17 days ago
Zeke Knight, mover and shaker in Development circles, has enlisted 9 of us to get a huge turnout for our 60th Reunion next June 2014. I have been trying to find out what will appeal to all our classmates. Certainly the progress being made under Head of School Margarita Curtis is worthy of supporting.
Currently the Global H2O team-taught interdisciplinary course is in cooperation with the College Board and Cambridge University. Global H2O is more about strategies for learning than the content about water. The methodology and experience was explained at the recent reunion and the fundraiser weekend. Involving as many of our classmates in a variety of fields of experience in a learning venture would be an exciting activity.
Margarita is also involved in cooperating and sharing with public schools within this program and in general. As a 32 year public secondary teacher of social studies in NY State, I was doing or some of my colleagues were doing parts of what are in this new program. I regularly warned my students that more learning would and should being going on in their lives outside of school.
One of the reasons I am proud to have been a Deerfield student is that it stressed ethical values. I would like to remind us that Mr. Boyden said that to those who much was given owed a lot to give back. That has been my guide ever since as I was lucky to go to Deerfield.
Guy C. Kaldis
Class of 1954