Each year, a competition is held for student artists from 2nd to 12th grade to win a spot on the front cover of the yearbook. This year's theme, "The Spirit of the Olympics," elicited many amazingly creative submissions! The first-place winner's artwork will go on the front cover and the second-place winner's will go on the back cover. To honor all of the contest participants, a page inside the yearbook will display all of the artwork submitted this year! Congratulations!
The sixth edition of the Week of French Schools Abroad took place last week and focused on the theme "Learn, get involved, flourish: sport for all". This week is organized by the AEFE, the Agency for French Education Abroad to promote excellence and quality education in French schools internationally. From debates to written projects, students have participated in various sports-related educational activities throughout the last week!
As part of the International Franco-Belgian Comics Festival in the USA organized by the SSJ Agency, the Lyceum Kennedy upper school was honored to welcome Achdé, author and illustrator of "Lucky Luke" and "Kid Lucky", and Jean Bastide, author and illustrator of "Boule & Bill" and "Idéfix" series, among others, for a workshop and Q&A with students. The 6th through 9th-grade students and the graphic novel elective students were split into groups and took part in two successive workshops with each of the comic strip authors.
The authors presented their career paths and also led workshops on how to create comics, including their own tips and tricks. The workshop was part of the "Cartoons and Bubbles" educational project, which aims to equip students with the skills they need to take part in a comics competition organized by the International Franco-Belgian Comics Festival in the USA. The students will now work with their art teacher, French teachers, and librarian to produce their own comic strip page based on the theme "Let's move things together" and compete.
Fall Camp 2023 was one for the books 📚💙👏 Campers had an exciting week full of field trips, music, sports ⚽️, arts & crafts 🎃, and cooking 🍬! Thank you to our wonderful staff and partners for putting on a fantastic camp!
The recently elected student delegates of each grade in the upper school convened on Wednesday, October 18 for the first assembly of the year. They discussed topics such as student delegate roles and responsibilities, upcoming school council student rep elections, and student council involvement to cover different events such as Halloween. As delegates, students learn how to come up with ideas, present their plans, and work together to positively contribute to the Lyceum Kennedy community! The next event for the Lyceum Kennedy student delegates is an exciting tour of New York City Town Hall on November 21st!