This year The Chapel School Middle School was proud
to announce a new club for girls in fifth and sixth grade. The Dragon Fly Book
Club is led by The Chapel School English teacher, Mrs. Cahalin and Guidance
Counselor Mrs. Winslow. The eight week club meets once a week, to read and
discuss books. Middle School can be a tough time for girls in particular. This
club was formed as a way to empower the female students and set them up for a
lifelong love of reading. The Chapel School challenges students to stretch
their abilities. It aspires to teach each person to take pride in their efforts
and accomplishments. “We choose books with relatable, strong, independent
female characters.” The dedicated faculty and staff strive to help students
reach their full potential academically, socially and spiritually. ” We want
each of our students to engage in reading not only for school but for fun.”
The middle school students were also treated to a showing of the Disney movie Brave. We want to build their self-esteem and allow them to confidently engage in discussions. “How girls were treated at school by other girls affected their whole lives into adulthood,” reports one study. The Dragon Fly Book Club has already led to new friendships, increased reading comprehension skills, and the ability to share and respect opinions.
The Chapel School is located at 172 White Plains Road in Bronxville. For more information about Village Lutheran Church and The Chapel School and its programs, call 914-337-3202 or visit www.thechapelschool.org.
Chapel School students attend a Dragon Fly Book Club Meeting