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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017
Coach EJ '03, center, and Majlis '16, at right, with Burgundy's 2017 volleyball team. Majlis Walker ’16 visited campus this week to give a lesson to the volleyball team. The group practiced serves and sets together, and then scrimmaged with Majlis joining in. She played volleyball at Burgundy and now plays on her high school team at T.C. Williams. Coach Emily “EJ” Jonas ’03 invited Majlis to share some tips with the Burgundy team as part of their short season. Majlis watches the team... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017
Our 6th graders are busy preparing for Burgundy on Broadway (BOB). For our BOB productions, songs from Broadway shows are drawn together around a theme. This year's is "It's All Greek to Me!" Each student plays a vital role in this ensemble production. Cathy Manley is the show's music director, Emily "EJ" Jonas '03 directs theater and choreography, and Austin Fodrie is the technical director. The BOB shows will be Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17, and the performances this year will be... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017
Alumnus Evan Kuester '04 was back on campus this week, talking to all students at the all school meeting, and then continuing the conversation with Middle School students. While at Burgundy, Evan appreciated the encouragement he got to pursue his passion -- his interest in art, and after attending TC Williams went on to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). While at SCAD, as a class project Evan designed a three-dimensional printed hand for a classmate who was born without one, and... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, October 13, 2017
A 7th grader checking out a prosthetic arm Evan Kuester '04 designed. Learning how to learn. At a glance, that expression can sound either interesting or like cliched 'edu-speak.' But it is actually profound! As the recent Education Week article, "Learning How to Learn Could be a Student's Most Valuable Skill," attests, becoming a good learner can be more important than native intelligence or excellence in test-taking. Information literacy, as in discerning useful information, understanding... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Thanks to an alumni connection, Burgundy has been selected by the Nellis Group Real Estate team for their 100th Home Sale for Charity Campaign. The Nellis Group is giving away the full commission from the sale of the 100th home sold by the team this year. With your vote, Burgundy can earn a portion of that donation! Please visit to cast your vote for Burgundy in the first round today and help us get into the final vote! The top 6 charities after the first round of... Read More
Posted by Michele McCabe, Advancement and Annual Giving Coordinator on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Just before the school year began, Burgundy received a generous donation online to our Annual Giving Fund. The donor was not listed in our records so I contacted her about her connection to Burgundy and she shared this story: My mother, Wilma, attended Burgundy many years ago. In fact, you may not have been an official school when she attended. It would have been around 1945/46, under the name Wilma Bailey. If it helps, her parents were William and Dorothy Bailey. My mom struggled all her life... Read More
Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017
The Kindergarten Frogs class had a special guest last week — author Dr. Lesley Francis visited to share her own work and that of her grandfather, famous poet Robert Frost. Dr. Francis talked to the students about common elements of poetry, including rhythm and rhyme, and the students were quick to share examples of rhyming words they know. They enjoyed hearing some familiar nursery rhymes from Mother Goose as well as several of Robert Frost’s outdoors-focused poems including “The Last Word of... Read More
Posted by Jen Pusatere on Friday, April 14, 2017
On Monday we had a special visit from alumna Ashley Ware Jenkins ’98. Ashley is a working actor, and last year she joined the cast of The Lion King—first with the touring production and then as part of the Broadway cast! When it was announced that this year’s 8th grade musical would be The Lion King Jr., former teacher and 8th grade parent Henry Edwards and alumni coordinator Michele McCabe worked together to arrange Ashley’s visit. Ashley and her mother, Tari Thompson, came to campus Monday... Read More
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017
Thank you to everyone who voted in last month’s Board and BPA elections. Our community’s input in these elections is so important for maintaining the strong governance structure at Burgundy. The Board’s Committee on Trustees is pleased to announce that Ama Adams, Michael Hill, Eric Robinson ’77, Fouad Saad, and Alexa Stott have been elected for their first three-year term beginning July 1 on the Board of Trustees. The Committee is also grateful for the continued service of current trustees... Read More