Spirit Day is a time to stand with LGBTQ+ youth. On the heels of last week's DEI symposia, the Buckley community engaged in programming around Spirit Day to celebrate diversity and uplift different identities.
In honor of Spirit Day, the Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) curated some meaningful content about the history and impact of Spirit Day in the LGBTQ+ community. In Middle and Upper School, students shared this content and engaged in discussion based on guiding questions and are invited to "go purple" on October 15 to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ+ youth and take part in the largest, most-visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.
Also as part of our Spirit Day programming, Lower School DEI Coordinator Sabine Abadou helped organize a special remote performance from Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, a locally based queer mariachi group, for all our students to enjoy.
Please click here to check out the video and other content on our LGBTQ+ Corner page.
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.