Learn more about Latin through our publications.
Join us Under the Covered Walkways, where you will find stories of hidden gems, unsung heroes, and everyday wonders Seen and Heard Around Campus. Welcome also our Guest Bloggers, learn a bit more about our community members through 10 Questions, and enjoy glimpses of our impressive array of Student Artwork.
Published in 2001, Latin Translations: Stories of our School History takes its audience on a journey through the history of Latin's first thirty years. The School's founders saw Latin not as an alternative but as an opportunity. The pages of this archive bring to life the countless stories, the people, and the campus through the voice of an author – Mary Yorke Robison Oates ’83 – who has, in countless ways, made Charlotte Latin her home away from home.
The Latin Arts Association is proud to share The New Idea: A Celebration of Visual Art at Charlotte Latin. This 260-page, hardbound, coffee table book is a masterpiece of student and alumni artwork dating back to 1987. The stunning images on these pages capture the soul of a story beyond words on a page. The New Idea is a tribute to the spirit and ambition of Latin students and the teachers whose passion and commitment have built a first-class art program.
It has been a year of hope and much more. In this Spring 2021 issue of Latin Magazine: A Year of Hope, we celebrate the herculean efforts of our Lower School Assistant Teachers who stepped up and made school happen for our youngest hawks, special friends pay tribute to the one and only Doc Collins as he approaches retirement after 50 years, and we spotlight alumni stories from far and wide.
In a time where much is uncertain, and we don't always know what lurks around the corner, we turn to our Mission — the thing that doesn't change. When we began planning this Fall/Winter 2020 issue of Latin Magazine, we didn't want to focus solely on COVID-19. But the more we concentrated on the Mission of the school, the more we realized that it is our Mission that has kept this community strong and afloat during the pandemic. Read about the many different ways Charlotte Latin inspires students to learn, encourages them to serve others, and offers growth-promoting opportunities.
Presenting the Spring 2020 issue of Latin Magazine. You cannot miss the cover of this issue, where we proudly celebrate the Class of 2020 and applaud all that they have overcome. This edition also features Head of School Chuck Baldecchi’s Year in Review, recapping many exciting 50th Anniversary events and culminating with reflections on an unprecedented spring semester of Remote Learning. Forever Forward. Forever Latin. Latin’s Alumni introduce Learning to Fly, the Alumni Endowed Scholarship. We look back on Celebrate Latin 2020 and are reminded that in both good times and bad, this school is all about community. We gathered as one and celebrated our common bond in the most successful Celebrate Latin ever. Katie Chai’s initiative to create face shields in the early days of the COVID-19 quarantine made local and national news and rallied hundreds of volunteers. Finally, we share some quotes from students who shed light on how they see this special school in 2070. Enjoy!
Let’s start with this amazing cover image! Presenting Wingspan, a vibrant Founders Day school-wide art project. Sponsored by the Latin Arts Association and the 50th Anniversary Committee, this spectacular piece of art is perched on the third floor balcony of the new Inlustrate Orbem Building. Also in this exciting Special Edition • Winter 2019 issue of Latin Magazine, you will read about this fall's 50th Anniversary events (with great photos), Alumni reunions, the Howard Levine Athletic Campus, and much more! It is, indeed, an exciting time to be a Hawk.
What an exciting time at Charlotte Latin School! Flip through the pages of this Special Edition 2019 issue of Latin Magazine, and meet Head of School Chuck Baldecchi and his family. Take a walk down memory lane as we begin our 50th Anniversary celebration. Finally, enjoy a view of the school’s 50 years through the lens of Upper School math teacher Dr. Ken Collins. Forever Forward. Forever Latin.
In June 2019, Arch N. McIntosh, Jr. will retire after serving as Charlotte Latin School’s Headmaster for 18 years. This Spring 2019 issue of Latin Magazine celebrates Mr. McIntosh’s leadership, his legacies, and his family. On these pages, many voices pay tribute to a man who has led the school and its community with strength, vision, and compassion.
Welcome to this Fall 2018 Special Edition of Latin Magazine. Charlotte Latin is pleased to share the stories behind the projects which will be funded by the Vision2020 capital campaign, the most ambitious fundraising effort in the School’s history. The magazine describes the history and goals of the campaign which will culminate in the 2020-21 academic year. It is indeed an exciting time in the life of Charlotte Latin School.
