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Fay Magazine: Summer 2020

A Spring Like No Other

Read about how Fay's faculty and staff embraced distance learning and how Fay alumni contributed to their communities on the front lines of the pandemic during an unprecedented spring.


List of 14 news stories.

  • Head's Notebook - Our Children Embody Our Hope

    Reflections on a momentous spring.
  • Closing the Distance

    When Massachusetts schools closed this spring due to COVID-19, Fay’s faculty and staff launched a distance learning program that preserved many of Fay’s most beloved traditions.
  • Adjusting to the “New Normal” - Reflections from Alumni on a Spring Like No Other

    Doctors, reporters, contact tracers, essential workers, teachers, business owners, parents, and caregivers. The experiences of Fay alumni during the COVID-19 pandemic have run the gamut, and when we issued our call for stories and reflections from the spring, alumni shared moments large and small.
  • Care In Crisis - Elizabeth Sharp '01

    How do you treat a patient with an earache when you can't look inside their ear, or diagnose the cause of a patient's sore throat when you can't feel their glands or see inside their mouth?
  • Tracking the Virus - Joshua Fang ’16

    When a Harvard classmate reached out to him about joining the implementation team at COVID Safe Paths, a contact tracing platform created by an MIT Media Lab professor, Joshua Fang knew that he had found a place where his particular talents and skills could make a difference.
  • Telling the Stories that Matter - Mike Sullivan '03

    As an Emmy-nominated on-air reporter for FOX59 and CBS4 in Indianapolis, Mike Sullivan relishes the challenge of telling a compelling story - and making sure that viewers get the information they need.
  • Primary School Update - Exploring the World Through Language

    What do robotic bees, sugar skulls, and the paintings of Georges Seurat have in common? They are all featured projects in Fay’s Primary School World Languages curriculum.
  • Lower School Update - Nurturing the Love of Reading

    In a world of e-books and mass-market paperbacks, hardcover books are increasingly rare. But not in the Lower School at Fay, where you’ll see them tucked in desks, stacked in cubbies, and neatly lined up on classroom shelves.
  • Upper School Update - Following Their Curiosity

    What do you wonder about? Ninth graders’ scientific questions about how the world works became the focal point for individual research projects and presentations.
  • Thank You, Bill Picardi!

    When Bill Picardi P ’92 became a Fay parent in the fall of 1983, he had no idea that it would be the start of a relationship that would last for 37 years...and counting.
  • Congratulations, Graduates!

    Secondary school destinations for the Class of 2020
  • Profile in Faculty Partnership: Julie Porrazzo and Steve Jensen

    Preparing for the future is hard; predicting it is next to impossible. However, those were precisely the challenges facing Julie Porrazzo, Director of the Educational Program, and Steve Jensen, Director of Innovation, as they created Fay’s Distance Learning Program (DLP) this spring.
  • Tony Abbott ’49 Inducted to North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame

    Congratulations to Tony Abbott, who will be inducted to the North Carolina Literary Hall of fame in October!
  • A Passion for Skiing: Emma Reynolds ’19

    Emma Reynolds’ results at a U.S. ski team regional qualifying race series in December earned her selection as one of six U16 skiers from the U.S. to compete in the Alpe Cimbra Cup in Folgaria in January. She won the GS race of the qualifier and won one of the slalom runs against the top U16 girl in the East.
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