The second annual BCIL Symposium kicked off early Monday morning on the East Campus, setting the stage for a vibrant celebration of the community's projects and initiatives—all aimed at tackling real-world challenges. The symposium celebrated over 75 diverse projects from BCIL-designated courses, class projects, independent studies, and other BCIL programs.
Each week, my preschool-aged children take turns in a frenetic show-and-tell of letter collages, pipe cleaner critters, and pastel stick figures. They joyously explain the significance of their art, echoing the week’s learning around phonics, metamorphosis, and friendship.
This week, we started composting our food waste at the Lower School. This initiative, led by our 1st graders, will help keep food out of our landfills and eventually provide nutrient-rich soil that we can use right here on the West Campus. First graders were proud to share a video they made with our whole community at Flag on Monday morning and have been diligently practicing our new sorting system with the adults on campus this week. Starting next week, everyone will be placing their food scraps in our new, green food scraps bins, which will divert a significant amount of food waste from landfills.