Allen is a last name that appears across campus; on buildings, in yearbooks, in the school’s history, and seen through sculpture. David Allen (DA) '93, son of Margaret Allen, is a sculptor who created two pieces as part of the Campus as Canvas initiative, The Core and The Sphere. In an interview, Allen gave insight into his work on campus, The Core on the island by South Hall and The Sphere in the courtyard at the Learning Commons.
When looking at a private day or boarding school for your child, Open Houses are one of the best ways to experience what the school has to offer, while meeting the teachers, parents, students, and administrators. At the same time, Open Houses can be a whirlwind, especially if you are considering multiple schools. I know this well, as I’ve gone through the process from both sides, as a parent (twice!) and now as a member of the Admissions Team at CH-CH.
From my experience in attending Open Houses with my daughters, and now helping run and organize them, I’ve put together the 10 most important tips to ensure you get the most value out of your visit.
Have you walked by the Peebles, the Admissions building on campus and noticed silver clouds balanced atop a twisted metal base? That is Cloud Tree 1, a sculpture by artist Alaina Mahoney (AM) and part of CH-CH’s Campus as Canvas initiative that was installed in 2018. We interviewed Alaina Mahoney to ask her four brief questions about this piece and her process to create it.
As parents, it often catches us off guard. Your child heard something at school or saw on the news, and has questions about race. What is Black Lives Matter about? Why are people upset? Why are people treated differently?
When it comes to Homecoming, you probably think of being back on campus, meeting students and faculty, and seeing your former school in-person. This year, CH-CH's Alumni Homecoming had to be adjusted slightly due to COVID. We felt it was more important than ever to bring alumni together, attend classes, and see their former stomping grounds. After a few brainstorming sessions, we decided to host a virtual homecoming week through Zoom to accommodate as many different schedules and timezones as possible!
Welcome Back, CH-CH Community! As I’ve said before, I am extremely excited to be a part of the CH-CH community. I hope you have found some rest and happy moments these last few months, as we continue to fight through these two pandemics. While I have met many people in the CH-CH community, I truly can’t wait to see and get to know everyone upon our return to campus.
The Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall Admissions team recently held a live webinar to highlight the learning, support, and the School’s sense of community during the 2020 spring trimester. CH-CH Director of Enrollment Management, Lisa Pelrine, was joined by current students, parents, teachers, and administrators to discuss maintaining curriculum, opportunity, relationships, and empathy in the age of COVID-19.