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COVID-19健康 & 安全措施

在2021-2022学年, we plan to keep 鸿博体育 open and welcome all students to campus. We'll have technology to support students who may still need to quarantine, 但鸿博体育不会提供远程学习计划.

鸿博体育知道,当一个优秀的学术项目与充满活力的课外生活相匹配时,学生就会茁壮成长, 在适应社区COVID-19风险水平的同时,鸿博体育将在每个学习模式中尽最大努力提供这两个方面.

这个框架有四个原则: 

  1. 把鸿博体育的使命和价值观放在鸿博体育思考的前列
  2. Connect students and teachers in a learning program that is engaging, relevant, 和人, if possible
  3. 创建符合健康和安全指导方针的学习模式 
  4. 优先考虑鸿博体育社区的健康和安全 

鸿博体育将继续遵循美国疾病控制和预防中心(CDC)和犹他州卫生部的建议. 鸿博体育正在密切监视 犹他州COVID-19传播指数-以及来自学校的具体指导 CDC, the 美国儿科学会, the 犹他州COVID-19学校手册, and 麻省总医院学校和社区资源图书馆-并准备在需要时转向.

身体校园,健康 & 安全指引及复工程序

在下列领域讨论和制定了战略. 如果健康和安全问题发生变化,这些政策可能会被修改.

谁联系

罗兰堂学生在COVID-19期间的经历

探索的故事 Fine Print Magazine

犹他州国会大厦的学生萨曼莎·雷曼说.


6月初,即将升入罗兰堂的大四学生萨曼莎·雷曼(萨曼莎雷曼)开始了一份实习工作 犹他州众议院 多数员工. She spent two weeks sitting in on appropriations and caucus meetings, 通过社交媒体传递重要信息, 从外国外交官访问犹他州的当地程序到水和交通政策(你知道吗,933,228,2019年,犹他州的公路上行驶了764英里? 萨曼莎也!).

在国会大厦工作的时候, 哈里·汉森找过萨曼莎, 沟通经理和播客主持人, 是谁要求采访她的 犹他州众议院播客 鸿博体育她在流行病期间上高中的经历. 她说,是的, 当哈利问她是否有什么特别的事情想谈的时候, 萨曼莎立即回答, “心理健康.下面是萨曼莎,鸿博体育 心理健康教育工作者 也是今年的学生会主席, reflects on why she chose to focus that discussion on the toll the pandemic is taking on students' mental well-being.

心理健康和流行病:一个高中生的视角

作者:萨曼莎·雷曼,2022届毕业生

电影里说高中生活很艰难是不会骗人的.

I, 还有很多其他学生, found it hard to stay motivated and to care about things we were previously interested in. I felt alone, helpless, burned out, and like I was a failure for not being more engaged. 好像地球的引力突然增加了:一切看起来都一样, 但要振作起来就更难了.

Homework, studying, and the epic highs and lows of extracurriculars are enormously stressful, so a balance between friends and work can help make school manageable. However, 疫情意味着学生们被隔离在房间里, 无法和朋友在一起, 让学校感觉更加繁重和无聊. 此外,面对面的课程很难在Zoom上复制. 只是能量不一样, 当你连续几个小时盯着屏幕时,集中注意力几乎是不可能的, and b) the world of the internet is at your fingertips (I’ll be fully transparent here: I definitely watched The Office 而不是在课堂上集中注意力几次以上). 随着时间的推移, 许多学生发现要跟上学习进度、让自己集中注意力学习越来越难了, 即使他们有机会在学校见面. I, 还有很多其他学生, found it hard to stay motivated and to care about things we were previously interested in. I felt alone, helpless, burned out, and like I was a failure for not being more engaged. 好像地球的引力突然增加了:一切看起来都一样, 但要振作起来就更难了.

流行病期间学校的另一个问题是重复的想法. 当你整天呆在家里,坐在电脑前,除了大脑什么都没有的时候, 重复的想法成为一个真正的问题. 我的大脑一直在告诉我, “你应该在学校表现得更好,” or, “你是个糟糕的学生,你不配待在这里,” and, “你是一个失败.” After hearing those things again and again, I started to believe them. 不幸的是, 我的许多同学也有这样的经历, 结果,他们在学校和心理健康方面都遇到了困难.

对于一些学生, 让他们的日常生活因疫情而大大改变是一个巨大的挑战. For others, 他们喜欢上网上学, 也许是因为他们在许多社交场合感到不舒服, so going back in person towards the end of the year was a hard adjustment. Maybe a student lost a relative or a friend during or to the pandemic and didn’t get the community support they needed. 不管原因是什么, 疫情在某种程度上影响了每个学生的心理健康, 这可能会产生长期的影响, 即使这个学年看起来有点正常.

I think it’s important to realize that mental health is not a reason a person isn’t strong. 你可以很坚强,但仍然要和你的心理健康作斗争.

我认为意识到与心理健康作斗争并不是一个人不坚强的原因是很重要的. 你可以很坚强,但仍然要和你的心理健康作斗争. 以西蒙·拜尔斯为例. 她有31枚奥运和世界冠军奖牌 and pulled out of the Olympic team competition to prioritize her mental health. 这是我见过的最强大的力量. A person also doesn’t have to be diagnosed with something like anxiety, OCD, or depression to need to take time to prioritize their mental health. 大脑很奇怪,生活很艰难.

