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Awards for the winter sports were given out. Congrats to the recipients and to all participants in a winter sport this season!
As this year’s prom/semi-formal season approaches, I’m excited to announce that I’m launching a dress swap initiative! Most of us have semi-formal or formal dresses from past events that we’ve only worn once, if at all. You can bring in 1-3 of these old/extra dresses (in good condition and laundered, please), which you can then swap out for a dress someone else has brought in! Anyone can take 1 dress regardless of whether they brought one in. If your dress does not get picked for a swap, we’ll be donating it to the Junior League of Summit thrift shop. Dresses will be collected on Monday, April 17th and Tuesday, April 18th in the tiled area near the Great Room, and the swap itself will occur on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21st. Please try to bring your dress(es) in on hangers; if your dress has excessive glitter that comes off, please try to bring it in a clear dry cleaning bag. Please fill out this form if you plan to donate a dress! Thanks for all of your help!
Lila G. ‘25 was announced as this year’s Stix champion and received the coveted Stix crown! Congrats, Lila!!
DEIB Task Force
We wanted to announce an exciting field trip coming up- KPS will be offering a bus ride to the HBCU Festival in Philadelphia! This event will be on Saturday, May 20th and is a college fair with information, performances, and food! Admission is free and there are 40 seats available on the KPS bus. Look out for an interest form soon, and please consider coming along if you’d like to experience life at an HBCU!
We’re excited to announce our STEM Sisterhood partnership for this year! In the past, 3rd grade has been paired with 9th grade and 4th grade with 10th grade. While we would love for prior STEM sisterhood pairings to continue, we are also opening up activities to all grades this year. There will be limited space, so it will be first come first serve! Click here to access the signup form!
The DEIB Office is excited to open the Intergroup Dialogue Student Experiential Summer Workshops to students for the first time! The program will be open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. This workshop will engage students in dialogue and introduce students to the intergroup dialogue model. Intergroup dialogue is a four stage process where people from different social identity groups converse in order to seek mutual understanding. IGD is a form of communication that explores thoughts and feelings, invites differences in opinions and lived experience and provides space for perspective taking- seeing the world through other’s eyes. Students will also build skills and knowledge around unconscious bias and activism in social media. Two cohorts will take place this summer: one from July 17 -18 and the other from July 19 -20. The program runs from 9:00am - 3:00pm each day and costs $150.00 (please contact Ms. Justice for information regarding financial aid scholarships). Space is limited, so fill out this form by Wednesday, April 19 by 3:30pm to apply!
Economic and Financial Literacy Month
In honor of April being Economic and Financial Literacy month, we are having a speaker come in for assembly on Thursday! To prepare, you will all be given one of her articles to read in advisory the day before and will also be able to fill out a google form with any questions you have for her.
The Cornerstone family program is an organization that provides resources to families, seniors, and veterans in the Greater Morris County area. There will be a 5k on Sunday, April 30 and a bake sale on the 28th to raise money to support the organization as part of a student initiative. Look out for an email with more information!
We played and won our first game of the season against Scotch Plains-Fanwood! We have quite a few games this week, so wish a lacrosse player luck and consider coming out to support!