Join us as we take a tour of campus in the Spring 2018 issue of Latin Magazine. You will quickly find that – at Latin – art is everywhere. We peek backstage at technical theater, and enjoy a view from the director’s chair, awe at the endless displays of visual arts, explore the talented twist of our creative writers, and savor the melodies of a robust chorus, orchestra, and band program.
Please read the Fall 2017 issue of Latin Magazine. We talk a lot about culture on this campus, and when you’re here you can’t miss it. Dive into a Culture of Service, of Philanthropy, of Leadership, Growth, and Volunteerism. This issue introduces our Head of Middle School Todd Ballaban and Director of Development Fredrik Akerblom. We highlight the celebrity platinum service in Founders’ Hall with our amazing FLIK team, and share the experiences three impressive Upper School girls had at N.C. Governor’s School this summer. Catch up on Alumni News and Class Notes. This issue spotlights many of the stories that connect us – across the ages – in this culture we call Charlotte Latin.
Take a tour with us in the Spring 2017 issue of Latin Magazine, which shines the spotlight on the many teachers who form the Lower School Specials Team, our now-retired Head of Middle School Debbie Lamm, and in the Upper School our Creative Writing Program. Meet Associate Headmaster for Academic Affairs Rod Chamberlain and Sonja Taylor, our Director of Diversity and Inclusion. We also recognize in 2017 our retirees and recent changes to our campus.
Our founders believed so strongly in developing leaders that Leadership serves as one of Latin's six core values. This Fall 2016 issue of Charlotte Latin Magazine highlights our leadership development program, "Charlotte Latin Leads with Honor" which brings together existing leadership teaching and development and provides support for leveraging our successes. Read more about how this is happening in this issue. You will also find stories about programs in each school division that continue to develop leaders in areas like public speaking, service, and internship opportunities.
The Hawk Eye is the School newspaper, which is written, edited, and published by Upper School students. Explore editorials, current campus events, and and general interest pieces written by students, for students. The Hawk Eye also includes Hawk Eye TV and The Hawk Talk, an Upper School student broadcast series.
The editors of the 2020 issue of the Blue Review examine "the meaning of 'home' and the diversity of backgrounds and landscapes in which is exists."
Please enjoy this first issue of The Eyas, a new Middle School Literary and Arts Magazine. This publication is composed of Middle School writing and artwork and edited by Upper School students Adel Berhe '20 and Henry Smith '20.
The student editors of the 2019 issue of the Blue Review found inspiration in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and intended to "articulate the futility of seeking the 'perfect' lives we see around us."
The Blue Review is Charlotte Latin's Upper School literary and arts magazine. The 2018 edition was created by a student group of layout, copy, and art editors who conceptualized the piece then took on the lengthy process of art selection, writing selection, layout and design for each and every page, and then rounds and rounds of edits and proofs. According to the lead layout editors, as they searched for their inspiration for this year's volume, “We wanted to articulate our conflict regarding the burdens that restrain us. We found our voice through Tim O’Brien’s postmodern memoir, The Things They Carried, which focuses on a young soldier in the Vietnam War.”
This edition of the Blue Review earned the following awards:
Overall Award: Distinction
Fiction: 2nd Place
Art: Honorable Mention
Nonfiction: Honorable Mention
Cover Design: Honorable Mention
Photography: 3rd Place
Theme Development: 3rd Place
Fiction: 2nd Place: Lily Farr
Honorable Mention: Martha Elizabeth Watson
Art: 2nd Place: Neely Grace Tye
HM: Emily Holtzman
Individual Photograph: 1st Place: Emma Martin
Individual Photograph: 2nd Place: Bela Marcus
Poetry: HM: Mallory Evans
Photography/Art Layout: 1st Place: Ansley Nurkin
Photography/Art Layout: 3rd Place: Mallory Evans
Nonfiction Layout: 1st Place: Mallory Evans
Personal Essay: 2nd Place: Jazz Zeng
Personal Essay: HM: Mallory Evans
Fiction Layout: 1st Place: Meredith Reese
Poetry Layout: 1st Place: Mallory Evans
The Blue Review is Charlotte Latin's Upper School literary and arts magazine. The 2017 edition was completely student-created, from selecting the art and writing to designing the layout for each and every page. The lead layout editors found their inspiration for this year's volume, entitled “Scarlet's Kingdom,” in Paige Davis's ’17 whimsical colored pencil fairy tale. The lead editors worked with advisers to become familiar with the layout software and studied basic design principles to bring their concept of Scarlet's story – and their own journey – to life. It was a process that took them more than eight months of working countless hours after school, and often on weekends, to complete.