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Fay Magazine: Summer 2021

Making Learning Meaningful

Read about how faculty make learning personal, how alumni take their public speaking skills into the real world, and how our students are solving real-world problems in Creativity & Design classes.

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List of 17 news stories.

  • Head’s Notebook: You Can If You Will

    In so many ways, for all of us, the 2020-2021 school year provided a prolonged test of our school motto, You Can If You Will. Read Rob Gustavson’s “Head’s Notebook” from this summer’s issue.
  • Making Learning Personal

    When crafting curriculum, Fay teachers know that one size does not fit all— and that students thrive when they can make personal connections to the class material.
  • Alumni Reflections: Learning the Power of My Voice

    Previous Choate Award winners reflect on the lessons learned and the lasting impact of Fay’s public speaking program in their lives.
  • Primary School Update: Book Smart - Laying the Foundation for Strong Reading Skills in Primary School

    A thoughtfully structured program, one-on-one time with teachers and literacy experts, and plenty of read-aloud time all help to foster strong skills and a love of reading.
  • Lower School Update - Mathematical Storytellers

    It’s one thing for a Lower School student to know the algorithm for multiplication, but quite another to show understanding by applying the algorithm correctly in a problem-solving context.
  • Upper School Update - Cultural Fusion

    World language projects immerse Upper School students in the originality, diversity, and cultural fusion that are the hallmarks of many world cultures.
  • Channeling Passion into Design

    Ninth graders share their capstone “passion projects” from this year’s Advanced 3D Design class, where students are given free rein to design and create.
  • Fay Breaks Ground on New Center for Creativity & Design

    Less than 48 hours after the end of Fay’s Commencement exercises, the cranes and diggers rolled onto campus, and construction began on Fay’s new Center for Creativity & Design (CC&D).
  • Fostering Connection, Making a Difference

    During a year in which it was easy to feel disconnected, Fay continued to foster strong relationships between students and the outside community through its service learning program.
  • Silver Linings: Lessons from a Pandemic Year

    While the 2020-21 school year challenged us all to be more flexible, it required Fay faculty to redesign curricular work and rethink how they teach—sometimes at a moment's notice!
  • Supporting the Competitive Athlete

    While the Fay athletics program is an excellent place for a student to start their athletic career or try something new, it is also a program that supports elite athletes who want to compete at a high level at Fay and beyond.
  • Celebrating Lainie Schuster

    In June, the Fay community celebrated the retirement of Head of Lower School Lainie Schuster and her twenty-seven years of dedicated service. At an online celebration in Lainie’s honor, Head of School Rob Gustavson shared the following remarks.
  • Celebrating Stu Rosenwald

    This spring, the Fay community gathered at an online celebration to pay tribute to Stuart Rosenwald, who retired this year following a 40-year career at Fay. Head of School Rob Gustavson shared the following remarks.
  • Reflections on Living a Meaningful Life

    Associate Head of School and Director of Secondary School Counseling Stu Rosenwald shared these remarks at Fay’s 2021 Prize Day Ceremony. We love what he had to say, and we think you will, too.
  • Time Capsule

    Given that students at Fay during the 2020-2021 school year lived through a unique moment in history with COVID-19, we asked alumni to reflect on their memories of historical events that took place while they were at Fay. Here’s what they told us.
  • Finding Meaning Amid Loss: Maryanne O’Hara P’98

    Writing a personal memoir was never something that interested Maryanne O’Hara, but when she lost her daughter Caitlin O’Hara ’98 to cystic fibrosis in 2016, it became a way to find meaning and purpose amid devastating loss.
  • The Gap Year Gang: Caleb Reske ’17 and Jack Griffin ’17 Take on the Appalachian Trail

    The Gap Year Gang: With college acceptances in their pockets, Caleb Reske '17 Jack Griffin '17 deferred college for a year and hatched a plan to make a NOBO (north-bound) trip up the Appalachian Trail.
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