The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently announced that MCAS testing would go forward this Spring. Schools must administer both Math and ELA from May 3-June 11. All 10th graders are required to take both tests; 11th graders can take them for scholarship purposes. At Farr, we are doing ELA this week and Math next week. All 9th graders are required to take the Science MCAS between June 1-June 11.
On Thursday, March 25th, Director Jami Langley was honored to join Sara Skonieczny (Teaching Fellow) as a guest speaker, to talk virtually with Sara's students in the Harvard Graduate School of Education about Self Care and Wellness for Educators, Practitioners, and Schools. Other topics included working in trauma-informed care settings and the importance of professional development and supervision with a self care focus. In this picture, Jami and Sara discuss the presentation and answer questions asked by the students.
This month, many staff have decorated their doors with images and information about women who have influenced American history, from relatively unknown figures such as Pauli Murray (lawyer, activist, and LGBTQ advocate) to legends such as Ruth Bader Ginsberg (whose successful argument before the Supreme Court in favor of the Equal Protection Clause being extended to women was influenced by Murray's writings).