A SLICE OF LIFE AT FORSYTH
Here are just some of the highlights of the 2017/18 school year. Take a look at these slide shows and note that photos are downloadable.
2017 Nicholas Aaron Aitken Artist-in-Residence Project: CommuniTea >> 2017 Nicholas Aaron Aitken Artist-in-Residence Norleen Nosri collaborated with Forsyth fifth graders to make teapots, cups, and bases for the tea sets. The ultimate project was a tea ceremony. On DEC 14, Forsyth fifth graders and their families and friends had a reception and tea ceremony with artist-in-residence Norleen Nosri at the Kranzberg Arts Center.
>> CommuniTea: Making Tea Sets with Ms. Nosri [Photos: Phoebe Ruess]
>> CommuniTea: Celebration + Tea Ceremony at the Kranzberg Arts Center [Photos: Michael DeFilippo]
Senior-K Friendship Assembly 2017 >> At the Senior-K Friendship Assembly, Forsyth kindergartners perform skits and songs that remind us how to be a good friend. The whole School, plus families & friends, gathers for this performance–an audience of 400+. It's a charming Forsyth tradition.
Grade 4 Play 2017: The American Revolution >> Broadway meets the American Revolution. Great song and dance in a lively rendition that brings the cast of characters of the Revolution to the stage. This production is led by drama teacher Jane Paradise, and Forsyth piano teacher Jane Thomas is musical director.
Grand Friends Day 2017 >> Grand Friends Day is a holiday tradition at Forsyth School. Children in every grade, from Pre-K - Grade 6, perform for grandparents and special friends the Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving. School lets out at noon and the holiday begins. See news story.
>> Pre-K and Junior-K performances
>> Senior-K-Grade 2 performance
>> Grades 3-6 performance
Grade 2 Arthropod Species Survey | Fall 2017 >> In the spring and fall, Forsyth second graders conduct an arthropod species survey on campus, record the data, and compare it to five years of insect bioblitz records. Since 2012, Forsyth kids have been tracking arthropods on Forsyth’s campus with the goal of improving the habitat and biodiversity in the neighborhood. See news story.
Grade 1 Coins for Kids 2017 >> As a service project, Forsyth first graders raise money for their pen pals at the Sri Aurobindo School in the Indian village of Gaddipalli. Funds raised through Coins for Kids will go to this school to purchase classroom materials.
Halloween 2017 >> The day begins with the Pre-K and Junior-K parade around campus. Then Junior-K – Grade 6 head to the Rand Center for Forsyth's Got Talent, a Halloween extravaganza production of the Forsyth faculty and staff. Before the afternoon Halloween parties start, we have a big costume parade around Falcon Field that draws lots of parents and some grandparents. Take a look at these slideshows:
>> Pre-K & Jr-K Parade
>> Forsyth's Got Talent Show
>> Afternoon Halloween Parade (Sr-K - Grade 6)
Over the Top >> If you were at Admission Open House this year, you might have caught some of the high ropes course challenges in the Forsyth Adventure Center. Take a look. This is fun.
Up Close & Personal >> How often do you get to touch an alligator? Conservation Ambassadors teamed up with the Endangered Wolf Center to bring Forsyth kids a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Take a look at this Forsyth School assembly.
African Dance 2017 >> For two weeks, Forsyth kids in Junior-K - Grade 6 study African dance in P.E. with Diadie Bathily, Artistic Director of Afriky Lolo. Concurrently, in music class the kids study African drumming with Andrew Behnen. This is the eighth year Mr. Bathily has taught African dance at Forsyth.
Fall PIcnic 2017 >> Hosted by the Forsyth Family Organization, Fall Picnic brings the whole School together for dinner and fun in Clayton Shaw Park. This year mascots Freddy Falcon, Louie and Fredbird joined the fun.
Forsyth Falcons Get a New Look! >> Fall sports season is upon us. Forsyth Falcons soccer and girls volleyball teams have new uniforms this season. Grade 3 teams were suited up for sports photos. Take a look.
Opening Assembly | 08.25.17 >> The whole School gathered on Falcon Field for Opening Assembly to welcome new students, faculty & staff, introduce the Class of 2018, and celebrate the new year with School mascot Freddy Falcon.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 2017 >> Nothing beats the first day of school. Perfect weather.
High spirits. Smiles. We're off to a great start! Pictures tell the story.