Visitors and students are welcomed to GBS with some witty and wise maxims that are painted on the sidewalk entrances to the school. Seniors wrote these original maxims, reflecting on their wisdom realized during high school. It was the culmination of a year-long English department initiative called Senior Summit, where seniors reflected on the wisdom they gained over four years and created these concise, introspective truths around convictions that they learned.
“We thought it was important to share this wisdom with the GBS community, so with the help of Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers, we turned the statements into stencils, said English and Humanities Teacher Scott Glass. “The result is an art project that illustrates the power of language and represents our students' lived experience.”
Project Lead the Way teachers Mike Sinde and Justin Zummo figured out the tech for the project and laser cut the stencils. Humanities students stenciled the sayings on the walkway entrances with chalk paint. “It is a school-wide art installation that encourages students to express themselves,” said Activities Director Josh Koo.