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Nicolle Thomas: Cooking up Community

Thomas makes homemade pasta at Threshing Table Farm, a farm in Wisconsin. She partners with them for farm fresh produce and also has farm dinners outside.
November 9, 2020

Nicolle Thomas, Blake's Lunch Program Administrator can be in her office crunching numbers, in the food line handing out meals, or in the dishroom cleaning. Wherever you locate her, you will find her wearing...

Equity Lab Promotes Anti-racism Through Discussion

The Equity Lab came from the Office of Equity and Community Engagement (OECE), pictured above. However, the Lab is only virtual.
Community hopes Lab brings internal biases to light
November 8, 2020

With the summer Black Lives Matter movements on the forefront of everyoneís minds, the Equity Lab emerged at an ideal time. The Lab was created by Tyneeta Canonge, the Director of the Office of Equity...

Students, Teachers, Staff Welcome CJ as the new Senior Grade Dean

Jones Eckhardt says that she would describe herself as someone who is “welcoming, engaging, funny, but stern if I have to be, approachable, empathetic, and just somebody you’d be comfortable talking with!”
Jones Eckhardt excited to take on new position in Upper School
November 8, 2020

We have all experienced so many changes in the past six months from COVID-19 to widespread Black Lives Matter movements, so it's understandable that any more change could throw some of us off the deep...

Students, Teachers, Staff Welcome CJ as the new Senior Grade Dean

Jones Eckhardt excited to take on new position in Upper School
October 1, 2020

We have all experienced so many changes in the past six months, from COVID-19 to widespread Black Lives Matter movements, so it is understandable that any more change could throw some of us off the deep...

Photo Challenge #3

Photo Challenge #3
Theme: Patterns
May 18, 2020

Description: Photo challenges are a fun way to inspire and challenge photographers to take unique and amazing photos. These weekly challenges allow photographers to try new techniques and skills, while...

Blake Alums Reflect on Their Returns From College and Graduate School

“This is my desk I set up here at home.”
May 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected each person globally in a unique way. Blake alums who are in college or graduate school has returned home due to college and university closures around the nation and...

Photo Challenge #2

Photo Challenge #2
Theme: Sweets
May 14, 2020

Description: Photo challenges are a fun way to inspire and challenge photographers to take unique and amazing photos. These weekly challenges allow photographers to try new techniques and skills, while...

Photo Challenge #1

Photo Challenge #1
Theme: Shoes
May 13, 2020

Description: Photo challenges are a fun way to inspire and challenge photographers to take unique and amazing photos. These weekly challenges allow photographers to try new techniques and skills, while...

Art Classes Rely on Creativity in Online Classes

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Despite meeting virtually, art does not halt
May 8, 2020

At a time where isolation has become the necessary norm, many have lauded the connective power of art. Musical benefits, art shows, and crafts adorn social media, the majority with the primary purpose...

Corona Companions Comfort Cohabitants

Corona Companions Comfort Cohabitants
Furry friends enjoy spending time with their owners during quarantine
May 4, 2020

Meet Murphy, who is reaching for his toy. Little does he know he can’t have it because when he’s given it he barks too much. (photos 1 and 2) Reggie, the Cavipoo, recently picked...

Blake Asset Management Struggles Are Representative of Erratic U.S. Markets

The recent plunging stock market has sparked new conversations at Blake Asset Management's online meetings.
Club tries to maintain normalcy despite meeting virtually
May 1, 2020

As a recession looms, Blake Upper School’s BAM (Blake Asset Management) have made serious adaptations in the transition to online learning. The open schedule on Fridays has allowed the club to continue...

Stock Market Crash Reveals New Strategy for Investors

The unprecedented COVID-19 has greatly affected the stock market.
April 24, 2020

For about the last 11 years, investors in the stock market have grown accustomed to high returns and a booming economy that presents itself with new jobs and companies. However, that streak has come to...

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