The inaugural issue of “Written in Roots,” a student-run ‘zine, has offered a place for student voice and leadership.
“Written in Roots,” was launched last November to empower young creators and provide new opportunities for leadership and collaboration among Upper School students. Humanities teacher Jackie Beutell and Upper School Makery Facilitator Vanessa Miller have led a passionate group of sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students throughout the year to produce the ‘zine. It is designed to serve as a platform for students to share poetry, photography, and various other forms of artistic expression.
The heart of the project is driven by Burke’s mission to educate, encourage and empower. The student editorial team was responsible for presenting at assemblies, gathering submissions, and organizing the layout, design, and distribution. They dedicated countless hours during lunch, recess, and at home to curate the contributions, with the aim of providing a space for students to share their voices with their peers. Along the way the editorial team gained invaluable skills in organization, learning how to manage deadlines, and working collaboratively as a team.
This first issue serves as a reminder that nurturing artistic expression not only develops invaluable skills but also empowers our students to become confident contributors to their community.
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.
Burke's admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.