Rare Bird Books has just released Echo of the Boom by Maxwell Neely-Cohen, Fairhaven School class of 2004. A fascinating novel that explores contemporary youth culture amidst a looming apocalypse, Max’s book is an intellectual tour-de-force and a page-turner. Based in Washington, D.C., “Echo” explores what makes Millenials tick as they text away, and Max’s lifelong interest in military theory certainly informs his characters and the narrative arc of his novel.
Max’s first public reading took place in the Chesapeake Room here at Fairhaven School in celebration of our first fifteen years last November, and the four hurtling narratives hooked the audience members then! Support the arts, and support our wonderful alumnus Max; see what happens to Efram, Chloe, and the rest of his video-gaming, deejaying, philosophical characters by buying this unique, entertaining book. We will let you know when the “Echo of the Boom” book tour lands in DC.
Congratulations, Max. Now where in the world did you get the idea for the school-wide Capture the Flag game?
As a final goodbye to the winter of 2013-2014, here are some pictures and a note from staff member Beth Williams about our recent chili cook-off. Enjoy!
At the end of February we hosted a Talkabout and Chili Cook-off, where Assembly President John Green led a lively discussion. The nine savory chili entries, several types of corn bread, and various other potluck treats were delicious. The community had a great time gathering with old friends and meeting some of the many new families of recently enrolled students. All around, we enjoyed a wonderful evening.
On April 25th, The Public Relations Committee will host another dinner gathering (potluck, plus Subway sandwiches). On that evening, we will welcome a special guest speaker, Megan McArdle, who recently released her book, “The Upside of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success”. This event is free and open to the public.
Come join us for the show!
On March 28th & 29th and April 4th & 5th, Fairhaven School’s Theatre Corp will be performing Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit”.
Tickets are $10. House opens at 7:00 PM for a 7:30 PM curtain.
Call the office at 301.249.8060 with questions.
Fairhaven School Theatre Corp
Spring is right around the corner and energy is picking up at Fairhaven School. Here a few wintertime vignettes showcasing busy Fairhaven students engaged cold weather activities like: snow play, reading, henna tattoos, making art, snow fort building, play practice, rainbow loom-ing, playing Magic, and conversing. As you can see in the photos, it was especially fun to have so much snow to play with this year! Snow days are an especially interesting topic for Fairhaven School. I can’t help it, I just love that our students are sad when school is closed due to snow!
Staff, Fairhaven School
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Almost weekly, we receive links to stories and blog entries worldwide that align with what we do at Fairhaven School. Evermore, we get the sense that employers and universities are coming to understand, just as we do here, that traits of individuals matter more than their grades. Take a look at this article from venerable New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — LAST June, in an interview with Adam Bryant of The Times, Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google — i.e., the guy in charge of hiring for one of the world’s most successful companies — noted that Google had determined that “G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. … We found that they don’t predict anything.” Read more
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Last spring, Fairhaven School conducted its first Indiegogo campaign, raising over three thousand dollars! Here is a short video clip showing our new windows and offering thanks. Look for news on other building upgrades in the near future!
Fairhaven School Meeting