What does Diversity, Equity and Inclusion look like in practice at Laurence School? The stories below will give you an inside look!


Buddies Send Messages Using Braille

Last week, we shared how our Kindergarten and 2nd grade students celebrated International Day of People with Disabilities, including that 2nd graders learned about Braille. Afterwards, students used Braille to write messages to 3rd grade big buddies. This week, they shared those messages on Zoom! Click on "Read More" to see photos.

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A Magical Visit with Author and Illustrator Rafael López

Last week, Laurence students (and faculty) spent a magical and inspirational afternoon with children's book author and illustrator, Rafael López. López shared that his style of illustration is influenced by his son and the way children draw. He plays with scale, dimensions and is not bound by realism. Click on "Read More" to learn about his visit.

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Understanding Intent and Impact with Dr. Steven Jones

This week, we had our first of three Parent Education Series events with Dr. Steven Jones, a thought leader in diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Jones is working with Laurence School this year at all levels - with the Board of Trustees, administrators, faculty, staff and parents - to help our community grow together as we work to expand diversity, equity and inclusion at our school. 

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

As we dive deeper into our work in diversity, equity, and inclusion, we appreciate the special opportunity to celebrate and center identities through heritage months. Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) is an official celebration of people and cultures from the Latin American diaspora including Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Click on "Read More" to learn how teachers are honoring the Hispanic culture and history in their classes.

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Celebrating Black History Month

Throughout our library classes this month, we have been focusing our research skill-building curriculum on looking at inspiring African American individuals who have made, or who are making, a difference in our world. Additionally, our 4th grade class honored Black History Month with an incredible performance at last week's assembly. 

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