Friday Morning Meeting Highlights the Many Ways to Be a Boy

On February 8, Middle and Upper School boys gathered in the Assembly Hall for our bi-weekly Friday Morning Meeting. This week’s gathering was a time for our students and staff to come together in one space to celebrate our accomplishments while distilling important school updates, was a great reminder of the spirit at Allen-Stevenson.
The meeting consisted of: 
  • Jackson Collins ‘20 played Shenandoah on the French horn, accompanied by Aleeza Meir on the piano.
  • Head of Music Department Michelle Demko led us in a performance of Simon & Garfunkel's “The 59th Street Bridge Song”.
  • Students read entries from Allen-Stevenson’s A-Z Files from previous years and held an open submission call for this year’s edition. 
  • Middle School boys discussed how they combined lessons of global studies with civility, by spearheading a food drive for those affected by the government shutdown.
  • Upper School boys debriefed us on their success at the MATHCOUNTS Manhattan math competition last weekend and shared some math problems with our boys, who worked together to solve the puzzles on the spot. Read more here.
  • Students who participate in Odyssey of the Mind, an after-school activity that asks competitors to solve problems using science, technology, and creativity, explained what they are working on for their competition in a few weeks.
  • Members of the different robotics teams showcased their robots and the challenge they are undertaking, which centers on space exploration and human survival.   
  • Winter chorus boys mentioned their recent performance at All Souls Church 
  • And Gilbert & Sullivan singers talked about the enjoyment they get from being a part of the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, and encouraged younger students to get involved next year.   
On February 22, our Friday Morning Meeting will include a performance of the song “Glory” in honor of Black History Month.

Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.