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Shark Week!

Kirby 7th grade students are pictured with one of the products of their “shark week” unit;  persuasive letters to stakeholders including restaurateurs, governors, senators, and the POTUS–sharing the importance of sharks to our ecosystems and imploring better protection including legislation making… Read More »

Artwork Displayed at Symphony’s Family Concert

Artwork from 70 Kirby students hung on display on February 25th for the Santa Cruz Symphony’s Family Concert, The Orchestra Rocks!, at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. For the fine art project, design inspiration was taken from Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of… Read More »

Chinese New Year: the Year of the Dog

Happy Chinese New Year! We celebrate the Lunar New Year this week with a presentation at All School Meeting by student Yanwen Xu and a special feast prepared by Kirby chefs, Tracy Landry and Jaynell Aggrey. It is the Year… Read More »

Ethics Bowl: Debate Competition

Kirby Ethics Bowl members debate contemporary ethics issues and attend adjudicated events where they compete against other high school teams from Northern California. We have sent a team to nationals twice in the last three years. Last year, Kirby School… Read More »

“You are the builders of your community.”

All School Meeting (ASM) is a weekly gathering of students and staff run by Kirby’s Student Council. It brings together our learning community for a half hour a week, to share, encourage, and celebrate. Often we reflect on current events,… Read More »

Kirby Chamber Singers: Service with Song

Sitting attentively in her chair, a senior at the Elderday facility raises her arms, mirroring the conductor’s movements in readying the performers to begin; her gesture a statement of her presence in the moment. Music has a profound effect on… Read More »

Veterans Day: Celebrating Service in Our Community

Mo Moscovitz teaches American Sign Language at Kirby School and has been teaching ASL for almost 20 years–at Cabrillo College and CSU Monterey Bay, where he helped found the ASL program. He is a “native signer,” having been born to… Read More »

Kirby Students form Environmental Coalition

It has been said that the more one knows what’s been done in the past, the better prepared one is to know what to do in the future. Students in Kirby’s Environmental Club, reflecting on this wisdom, realized that sharing… Read More »