As part of Tabor’s curriculum, we enjoy Saturday School Days about once a month throughout the school year. Often, we have guest speakers followed by break out groups and activities to debrief the speaker’s message. Everyone, students and faculty, participate in the Saturday School Day program, which has proven to be a special way to bring our community together to discuss various topics outside of the normal Monday through Friday school hours.
On April 13th, the Saturday School Day will look a little different than most however! The Tabor faculty is filled with well-rounded individuals known by the students for their specific jobs, but this Saturday, another dimension of our faculty will be revealed. One of our favorite offerings of the year, our faculty will have the chance to share a special hobby or passion with a small group of interested students. With 34 Seawolf Seminars on offer, students will certainly find something of interest.
There are seminars ranging from personal finance to comparative religions to grilling the perfect burger. Students sign up their top seminar choices and dive into a fun learning experience together. Senior Shemsa Adams is extremely excited to take advantage of a two-hour yoga class, something she would likely never do if it wasn’t offered to her here at Tabor.
With only a month and a half left in the school year, we hope this affords students a chance to bond with a group of people with a similar interest and perhaps make some new friends. Students at Tabor are always eager to branch out, and very rarely pass up the opportunity to interact with people they do not cross paths with often. We are very excited for this day and all the multitude of events planned sharing the talents and personalities of our incredible faculty!
Check out all of the sessions here:
Session 1 - ALICE Training - Learn a method for responding to an active shooter on campus.
Session 2 - Wisdom from World Religions - Read and discuss some of the most famous religious texts using some sacred reading practices.
Session 3 - Origami: The Art of Paper Folding - Learn and explore how to make different structures using paper.
Session 4 - Intro to Stoicism - Learn the basics of the Stoic Philosophy.
Session 5 - Start-up Saturday - We will be exploring the process of identifying and creating a new business/solution that solves *that* problem.
Session 6 - Chess for Beginners - Learning strategy and basic moves.
Session 7 - Poetry Video Vignette - Construct a video of your favorite or a new poem which includes visual, oral, musical, and verbal elements.
Session 8 - Mt. Biking - Learn elements of mt. biking: trail building, technical features, riding skills, riding.
Session 9 - Why Phi? - An analysis of the reasons for the prevalence of the Fibonacci sequence in our physical environment.
Session 10 - Obstacle Course Racing - Climb ropes, scale walls, monkey bars, crawl through mud and carry heavy things. Sound like fun?
Session 11 - Personal Finance and Investing 101 - Stocks, Bonds, IRAs, 401ks, taxes, etc. You may actually finish school someday, get a job, and make some money. Let’s talk about what to do with it to make it work for you.
Session 12 - Ribs 3-2-1 - The easiest and nicest way to smoke a full rack of ribs.
Session 13 - Public Speaking - Learn to speak confidently and effectively in front of others.
Session 14 - Russian: Learn Beyond Da and Nyet - A quick introduction to the Russian alphabet and basic conversational expressions.
Session 15 - Italian: Learn basic Italian phrases and conversations - Italian conversations, songs, film clips for practice and cultural discussion.
Session 16 - Smartphone Photography - Finding Your Digital eye - Developing and sharing your perspective through smartphone photography.
Session 17 - Rugby Learn to Play - Rules, how to pass, positions, play touch rugby. Coed.
Session 18 - Yoga - The importance of flexibility & stability.
Session 19 - Performance Psychology: Overcoming FEAR - Overcoming the paralyzing effects of FEAR to better access your full potential.
Session 20 - Volleyball for Boys - Learn the skills and strategy of team volleyball.
Session 21 - Smoothies & Women of Vision for Girls With Big Dreams - While enjoying a healthy smoothie, learn about some of the most powerful women who have influenced (and improved) lives of women and girls throughout history and today
We will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. during our Saturday School Day with an Emmy award-winning television producer, public speaker, and peace advocate, followed by small group discussions.
Please join John Quirk, Head of School and hosts Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pokoik '63 GP '23 for a cruising reception aboard the Marina Jack II 2 Marina Plaza Sarasota 2:00pm. - 4:00pm (boarding promptly at 1:45pm)
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