随着鸿博体育继续应对大流行疫情, the advice I’d give to parents and guardians is to remember it’s important to realize that kids need time to recharge and get their heads on straight to succeed. 孩子们感到累了,想要从工作中休息一下,这是正常的, and caregivers should encourage them to prioritize their mental health as well as support their kids in times of struggle. 我的父母支持我,他们提醒我,他们一直在我身边,从不因为我的心理健康状况而评判或批评我.

Additionally, as students, we need to remember to support each other. 告诉朋友他们做得很好,你在他们身边,永远都不会有不好的时候. 作为一个社区, 鸿博体育需要继续互相鼓励,给彼此空间,把心理健康放在首位.

学生的声音

Members of the 鸿博体育 2020–2021 debate team, 3A State Champions.

Despite its pandemic-related challenges, 2020–2021 was a banner year for the 鸿博体育 debate team, which embraced the sport's virtual format to excel in both individual and team events—including the state tournament, 在那里他们赢得了3A演讲的冠军 & 学校历史上第一次获得辩论冠军.

“对所有学校来说,今年都是具有历史挑战性的一年, 但鸿博体育把它变成了历史性的成功,教练迈克·沙克尔福德说.

鸿博体育 competed virtually in more than 40 local and national events in 2020–2021—more than double the events in a non-pandemic year—including the 犹他辩论教练协会锦标赛, 当地最有声望的常规赛, in November, 球队在哪里赢得了顶级学校的抽奖奖, 以及犹他州高中活动协会(UHSAA)的州锦标赛, 这个队是在哪里赢得冠军的.
 

在州锦标赛上进行辩论是一个很好的机会,可以让鸿博体育在分开一年后团结在一起, 如果没有每个成员的奉献,赢得冠军是不可能的.——埃默里·巴纳,2022届毕业生

赢得国家奖杯对罗兰厅来说是一项特别令人印象深刻的壮举, 一所小规模的学校,提高了一个分类级别, 在前几年, been unable to assemble a large enough team to be in the running for the state title, 由于比赛时间的关系, travel, 以及其他与事件相关的挑战. Team size matters at state because while all students compete for individual titles, their performances also count toward a school’s overall score: students who place in the top 25% of an event earn their schools five points (a “Superior” rating), 分数会下降到最低的25%, 这是不能加分的. 而罗兰·霍尔长期以来一直赢得个人冠军, its previous rosters of 12 to 15 students meant the team had to take zeros in categories they didn't enter. 多亏了今年的虚拟格式, however, 是什么让参与变得更容易, 他们终于可以把目标对准冠军了.
 
“整个团队聚在一起进行研究, 参加实践辩论赛, 分享对手的信息,junior 金刚砂Bahna说, who, 和小玛希特·达加尔, 在UHSAA公众论坛活动中获得第一名. “在州际锦标赛上进行辩论是一个很好的机会,可以让鸿博体育在分开一年后团结在一起, 如果没有每个成员的奉献,赢得冠军是不可能的.”
 
Mike agreed, 他认为,在这一年里,学生们无法享受到正常的辩论,这种奉献精神是他们平衡这一状况的一种方式, 喜欢社交活动, bus rides, and even being in the same room during final rounds to root for each other. “There was a real commitment to achieve something collectively,” he said.
 
This they did, together earning a final tournament score of 122 points. Second-place school Providence Hall, the 2020 state champion, finished with 74 points.
 
“鸿博体育几乎绕了一圈。”迈克说. “The state championship reflected our collective desire and commitment to be a part of something larger than ourselves. Winning state was a product of 25 students rallying for a cause, and each doing their part.”

 

鸿博体育2020-2021辩论队,2021犹他州3A州冠军.

以下是UHSAA锦标赛的顶级个人冠军表现, 这促成了该州的头衔:

  • Seniors Sophie Dau and Maddy Frech 在《鸿博体育》杂志上排名第一, an event in which teams advocate for or against a policy change resolution, 他们对刑事司法改革的建议. 其他三个teams-seniors Auden Bown and Ty Lunde,二年级的学生 扎卡里·克莱因 and 弥迦书Sheinberg,二年级的学生 前腿阿加瓦尔 and 蕾拉Hijjawi-在政策比赛中保持不败,给了他们一个共同冠军.
  • Sophomore 一个的埃尔南德斯 在即席演讲活动中获得第一名, which requires debaters to prepare and deliver five-minute speeches on random topics, 只需要一到两分钟的准备. Sophomores Anna Hull and 微笑福岛 也进入了决赛,分别获得了第四名和第五名吗.
  • Junior 萨曼莎雷曼 在全国即兴演讲比赛中获得第一名, 辩论赛是给辩手一个有关国内事务的问题,并有30分钟的时间来研究, write, 并发表7分钟的演讲.
  • Juniors 金刚砂Bahna and Mahit Dagar 在公众论坛中获得第一名, an event that includes short speeches interspersed with three-minute crossfire sections, on the topic of the pros and cons of the Space Force; this dynamic duo also qualified to the national Tournament of Champions and will compete at the National Speech & 六月辩论赛. Senior Hattie Wall and junior 茱莉亚·格雷厄姆以及低年级学生 Ella Houden and 装备史蒂文斯这使他们获得了一个联合冠军. Juniors 凯西Maloy and 丽齐卡林 名列第五.  
  • Sophomore 玛迪卡林 在学生代表大会上获得第二名, 学生领导并参与模拟辩论国家立法的竞赛.
  • Freshman Zac Bahna 在外国即兴演讲比赛中获得第三名, 辩论赛是给辩手一个鸿博体育外交事务的问题,并有30分钟的时间来研究, write, 并发表7分钟的演讲.
  • Freshman Marina Peng 林肯-道格拉斯排名第五, a solo debate event in which she spoke on the ethical necessity of universal child care.

