Need a flash of color therapy or moment of meditation? Head over to the Highland parking lot to check out the newly completed mural by ninth-grade artists.
The Foote School Blog
As is best practice for independent schools, every few years, we embark on a comprehensive, reflective planning process, the results of which are intended to focus Foote's energy and resources for long-term success. We are excited to share with you Phase I: our reimagined mission, vision, and values.
By Kayleigh Axon
First Grade Teacher
By changing the characters and settings in The Three Billy Goats Gruff, first graders create their own stories. “Once upon a time, there was not one, not two, but three Rainbow Unicorns…” They use the beginning, middle, and end structure to draw a story map plan.
By Barrington Fulton Jr., Head of Middle School; and Cara Hames, Interim Head of Lower School
Parent/Guardian-teacher conferences — especially at the beginning of the year — are opportunities for parents/guardians to connect with their child’s teachers about the student’s transition into their current grade and to receive feedback about the curricular expectations.
By Heather Zetterberg (Math Specialist), and Jennifer Friedman (Head Librarian)
A new Story Walk has just been installed in the frames on the covered path from the first grade to the third grade, to the second grade classrooms. The community is invited to take a stroll through this stunning display.
This December, the annual 9th-grade play will be Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl. The play approaches the classic Orpheus and Eurydice tale through the perspective of Eurydice as she travels through the underworld after dying on her wedding day.
A found fossil has a new home at Foote, thanks to fifth grader Gage.
The Foote Community invites you to attend a special screening of the film Free Renty on October 18, from 6–8 p.m., followed by a Q&A with Tamara Lanier.
By Kristie Guevremont
4th Grade Teacher
This fall, as we study divisibility rules in 4th grade, we’ve challenged our students to collaborate in small groups to create charts with different divisibility rules. Our hope is that this will be helpful on many levels.
The motto of the Foote School has long been "Laete cognoscam et laete docebo" or "Gladly will I learn and gladly teach." But does anyone know WHY that motto was chosen?
Sept. 15–Oct. 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, reminding us to engage in activities and attitudes that pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. The Foote School's library has many books availabe to students of all ages that celebrate and honor Hispanic Heritage Month!
If you've walked around campus lately, you've likely noticed the curious plaques mounted to the outside walls of the Middle School buildings. Step a little closer and you’ll find yourself delightfully challenged by a series of math-related questions.
By Jai Makam ’23
Everything inside that bus has made Foote special to me over the past nine years. We are a diverse and inclusive community where everyone's strengths are celebrated and weaknesses are supported. Beyond this, one of the most remarkable things about Foote is the friendships we make and keep well beyond our years here.
Few people at Foote can claim to have a more intimate knowledge of the school than Terrell. Now in his 19th year at Foote, he has stepped into the role of Director of Security.
For Chinese teacher Wenyan Witkowsky, language is the key to cultural connections. Since joining The Foote School in 2014, she has built a robust 2–9 program that each year takes a fresh approach to teaching the Chinese language while opening doors for her students to become productive citizens of the world.