Greensboro Day School Upper School students will participate in the school's Winter Term, January 4 - 13, 2017. During this time all students will participate in this innovative learning opportunity, taking part in intensive study opportunities through a course options. Read the full Winter Term offerings here.
Students will also participate in a variety of Explorations opportunities and these are open to parents and the GDS community to attend.
Explorations runs from 11:10 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. each day, inserted as a break between the first and second academic blocks.
Wednesday, January 4 – Perspectives on Careers: Voices of GDS Alumni – A panel of alumni spanning the four decades of graduates of GDS will reflect on their careers, their career paths and the relevance of their experiences while students at GDS.
Thursday, January 5 – Politics and Citizenry: The NC Institute of Political Leadership – Executive director Ross Harris, a former GDS trustee, is bringing a group of graduates of this Greensboro-based program to discuss their experiences at the Institute and the meaning of informed political discourse.
Friday, January 6 – Philanthropy: The Power of the Hand and the Heart – President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Greensboro, Michelle Gethers-Clark, will share her perspectives on leadership and philanthropy gleaned from her 32-year career during which she has held roles with leadership responsibilities around the world.
Monday, January 9 – Major Research in the Micro World: The School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering – Founding dean of the School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Dr. James Ryan, will give an overview of what’s going on at this unique school and research facility which is located here in Greensboro as a joint project of NCA&T and UNCG.
Tuesday, January 10 – Touring Theater of North Carolina – This professional acting company is bringing us its production of Let your Children Tell. Drawing its script from the actual diary entries of four young people who lived through the horrors of Nazi Germany, this play vividly conveys the tragic inhumane consequences of unchecked racial prejudice, injustice and hate. There will be a short time after the performance for the audience to have a “talk-back” with the actors.
Wednesday, January 11 – All That Jazz – Returning from their performance at the JENerations Jazz Festival in New Orleans, the GDS Jazz Band will perform parts of their program while also sharing some of their experience in New Orleans and educating us about jazz and its influence on popular music.
Thursday, January 12 – Sandra Hughes – Widely recognized newscaster and public figure in the Triad (and former GDS parent and current GDS grandparent) Sandra Hughes will share thoughts about “living, loving, learning and leadership.” She will recount her story of growing up on a tobacco farm and being taught always to do her best. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Hughes was the first African American woman in North Carolina to host a daily television talk show.