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.
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.
On April 24, 2015, at 6PM the sophomore class will be hosting a Chadwick alumni basketball game at Chadwick.
There will be a free throw contest, a silent auction, and light concessions.
Admission will be $3 for adults and $2 for students.
The greenhouse sale will begin Monday, April 20, 2015. Proceeds support the FFA.
All flowers will be $5 for a six-inch pot, and tomatoes will be 1$ a plant. Continue Reading
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
Senior Brandon Daugherty has submitted an entry to the Mike Rowe Works Foundation for Midwest Technical Institute Scholarship. Winners will be announced on May 6, 2015, and you can help Brandon win by logging onto Facebook and following the instructions below to vote.
Some students may not be aware that Chadwick School has its own school song. Music teacher Mr. Sean Spyres has been trying to spread the word and get more and more Chadwick students and alumni to learn the words so the song can be sung at special events.
The tune is the same as Cornell’s alma mater “Far above Cayuga’s Waters.” Here are the lyrics:
Hail to thee our Chadwick High School.
We are proud of thee.
Built among the hills we love so
There for all to see.
True to her
We’ll always be.
We’ll hold her banner high.
We are proud to honor Chadwick.
Let her banner fly.