Snowstorm of Reading
Snowflakes have been hung in the study hall for the 6th Annual Snowstorm of Reading! When the first "Snowstorm" happened back in January of 2018, it was only for Lower School students. Through the years, Upper School students, faculty/staff, and even alumni have taken part. Students read for pleasure over Winter Recess. Then, everyone writes his/her name on a snowflake, along with the title/author of a book read over break. Even during the Covid year, online students (and alumni) sent in their titles of books they read. In-person students filled out snowflakes for virtual students. It was a way to connect the whole community through reading during that momentous hybrid year. The Snowstorm has hung in different places around campus through the years: the Campus Center, on top of library stacks when there was a white birch branch for a few years, and back in the study hall this year. The Lower School always meets in mixed aged groups right after Winter Break to talk about the books they read. This is one of the students' and teachers' favorite events of the year. Most years our reading really has had the power to bring on the snow. Maybe we need to do some more reading this year to entice the flurries?!