祝贺辩手们,这是令人印象深刻的一年!


2021年10月29日更新: 这个月,辩论教练Mike Shakelford收到一封来自J. Scott Wunn,全国演讲的执行主任 & 辩论协会, notifying him that 鸿博体育 earned the 2020–2021 Leading Chapter Award in the Great Salt Lake (UT) District. 在全国3000所会员学校中,罗兰堂是仅有的108所获得该奖项的学校之一.

“这梦寐以求的荣誉, 基于整个学年学生的参与, 你们学校在全国演讲中获得的最高认可是什么 & 辩论协会. 每年只有在每个地区的累积会员数和学位数上排名第一的学校才能获得该称号, and each school must wait at least five years before being eligible again,信上写道. “你的奖项反映了10年来725名会员和学位. 在这段时间, 几百名学生已经学习了沟通, 批判性思维, creativity, 通过演讲和辩论提高合作技巧. 第一章奖是您对这些学生以及演讲和辩论教育不懈奉献的象征. 你们的努力真正体现了鸿博体育赋予青年力量的使命."

给迈克教练和他的学生, this award is indeed the cherry on top of a fantastic season—as well as a powerful example of why our debate program has been recognized as one of the strongest in the Intermountain West.

“这是一个特别的奖项,因为它反映了持续的卓越, longevity, 和集体努力,”迈克说. “不像许多个人比赛的成就, 这个奖项是为了表彰过去五年来罗兰厅每一位辩手的贡献. Every practice speech, every article researched, every creative argument idea; it all adds up!"

Debate

罗兰厅校长Mick Gee在2021年的科学分享会上与低年级学生交谈.

新校长进入校园后,要遵守一些非正式的规定:倾听. 关注人际关系. 学习文化. 在做前三件事的时候不要做太多的决定. 

Of course, rules change if your first year happens to occur within a global pandemic.

这是充满决定的一年. I've tried to get the balance right of making calls when they need to be made and listening when I need to listen.-学校校长Mick Gee

“这是充满决定的一年,米克·吉说, 今年6月,他将完成作为罗兰霍尔校长的第一年任期. “I've tried to get the balance right of making calls when they need to be made and listening when I need to listen. 这有点像跳舞.”

事实上,米克在罗兰厅与covid -19相关的决定中投入的时间早于他正式投入的时间. 虽然他的角色原定于7月1日开始, 2020, Mick began closely collaborating with former Head of School Alan Sparrow in March 2020, not long after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

“Every time there was a decision that the school was making that Alan felt would have impact beyond his tenure, 他会和我商量,“米克说. “He was open and enthusiastic about me being involved in conversations, 因为我要继承这些决定.”

因为这个, Mick was often doing double duty at 鸿博体育 and Allendale Columbia, 罗彻斯特, New York, 他之前领导的私立学校, 随着几周过去,情况变得越来越明显,疫情将继续是他在罗兰厅第一年的工作重点. 2020年夏天,他和妻子一起来到犹他州, Amy, 和女儿, 玛德琳的21, who had moved to Salt Lake City ahead of him—Mick had a good grasp of how Alan had been guiding the 鸿博体育 community and was able to jump right into discussions about the probability of offering in-person learning in the fall. 大部分时间里, 米克的记忆, 是在不断地涉水阅读有关病毒的新信息吗.

“There was a new article coming out every week: kids can catch COVID, kids can transmit it; kids can't catch it, 孩子们不太容易传播,“米克说. “鸿博体育必须设法找到解决问题的方法.”

学校校长Mick Gee在2021年的低年级科学分享会上与一名学生交谈.

Mick chats with a student at the 较低的学校 Science Share on May 7. 前物理和化学老师, Mick relied on scientific data when making decisions for this school year, 关注学生的健康.

那是一个充满恐惧的时期, and though the 鸿博体育 community was hopeful that classes could be safely held in person, 人们想知道这样做是否太冒险,这是可以理解的. 面对潮水般的问题和意见, 知道学校做的任何决定都有风险, Mick, a former 物理化学教师他相信科学. 还有他的行政团队和罗兰厅社区的医疗专家骨干, he led the charge of weighing the many risks—from probability of spread to the harm 远程学习 was doing to students’ mental health—through the lens of the most recent sound scientific data, 并且着眼于对学生最好的方式. 他承认不可能让每个人都幸福.

“这是一个妥协. 我不记得有哪个决定让每个人都感觉很好. 风险和不确定性总是存在的,”Mick说. “If we just made decisions based on what's best for COVID protection, 鸿博体育就会关闭学校一年. 但鸿博体育知道,这对孩子的心理健康并不是最好的. 这并不是支持家庭的最佳方式.”

米克理解并相信这些决定背后的科学依据, 他承认,要求人们对上学时间做出重大改变是一个挑战,比如填写每日健康筛查, 戴着面具, 即使症状很轻微,他也会呆在家里——在他有机会了解这些症状之前.

“我没有真正与人建立关系, 我要求他们做一些不正常的事情,”米克回忆道. “I hadn’t had a chance to deposit anything in the goodwill bank, and I was making withdrawals.”

But the 鸿博体育 community was willing to extend that credit to Mick, 同意遵守学校的规定 健康和安全准则 以确保学生能够以一定的能力进入校园. From the 上学校 athletes who wore masks while competing to the families who chose to forgo holiday travel, Mick knows that every person in the 鸿博体育 community played a role in the school’s ability to remain open all year.

