Despite the cancellation of interscholastic competitions this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sports and competition at Loomis Chaffee are alive and well, thanks to a redesigned and robust program created by the Athletics Department, coaches, and other faculty and staff.
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The student-led Pelican Service Organization (PSO) kicked off 2020-21 Community Engagement Program activities by inviting the Loomis community to join Foodshare's virtual Walk Against Hunger September 14–18.
Lynn Lyons, a specialist in the treatment of anxiety disorders, spoke with Loomis Chaffee faculty and parents about anxiety and depression in adolescents and offered coping strategies for students, teachers, and families.
The Loomis Chaffee community gardens served as both communal space and a much-needed escape during times of uncertainty for faculty, staff, and their families this summer.
Renaissance Ensemble, comprised of students from six New England prep schools and led by two Loomis Chaffee seniors, presented “The Key to Change,” a video concert to benefit the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense Fund.
Loomis Chaffee began the 2020–21 school year like no other, with 716 students — some online and some in-person — for opening activities that culminated with the first day of classes and a virtual all-school convocation on Tuesday, September 1.
The Loomis Chaffee Climate Action group (LCCA) has teamed up with the Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) to advocate for the passage of the Carbon Fee and Dividend bill, a solution expected to drastically reduce emissions and prevent the worst impacts of a warming world.
Through its Online Academy, the Loomis Chaffee Summer Program is bringing its on-campus summer experience to academically motivated students around the world.
Ahead of the school’s reopening in August, Loomis Chaffee faculty are engaged in professional development to prepare for a remodeled 2020–21 school year.
Head of School Sheila Culbert sent the following email to students, faculty, staff, and alumni on Wednesday, June 10, outlining concrete actions the school will begin taking immediately to deepen its commitment to solving the problem of systemic racism.
Focusing on topics ranging from carbon footprints to coffee beans, seven students recently completed year-long individual studies as part of the Guided Research Projects in Environmental Sustainability course.
Junior Kassie Rivera organized a support group for teenage siblings of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder in her New York City neighborhood last summer as part of Loomis Chaffee’s Norton Fellowship program.
The Loomis Chaffee Math Department recognized 89 students with Barry M. Moran Excellence in Mathematics Certificates this spring. Barry shared a "magical" congratulatory message via video with the 2020 award recipients.
Students in Loomis Chaffee’s Design Thinking for the Common Good spring 2020 course helped UConn women’s basketball player Batouly Camara generate ideas to expand the reach of her nonprofit organization, Women and Kids Empowerment (WAKE).
The faculty of Loomis Chaffee’s Social Sciences Department recognized 51 students on Monday, May 18, for demonstrating academic excellence in the classroom this year.
The History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies Department recognized students on May 18 for academic excellence and junior Isabel Ruppel was awarded the Williams Prize for 2019–20.
The Loomis Chaffee community convened — virtually — to honor the Class of 2020 in friendship, admiration, and goodwill this week, culminating with a video address from Head of School Sheila Culbert in Founders Chapel on Sunday, May 24.
Four seniors presented their Senior Projects to the school community on Thursday, May 21, via Zoom videoconference.
Loomis Chaffee recognized students for their academic and extracurricular achievements and their contributions to the school and greater community on Friday, May 22, in a Celebration of Excellence that also featured the announcement of the Student Council’s Teacher of the Year selection, English teacher Phyllis Grinspan.
Paul Mounds Jr. ’03, chief of staff for Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, spoke on Wednesday, May 20, about ways the state’s citizens and government have risen to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic.