SBS was recently featured in a Newsday article regarding private schools returning to campuses in the fall. The piece highlights the lengths to which private schools, and The Stony Brook School in particular, went to ensure the continued virtual education of their students—and the lengths to which they plan to go when reopening.
Head of school Joshua Crane was quoted in the article, saying "kids need to go back to school, and we can do it in a safe and healthy fashion—so please give us the chance to do that."
On May 24, SBS held a graduation car-processional to celebrate the hard work and determination of the class of 2020. For the celebration, the school invited seniors and their families to decorate their cars, show school spirit, and parade through campus. Seniors were driven up Chapman Parkway to the cheers of the school community, including faculty, staff, and dorm parents.
“We’re extremely proud of the class of 2020 and want to honor them while also maintaining social distancing protocol,” said Director of Upper School Kris Ryan. “Our seniors have been looking forward to this day for a long time, and we are excited to provide them with an opportunity to celebrate all that they have accomplished together.”
Because some of the senior class was unable to attend due to distance, the school ordered large cardboard cutouts of the students’ faces to use during the procession. The faculty or staff advisor of each absent student paraded their likeness up Champan Parkway to the cheers of their community. The event was also live streamed so those unable to attend can watch in real time, and can be found here.
After the procession, cars then drove onto the softball field to hear a brief address from Head of School Joshua Crane.
We are so proud of our seniors and hope to celebrate more officially, in person, in August! More photos to come.
SBS junior Lilly Jette recently began "The Water Lilly Project" after hearing local hospital workers have been getting rapidly dehydrated from wearing extensive personal protective equipment (PPE) during this pandemic.
On April 9, SBS streamed a Tenebrae service that incorporated scripture reading, singing, and other performances that journey through the last hours of Jesus’ life, as He faced His arrest, torture, and crucifixion.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and shortage of materials hospitals are facing, a group of high school students and faculty at SBS have come up with a solution that can be produced in the STEM Lab and, soon, across the country—protective face shields at a fraction of the originally expected time and cost.
The SBS community celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the importance of the civil rights movement in our country on January 20. An assembly was held to not only honor Dr. King but other important civil rights activists, including Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks—both of whom this plaque outside of Carson Auditorium was donated in honor of.