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Women's History Month at the Lower School
by Dr. Susie Lyons, Lower School Director

On Friday, March 1, Lower School students gathered in the Arts and Athletics Building to kick off Women's History Month. Our K-6 students were surrounded by photos of Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Jane Goodall, Katherine Hepburn, Jane Fonda, Malala Yousafzai, and Barbara Kruger as three 6th Grade students launched into an introduction and interpretive dance about how women have contributed to our society. Some 3rd Grade students performed the song "To All the Little Girls" and a video clip was shared of Hillary Clinton's inspirational words to young women across the country and around the world. Students and faculty heard from two former BWS female students Katherine and Christina Schwarzenegger as well as two entrepreneurial moms Sarah Prinze and Galit Laibow with Food Stirs regarding which women have inspired and supported them and how this has impacted their journey and careers. This inspirational kickoff was followed by a presentation on Monday, March 4, with guest speaker Susan Hardisty as we honored women in math and science. and Edy Levin also introduced the "bracelet project" for the Lower School. In addition, the following events are lined up for the rest of the month:

Friday, March 8: Community of Caring
12:20-12:45 p.m. (Homeroom Classes) K-6 activity
"Who is your SHEro? Who do you celebrate?"

Monday, March 11: Flag Raising Presentation
8:30-8:45 a.m. (A&A Building) K-6 event

Jennifer Painter, Brentwood School parent and West Point graduate, to honor women in the military and to lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Honor Marshall honors great grandmother in military presentation.

Wednesday, March 13: Flag Raising Presentation
8:30-9:10 a.m. (A&A Building) K-6 event

HerStory Dance performed by students and a panel of Women Presenters: Stacy Wilder, Calista Flockhart, and Tasha Danvers.

Tuesday, March 19: Flag Raising Presentation
8:30-8:45 a.m. (A&A Building) K-6 event

Karen Winnick, author 2nd Grade grandparent to present; Jacob Winnick to introduce.

Thursday, March 20: Food Stirs Samples Shared With Classes

*Special thanks to Michele Maringola for spearheading the Women's History Month committee and organizing all of these special events.

The Women's History Month assembly was choreographed by MNR Dance Factory’s artistic director and choreographer, Roni Blak teamed with Michele Maringola for a special assembly that focused on Herstory.


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