Being Champions Change at SGS
At Seattle Girls’ School it is our mission to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change. It would have been easy for us to leave off that last part, but being champions of change is an essential part of what it means to be a student, graduate, or community member of SGS.
Understanding and addressing issues of difference and oppression in order to change this world for the better is an essential part of the SGS experience. When asked what they thought about the social justice aspects of our curriculum, a group of eighth graders responded, “I like that we get to talk about real issues today, not just past issues. Like last year, in social studies with Wendy we talked about what was happening in Ferguson and made a video. Or this year, after the terrorist attacks in Paris we talked about them in our Language Arts class.”
Now nearing the end of their time at SGS, our eighth graders recognize that they have been studying difference and oppression long before taking Social Justice and Cultural Understanding (SJCU) every Wednesday. Whether it is designing toys that battle stereotypes about girls in fifth grade, interviewing their families and learning about cultural difference in sixth, or media literacy in seventh, our students know that they don’t need to wait until they are older to make this world and their communities better.
CAP News (Community Association of Parents)
- Feb. 6 - Mentor Event at Cappy's Boxing Gym
- Feb. 12 - Early Dismissal, 12 PM [No After Care]
- Feb. 15-19 - School Closed [Mid-Winter Break]