Dear Galloway Community,
Community Engagement at The Galloway School encompasses many programs. I sponsor a faculty-led book club in which we study texts that reflect educational concerns at Galloway. We have developed relationships with all three components of the Woodruff Arts Center, The High Museum, the Alliance Theater, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The school continues in its affiliation with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. As an academic partner with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Galloway provides older students the access to watch films during the festival. I support the Admissions Office, and I work with alumni and alumni parents by hosting events to bring these members of the extended Galloway community back to campus. I write articles for the Galloway Gazette to publicize the learning which occurs in our classrooms.
As a benefit of the affiliation with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, all students have free admission to the museum as part of school field trips; representatives of the Center come to campus to provide lessons during the school day. In addition teachers have access to professional development classes offered at the Center; the first anti-bias training is on Wednesday, October 12. The school continues to enjoy a lively relationship with the High Museum; students also enjoy field trips at the High free of charge. I will sponsor a tour of the exhibit, Rodin in the United States, Confronting the Modern, on Friday, December 16, open to alumni and alumni parents.
Several alumni, alumni parents, and current parents are elected officials at the municipal, county, and state level. On Thursday, October 24, during the school day six elected officials will participate in an “All Politics is Local” presentation for juniors, seniors, and alumni to promote interest and participation in the electoral process.
On November 17 and 18, the school will sponsor an expanded Grandparents and Special Friends Day for the entire school, with Early Learning celebrating on Nov. 17 and Middle and Upper Learning combined on Nov. 18.
This year we will have the opportunity to read books with teachers in all three learning levels. We will open these discussions to current parents, alumni, and alumni parents beginning at 7 PM.
- Thursday, September 15: a “readers’ theater” version of American Son by Christopher Demos-Brown led by the actors of South Fulton Institute
- Monday, November 7: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Tuesday, January 31: A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
- Monday, February 13: The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin
- Tuesday, March 21: Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen: The Essential Conversations You Need to Have with Your Kids Before They Start High School by Michelle Icard
- Tuesday, April 18: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
All the best,
Gordon Mathis Head of Community Engagement