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Holy Innocents' Remembers Hidden Children of the Holocaust

Holy Innocents' Remembers Hidden Children of the Holocaust

When Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School seventh-graders finished reading The Diary of Anne Frank, teachers Maureen Danzig, David Gale and Kathy Yukishige wanted to bring the story even more to life and invited performers from the Georgia Ensemble Theatre to campus.

Actors visited the school on March 17 and performed a powerful, multi-media piece that tells the story of the hidden children of the Holocaust. In the piece, two surviving friends of Anne Frank—Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg—are portrayed, recounting their World War II stories via videotaped interviews and through actors on stage. The show, “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank,” was written by James Still and directed by Peter Hardy.

Holy Innocents' seniors named '21st Century Leaders'

Holy Innocents' seniors named '21st Century Leaders'

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Georgia Youth Leadership Awards selection committee has named seniors Clay Milling and Khorkie Tyus as 21st Century Leaders—students who have made a significant impact on their schools, communities and beyond. Only 20 students in Georgia were selected for the awards, which recognize students who are “resourceful, service-oriented, passionate about their projects, forward thinking, and able to leverage diversity.”

Clay Milling

Clay Milling has combined his talent for film making and a spirit of servant leadership to create free promotional videos for non-profits, like the Andrew P. Stewart Center for children in Reynoldstown. (His videos helped the Stewart Center to raise more than $175,000 in its 2013 capital campaign.) And in summer 2014, he traveled to Texas to film a promotional video for Blue Skies Ministries, which helps children with pediatric cancer, and their families.

'Take steps that speak to your soul,' NHS inductees told

'Take steps that speak to your soul,' NHS inductees told

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Being tapped for membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is among the highest honors a high school student can receive. Membership is awarded only to those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character—characteristics that have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

On March 5, during Upper School Chapel, 37 Holy Innocents' Episcopal School students received that honor. Each was given a white NHS stole by a faculty member, who placed it over the student's shoulders. During graduation ceremonies on May 16, this stole will be worn over the commencement robe.

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Gala to warm wintry weather

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Gala to warm wintry weather

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) Parents’ Association is warming up wintry weather with its March 21 Gala, “An Evening in Margaritaville,” to raise funds for new and ongoing school projects. The Gala, which begins at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium, is open to members of the school community, and supporters of Holy Innocents’ are welcome to attend. Sponsorships are also still being accepted.

Gala guests will have opportunities to bid on donated items in silent and live auctions—including trips to Aspen, Belize, Mexico, New York, and Mardi Gras 2016. Bids on a yellow Labrador puppy, a Gala favorite, will also be accepted.

The nonprofit, volunteer Parents’ Association funds school-wide initiatives, such as the recent One School Capital Campaign for a new Upper School Math, Science & Commons Building, the Annual Fund, and specific projects like the laptop program, playground equipment purchases, and financial aid.

Holy Innocents' stages very Seuss birthday parade

Holy Innocents' stages very Seuss birthday parade

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- On Feb. 27, young students at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School celebrated Dr. Seuss Day by dressing up as a colorful cast of Seuss characters, including Things 1 and 2, Cindy Lou Who, Horton the Elephant, The Lorax, the Grinch’s dog Max, and—of course—the Cat in the Hat.

Holy Innocents’ stages the parade every year to celebrate the birthday of author/illustrator Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) who produced such beloved children’s book classics as How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat. Dr. Seuss’ birthday, which is actually March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.

March 13 is a make-up day for Fulton County students

March 13 is a make-up day for Fulton County students

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- It's some news that may not be warmly received by students in Fulton County Schools.

The district announced Tuesday that next Friday, Mar. 13 will be a make-up day. It was originally supposed to be a teacher workday and a day off for students, but four days of weather-related school cancellations in February resulted in the need for an extra day.

"This is a critical time of year for students to be in school. There is a lot to be done in the next three months, and our students and teachers need every instructional day," Fulton County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa said in a release.

Avossa said the rest of the school year calendar, including spring break and graduation, is not impacted.