The first days of our 107th year are underway here at The Hun School, and while we are kicking off the year in an unconventional way, the Hun community that we all know and love remains the same.
Although the campus may look a little bit different this year, students and faculty are learning how to be creative with their social interactions. And while in-person activities may have restrictions, the opportunities in the digital realm are endless.
Just last week, students entered the Zoom room to participate in several community engagement events such as “Where in the World?”, “Tech Tips for Success”, “Hounds of Hun”, and more.
In “Where in the World?”, organized by Ms. McNulty, students logged in from all around the world to meet one another -- peers that they may not have had a chance to otherwise. They introduced themselves, and discussed where each hopes to travel in the future.
“Tech Tips for Success” was run by Ms. Gilligan, educational technology designer, to provide a thorough introduction to Raidernet, the School’s learning management system. The session also offered an overview of a series of useful applications for navigating the virtual-ed world.
On a normal day on campus, dogs would be forbidden from entering the classroom, but with “Hounds of Hun”, the virtual pet meet and greet, students got a chance to introduce their household animals to classmates. Not only did the students become acquainted, but the animals did too.
As the year goes on, the list of community engagement activities will grow, but if you have an idea you want to bring to the Zoom room, email Ms. Albanese to submit your idea.
For now, keep an eye out for events such as “Tea Time Tuesday”, “Portfolio Prep”, “Virtual Learning Roundtable”, “Icebreakers with Student Government”, and the occasional virtual yoga flow with Ms. Hansson after school.