October 4, 2023
New Hive members!
Doherty Hives welcomed new members with a celebration! The Hives are multiage buddy groups with students in kindergarten through fifth grade, each with their own color. Kindergartners and new students were sorted into Hives with Head of Doherty Tracy Murch announcing the students’ names as a colored confetti canon went off to reveal their Hives’ color.
Visitors from Spain
The Upper School’s 30 Spanish exchange students visited Doherty to share books they wrote and illustrated in Spanish during their time at Seven Hills. The Spanish students from Askartza Claret in Bilbao, Spain read the books and answered questions from students in pre-kindergarten for 2-year-olds to Unit III in the library as part of Kirsten Diersing’s Spanish classes.
Stinger Pride was alive the week leading up to Homecoming
Students wore pajamas, dressed as their teachers, and showed off their Stinger pride during Spirit Week. The week of fun all led up to a pep rally with Sting, cheerleaders, and soccer players from the Upper School. The excitement was followed by the all school picnic and Homecoming on the Hillsdale Campus.
Dot Day at Doherty
Doherty celebrated International Dot Day on Sept. 15! Stemming from author Peter Reynold’s children book “The Dot” about creativity in the classroom, the students are encouraged to make dots and leave their mark on the world, said Unit II teacher Sherri Linville. First through fifth grade students did a series of dot activities, like decorating dots and translating morse code, in their classrooms and in the library with librarian Jo Schnirring and art teacher Kacey Watkins.
Sharing Interests in Pre-kindergarten
Pre-kindergarten students in Moriah Phillips’ class worked on a lesson called “We Join Together.” In this lesson, the students shared their interests with the class and then choose an activity to do together with their classmates. One week, a student chose for the class to make a giant painting with their classmates. Everyone had an excellent time working together and sharing a love for painting!