Peace Dot Welcome Video - Rough Cut

posted Jan 27, 2010, 2:25 PM by Matthew Montagne

The Castilleja Student Peace Dot Team worked in coordination with Jane Chesher of Stanford's Persuasive Technology Lab to create a short welcome video for organizations new to the Peace Dot community and project. Below is our "rough cut," or first draft of the video. We'd love any comments, feedback or suggestions that you might have so that we're able to improve upon this rough cut. Please leave a comment at the video's location over at Vimeo.

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Workshop Brainstorm

posted Jan 8, 2010, 11:48 AM by Sarah Felleman

-clothing or food drives (Grade level competitions)
-club to donate to hospitals for cancer
-go out and set up a booth and promote peace dot
-host the day workers play (sophomore class project)
-let other teams use our gyms more/let other schools spend a day at castilleja
-penpal with countries in conflict (measure how many people benefit)
-clubs period dedicated to community service
-have no paper plates for a day and measure what happened/ get rid of paper plates in a public place in the lunch room
-zen garden
-we should all eat outside for lunch once a week
-once a month do a day of community service
-have a garden and measure its impact on the community
-required # of community service hours/rewards for community service
-a lot of lights are on at night

Peace Dot Workshop #2

posted Jan 8, 2010, 11:37 AM by Sarah Felleman

How much attention do people pay to the disposal bins?
Scale from 1-10. 10 being the most dedicated you are to putting the right things into the right bins

10: 1 person
9-8: 11 people
7-4: 9 people
3-1: 0 :)

We need to make it more clear for each item.
Compost Police?
Need more garbages on campus.

Peace Dot Workshop Poll

posted Jan 8, 2010, 10:36 AM by Sarah Felleman

What type of plate do you use for lunch?
Paper Plate/ has meetings outside the dining room -1
Paper Plate/ Eat in dining room - 8
Ceramic Plate- 16

In our Peace Dot Workshop, we took a poll of plate usage. These are the number of students for each.

Students Give Out "Free Hugs" during Global Week

posted Jan 8, 2010, 8:28 AM by Matthew Montagne

On Tuesday of Global Week we started out the day by watching the viral YouTube video,"Free Hugs," which is inserted below: 

YouTube Video

Students in the Middle School "remixed" this idea yesterday and did their own "Free Hugs" campaign during lunch. According to their tally, they received 328 hugs! Way to go, students!

Castilleja Students to Pitch Peace Dot

posted Oct 29, 2009, 7:15 AM by Matthew Montagne   [ updated Oct 30, 2009, 12:24 PM ]

In the next few months, student Peace Dot project team members will begin going out to Bay Area businesses and organizations to pitch the concept of peace innovation and Peace Dot. If you are from a Bay Area business or organization of any type and you might be interested in having students come in and give a 20-30 minute project pitch during lunch, please fill out the form below and 0ne of our student project outreach coordinators will get in touch with you soon. All information in this form will be kept confidential and will not be used for future solicitation. Learn more about Peace Dot by visiting Stanford's Peace Dot page or by checking out the Peace Dot Community Directory posted here at the Castilleja School Peace Dot site.

Video Recording of the Alpha Launch of "Peace Dot"

posted Oct 28, 2009, 11:49 AM by Matthew Montagne

More thoughts and reflections on this wonderful evening will be posted later, but here is the video of the event:

Art and the Roots of Peace

posted Oct 25, 2009, 9:35 AM by Matthew Montagne   [ updated Oct 26, 2009, 8:58 AM ]

In support of global week's theme the ANITA SEIPP GALLERY will host an educational poster exhibit, sponsored by the Missing Peace Project: Artists Interpret the Dalai Lama. These works examine the Dalai Lama’s aesthetics of compassion and impermanence and the peaceful unity of all things. In addition to the posters, original limited edition prints and a large scale painting by Filippo Di Sambuy will be on view for the month of January. Castilleja students will be engaged in studying these works and making their own artistic contributions to the greater goal of understanding and ameliorating the roots of peace. 
For an virtual tour of the original exhibit visit the link: or contact our gallery director, Deborah Trilling at

Castilleja Peace Pinwheel Project

posted Oct 23, 2009, 7:03 PM by Malaika Ramachandran

Peace Innovation & Peace Dot Launch - RSVP

posted Oct 19, 2009, 9:06 AM by Matthew Montagne

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