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One of our founders, Harry McPike, recently accomplished a childhood dream: he climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Happy to share his experience with TGS students, Harry also expressed his views on setting personal goals and ultimately achieving success. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a significant challenge, requiring a great deal of preparation and planning. Harry began a regimen of physical training to build his endurance....

TGS Creative Arts Teacher Sherry Zhang shared the poem, "Life Just Isn't," and asked the students to write a mirror piece, "Art Just Isn't," to give them the opportunity to think, reflect, and (re)define to what art is and isn't to them. Below is the poem that inspired the students' words, followed by the original lyrics each student composed for their first creative arts assignment. Note: the students have selected...

As Hans Rosling came to the end of his speech, all 15 of us just sat there, in an awed trance, as a glaze of silence settled around us. A few seconds later, we become clear-headed enough to remember that we were to meet Hans Rosling backstage. And then a bubble of chatter stats again. We're all eager to meet him. Everyone was preparing their questions and trying to pass...

After Hans Rosling's lecture to TGS students and guests, TGS Teacher Marta Guevara wrote some of her reflections on the evening. Yes, Hans Rosling is funny. But he talks about serious topics; I wondered how a group of young teenagers would respond to a view of the world presented via graphs and numbers.  Would they get it?  Would it be too distracting for them?  Would they lose their concentration after...

The following blog post is part two of a series written by Marta Guevara, TGS Teacher, as she observed the ways in which the students interpreted their photography assignment in their presentations to the class. NOTE: the students have selected nicknames for themselves for security and privacy purposes; those nicknames are reflected here. To read part one of Marta's post, click here. POWER What is power through the eyes of...

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