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Month: February 2022

Exploring NY’s Black History

This morning, we stumbled upon a treasure chest of wonder. The state parks page for New York State compiled a list of historic sites that explore NY’s rich Black History. What a wonderful idea to print this list out and during our February break go on a road trip and dig into our history. “There …

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Genuine Acceptance

Our kids are an eclectic bunch. In some ways that is an understatement. While Doane Stuart prides itself on being a multifaith community, I see it as more than that. Yes, it is true that we have Jews, Catholics, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Wiccan, and atheists walking down our halls, learning in our classrooms, and participating in our clubs and teams. There is also a wonderful mix of races and socioeconomic levels, and there are LGBTQI kids. But then, there are some who are gothic, some who are Eagle Scouts,  some who go to furry conventions, some love science, some who want to devote their lives to theater, some who are self-professed geeks, and some who are still coming to terms with who they are and working on their own labels in the process.

Everything to Learn

To celebrate Black History Month, local history, and art – on this #throwbackthursday – lets dive into Edmonia Lewis. Edmonia, born in 1844, in Rennselaer County, NY, was the first professional sculptor of African American and Native American descent to achieve international recognition. Her parents both died when Edmonia was very young, which created a …

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