The Monthly Newsletter for Gill St. Bernard’s School
gingerbread houses with their veteran classmates in the Lower School computer lab on November 28. A genuine display of students helping students, both classes will meet once a month throughout the school year, giving older students an opportunity to act as mentors to their younger peers.
Fifth and Sixth Grade Students Host “Candyland” Themed Dance (L. to r.) Leigh Reid ’21 and Cecelia Criscola ’26 make a snowman.
Gill St. Bernard’s fifth and sixth grade students hosted a “candyland” dance in the school’s old gymnasium on November 30. With numerous Middle School dances held throughout the school year, this evening provided students the opportunity to spend time with friends in a relaxed and carefree environment. Whether dancing the night away or indulging in snacks, fun was had by all at this month’s event.
(L. to r.) Ava Diggins ’18 and Amanda Lazar ’18.
GSB Faculty Members Share Knowledge at NJAIS Conference Together, GSB’s Lower School Art Teacher Joanne Bodnar and French Teacher Hope Napolitan were among several Gill St. Bernard’s faculty members chosen to participate in the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools’ (NJAIS) Biennial Professional Development Conference this October 15. Their presentation entitled Art and World Languages Coming Together: Collaboration and Innovation was well received and focused on developing collaborative, cross-curriculum lessons. Both Bodnar and Napolitan, who have worked together for a number of years and frequently host collaborative events, recently attended a Monet event at the N.Y. Botanical Gardens as well.
(L. to r.) Gill St. Bernard’s faculty members Joanne Bodnar and Hope Napolitan present at an October 2012 NJAIS Conference.
This year’s NJAIS conference, which was hosted at the Ranney School in Tinton Falls, N.J., also included presentations from the following Gill St. Bernard’s faculty members: Wonderwriting: Freewriting in the Primary Classroom – Debora Miller;
Creating a Cross-Curricular Multi-Media Project – Brett Mershon and Joanna Hayes;
Let the Sunshine in – Cindy Wyatt with Liza Jones Hards of the Elisabeth Morrow School;
What is Guided Inquiry and Why Use it in Schools? – Randell Schmidt;
Puppet Stick Theater and Paper Slide Videos – Lynn Prosen and Jill Fedon;
Singapore Math in the Classroom – Kristina Lasher and Sara Swartz;
Brain-Based Reading and Writing – Peggy Campbell-Rush;
Exploring the Future – Robert Orr.
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GSB News: December 2012