鸿博体育可以制定出最好的方案, 但如果学生们不同意的话, 如果家长和社区不同意的话, 那就真的不重要了. 作为一所学校,鸿博体育如何为孩子们创造一个每天都能上学的环境,这是非常了不起的.—Mick Gee

“每个人都挺身而出,”他说. “It's hard, but everybody fell in with the philosophy and made it possible.”

米克知道,这一年很容易就会朝着另一个方向发展. He’s heard firsthand from administrators who struggled with families’ willingness to take precautions outside of school, leading to community spread and necessitating continued 远程学习, 一些学校要到2021年4月才能开学. 他记得,在与其他100名校长通电话时,他完全理解了这些困难, 他发现只有12名与会者坐在学校的办公室里.

“鸿博体育可以制定最好的方案, 但如果学生们不同意的话, 如果家长和社区不同意的话, 那就真的不重要了,” he said. “作为一所学校,鸿博体育创造了一个让孩子们每天都能上学的环境,这是非常了不起的.”

有了后见之明, 米克尤其感激罗兰霍尔的选择, 以及社区的行动, 每一个星期似乎都证实了这一点 至关重要的 亲自学习对学生的健康很重要. 到了4月初,罗兰·霍尔很幸运地做到了这一点 end 混合学习模式, 向所有感兴趣的学生开放全面的面对面学习(同时继续支持那些选择完成远程学习的学生). 尽管情况还远未恢复正常, 这个决定和增加疫苗接种一起, 哪个教职员最多, 还有一些学生超过16岁, have received—has helped make a difference in students’ mental health. It’s also allowed for the careful reintroduction of certain spring events, 这让包括米克在内的成年人受益, 谁能够安全地增加他与学生的面对面交流. 例如,在今年的班级之战中,米克 一生的运动员,与全体教职员工一起 儿童足球比赛 against seniors, then enjoyed a pick-up game of cricket with a group of middle schoolers. 他说,让孩子们在这些随意的环境中了解他,会带来不同.

Mick Gee playing kickball with students during Battle of the Classes 2021.

4月20日,米克享受着与老年人的踢球比赛. 今年春天,罗兰厅已经能够小心翼翼地重新引入活动, 对学生和教职员工都有好处.

米克说:“参加10次Zoom会议可能值得。. “You see students in the hall and you just played sports against them—it's different in the way they see you. 这是一个游戏规则的改变者,真的.”

像这样的时刻, of course, 就像米克在罗兰厅一年级时想象的那样, but he doesn’t let the pandemic demands that took their place bother him. Rather, 他利用自己轻松愉快的个性,在每天的生活中寻找快乐,并正确看待今年的挑战. “我从来不把自己太当回事,”他说. “我认为你可以做所有这些事情——做出所有这些艰难的决定——但你必须从中获得乐趣. 在这么多人遭受苦难的一年里,这样说似乎很愚蠢, 但工作中必须有轻浮和欢乐, 还有幽默感.”

米克还利用今年的经验来帮助他对罗兰厅的未来做出决定, emphasizing the importance of understanding how schools’ decisions truly affect students—a skill that he believes schools have had to sharpen this year and one that shouldn’t be abandoned in favor of the education status quo.

“‘对孩子最好的事情是什么? 这个决定将如何影响学生?’这是做决定的标准,”米克说. “我想这个国家的每一所学校都会告诉你, ‘Of course, 鸿博体育一直在这么做,’但事实并非如此. 这是我认为鸿博体育可以做得更多的一件事,鸿博体育今年已经学到了.”

I think it's a misconception to think everything was better before COVID. 今年教了很多学校, 包括鸿博体育的, 你可以迅速改变, and pivot, 做出非常有影响力的决定.—Mick Gee

In addition, Mick wants to continue to encourage the ingenuity teachers showed throughout the pandemic. He noted that many have found ways of presenting a variety of subjects, 从数学和英语到艺术和体育, 以更好地服务于今天的学生学习的方式.

“I think it's a misconception to think everything was better before COVID,“米克说. “今年教了很多学校, 包括鸿博体育的, 你可以迅速改变, and pivot, 做出非常有影响力的决定. 知道鸿博体育可以渡过难关,取得成功, frankly, 并非所有学校都取得了成功, 建立一点自信.”

That confidence seems to be reflected in the larger 鸿博体育 community, 重新注册的数字证明了这一点. 米克认为,家庭对再签一年合同的热情是一种迹象, 虽然不是每个人都同意今年做出的所有决定, they believe in 鸿博体育’s capability to support students and families through crises, 同时还提供一流的学术课程.

“鸿博体育的重新注册情况非常好,这表明人们对今年的所见所闻做出了反应,“米克说. 所以这感觉真的很好.”

But even with ongoing community buy-in, Mick won’t be taking it easy. He’ll be spending much of next year revisiting his pre-pandemic to-do list, 尤其是在与学生建立关系的时候, families, faculty, and staff. “有很多人并不真正了解我,”他说. “这将继续是一项正在进行的工作.”

尽管他不得不把第一年的工作重点转移到第二年, Mick is excited about what lies ahead: he sees the 2021–2022 school year as a second chance to experience what traditionally makes up a head of school’s first year.

“I feel like I almost get a second lease of life because I get to do my first year all over,” he said. “I feel super lucky to be here and to be part of all we've done this year—and we're not done. 我总是说,‘下一个是什么?幸运的是,下一个还很多.”

