Phil Lohmeyer

Student ‘STEMinists’ Fundraise to Support Women in Science Conference

Greenwich cartoonists AJ Ink hosted a fundraiser to help the 5th Annual Women in Science Conference on Oct. 24 in Shenzhen, China. A “STEMinist” logo created by 15-year old Angela Zarrilli and 10-year old sister Jacklyn Zarrilli was printed on T-shirts, mugs, pillows, and notebooks, now on sale at AJInkDesigns.weebly.com. Angela states, “STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math- merging that with ‘feminist’ creates the term STEMinist.” To promote the sale of ‘STEMinist’ items, Angela and Jacklyn created a series of 18 blog posts to document their experience. “Explaining the hardships and triumphs we faced is important. So, we created our own blog.” read more...

Whitby’s “Force for Change” Event Supports UNICEF Kid Power

A student group from Whitby School known as “The Rookie Wookies” hosted a “Force for Change” fundraiser supporting UNICEF Kid Power on Oct. 25. The event, co-sponsored by the Whitby Parents Association, took place in the Upper School Design Lab. “Ever since our first Star Wars event in 2016, we have been trying to host another one,” says 8th grader Kaitlyn Sandoval-Diaz, producer of the student video series, What’s Up Whitby. Kaitlyn continued, “After two years, ‘The Rookie Wookies’ are finally back! It’s especially great that all proceeds go to UNICEF Kid Power.” The October event raised $1,932.18 in funds, and a check was sent from Whitby School to UNICEF’s New York City office on Nov. 5. read more...

Greenwich Design Teacher Publishes Project Management Book

This July, Cos Cob native Phil Lohmeyer (GHS Class of ’98) published his first book, Wave the Flag: Project Management with Mr. Lohmeyer’s Design Flags. The publication features a 16-step project management system based on flag designs, available through Amazon Books in both paperback and Kindle format. Says Lohmeyer, “Design Flags allow you to break your project down, then build it back up while inventing your own cause. These fundamental steps can help you tackle any project!” The Whitby School teacher created his Design Flags last summer, with limited materials including card stock, pencils, and Sharpie markers. In October 2017, Lohmeyer began to pilot the system with 8th grade Designers while planning a logo contest for Whitby’s 60th Anniversary. A content copyright for the book was registered in January 2018, and the paperback format was made available to the public in July 2018 through Amazon.com. read more...

Whitby Celebrates Anniversary with Student-Run Logo Contest

2018 marks Whitby School’s 60th anniversary, and to commemorate the occasion, Whitby’s marketing team and Design Department empowered this year’s eighth graders to run a 60th Anniversary Logo Contest. Based on their design knowledge, eighth graders collectively determined the criteria for judging and parameters for entry, and narrowed the selections down to four entries, which were brought to a final vote on Facebook. The winning logo, designed by seventh grader Lauren Lindsey, is now being used on all 60th anniversary marketing materials through the end of the year. read more...

Whitby Hosts ‘Harry Potter’ Fundraiser for Puerto Rico

In the wake of the devastation experienced in Puerto Rico by Hurricanes Irma & Maria, a student group from Whitby School known as Dumbledore’s Army planned and hosted a fundraiser to help hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. The event, entitled “Harry Potter’s Hurricane Healers,” co-sponsored by the Whitby Parents Association (Whitby PA), took place at Whitby’s Performing Art Center Oct. 26. read more...