A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Visiting Speakers

Join us for the 2016-17 Speaker Series

Head of School Randall Dunn, in partnership with the Parent Association, is pleased to present the 2016-17 Latin Speaker Series.

This year we have invited three researchers whose work supports and illuminates Latin's educational philosophy and thinking about how kids learn best.

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The Founders of LuminAid Visit the Upper School

On October 13th, the US Library presents Shark-Tank-winning Chicago start-up company LuminAid to speak at the Upper School Assembly about their company, winning an offer from Mark Cuban on Shark Tank, their path into technology/maker entrepreneurship, and efforts with world aid.

Afterward, LuminAid will be available for a Q&A session at the US/MS Library from 10:20am to 11am.

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Newbery Award Winner Linda Sue Park Visits the Middle School

Award-winning author Linda Sue Park will be visiting the middle school assembly on Thursday, March 3. She will talk about Wing and Claw, the first book in her new fantasy trilogy, Forest of Wonders. Community members may purchase copies of books autographed by Linda Sue Park. Please contact the librarians with questions.

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Author Sara Pennypacker Visits Lower and Middle School Students
On February 19, students in SK and fourth, fifth and sixth grades had the pleasure of meeting Sara Pennypacker, author of seventeen books, including the New York Times best-selling series, Clementine, and four contributions to the iconic Flat Stanley series. During her visit, Ms. Pennypacker presented her most recent book, Pax, to the middle school group, and met with Ms. Baier's SK reading group who had just begun the Clementine series.
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2016 Martin Luther King Speaker
During the weeks surrounding Martin Luther King Jr. Day all segments of the Latin community reflected on his teachings and words. Whether through books, discussions, activities or community engagement efforts, students in JK - 12, their teachers and their families, were part of the school wide conversation.
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Julie Lythcott-Haims on Raising Successful Adults

During a day-long visit to Latin on October 12, Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of the bestselling How to Raise an Adult, Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare you Kid for Success, spoke to students, faculty and parents about the definitions of success for young people in today's world and questioned the value placed on grades and scores opposed to raising people who can independently make their way through life. Lythcott-Haims urged upper school students during morning assembly, to put the pressure of the college admissions into perspective, with the understanding that they will have many great college options. Instead, she called on students to spend more time getting to know themselves.

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The Diversity Council is sponsoring Dr. Howard Stevenson, a nationally respected researcher and author of Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools, for a return visit to Latin, September 30 - Oct. 1.

Based on more than 20 years of experience in schools, Stevenson has developed strategies for helping children of all racial backgrounds build healthy racial identities as well as cope with racial stress. He is unique in his research work as a university professor because he has worked directly with children of all ages. He listens carefully to them and puts together therapeutic interventions based on their feedback.
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