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Artistic Creation, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

As competition intensifies, the need for creative thinking increases. It is no longer enough to do the same thing better . . . no longer enough to be efficient and solve problems — Edward de Bono

The end of the school year brings a sharpened focus on achievements and awards. I’d like to point out a few accomplishments that might otherwise be overlooked, but are of particular merit as they reflect the joy and satisfaction of artistic creation.

  • The San Diego County Fair will be opening in a few days. Look for the SDJA art exhibit in which all GMLS students will have their work exhibited.
  • The yearbooks will soon be distributed and this year’s Lower School yearbook is dedicated to the arts. Each student’s finest work will be on display in a book you’ll want to read again and again.
  • All MUS students were involved in the Math Matters Film Festival competition, in which a phenomenal set of short films were written, edited and shown to hundreds of students and faculty at a special assembly on Friday. You can access some of the films in the MUS section below.
  • Our senior class edited, rewrote, rehearsed and performed a dazzling version of Fiddler on the Roof at Seacrest Village earlier this spring, and in doing so raised much needed funds to ensure that all could participate in the 12th grade trip to Poland and Israel.

These are only a handful of the ways in which the arts are enriching the souls of our students and becoming part of their DNA. This is critical as we prepare them for a future that will be very different from the present.


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