The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Sara Derus, second grade teacher, and Andrea Schemel, teaching assistant, instruct second graders in room number 225 at the Highcroft campus. The students work on their tablets while assistance is offered. Engaged in the work at hand, the students remain focused and concentrated.

Teachers Retire, Share Experiences

Mackenzie Higgins, Staff Writer June 1, 2022

The impending closure of the Highcroft campus and the subsequent opening of the Early Learning Center has brought a lot of attention to Blake’s lower school. The extensive list of lower school teachers...

Pictured above is Dennis Gilsdorf’s and Jane Gleeson’s pre-kindergarten class of 2008-2009 from the Highcroft Campus. As current seniors come the end of their high school careers, many lifers are reflecting on their fourteen years at Blake. From young kids to college freshman, time has flown by.

Seniors Tell Memories, Traditions

Cleo Kilpatrick, Sports Editor June 1, 2022

As seniors end their high school careers, many reflect on their cherished memories and traditions from lower school. From the fifth grade play to Olympic Day, many students share similar sentiments surrounding...

Beloved Children’s Books Offer Learning Opportunities

Allyson Jay, Managing Editor April 29, 2022

Like many of you, when I was a toddler, I was drawn mainly to picture books, specifically the ones authored by Eric Carle. I cherished the large but simple and colorful illustrations, easy-to-read...

Hoban’s Book Inspires, Cultivates Discovery

Zoey Ueland, Student Life Editor April 29, 2022

As a young child, I adored books, the glossy covers, the thick pages, and the way my parents animated them as they read me a bedtime story. Like the creature of habit I am, I would make my parents...

Dr. Seuss Encourages Hope, Creativity

Charlotte Opp, Food Editor April 29, 2022

Growing up I always gravitated towards Dr. Seuss books because I loved their imaginative stories, rhyming sentences, and colorful pages. One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books was “Oh, the Places You’ll...

Mystical Stories Inspire Connection

Amelia Bush, Arts & Culture Editor April 29, 2022

The iconic childhood book series, “Rainbow Magic,” follows two best friends as they met different, colorful fairies and went on various fun-filled adventures. Each fairy they meet has a name that...

“Tilly Witch” Influences

Sofia Perlman, Sci-tech & Perspectives Editor April 29, 2022

As a child, having my parents read to me before bed was one of my favorite parts of the day. One book, in particular, I wanted to read over and over again was “Tilly Witch.” I read this book so...

“Chester’s Back” Elevates Spirits Through Humor

Cleo Kilpatrick, Sports Editor April 29, 2022

When I was little some books that always made me laugh were the Chester books by Mélanie Watt. These books were about a duel between Watt, the author, and a cat named Chester. The argument between...

Penn Tackles Separation, Maturity

Rowan Wallin, Managing Editor April 29, 2022

If you are a true literature connoisseur, which I am, you likely have heard of “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn. This book tackles real-life contemporary issues regarding separation. When I was...

Jeffers’ Fosters Love of Learning

Evan Vezmar, Opinions Editor April 29, 2022

When I learned to read at a young age, it quickly became the only thing I would do. Countless hours were spent reading picture books in our small family room as I raced through words at lightning speed....

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