The Brown Bag Lunch Program (BBL) is a long standing tradition in the Lower School and was created to enrich our students’ learning and exploration. The program is completely voluntary and students in Kindergarten through Fourth Grade may select their top three choices from a number of options listed in the sign up form. BBL’s are filled in the order they were received and space is limited. Students attending a particular BBL will be collected from their classroom and brought to the Multipurpose Room to eat their lunch while hearing our speaker share and answer questions. Unless otherwise specified, students do not miss any classroom time as BBL’s occur during their normal lunch time. Please feel free to contact Megan Dhar firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Dates and Descriptions
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – Computer Science in our Daily Life
Have you ever considered how computer science impacts your daily life? Students will discuss the impact of computer science from phones and apps to driving cars and thermostats to learning in the classroom. Lower and Middle School parent, Seth Demsey will present about his professional experience and lead a discussion with students about how his work influences daily habits. Seth is a computer scientist and business person who’s worked at AOL, NASA, Microsoft and Google. He’s also started companies that build software and consumer electronics products and holds over 70 patents.
Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Student Leadership Spotlight
In a special student to student Brown Bag Lunch, Student Council Treasurer, Megan Johnson and Senior Class Representative, Garrett Cantebury will present about their roles as students leaders at Flint Hill School. They will share about what inspired them to take on leadership positions and the responsibilities that come along with their positions.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – Student Athlete Spotlight
To celebrate Winterfest, Flint Hill Seniors Justin Taylor and Cami Lamont will speak about their careers as student athletes at Flint Hill. They will share about their passion for basketball and how they balance success as varsity athletes with academics in the classroom.
Friday, January 19, 2018 – What is a Patent?
Students will be introduced to the concept of a patent and learn about what intellectual property is and why it is relevant to innovation. Lower school parent, Mary Ellen Bowman will share about her 10 year career in the U.S. patent Office as a Primary Examiner. Examples of creative inventions will be shared as students walk through the process of applying for a patent to better understand their importance for all types of creative work as authors, inventors, engineers, designers, and creators.
Monday, January 29, 2018 – Drones and Drone Videography
Students will learn more about the parts and purposes behind mini drone engineering. Lower School parent, Omar Balkissoon will share his 15 years of expertise in the field of systems development and software, specifically in the startup world supporting the National Security Mission. He will present about how mini drones are used for the hobbyist and how these same ones are used for commercial applications as well as the Department of Defense. Students will get an introduction on how they operate, limits of use and applications with various data collection sensors.
Friday, January 26, 2018 – Rap, Rhyme
Upper School Math Teacher, Riki Weeks will share his passion for lyrical verse, rap and rhyme with students. He will demonstrate different production tools that he uses to refine his songs. Students will then have the chance to put together their very own rap with his guidance.
Monday, February 5, 2018 – Working for the Peace Corps
In a special Alumni hosted Brown Bag, sisters Khalan and Tess Boyer will speak with students about their current work with the Peace Corps. Tess is currently stationed in Mexico and was impacted by the devastating earthquake earlier this fall. She will skype in with Khalan who will join the students to talk about what inspired them to join the Peace Corps and their international experiences.
Friday, February 16, 2018 – Curating Art
Middle and Upper School Art teacher and Service Coordinator, Linda Okoth will share her passion for curating works of art. She will share about why art preservation is important and the tools and skills that she utilizes to evaluate and curate a piece.
Friday, February 23, 2018 – Writing and Publishing Your Own Book
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see your story idea bound and published? Lower School parent, Natasha Miller will share about the process she underwent to develop a story about her father, Farmer Kenton Grows. She will also provide insights into how she was able to self-publish her book.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 – Public Speaking and Debate
In a special student-student Brown Bag lunch, Upper School student Mahi Rana, leader of the Student Debate Club will give a brief presentation and take questions from Lower School students. Mahi will share about how she became interested in Debate and what a debate competition involves. She will also provide some tips for younger students on speaking in front of an audience.
Monday, March 5, 2018 – Beekeeping
William Deavers, FHS grandparent and avid beekeeper will share about his passion for pollination. Students will learn about the process, and protocols that are involved with keeping bees. Hands on opportunities will be provided to try out equipment and tools.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – Upper School Robotics Demonstration
Mike Snyder, Upper School Robotics Teacher and members of the Upper School Robotics team will present about their current projects and competitions this year. Students will travel to the Upper School Innovation Lab to see projects in progress and witness a demonstration and explanation of the design process.