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犹他州盐湖城林肯街校园的罗兰堂中学学生.

这是多么美好的一年啊.

March 11, 2021, marked one year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, and many people around the globe used the occasion to reflect on how their lives had changed over the previous 12 months.

在罗兰霍尔中学, eighth-grade English teacher Chelsea Vasquez viewed the anniversary as an opportunity to help students process their COVID-19 experiences within the context of other cultural and historical factors featured in the 选择小说 他们现在正在他们的成人英语单元阅读.

阅读使鸿博体育能够理解鸿博体育自己的生活经历.——切尔西·瓦斯克斯(chelsea Vasquez),八年级英语老师

“One of the ideas I'm trying to convey is the universality of themes—the fact that the things characters experience in books happen in the real world,“说切尔西. 这种主题的普遍性延伸到非小说文本, too, and Chelsea pointed out that guiding students toward making text-to-self and text-to-world connections within a variety of reading materials can be a valuable way to help them understand events happening to and around them.

她解释说:“阅读使鸿博体育能够理解自己的生活经历。.

作为一种练习这种技能的方法, 切尔西让学生们读《鸿博体育》,” a 纽约时报 article 在大流行周年纪念日的当周发表了一篇文章,展示了青少年在COVID-19期间对生活的反思. “他们可以看到其他学生的例子, 一些他们的年龄, 创造了, and then consider how these artifacts mirrored or differed from their own experiences,“切尔西说.

读完这篇文章后,八年级学生们思考了一系列问题 《鸿博体育》学习网络 和写响应. 那些responses-insightful, thoughtful, and poignant—offer a valuable and touching glimpse into the pandemic experiences of some of our 鸿博体育 students. With their permission, we have shared a sampling of excerpts from those reflections below. (为清晰起见,文本已稍作编辑.)

鸿博体育在大流行期间收集到的鸿博体育成年的信息的思考

“这一收集表明,每个人在隔离期间都很艰难. 情况在好转之前变得更糟了. 研究还表明,每个人的应对方式都不同. 撰稿人孙妮娜·陈(Sunnina Chen)表示,她感觉自己快要窒息了, 但意识到是她把保鲜膜裹得更紧了. 我之所以这么认为是因为, 随着隔离的进行, I felt like every decision I made made it harder for me to be happy and stay motivated. I, 像Sunnina, realized that I was causing my own sadness and decided to let go of everything that wasn’t making me happy. 这样,情况又开始好转了. 情况变糟之后又变好了."
—Kavitha K.

“因为鸿博体育是在困难时期长大的, 鸿博体育学会了更有弹性和更机智. 鸿博体育与许多让鸿博体育幸福的人分离了, 这教会了鸿博体育去发现身边和内心的幸福. 我能100%体会到孤立和孤独的感觉, which has shaped me to be a (hopefully) more gracious and kind person.”
—Rebecca M.

Reflections on the Themes, Words, Images, and Ideas That Spoke to Them

几乎涵盖了所有条目的观点都是孤独. 这次大流行所感受到的孤独并不寻常. 它要求你在没有社交互动的时候学会如何不感到孤独. 学习如何成为朋友 yourself. 在我看来,当你能做到这一点,你就永远不会孤独,即使是在流行病中. I think being friends with yourself is coming-of-age at its finest (and I think this applies to every generation, 因为鸿博体育是不断进化的人类).”
—Adara S.

“有两个主题特别吸引我. 第一个是参与变革. 无论是为种族正义还是LGBTQ+权利而战, many submissions showed teenagers working to change their communities for the better. 第二是艰苦和孤独. Many pieces illustrated self-doubt, depression, anxiety, and pure boredom. 诚然,各个年龄段的人都有过这种感觉, 我认为青少年受到的打击尤其严重. 社会互动, movement, and change are things that many teenagers cherish and—to some extent—need. 疫情让许多青少年失去了这些东西.”
—Aiden G.

对藏品缺失的反思

“该系列并没有解决冠状病毒感染症(COVID - 19)期间兄弟姐妹之间的关系. I got to play with my brother more than I've done since we were toddlers. 虽然一开始我没什么别的事可做, 我很快就意识到和兄弟姐妹聊天是件很愉快的事. 很多兄弟姐妹都有. This collection also missed how grandparents suddenly became so important. 我直到夏天前后才见到我的奶奶, 因为她住在一个记忆护理中心那些都是锁着的."
—Sophia L.

"I feel that the collection seems to miss how masks affected us socially. Personally, I had such a difficult time with masks—facial expressions are the key to my socialization. 我不得不调整自己,只能读人们脸的上半部分, and it is much harder to understand body language when you're six feet apart and banned from the language of touch."
—Dylan B.

“这个系列缺少的是——或者至少没有被强烈强调——在整个大流行中感受到的强烈情感的好处. 这些情感让鸿博体育能够创作出一些最强烈的艺术作品, poetry, or whatever we enjoy doing with a deeper sense of passion—a passion that one will still be able to feel after looking at the piece years and years later. 这可以帮助别人理解你,并与你建立联系,这种方式是通过对话无法表达的."
—Erika P.

学生的声音

罗兰堂幼儿园的孩子们在室外教室里围着这个故事生火.

在一月一个温和的早晨,罗兰堂幼儿园的一个班级聚集在一堆想象中的火周围. 他们周围是鸟鸣的声音, 以及阳光公园里开阔的田野和雄伟的树木, a public greenspace located across the street from the McCarthey校园. Behind their masks were the unmistakable signs of smiles as they called out the reading powers they’d been practicing.

