Raven Bolding ‘09 recently had the privilege of honoring Trayvon Martin in a spoken word group tribute at Alfred Street Baptist Church. The group first presented the tribute six years ago. You can view the original presentation here.
Raven is a 2017 graduate of St. John’s University with a bachelor’s in finance. She is currently pursuing a master’s in international peace and conflict resolution at American University. #burgundygrad
Renee Woods Stramel ‘82 works for World Art Group, an art publishing company in Richmond, VA. The company sells artwork all over the world on a wholesale basis to framing companies, furniture companies and big interior design houses. She currently has a piece that was licensed by Anthropologie as a tapestry!
She writes, “Burgundy taught me how to see, but more importantly, it taught me how to be curious. It lets me explore new media and techniques at work and has lead to the innovation and... Read More
From an opportune meeting in Rome to a conference participant in Zurich, studying author James Joyce has taken Burgundy grad Mikaela Kelley '08 across the globe.
Indeed, in August, Kelley was invited to return to the James Joyce conference as a visiting scholar and attend an annual summer workshop in Zurich. She was also asked to publish a review of the Zurich conference that will be in James Joyce Quarterly.
“Being able to participate in the workshop was a huge honor,” Kelley said. “In one... Read More
Burgundy grad highlight: Emma Beall ‘09 received her Master's in Public Health from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in May 2018.
Emma also recently began a new position with the City of Alexandria as the Coordinator of the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria (SAPCA) on June 1. Anyone (youth and adults!) interested in learning more about SAPCA or volunteering should contact Emma at email@example.com or 571.302.1022. We are so proud of... Read More
Cassie Cope ‘14 is the recipient of the 2018 The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) scholarship. LTA has been Cassie’s home theater since she began studying voice in second grade and where she has performed as Jacqueline Bouvier (Grey Gardens), Anybodys (West Side Story), and Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables.) The scholarship will be helpful as she heads off to college in 2019!
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Thursday, August 30, 2018
The teachers and Elizabeth, Jared, Pat, and I are back from the annual faculty retreat, which took place at the Cove Monday and Tuesday. We had a wonderful kick-off with teachers, with ice-breakers, great meals, and recreation time, along with a slate of team meetings and great professional conversations on diversity and differentiation, two of our summer reading topics! We are fortunate to have such an incredible mountain campus and academic program there! And, yes, it was hot even there!... Read More
Recently caretaker Ali Shepard ’04 brought some new animals to join the herd in Burgundy’s barnyard. There are three turkeys—two females, one male, all Narragansett turkeys, a heritage breed. One of the females hatched with deformed toes and slight head bob; the other female has been a companion for her. Ali also added two new hens; they are Golden Laced Wyandotte and Black Sex Link varieties. Ali reports everyone is settling in fine and she expects visitors to the... Read More
Ticks are widespread in wooded and grassy areas all over our region. With the spread of Lyme disease on the East Coast, it is important to take responsibility for yourself and your child after outdoor experiences. During tick season (late spring into mid-summer), check yourself and your child for ticks daily. Deer ticks can be removed only with tweezers, and should be saved in alcohol (in case you want to have the tick tested) while you watch the spot for further signs of infection. The Centers... Read More
Once you’re connected to Burgundy, you’re always a part of our family! We encourage alumni, their families, and former faculty and staff to stay connected. In addition to sharing news back and forth, we’re also happy to host visitors.
Recently we enjoyed two visits in one day! Alumnus Mike Bianco, who attended Burgundy for two years of elementary school in 1946-1948, and his friend Pat stopped by to see the many changes to our Alexandria campus since his student days. Former teacher and alumna... Read More
Officially, Burgundy's very successful auction was just one night in March, but the experiences offered as auction items have kept the fun going during the spring and summer! Several students and families have recently benefited from auction parties and events.
There were pool parties where students splashed into summer, a fairy wand-making party to bring a little magic to the end of the year, and handprint parties where JK students left their mark on the Norton House wall. Children and... Read More