A huge thank you to Dr. Kieran O’Mahony for an engaging Seattle Academy Parent Education sponsored webinar event on September 10, 2020. Dr. O’Mahony spent the evening helping parents better understand cognitive neuroscience in relation to the ability of students to learn, and how we as parents can create an environment to support our children as they learn and develop.
This past July, a group of current and former Seattle Academy students and Arts Faculty members Annalise Olson, Tom Flood, and Lily Hotchkiss came together with the goal of centering BIPOC voices through a student-led mural project.
We are proud of our Seattle Academy students who continue to contribute boldly to our local and global community. These students rise to the challenge to give back to this changing world - bringing to life our SAAS Pillar of Service. Here are recent examples to spotlight and ways you can participate:
Recently, Seattle Academy Dance Faculty, Alicia Mullikin had her article, Recognizing Systemic Racism in Dance, published by SeattleDances.com. After realizing so many folks were asking now more than ever "How do I show up for people of color?" and wanting dance educators to understand how to do that in their classrooms, Alicia got together with an incredible group of experienced dancers of color on the west coast to discuss their shared experiences of discrimination within the dance world in hopes of providing a clear picture of how systemic racism is perpetuated through dance.
Seattle Academy instrumental jazz band director Matt Frost submitted "Murder by Numbers," a song written by Sting and Andy Summers (The Police) and performed by The Red Combo to KNKX, and it was recently featured along with a collection of other jazz students from regional middle school, high school and college music programs.
This past spring, SAAS TV hosted a presentation about our Innovations program. The evening included a panel discussion with alumni who had gone through the program at Seattle Academy, developed a business plan in that class, and have since successfully launched their own business based on the work they completed in the innovations courses.
Recently, Seattle Academy student Eden Campbell ‘23, launched Spread Dough. Eden’s mission is to create Artisan Bread Making Kits, giving access to all of the ingredients necessary to make delicious artisan bread in your own kitchen while also supporting the students, families, and community members who are impacted by COVID-19.