The upper school Paws For Patrick and Mental Health Awareness clubs joined forces to distribute green ribbons on May 4 to students, faculty and staff, and encouraged them to tie the ribbons around trees on campus to spread awareness and show support. May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, created to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, and to show support for those struggling with mental health disorders and encourage them to seek help. Lime green ribbons signify new life, new growth and new beginnings.
North Shore Country Day’s annual 10-minute play festival “Take 10” returned to the stage on April 13. For the first time in three years, students performed their original plays in front of a live audience with performances in the NSCD Auditorium.
All seven plays were written, produced and directed by students in the upper school directing class. Some were based on personal experience, observations and media events, while others stemmed from pure creativity. Once the scripts were finalized, the student directors held auditions, cast the roles and ran their own rehearsals.