This year's Homecoming weekend was full of fun events from beginning to end. Friday afternoon was our Pep Rally, where students performed their class cheers and all our fall sports teams were intorduced to the whole school community.
Our upper school students were privileged to have guest speaker, Jose Ramos-Horta, visit TSS recently. Dr. Ramos-Horta is the United Nations' Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau and was formerly the President of East Timor from 2007 to 2012. He is a co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize and a former prime minister.
Our fourth and fifth graders recently took part in an international one day event called Global Collaboration Day, where students in over 30 countries shared in electronic conversations. TSS was one of 64 schools who hosted an activity, among 178 organizations worldwide.
During the summer, Mr. Spicer, one of our upper school history teachers, attended the "Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge" graduate program in Valley Forge, PA. The week long seminar titled "Medal of Honor Legacy: Vietnam" included scholarly lectures and pedagogy discussions with professors from La Salle University and University of Pennsylvania including David Eisenhower, grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Three teacher coaches from Northeast PA recently visited our school for two days to learn about the TSS educational experience. After meeting Mrs. Krisulevicz at a conference, they wanted to come and see how we do all the great things they had heard about! The coaches are trying to lead their teachers into a more hands-on/STEM/Maker direction and were excited by all they saw and experienced in their time at TSS! They hope to take many new ideas back to Pennsylvania to implement in their schools there.
Students in the Upper School took turns signing the Honor Board at the start of the new school year. The board signifies a commitment to honesty and respect for others as students of The Salisbury School and as members of their community.