Banned Books Week, sponsored by the American Library Association, is an important opportunity for Buckley to advocate for intellectual freedom, personal autonomy and choice, and for the value of intellectual resources. We do it to remind our students that some of the books they're familiar with are limited or forbidden in other places in the country, and around the world. For example, it was just this year that Harry Potter was banned in a Catholic school in Tennessee. So, we celebrate the freedom to read every year!
Students in grades seven through twelve took to the stage on April 22 and 23 for the Spring Dance Festival. To celebrate dance and the human spirit, Disconnect/Reconnect showcased student and faculty choreography, informed by personal journeys, aspirations, world events, and social justice issues.
With the leadership of interim science department chair Anat Fernandes, fifth grade students ventured to green space by the K-2 playground to learn about plants native to California, how to plant, and the importance of Earth Day.