being Our Best Selves," has prompted a deeper exploration of identity in all three divisions, and get the latest news on how creative problem solving has become an integral part of the curriculum at every grade level. 

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List of 16 news stories.

  • Head's Notebook - Being Our Best Selves

    Adapted from Rob’s remarks at this fall’s Parents’ Weekend
  • This Is Me

    Who am I, and what role do I play in my community? Students explored these central questions of identity as we launched this year’s schoolwide theme, Being Our Best Selves.
  • Sculpting the Future: Jay Coogan '64

    From the restoration of the Mayflower to the America’s Cup, Jay Coogan can claim a role in 400 years’ worth of boat design.
  • Style & Substance: Alex Rosenwald '01

    As Design Director for Per Se by Carlisle, Alex Rosenwald influences all aspects of the brand’s collection.
  • The Most Important Skill

    Research tells us that creative problem solving will be the number-one skill for success in the workplace of the future. Here’s a look at how Fay teaches creative problem solving—and why it matters.
  • Primary School Update: Build With Me

    Building isn’t “just” building when Primary School students apply the principles of creativity and design.
  • Learning History from the Inside Out

    Experiential learning in the Lower School curriculum puts creative problem solving in an historical context.
  • A Method to the Math

    Creative problem solving in Upper School math classes turns the traditional class format on its head.
  • Summer School

    Each summer, Fay’s Curriculum Innovation Grants provide funding for Fay teachers to make changes and improvements to the academic program. This year was no exception.
  • Exploring Problems, Finding Solutions

    Service learning was an immersive experience for our Upper Schoolers this fall, as seventh and eighth graders addressed real-world issues and explored how their hard work, creativity, and desire to make a difference can have a positive impact.
  • Are You Ready for the Weekend?

    If there’s anything the weekends aren’t at Fay, it’s dull!
  • Flag Football Takes Off at Fay

    Lower School football players jettisoned the helmets and pads this fall in favor of flag football belts as 5-6 flag football made its Fay athletics debut.
  • Fay Athletics Celebrates a Successful Fall Season

    It was a successful fall season for Fay athletics, which fielded 15 teams over five sports for grades 5-9.
  • Fay Traditions: The Power of Public Speaking

    Public speaking at Fay leaves its mark, and alumni from across the years weighed in recently to share their memories and reflections on how they have taken the lessons learned at Fay with them into their adult lives.
  • “Old” Medicine Experiences New Growth: Michelle Soto ’99

    Teaching has always been a passion for Michelle Soto, and though her classroom these days has more dirt and herbs than pencils and pens, she still describes herself as being “dorky about pedagogy.”
  • Supporting Fay’s Enduring Values: Jim Shay ’78

    Jim Shay’s deep connections to Fay School have inspired him and his wife, Monica, to join Fay's 1866 Society.
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