“伸展的力量!”

“指针的力量!”

“开始声功率!”

在列举了他们所有的超能力之后, 学生们拿起了书, 以及一些地毯来帮助他们保持干燥, 然后兴奋地走到他们最喜欢的公园树旁. They settled down at the base of the trunks and began to read out loud. From across the field came the sound of little voices sounding out words. 在每棵树, 一个孩子全神贯注地坐着, 用手指在页面上追踪他们的位置, 偶尔, 暂停与树分享插图.

这项研究很清楚:花时间在户外学习能让学习更有粘性, 更好的情绪调节, 亲近自然,欣赏自然, 学生之间更好的协作能力——甚至改善了幼儿的食欲和视力发展.——开端学校校长艾玛·威尔曼

Reading to the trees has become a beloved component of outdoor classroom, 今年幼儿园课程的最新内容. “这是一种神奇的东西,幼儿园园长梅勒妮·罗宾斯说, who—with her background teaching outdoor classroom at the International School of Zug and Luzern in Switzerland, and studying nature education in Finland—has played a big role in introducing the learning method to 鸿博体育.

简而言之,户外课堂就是把学校的课程带到户外以提高学习能力的实践. 它很适合罗兰霍尔的初级学校, 在那里,室内-室外教育及其效益一直是优先考虑的(初等学校的设计特点 building even include access to common courtyards from all classrooms and a dedicated division nature yard).

“这项研究很清楚:花时间在户外学习能让学习更有粘性, 更好的情绪调节, 亲近自然,欣赏自然, 学生之间更好的协作能力——甚至改善了幼儿的食欲和视力发展,新起点学校校长艾玛·韦尔曼说. 媚兰同意, noting that her early interest in outdoor classroom was sparked after seeing firsthand the benefits of learning outside, including the realization of how much more captivated students seemed to be in nature. 

“I noticed that the children were even more engaged than they were when we were inside, 我想知道更多,” she said.

一名幼儿园小朋友在户外教室对着一棵树读书.

Reading to the trees has quickly become a favorite part of outdoor classroom at 鸿博体育.

And though an emphasis on outdoor classroom was already playing a role in plans for the 2020–2021 school year, 大流行促使它成为一个优先事项(或, 就像老师们认为的那样, 新冠肺炎带来的一线希望),因为户外学习对教师和学生来说更安全. 现在,许多初级学校的老师选择每周在阳光公园上课——这种预约已经变得非常珍贵, 老师说, that students are “devastated” when a scheduling conflict or severe weather derails plans.

“I think there’s this freedom in the outdoors that they’re connected to,” Melanie explained.

In fact, 教官说,尽管公园里有很多让人分心的东西, 学生们与户外活动有很大的联系, and their focus and overall stamina for learning have improved outdoors. 每个回合开始的故事火仪式, 例如, 有助于提高他们的听力和想象能力吗, while reading to trees is helping to build confidence and endurance (“We can read a lot longer outside than we do inside,”媚兰说). 这些好处也不仅仅局限于某些学科. Teachers can take almost any unit of study to the park (and some have been known to wheel two wagons’ worth of supplies over to do just that) and are also utilizing the space’s natural materials for lessons. 作为一个结果, 学生们正在尝试各种各样的活动, 从练习测量和研究模式, 艺术创作和科学绘图.

“鸿博体育想让孩子们从他们周围的世界中学习, 将现实世界与科学联系起来, 和数学, language, 以及户外空间的读写能力,幼儿园园长凯利·Journey说, 他之前在马萨诸塞州的一所自然学校教书.

我以前认为带孩子去户外很有趣. 但现在我知道,这是一个独特而强大的环境,有助于培养好奇心, happy, 关注学习者.-梅勒妮·罗宾斯,幼儿园首席老师

户外教室也被证明是建立在已经成功的单元上的一种方式. 4PreK的首席教师凯特·亚伯拉罕, 谁参加过户外课堂研讨会, brought it into her classroom this year and said it’s been a valuable addition to units like the evergreen study, 以前只在校园里进行过的. 通过将阳光公园纳入今年的研究, Kait said, 学生们可以看到更多种类的常青树,也可以看到掉落的树枝, sticks, 和松果用于计数和分类练习.

“It was really cool to see how kids take what we usually study indoors into the outdoors and study it even deeper,”她反映.

这种室内外的联系正在整个部门发生, with teachers seeing children asking more complex questions and realizing that learning happens in all kinds of places. 对媚兰, 他们快乐的参与, 以及他们因此而获得的乐趣, 这是否让她想起了当初驱使她在户外课堂学习的火花.

“我以前觉得带孩子去户外很有趣,”她说. “但现在我知道,这是一个独特而强大的环境,有助于培养好奇心, happy, 关注学习者."

Academics

Students and teachers gather on Zoom to hear from Pulitzer-Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez.

“社论漫画不仅仅是一幅有趣的图片,1月25日,获得普利策奖的社论漫画家迈克尔·拉米雷斯(Michael Ramirez)在一场特别的虚拟演讲中对鸿博体育(鸿博体育)八年级学生说. “一幅好的社论漫画是一种很好的新闻工具:它定义了一个问题. 它挑战虚伪. 它揭示了人性中最好和最坏的一面. 它号召读者武装起来反对自满的人, 昏昏欲睡的, 恶人, 懒惰的国家, 他们是现状的捍卫者, 社会上肮脏的掠夺者.”

