We are proud to share with you this year's Obezag Year-In-Review celebrating our student-athletes.
Students have been studying the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and were asked to research and choose one aspect of the war and explain it to their classmates using a video format or voice over a presentation.
While campus was closed, Diamond the terrapin has quietly come to Key. This six-foot metal sculpture is a receptacle for recyclable plastics and is located behind the Manse and Manse Addition.
Every year, in eighth grade Earth Science, students investigate the science of earthquakes through various assignments that focus on the characteristics of this natural phenomenon.
Every community has them—the people who always seem to make the time to give back and marshal their skills to contribute to the greater good; the ones who instinctively turn lemons into lemonade! Within our midst, we surely have our fair share of these unsung heroes.
Andy Katz's 8th grade art students have been busy engaging in a number of cross-curricular assignments, including a study of the beauty and artistry of plant and animal cells.
For a language development activity as well as a lesson on different perspectives, Key's Pre-School classes read "They All Saw A Cat" by Brendan Wenzel.
Upper School Spanish teacher Tatiana Klein saw a need in the Annapolis community during this time of distance learning and worked to find a solution. The Center of Help, a local organization founded in 1997 that serves the low-income Latino population in the Allen Apartments, realized that many of these students had a slow start transitioning to distance learning and were not receiving meaningful school work at home.
Friends and colleagues,
While we remain focused on all the uncertainties surrounding this pandemic, the past few weeks have tragically re-focused our nation's attention on the reality of brutal inequities in our society. We have watched two black men‒Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd‒die. These men were victims of violence and it is our collective responsibility to name them, seek justice for them, and do our respective parts to disrupt the systems of hate that enable and promote this devaluation of human life.
Our students, in particular our young men of color, have to know that apologies are no longer enough. For us to not focus our work with all of our students through the lens of justice and equity does them a disservice. These acts of evil, grounded in racism and hate, will continue if we don't actively work to counter the forces and constructs that enable them. Our Mission states that we look to develop our students into informed, thoughtful, constructive members of society. If we don't embrace justice and disrupt prejudices, we are failing our Mission.
Even though the pandemic has separated us from one another we cannot let that be an excuse for not being active in finding solutions that in the end make the world we live in safe for all. Especially for people who do not have the privilege of safety that many of us do.
Be safe. Be well.