The Class of 2018 spent the last two weeks of May off campus working on their senior projects.
The big day arrived in early June when the fourth graders joined students from Hillsmere Elementary and other members of the community on the beach in Hillsmere, said good-bye to their turtle charges, and released them into the Bay.
Key School was well represented in the 2018 Letters About Literature contest fielding eight finalists total from the fifth, sixth and seventh grades.
The Arabic language program at Key has grown from its beginnings in 2011 as an Upper School activity with a handful of students to a very popular language option now offering Arabic I, II and III.
Key Athletics celebrated the culmination of the 2017-2018 season with a banquet and video honoring our Varsity and Junior Varsity players and coaches.
After a three-month, in-depth unit on Africa and African-Americans, the 3rd graders celebrated with their second annual Africa/African American Museum Presentation.
Over the summer months the Key campus will no doubt feel different than what we all experience during the academic year. Key campers will be engaged in artistic, athletic and educational programming, our facilities team will work with contractors on several summer maintenance projects, and all administrative offices will be open throughout the summer in preparation for the upcoming school year.
In addition, a host of faculty members will be on campus engaged in curriculum work, and taking advantage of opportunities to engage in extensive offsite professional development programs that will enhance professional practice. These efforts enable us to continually evolve our program. Our two new senior administrators, Becky Fetters and Jenifer Moore, will begin to delve deeply into their respective roles in preparation for the start of the academic year alongside their fellow senior administrative team members. Summer at Key will be a busy one!
On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration, I want to thank all of you for your trust in Key, and your willingness to partner with us as we advance our Mission to ensure that your children embrace life-long learning and develop into informed, thoughtful, and constructive members of society.
Enjoy the summer.