February 18, 2021
Teaching beyond a single story
At CA, one of our primary goals in world history is to instill a mindset of genuine, respectful, and ethical curiosity about other cultures and empathy for other people. Through exploration and discovery, we aim to broaden our students’ perspectives, encouraging them to develop a more nuanced and intricate understanding of other countries, peoples, and cultures. As Middle School social studies teachers Lucy Dawson and Alicia Morris explain, earlier this month, the seventh grade took part in our first-ever annual Celebrate Africa Day. An immersive experience designed to supplement the world history curriculum and study of the African continent, this community event was an opportunity for students to move beyond a single story of Africa and its people.
February 11, 2021
One of Cary Academy's ongoing strategic goals is prioritizing student wellness, including the need for balance and support in our students’ lives. Head of Upper School Robin Follet explains how participation in the High Achieving School Survey will help CA map a course to help our students succeed, inside and outside the classroom. Read it on CA Curious.
February 4, 2021
Trying it on for size
What’s your passion? What motivates you? Where will your curiosity take you in life? When you think of that dream job, what does it look like? CA’s Work Experience Program helps students engage with these life-altering questions while they navigate the high-pressured whirlwind of college planning and future charting. Let Director of Equity and Community Engagement Danielle Johnson-Webb explain how our community is the key to this program. Read it on CA Curious.
January 21, 2021
When history happens overnight
Few moments in history compare to the violent January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol Building. When historical events unfold before us, how do we as educators, role models, advisors, and caretakers support students' wellbeing and need for understanding? Head of Upper School Robin Follet shares how CA's Upper School responded, ensuring the Upper School community could work together to discuss, process, learn, and support one another in this time of national strife. Read it on CA Curious.
January 14, 2021
Introducing the White Ally Anti-Racist Faculty and Staff Group
For students and employees alike, affinity groups have been a vital feature of the Cary Academy experience for well over a decade. In light of recent events, and a desire to push themselves to become more actively anti-racist in their work and lives, a group of employees have formed the White Ally Anti-Racist Faculty and Staff Affinity Group.Middle School language arts and social studies teacher Lucy Dawson and Upper School social sciences teacher Bill Velto reflect on the creation of the group, its goal of continuing the crucial work of understanding and recognizing systems of power, oppression, and privilege in hopes of shaping anti-racist work at CA. Read it on CA Curious.
December 17, 2020
Computer Science for Social Justice
It is the most wonderful time of the year: Computer Science Week! CA's Director of Technology and Innovation, Karen McKenzie, explains how—at CA—this collaborative worldwide call to promote computer science education broadly focusing on improving inclusivity and diversity has sparked a year-round effort towards crafting a brighter, more-equitable future. Read it on CA Curious.
December 10, 2020
Looking ahead to a new ‘typical’
In this week’s Curious, Head of School Dr. Mike Ehrhardt shares a draft of the 2021/2022 academic calendar. Spoiler alert: there are some significant changes ahead that support our longstanding strategic goals around holistic student wellness and the creation of flexible, personal, relevant learning opportunities. Read it on CA Curious.
December 3, 2020
For so many reasons, I am continually impressed by CA students. Our students love being at school. Our students are not afraid to think critically, to challenge the process. They are great athletes and musicians. Exceptional innovators and bold, creative thinkers. Risk takers and global changemakers. The list goes on and on.
November 12, 2020
Make an impact on GivingTuesday
At CA we choose to use GivingTuesday to look outside our campus, come together, and support our local community. Thanks to the passion of our students, we are thrilled to officially partner with Haven House to drive support for local youths on GivingTuesday. Three student leaders explain, in their own words, why partnering with Haven House is important to them and how everyone can be participate in the global day of gratitude. Read it on CA Curious.