The BeakThe Beak is a literary magazine that aims to showcase creative works produced by the students of Chadwick School.

Contributions were selected for publication and edited by members of The Quill & the Skull, the school’s literary society.

This is the first issue of The Beak and includes two-dozen original stories, poems, and artwork by Chadwick students.

You can download your free copy here.

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A group of Chadwick students traveled to the Springfield Art Museum to listen to author Lois Lowry talk about her novel “The Giver” on April 2, 2015.

“The Giver,” which was a Newberry Award winner, has been translated into over 30 languages and has sold over 10 million copies and was recently made into a major motion picture. The book is considered a classic in the science fiction and young adult genres, and Chadwick students typically read the book as part of the middle school English curriculum.

The event was free and open to the public, and students in Mr. Walker’s high school English classes received bonus points for attending and writing a short report.

Most of the students who attended only did so only to earn the bonus points, but it ended up being a very positive experience. Senior Kailyn Rozell said, “I honestly did not think I would enjoy the presentation. I thought it would be dry and boring, but it really wasn’t.”

Her classmate Makenzie Walker admitted, “Honestly, until we got there, I thought we were going to listen to Ayn Rand, but I actually really enjoyed what she had to say.”

Sophomore Haley Farris said she found Lowry’s talk inspirational. “Possibly the biggest thing I took away from the event is that ideas to write can come from anywhere or anything, if only you are willing to use your creativity to transform the idea into something incredible,” she said.

 

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The Chadwick School Foundation hosted its annual 5K event on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Students and school staff were scheduled to make up a snow day, but those who wanted to participate in the 5K Walk/Run or the cheaper Baby Bird Run were encouraged to do so.

Chadwick eighth grader Evan Smith placed first overall in a field of 120 registered runners with Matt Myers of Bois D’Arc  taking second. Official times are below. Continue Reading

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Chadwick middle school and high school students traveled to Bradleyville to participate in the Mark Twain Conference Math Competition today.
The competition consisted of each student taking a test covering the math topics they have been studying this year.  Those tests were then scored and ranked.
Three Chadwick students made it into the top of the rankings: senior Taylor McMullen, who placed fifth in Pre-Calculus; seventh grader Lauren Gilbert, who placed third in 7th Grade Math; and sophomore Haley Farris, who placed first in Geometry.