Fifteen students from four Charlotte-area schools (CLS - 5, PDS - 5, CCDS - 3, and Marie G. Davis - 2) departed this week for Xela, Guatemala, on a 10-day public health trip through Global Public Service Academies (GPSA). CLS Upper School faculty Topher Gee is one of the chaperones.
Students will work in both a classroom setting with faculty from Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, etc. and also in a developing world setting.
Every day, they will be working to improve health care for the poor. Students stay with a local family and get to know what life is like first-hand. Most importantly, as the organization states, they will be making a difference.
Before departing, students were trained in many health-related techniques such as taking blood pressure.
Pictured: pre-trip training and the group as they departed Charlotte.
Be safe and know we are so proud of the difference you are making in the world.
Click below to follow the group via:
Twitter @gpsahealth - Our students should post their initials at end of posts and also the initials of the school as well. Initials: MY, AC, AF, JM and ME
The Kim Mullery Water Carrier Award
The Water Carrier Award was initiated at Charlotte Latin School by Headmaster Arch McIntosh in 2001. Rooted from Native American history where the "water carriers" in each tribe were literally the life sustainers, this award is given annually to individuals on the CLS faculty and staff who, while often working behind the scenes without calling attention to their work or contributions, nevertheless provide an invaluable service to our School. Mr. McIntosh changed the name of the Water Carrier Award to the "Kim Mullery Water Carrier Award," forever memorializing a true servant leader and devoted employee of the School for twenty one years.
Thank you for going above and beyond each and every day. Congratulations to this year's recipients:
Lower School - Katie Smith, Grade 3
Middle School - Laura Thomsen, P.E.
Upper School - Ian Brauner, Biology
Staff - Kay Rigo, Facilities
The Nest - Mathilde Rodriguez, Infants
Click here to read more about each recipient.
The Special Olympics Basketball Tournament was held on campus Saturday, March 11. 148 Special Olympics athletes, 28 teams and countless coaches and volunteers filled up three gymnasiums of hoops!
Many student and adult volunteers made the March 11 Special Olympics Basketball tournament possible. C.W. Stacks along with Pete McEachern and Leigh Boice headed up the event and would like to thank Angel Trimble, Charisse Mapp, Amy Zinn, Whitney Duquette, Thea Moore, Mary Cerbie, Fay Lucas, Kay Rigo, Melvin Leek and Richard Smalls, and also parents Kelly and Doug Gardner, Val Ahearn, Lisa Gerber, and Charryse Johnson. All were an enormous help in ensuring the success of the event.
The social media post below was made by the Cleveland County coach this week showing two of the 28 teams that enjoyed a great day of basketball and fellowship on Latin's campus. Special, indeed!
More photos to come.
During the Lower and Middle School teacher workday on Tuesday, March 7, visual art teachers from both divisions participated in a Pottery Workshop made possible by Latin Arts Association.
Hands-on, learning workshops like this open possibilities for our visual art faculty to pass new techniques on to students in their classrooms.
This colored clay workshop featured artist Chris Campbell (in green apron), who teaches the Skinner method of coloring earthen clay, mixing slips, creating secondary colors, fading colors, creating canes and patterns, then using these patterns in work.
On this unique workday, teachers were the students. They loved learning and experimenting with new techniques.
Congratulations to Charlotte Latin's Chemistry Team which placed first among independent schools in Mecklenburg County in the 2017 UNC Charlotte Chemistry Super Competition on Monday, March 6, 2017.
The competition is a comprehensive chemistry test that is designed to test the first-year chemistry student's knowledge of the content area.
The winning Chemistry team was led by Ana Kenefick (1st overall), Evan Dorsel (2nd) and Marion Donald (3rd).
Pictured (l to r) 1st row: Paige Nurkin '20, Laura Zielinski '20, Hannah Barnes '19, Marion Donald '20, Ana Kenefick '20; 2nd row: Brooks Finby '20, Ethan Zhang '19, Evan Dorsel '20, Jacob Warmath '20 and Alex Lapuente '20.
Charlotte Latin will host the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament, featuring 25-30 teams, THIS Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed! Please click here to sign up.
Huge congratulations to Charlotte Latin's Dance team which has been selected to perform in the 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City!
Coach Chrissy McConaughy says with pride, "This will be such a great experience for the girls!" They will be exposed to a unique cultural experience and will serve as ambassadors for Latin at a holiday event that is a time-honored tradition in most households. The girls will work with Spirit of America, the organization which selected our team to perform. They will learn choreography from a world-known choreographer, and perform in the parade with other dancers from across the country.
The parade is on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Congratulations, girls! Your school is very proud!
The Dance Team: Bella White '17, Sarah McClelland '18, Clare Downey '19, Olivia Jones '19, Lila Knull '19, Zoe Miller '19, Elizabeth Rose Nesbit '19, Olivia Aldridge '20, Elizabeth Helweg '20, Emma Landry '20, Isabella Nashbar '20 and Nikki Reinhardt '20.