This week's Throwback Thursday post looks back to Halloween at Stanbridge, and the creative D-I-Y costumes of resident science teacher/sketch comedian Jay Huston. This year, Jay combined his love of science and appreciation of puns by dressing as The Periodic Table...a costume that also doubled as an actual table, periodically. Similarly punderful costumes included a literal take on Transformers in 2016, a Super Burrito in 2017, and a butter fly in 2014. He hit the high road in 2015 sporting a sleek Ferrari getup, though as a longtime Prince fan we're surprised he didn't opt for a Little Red Corvette. Nevertheless, Jay's creativity is on full display every day in his high school science lab—where he's prone to wear a costume or two even when it's not Halloween if it helps motivate his students. Be sure to check out our Facebook page this weekend for more highlights from this year's Stanbridge Halloween Carnival, and if you're in the market for goods to make your own creative costume, remember that AmazonSmile is donating ten-times their normal amount on qualifying purchases through this Friday.
This week's Throwback Thursday post takes us to Yosemite National Park.
Throughout Stanbridge Academy's 36-year history, experiential learning has been a cornerstone of our program. A highlight for many of our senior classes is the overnight trip to Yosemite National Park—often a week-long excursion taken each fall. Along with building self-confidence and developing camaraderie amongst classmates and teachers, the trip allows students to explore one of the country's most majestic natural landmarks. As seen above, the group hike through the Ahwahnee Boulders is a rite of passage (pardon the pun) that also makes for a good photo op. This year's senior class will return from their week in Yosemite tomorrow, and we'll have plenty more pictures to share on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds from their trip, as well as photos from this week's other high school experiential excursions to NatureBridge and Angel Island.
This week's Throwback Thursday post takes us back to January 2013 and the first Stanbridge experiential trip to Washington, D.C.
Partnering with the Close Up Foundation, Stanbridge high school juniors and seniors not only got to visit Washington, D.C. to witness President Barack Obama's second-term inauguration, they also spent time touring landmarks, seeing the sites, and connecting with other students from all over the country.
From the Spring 2013 Stanbridge Quarterly Newsletter:
This biennial experiential trip has become a tradition here at Stanbridge; this year's excursion will mark the fourth time we'll be partnering with Close Up to take our students to the nation's capital. More highlights from previous trips to come as we kickoff this year's fall experientials next week. And don't forget that the first informational meeting for this spring's D.C. trip is tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. in Hayden Hall (see post below).