Faith and Science Find Harmony for Biology Teacher Dr. Higgins

Not many people are both religious and scientific. The two are practical opposites. Historically, scientists and religious figures have seen each other as enemies. And though, yes, times have changed, it’s still quite uncommon for people to have a foot in both doors; however, Dr. Higgins, a Biology and Marine Science teacher, as well as a newly ordained youth pastor,...

Reflecting on Anthony Ray Hinton’s Powerful Visit

Reflecting on Anthony Ray Hinton’s Powerful Visit

He spent 30 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. A victim of a racially-biased and wholly unjust criminal justice system, Anthony Ray Hinton finally found freedom after receiving help and support from Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer and the face of the Equal Justice Initiative – a nonprofit advocating for equal treatment in the American justice system....

Flipped Classroom: Homework in class?

Do you ever miss what a teacher is saying in class? Do you have questions while completing problem sets for math, but your teacher is not there to help? For SLS math teachers Coach Fred and Mr. Kress, a flipped classroom – learning through a video lesson at home – is the answer to some of the difficulties that come...

Basketball Game vs. Brunswick Brings SLS Community Together

On Friday afternoon, the Hilltop was buzzing with excitement as the Boys Varsity Basketball team was prepared to face an FAA rival: the Brunswick Bruins. As the designated “Middle School Spirit Game,” Friday’s contest offered pregame pizza and activities in the Fireplace Commons for fifth through eighth grade students. Middle schoolers enjoyed Kahoot competitions, karaoke, and even made posters in...

Does no homework equal no stress?

Before the 2018-19 school year even began, a list that detailed 11 hand-picked no-homework nights was devised and sent out to all Upper School faculty. Each no-homework night either falls after a holiday, a break, or a concert. “We were trying to create a respite from the tyranny of the to-do list,” comments Ms. Perry, Head of the Upper School....

Monte le Son!: A Recap of the Webster Concert

Monte le Son!: A Recap of the Webster Concert

To highlight the celebration of National French Week at St. Luke’s (November 5 – 9), all French students were invited to the Webster Concert on November 7.   After a one-hour bus ride, students were kindly greeted at the doors of Southern Connecticut State University. Although some students claimed the ride was “long and boring,” during the concert, they did...

What actually happens with student surveys?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…student surveys are back! Teachers across all departments are giving Upper School students the opportunity to share their opinions on their classes – in terms of academic atmosphere, effectiveness of teaching style, and workload. Year after year, student surveys have received both commendation and criticism. While some see the surveys as an ample...

39 Questions With Clara Pakman

On Thursday, members of the Eye of the Storm club took a stroll around the St. Luke’s hallways with a leader on campus: Student Council President Clara Pakman. Many may recognize her as the confident, one-of-a-kind girl who hosts Town Meeting every week, but how many people really know Clara? How many can guess her favorite country to visit or...

A Closer Look at CGL Groups

A Closer Look at CGL Groups

It’s almost time for another “Community Goals for Learning” (CGL) discussion, and while some students look forward to a lively, in-depth conversation, others dread the activity, which brings together randomized groups of Upper School students to discuss sensitive, timely topics. Among high school students and faculty, some believe that the meetings are engaging because students and faculty are given the...