December 2020

Carroll Connected is an email to alumni, their families, and Carroll friends that includes interesting, newsy, exciting, creative, and fun things happening at Carroll School. We hope you enjoy and we welcome ideas and/or updates about what you and your family have been up to!

In This Issue
  • Fall Festival 2020 Highlights

  • Osa Osagie discusses diversity, equity and inclusion work at Carroll and the school's new culturally responsive curricula

  • Patrick Pate performs the ERIK song which musically outlines Carroll's core values

  • Alumni Homecoming Video

Fall Festival 2020

Planning and coordinating Fall Festival was a bit of a feat this year. In fact, this cherished tradition (since 1979!) was almost cancelled due to the challenge of maintaining health and safety protocols related to Covid during some of our favorite Fall Festival activities. Once again, our leaders and teachers thought outside the box to create a fun, joyful day for our students. Even in the rain, the kids had a blast!

Watch the video for some of the highlights of Fall Festival 2020!

Digging Deeper into DEI: Creating Culturally Responsive Curricula at Carroll School

Carroll’s DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) journey has been organic and beautiful. Osa Osagie shares how today's shifting social political climate provides a timely opportunity to model to students how to have brave conversations and support our students' learning through age-appropriate curricula.

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Social Emotional Learning at Carroll Begins with a Song

Empathy, Respect, Inclusion, Kindness ... these four words can help to guide us. Every school year, Lower School students begin the year learning the ERIK song. This tradition kicks off an important part of the Carroll experience ... social emotional learning. The words of the song outline our core values and the catchy tune is sung at many assemblies and events throughout the year.

In this video, Patrick Pate (Lower School music teacher & songwriter) performs the song for students to watch and learn the lyrics.

Alumni Homecoming 2020

We couldn't gather together for Homecoming but we're thrilled to be able to bring the campus to our alumni this year. Join the amazing Coach Kmetz on a "virtual" nostalgic stroll around campus in this video!