Yesterday, fourth graders visited the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston, where they participated in a Discovering Justice program. Tenacre students toured the courthouse, participated in a mock trial, engaged in a Q&A session with a federal judge, and observed part of a real criminal trial. This eye-opening program was a great learning opportunity.
Sixth graders made their mark on the new construction space last Friday, signing their names on a steel beam above the Casey Hatheway Dunne '11 Stage. Since the sixth grade class will have graduated by the time the construction is finished, this is a nice way for the Class of 2017 to be a part of the new space. The students were very excited to see the construction up close, standing in the space that was their lunch room less than a year ago!
Head of School Chris Elliot kicked off 2017 at Tenacre by reading a story during assembly this morning. "What Do You Do With a Problem?" tells the story of a child who has a problem and can't seem to escape it or make it go away. The child eventually decides to confront the problem head-on and discovers new opportunities within the problem. The moral of the story is to look at your problems and find the possibilities they hold, instead of focusing on the negative.