Grauer Students Sharing Holiday Cheer: Holiday Caroling
Just before Winter Break, Performing Arts teachers Isaac Langen, Tom Hopper, and Courtney Conway took a group of more than 30 Grauer students from all grades to visit the school’s neighbor, Somerford Place of Encinitas, on December 19. The students, along with Erin Langen, Shelley Boniwell, and Grauer alum Chase Miller, sang festive holiday songs to the seniors at Somerford, bringing happy smiles to their faces and brightening their holiday. Isaac, Tom, and Dr. Stuart Grauer accompanied each song with their guitars, and Francesca M. '20 and Courtney Conway gave special solo performances of classic holiday songs. Thanks to Isaac and the Grauer Music Department for continuing this special annual tradition of holiday caroling for the 16th year!
Dr. Grauer takes a look forward to what school will look like in the coming years, based on lessons learned from the pandemic and changes to education that should be continued for current and future students.
The Visual & Performing Arts Department presented the 16th Annual Grauerpalooza Arts festival in a week-long series of virtual events on May 11-15. The arts are thriving at The Grauer School, regardless of the situations in which we find ourselves!
As a culminating project for their Civil Rights Movement unit, 11th graders completed "Voices of Social Justice" presentations. Each student investigated a "voice" from the Civil Rights era that was forgotten or misunderstood, and then crafted a piece of art that embodied that individual's story.
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The Grauer School's weekly assemblies on Tuesdays are a special part of the school's community, and they begin with a message from Dr. Stuart Grauer. In this week's message, Dr. Grauer asked the students to think about what makes them intrinsically motivated to learn.
After learning this week of the passing of a friend, Dr. Grauer revisits times before the quarantine, to tell the story of a "survivor" who has some qualities we want to hang on to in these times.