Editorial, 或政治, 漫画通常不是中学生要仔细研究的科目. 因此,当罗兰·霍尔有机会邀请八年级学生埃利·拉米雷斯和高年级学生科亚·拉米雷斯的叔叔迈克尔·拉米雷斯给八年级学生做演讲时, 教师Sarah Yoon抓住了这个机会. 她知道鸿博体育编辑漫画的讨论, 言论自由, journalism, and citizen responsibility would tie to current studies as well as give students a unique opportunity to interact with an esteemed artist: in addition to two Pulitzer Prizes (1994 and 2008),迈克尔获得的奖项包括2015年 鲁本奖 for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year (the highest honor the profession bestows) and three σδ气 awards for excellence in professional journalism (1995, 1997, and 2007). 

Michael urged students to seek out balanced information on complex issues, noting that this practice will provide them with a more comprehensive view of those issues, 帮助他们更好地理解和巩固自己的信念, 让他们做好进行建设性对话的准备.

在1月25日的活动上, 迈克尔谈到了他如何看待自己在帮助保护和告知公众方面的角色, 并让学生有机会就他的工作提问, 他的职业生涯, 甚至还有他对冲浪的热爱. He also used the time to inspire students to become active citizens and, one day, voters. 他告诉他们,民主共和国成员的工作就是了解情况.

“在一个以自我治理和个人自由为基础的政治体系中,信息是指导你的必要组成部分,“迈克尔解释. He urged students to seek out balanced information on complex issues, noting that this practice will provide them with a more comprehensive view of those issues, 帮助他们更好地理解和巩固自己的信念, 让他们做好进行建设性对话的准备.

“You cannot make a substantive opinion on anything if you don’t know the depth of what you’re talking about,”他解释说. “You can’t build a car if you don’t know the mechanics of an automobile; in the same way, 除非你知道辩论的原理,否则你无法提出论点.”

Michael’s presentation encouraged students—some noted that it aided them in understanding the power of their voices, 而其他人则反思了解迈克尔的职业生涯如何帮助他们意识到他们可以用创造性的方式表达自己. They tapped into this inspiration as they embarked on their post-event assignment: to create their own editorial cartoons. 在演讲之后的几周, 他们成为了初级编辑漫画家, 研究, editing, 并(用手或电脑)就1月6日美国国会大厦遇袭和新冠肺炎的影响等话题绘制自己的观点. 对于莫妮卡费尔南德斯, 这项作业让她有机会就她非常关心的一个问题分享自己的观点:气候变化.

由莫妮卡·费尔南德斯创作的社论漫画.

Eighth grader Monica Fernandez's editorial cartoon on climate change.

“I decided on the subject of my cartoon because I think climate change is a very important and real thing in our lives, 鸿博体育都应该试着更多地意识到它,这样鸿博体育就可以在日常生活中做出更明智的决定,”她解释说. 就像迈克尔和他的其他编辑漫画家一样, 莫妮卡花时间研究她的主题,并考虑让观众思考的最佳方法.

Monica's perspective is a reflection of what she and fellow students took away from Michael’s presentation—that good editorial cartoons inform and challenge readers as well as draw them into debate and action, and that engaged citizens have a say in the destiny of their country.

“我决定加入一个沙漏, 因为我认为这是一个很好的方式来直观地显示时间是多么快,”她反映. “我最初的计划是展示不同的自然元素(动物), trees, glaciers, people, oceans), 但在写了一个粗略的草稿后,我意识到它看起来很草率,没有把我的观点表达清楚. I decided to just use the visual of the globe, and I was more happy with that design. 随着时间的推移,我的最终结果是三个沙漏, 每个沙漏底部的沙子更多,剩下的世界也更少.”

莫妮卡希望, 除了让观众思考, 这张照片也可能激励他们改变行为. “即使是生活中鸿博体育每天做的一些小事情,也会影响鸿博体育在这个世界耗尽之前能让这个世界持续多久。,”她解释说.

Her perspective is a reflection of what she and fellow students took away from Michael’s presentation—that good editorial cartoons inform and challenge readers as well as draw them into debate and action, and that engaged citizens have a say in the destiny of their country. The powerful images the students created prove that it’s never too early to help them think about their role as American citizens and sharpen the skills that will support them in that role. After all, 正如迈克尔指出的那样, “Developing future citizens and participants in our democratic republic is so important.”

安妮·卢顿创作的社论漫画.

八年级学生安妮·卢顿创作的社论漫画.

从实践经验中学习

低年级学生在做班级作业

在罗兰·霍尔的最新一集里 获奖 princiPALS podcast, 开始学校 Principal Emma Wellman and 较低的学校 Principal Jij de Jesus discuss some of the most inspiring things they’ve learned (so far) while educating preschool- and elementary-aged children during the pandemic.

在3月以来的头几个月的当面授课中 princiPALS 了解了很多鸿博体育孩子的能力, 好的教育的力量, 社区的力量.

Recorded during the 14th week of 鸿博体育’s 2020–2021 school year, Emma和Jij反思在学校满后的头几个月里领导他们的部门 远程学习 in March. 在这段时间里, they said, 他们学到了很多鸿博体育儿童能力的知识, 好的教育的力量, 社区的力量. 尽管他们意识到全国各地的学校都在应对不同的学习模式和地区挑战, they believe that their perspectives on in-person learning during the pandemic may help other educators—as well as answer some of the many questions parents and caregivers have as schools readjust learning models in 2021.

Jij说:“鸿博体育希望鸿博体育学到的这些重要的东西对任何人都有帮助。.

