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Tuition on the Track community walkathon for financial aid

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A student-generated event


Letter from Kate Rubinstein ’12 and Brooke Edelson ’12

The English department developed the Agents of Change assignment 15 years ago, for the purpose of giving Catlin Gabel students an opportunity to employ their rhetorical skills to affect positive changes in the school community. For Kate’s Agents of Change assignment, she proposed a school-wide community walkathon fundraiser designated to tuition assistance. She and Brooke have worked hard this year pursuing the idea and planning the event.

Dear Catlin Gabel families:

Kate '12 and her 1st grade buddy, Ben, will see YOU on the track!

We are excited that the entire senior class passionately endorses Tuition on the Track and is helping us bring the walkathon to life.

The inaugural Tuition on the Track walkathon is on
Thursday, April 12, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Our goal for Tuition on the Track is to establish a new community tradition that follows in the footsteps of the Rummage Sale, which supported financial aid. We hope to raise $25,000 (one financial aid scholarship), while bridging school divisions and immersing the greater community in Catlin Gabel spirit.

Students in grades 1 through 12 will collect funds through an online pledge system and will be supported through a process similar to canvassing for the Rummage Sale. We are meeting with students in all divisions to explain the process and generate enthusiasm.

Our dream is for Tuition on the Track to become an annual tradition that makes it possible for students who could not otherwise attend Catlin Gabel to benefit from the exceptional academic and social experience our class has enjoyed together.

Thank you to all the students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni who are joining our effort. Thanks, especially, to the class of 2012, who have joined forces to organize the event and make this effort our senior class gift to the school.

 

Download the pledge form below. Print and complete the form as you canvass for pledges. Then enter the information online.

» Enter your pledge form data. 

» Parents, enter pledges for your younger students here.

Questions? Get in touch with us at tuitiononthetrack@catlin.edu

Warm regards,
Kate & Brooke
Tuition on the Track coordinators


Thank you, sponsors!

HOTLIPS Pizza

 

 

Two mock trial teams advance to state

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Congratulations!

Twelve teams competed at regionals and two of the three teams going to state are from Catlin Gabel. That's a first! The Blue and White teams wil argue a case about a burn victim who is suing a coffee company after spilling a hot beverage on himself. The claims are negligence and strict product liability.

White team members are co-captains Talbot Andrews, Grace McMurchie, and Megan Stater, with Audrey Davis, Rachel Caron, Lauren Ellis, Mira Hayward, Harry Heath, Andrew Hungate, Fiona Noonan, Eli Wilson Pelton, and Henry Shulevitz.

Blue team members are co-captains Curtis Stahl and Terrance Sun, with Alexandra van Alebeek, Abby Doctor, Ian Fyfield, Trevor Luu, Chris Park, Tyler Quatraro, Emily Siegel, Elise Thompson, Mary Whitsell, and Brandon Wilson.

The Silver team, composed primarily of first-year won their first two matches at regionalsbefore losing a razor-thin battle with our Blue team. The following students very nearly advanced to state: Jonathan Bray, Tyler Perzik, Elise Thompson, Theo Knights, Nick Petty, Nama Rosas, Nick Rhodes, Liv Phillips, Anisha Adke,  and Will Rosenfeld.

Thank you, volunteer coaches Scott Thompson, Anushka Shenoy '04, Nell Bonaparte, Jim Coon, and Bob Bonaparte '73, and adviser Dave Whitson.

 

Gambol 2012 photo gallery

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March 3 at the Governor Hotel

Thank you, Paul and Pam Monheimer, for the photos!

Click on any image to start the slide show.

"Fools" photo gallery

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Upper School play

Neil Simon's comedy about a teacher sent to a Russian hamlet cursed with chronic stupidity for 200 years premiered on Broadway in 1981. In a race against the clock, Leon the teacher will become stupid, too, if he fails to break the curse within 24 hours. Should he leave? Of course. But he can't because Leon falls in love with a girl so stupid she has ony recently learned how to sit down. But in the end, love conquers stupidity!

Thank you, John Hamilton, for these photos.

Calendar highlights for next year

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2012-13 calendar-at-a-glance

Upper School orientations, book pick-ups, locker assignments (specific dates and times for each grade level to follow)
Tuesday, September 4, and Wednesday, September 5

Middle School kick-off and classes begin
Tuesday, September 4

Lower School open house
Tuesday, September 4, 10 a.m. – noon

Lower School classes begin
Wednesday, September 5

Preschool classes begin for half of class
Kindergarten orientation
Wednesday, September 5

Preschool classes begin for half of class
Kindergarten classes begin
Thursday, September 6

Upper School classes begin
Thursday, September 6

Beginning School – all classes in session
Friday, September 7

Thanksgiving break
Wednesday, November 21 - Sunday, November 25

Winter break
Saturday, December 15 - Tuesday, January 1

Classes resume
Wednesday, January 2

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - no classes
Monday, January 21

Presidents' Day - no classes
Monday, February 18

Spring break (note: Friday is a no-school day)
Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 31

Memorial Day – no classes
Monday, May 27

Last day of classes
Friday, June 14

Graduation
Saturday, June 15

Reserved days for closure make-up (if we have three or more unplanned closures)
June 17 – 19
 

Watch Portland mayoral candidates square off at Catlin Gabel

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CatlinSpeak student newspaper staff members ran a sensational event. Congratulations to them!

Thank you, Cody Hoyt '13, for video and post-production work.

MLK community meeting photo gallery

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The Lower School community celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with songs, poetry, and powerful lessons about courage, American history, and our hopes and dreams for a better world.

Two alumni businesses featured in New York Times

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Read the New York Times story about Gary Coover '00's company, Modify Watches, contracting with Riley Gibson '04's company, Napkin Labs, to turn Facebook followers into online communities and focus groups. Catlin Gabel connects!

 

Freshman Valerie Ding wins music competition

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Congratulations, Valerie!

Valerie Ding was named a winner in the Young Artists Debut! Concerto Competition. She was also named a winner in 2010. Valerie and the other winning soloists will perform with a combined orchestra of professional musicians from Oregon Symphony and the Oregon Ballet Theatre, conducted by Niel DePonte, on April 10 at the Newmark Theatre. Valerie will perform Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, first movement.

» Link to MetroArts website and more information about the competition

English teacher Carl Adamshick named Oregon Book Award finalist

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Carl's poetry collection, Curses and Wishes (Louisiana State University Press), has been recognized by Literary Arts' annual book award in the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry category. Winners will be announced April 23.

Carl already won the Walt Whitman Award, one of the most prestigious poetry prizes in the country, for Curses and Wishes.

Link to June Oregonian article about Carl

 

Rick Fordyce '86 memorial service on January 7

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Rick Fordyce '86 died on December 26 in Austin, Texas, after a two-year battle with cancer.

His service is planned for Saturday, January 7.


Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary and Sunset Hills Memorial Park

Viewing from 9 to 11 a.m.
Graveside at 11 a.m.

» Directions to Finley-Sunset Hills | 6801 Southwest Sunset Highway, Portland, OR 97225


Memorial service at Catlin Gabel's Cabell Center Theater

Noon – 2 p.m.

» Directions to Catlin Gabel | 8825 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225


Rick's parents, Nancy Ann and Donald Fordyce, have generously established the Richard Anthony Fordyce ’86 Memorial Scholarship Fund at Catlin Gabel. » Make a gift in Rick's memory.

Questions: Email or call Lauren Dully ’91, alumni relations director, 503-297-1894 ext. 363.


» Read the Oregonian obituary