English 300 classes visitedthe University of Virginia’sFralin Museum of Art toparticipate in Writer’s Eye, anannual literary competitionthat challenges writers ofall ages to use visual art asinspiration for the creationof original poetry and prose.While on the historic campus,the freshmen also visited theLawn and the dormitory roomwhere Edgar Allan Poe stayedduring his short tenure as astudent.
Third FormersVisit Universityof Virginiafor WritingContest
Lured by the promise of fresh donuts, biologystudents gathered early on a September morningto join in a live video call with scientists off thecoast of Mozambique. They watched as biologistsin a small boat used a crossbow to extract a smallskin and blubber sample from a humpback whale.Biology teacher Len Mills said samples from thenearly noninvasive procedure, rarely noticed bythe animals, are used to study genetics, pollutants,and stable isotopes. Len built a relationship withthe whale research team when he joined themthis summer as part of a sabbatical supported byWoodberry. Along with forging new connections,the experience helped Len prepare his electivecourse in marine biology this year.
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Dean of Students Nolan LaVoie invited parents attending this fall’s Parents’ Weekends to join him todiscuss He’s Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe in Himself by clinical psychologist Adam Price.The formation of the book club was prompted by Nolan’s belief that boys are best served when parentsand Woodberry are in partnership. “At our core, we all know that our sons are not truly lazy and thatwe are not alone in our parenting challenges,” Nolan said. “However, getting together in a group andshining some light on the subject helps to remind us that we are all trying to figure this out and none ofus is alone.” About a dozen parents attended each session, held over dinner in the Class of 2016 PrivateDining Room.
Parents Discuss Book on Boys’ Performance
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Photo by Len Mills.