The princiPALS 也可以借鉴他们的顶级经验来创造一些技巧,帮助父母和照顾者在这个时候继续支持孩子(和他们自己), 强调有意识的选择,而不是, 艾玛注意到, “让世界淹没你.”

请听“鸿博体育在大流行期间学习什么? princiPALS他住在罗兰厅 website, Stitcher, and 苹果播客.

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六年级学生在录制广播剧《觉醒."
 
就像全国所有的教育者一样, 今年3月,COVID-19大流行导致现场学习中断,鸿博体育戏剧教师马特·辛塞尔不得不重新考虑他的教学计划.
除了传统的课程和春天的作品, 马特发现自己在寻找方法,为隔离期间的学生提供戏剧体验. 他决定把他们介绍给广播剧, 一种完全声学的剧院, 哪些可以在他们的家里生产.

虽然这个词 radio play 这可能会让人想起20世纪30年代和40年代的广播连续剧, 这种类型的制作至今仍然吸引着观众——播客, 例如, 是“现代版的广播剧吗?,”马特说. 以广播剧的形式讲述的故事也具有持久的力量:“世界之战”是一部长篇小说 水星剧院正在播出 根据1898年H.G. 威尔斯的同名小说, 将火星人的入侵戏剧化,因为1938年播出时引起的恐惧而被人们记住. 这首歌刚开始表演时引起了全国范围内的恐慌. 人们还以为鸿博体育被外星人入侵了呢。.

在远程学习的最初几个月, 罗兰堂的学生开始探索这种戏剧形式, 最终改编了这本受欢迎的儿童读物 的Gruffalo (这是由七年级和八年级的学生编辑的 Arts & Ensembles 戏剧老师梅根·史密斯). 他们的工作与家人和朋友分享——多亏了盐湖城的工作人员 b计划戏剧公司当它被城市图书馆推荐时,它是一个更广泛的社区 BiblioBoard. And as Matt planned for the 2020–2021 year—which he knew would still include 远程学习 in some form—he decided to continue the study of radio plays. “学生在家, in class, and, for some, 远程学习只, 这似乎是最有可能完成的课程项目,”他解释说.

今年秋天,马特给六年级布置了美术课 & 合奏组完成创作原创广播剧的任务. 结果, 觉醒, 这部16分钟的作品是由学生斯比·班贝格创作并表演的吗, Lila Bates, 乔西Fonarow, Elayna霍格伦德, Paulina Ize-Cedillo, 金刚砂利伯曼, Elle Prasthofer, 摩根污物, 苏菲史密斯, 依奇Utgaard, 和凯特斯曼. The play, 它花了大约两个月的时间完成, 是既惊悚又喜剧的吗, 解释Elayna.

“The inspiration for it was the story of ‘The Ghost with the Bloody Finger,’” she said, 引用了一个著名的篝火鬼故事,旨在让听众发笑. Elayna said the sixth graders wanted to incorporate humor into their radio play because they knew their audience would be mostly made up of listeners who were middle-school-aged and younger. “鸿博体育知道如果里面有一些有趣的东西会更有趣.”

所有11名学生都参与了这个项目, 参与头脑风暴, writing, 广播剧还需要编辑剧本. Although they weren’t able to do the close-contact acting techniques of a stage production, 他们确实体验了配音, with distance learners applying best practices to capture the cleanest sound possible by recording with blankets over their heads or by sitting inside a closet, 还有亲自动手的学习者, COVID-approved sound booth made of two stacked desks wrapped with a thick, 衬垫移动毯子. (Blankets were changed and desks and equipment were sanitized between each recording session.)

“There was never a time that a student was directly interacting with another student, but we were able to create the illusion that they were indeed responding to each other,”马特说, who edited 觉醒.

The students also learned the importance of sound effects in radio plays, 将这种艺术形式带入生活的关键是什么. “广播剧的微妙之处在于, of course, 没有视觉辅助吗,”麦特解释道, 所以更有必要依靠鸿博体育的听觉来讲述故事.他让学生们做实验 Foley, 这是20世纪20年代首创的一种声音制造技术,直到今天仍在使用——elayna捕捉到了冰箱门关闭的声音, 微波炉哔哔, 还有一个噼啪作响的糖果包装纸, 而同学苏菲则录下了摔门的声音, 脚在混凝土上跑, 还有她对小妖精大笑的诠释. 苏菲说,知道她的声音效果在完成的录音中起到了很大的作用,感觉很好. “这很好,因为你知道这是你的工作,”她说.

即使在最困难的时候,艺术也会找到出路.——马特·辛塞尔,戏剧老师

完成的录音确实令人印象深刻. 这是对学生创造力和创造力的强烈提醒,即使是在疫情期间. “What they have been able to accomplish in the face of such adversity is really quite unique and wonderful,”马特说.

The theatre teacher is hopeful that the radio play will also bring smiles to the larger community: on December 14, 马特宣布杰瑞·拉皮尔, Plan-B Theatre’s artistic director and a dedicated supporter of theatre education in Utah, had offered to again promote the 鸿博体育 students’ work by linking 觉醒 到市图书馆去 BiblioBoard 和b计划的 mobile app.

马特说:“Plan-B Theatre再次支持鸿博体育学生的工作,这非常令人兴奋。. “想到他们能够为罗兰堂社区以外的其他学生提供16分钟的快乐礼物,真是太好了。. It's proof that art will find a way, even in the most challenging times.”


横幅照片:罗兰堂中学的莱拉·贝茨和凯特·韦斯曼准备录台词 觉醒.

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