Falcon Flyer – Cotting’s Student Newspaper Cotting Upper School students put together a school newspaper called The Falcon Flyer. Students generate ideas, write articles and do revisions. Students work on the layout and put the articles together. They take orders, collect money, and distribute a printed version of the paper. In addition, students have canvassed local businesses and are pleased to have them sponsoring our newspaper. If you are interested in subscribing to the Falcon Flyer, please send an email to Upper School teacher Mike Teuber at email@example.com. Please visit the Falcon... Read More
Celebrating Cotting History Ceremony marks plaque installed at St. Botolph Street Commemorating the presence of Cotting School from 1904 to 1988 at 241 St. Botolph Street, now the home of the New England Conservatory (NEC), alumni, staff, former staff and trustees gathered on Tuesday for a small ceremony to recognize the installation of a plaque on a pillar outside the building. Welcomed by NEC’s CFO Edward Lesser and hosted by Cotting President David Manzo, the ceremony included a brief history of the school and reminiscences from alumni Margaret Sugrue-Temple and Jim Tanner, and former Superintendent Carl Mores. Members of the... Read More
Parents, friends, and members of the Lexington community watched Shooting Beauty at Cotting School on October 19th. Already the winner of eight top audience awards at film festivals across the U.S., Shooting Beauty tells the story of an aspiring fashion photographer whose life is changed forever when she discovers true beauty in a truly unexpected place: hidden inside a facility for people living with significant disabilities. When she begins inventing cameras her new friends can use, an unforgettable story unfolds. As Courtney and her photographers set their sights on creating a museum-worthy exhibit of their work, they must overcome... Read More
Dancing Wheels principals performed for the Cotting community on Thursday as part of our commemoration of Disability History Awareness Month. Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company that brings together the talents of dancers with various kinds of abilities. Above, left to right, Daniel “Isaah” Henderson, Samantha Fox, Jessica Muns, Jennifer Sikora and Daniel.
Dr. Howie Rashba Performs Folk Music Dr. Howie Rashba, a member of Allied Folk, here performs “Follow the Drinking Gourd” as part of his performance for students. Many of Dr. Rashba’s songs have social and civil rights themes.
Staff Members Visit Glen Urquhart School The muti-week Disability Awareness series at the Glen Urquhart School in Beverly broadened middle school students’ perspective and understanding of the struggles, challenges, and successes of those living with special needs. The series was filmed by Ablevision and included disabilty-related documentaries and interactive discussions. The program culminated in an afternoon of interactive and hands on learning about the latest adaptive and assistive technologies, led by our own Ginny Birmingham, Karen Waddill, and Stephanie Soule. The Youtube video is posted here.