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With five decades of experience as an educator and mentor, Chancellor Stephen Spahn has a wealth of experience and insights to share. As the longest-serving leader of an independent school in New York City — and Chancellor of The Dwight Schools, our global network of campuses that spans three continents and dates back over 40 years — he is highly regarded worldwide for his expertise. Also a former Board member of the International Baccalaureate, Chancellor Spahn is often called upon to participate in shaping the future of the IB.

With the launch of his monthly blog in September, he enjoys sharing his perspective and impressions on a range of educational topics of interest. These include insights into some of Dwight's proud traditions, expectations for innovation, thoughts about what's happening in the world of the IB, and more. We invite you to read his latest post here, join in with comments, share it with your friends and family, and come back again!
Our 4B class participated in a unique activity last month, Mystery Skype, where they were paired with another school in the world and tasked with using their detective skills to guess the location of that school. Specific duties of this task included asking questions, researching, taking notes, tweeting, and reporting to solve the mystery of just where the school was located. Students had a blast, while also actively learning, and found out the school was a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) School in West Valley City, UT!

This Mystery Skype activity relates to many different facets of our school and the inquiry-based model. By learning geography and research skills, and collaborating with peers and reporting findings to class, this directly relates to the PYP profile and who our students are as a community.
The twelfth graders in Dwight's IB DP English A Literature HL II class brought Hamlet to life in the classroom last week, clarifying motifs and meaning within their section of a scene in the play. In preparation for creatively acting out these scenes in class, students engaged with one another to perfect their performances.
Congrats to our Varsity Cross Country Team for impressively placing five of their runners in the top 15 of their respective races at the ACIS Cross Country Championships! The team will be carrying on this momentum at the Churchill Invitational on October 30, followed by the NYSAIS (New York State Association of Independent Schools) Tournament on November 9.

GO LIONS!
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