On Wednesday, Oct. 21, Coyle Scholar John Wood, Jr., spoke to our Middle School and Upper School students, and later to the parent community, about the virtues of civil discourse and empathy in bridging the gap between the right and left. It was a notable day for our school community as we head into election week. Watch all three videos here.
The GFA Community Service Board, in conjunction with the Connecticut Food Bank, invites our school community to participate in a food drive on Saturday, November 14, from 9 a.m. to noon — rain or shine, with all appropriate safeguards in place.
John Wood, Jr., a national ambassador for Braver Angels, a non-profit working to restore civic trust and bridge the conversational divide between the left and the right, will join the GFA community on October 21 for a day of thoughtful discussion.
This past spring during the pandemic quarantine, Lila found herself working remotely from her family’s home in Westport, CT. She decided to launch a program to connect American university students with Unite’s scholars in Tanzania to provide them mentorship, friendship, and academic and social support.
Five GFA students — Ian Brown, Caroline McCall, Isaac Moskowitz, Allison Telesz, and Ayla Shively — were selected this year among Fairfield County’s top teens, part of an annual Moffly Publications series for their Fairfield, Westport/Weston, Greenwich, New Canaan, and Darien & Rowayton magazines.
Head of School Bob Whelan and GFA faculty welcomed back Coyle Scholar Dr. Lisa Damour virtually today for her presentation on Managing Anxiety and Stress Under COVID-19. Damour provided a frame for faculty to think about the mental health aspect when it comes to working alongside students and families this fall.
I hope this finds you and your loved ones healthy, and that you are navigating this very different summer as well as can be expected. I'm writing to share our plans for all students to return to campus for in-person, on-campus instruction, five days a week, beginning September 1.