You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was Dostoevsky and Dickens who taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who ever had been alive. Only if we face these open wounds in ourselves can we understand them in other people.

James A. Baldwin

Movie Opportunity on Wednesday at The Moxie

The Moxie has offered us a private showing of the documentary “I am Not Your Negro” written by James Baldwin.  This documentary has received high praise and we urge you to go.

James Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His writings and work are important and moving. At some point in your high school career at u.school we will discuss James Baldwin so this would be a good insight into his life and allow you to think deeper about his work.

The showing is this Wednesday at 1:00.  The cost is $8 per person.  The documentary is rated PG-13.  Please sign up here if you wish to go: Movie sign-up.

Parents are welcome to come as well.

Volunteers Wanted

Keegan’s mom is looking for volunteers to participate with their group at Convoy of Hope on the evening of February 28th. If you are interested in volunteering, please see one of the teachers for more information.

Upcoming Stuff

Saturday February 11th – 80’s Dance

Thursday February 16th – u.talk

Monday February 20th – No School, President’s Day

Friday February 24th – Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday February 25th – Re-enrollment begins

Saturday February 25th – Science Olympiad

Friday March 3rd – First Friday Art Walk “Human”

March 11th-19th – No School, Spring Break

Thursday March 30th – Crystal Bridges

Congratulations Evan!

Congratulations to senior Evan Fuller on his acceptance to the Kansas City Art Institute! Not only did Evan get into his first choice KCAI, but he also received a full scholarship.  We are so proud of him and all his effort and hard work he has put in to achieve his dream.