Educating the mind, the heart, and the soul
Students in all grades participate in the All-School Read as a shared academic and communal experience. The All-School Read inspires year-long programming that inspires curiosity, cultivates strong character, and creates intersections through the entire student experience.
Last summer, students read Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice by Adam Makos. Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy's most famous aviation duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend. The author details the incredibly selfless and heroic attempt by Lt. (JG) Tom Hudner to rescue Ens. Jesse Brown during the Korean War. Additionally, it depicts the story of the tumultuous retreat and escape of Marine/Army/UN ground troops who had temporarily defeated North Korea, as over a million Chinese troops entered the Korean War against UN forces.
The All-School Read is one of many initiatives and programs that builds community and a sense of brotherhood on Baker Street.