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Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017
I’ve been trying to improve my ‘wellness’ practice over the past few years, and one strategy has been trying to be less focused on stresses, responsibilities, and problems (the ‘work’ of life) and more focused on gratitude, for the hundred blessings I might be grateful for at any given time. As we near Thanksgiving I am reminded that one of the greatest blessings in my life and my family’s is Burgundy! As Head of School, I know as well as anyone that we’re not perfect, if perfect exists in... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017
While work is continuing inside the building, the most visible progress the last several days has been outside on the Campus Commons. Workers have begun installing the multi-colored asphalt pavers that create the top surface of the Commons. While pavers are being installed, access to the library requires going around the back (orchard and garden side) of the building. We appreciate your understanding and patience as construction progresses. When complete, we’re happy to share that the Campus... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Friends from the Class of 1959 Tom Harris ’59 journeyed from Durango, Colorado, and Andy Kreutzer ’59 traveled from Athens, Ohio, to meet Jim Sanborn ’59, a resident of Old Town Alexandria, in late September. They toured the Burgundy campus, then met for dinner in Old Town at Taverna Cretekou, where they were joined by Carin Brown Kleiman ’59, her brother Rex Brown ’61, and Jim’s wife, Jae Ko.   The Class of 1972 had a reunion weekend October 13 and 14. The reunion started off with a lovely... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Natalie Walker '05 performed as Sally in the score to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York in October. Congratulations to Sarah Kell '02 on her recent marriage to Ben Merriman. Sarah’s sister, Emily '04 officiated the wedding. Emily is an artist currently living in Portland, Oregon. Iain Armitage, son of Lee Armitage '85 and renowned actor Euan Morton, is starring as Sheldon Cooper in the new series Young Sheldon. Peter Devlin '14 was selected to be... Read More
Posted by Elizabeth Lener, Assistant Head of School and Lower School Head on Friday, November 10, 2017
Dear Burgundy Families, When we reflect on what brought us to Burgundy many of us talk about the community. As we know, it take a village to raise our children, and we were happy to find a place where there were caring teachers and families who would support us along our parenting journey. Community can sometimes feel easy during celebratory times such as the Fall Fair, a student recital, or the much-anticipated grand opening of our new building (all details TBA after the building’s done, of... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017
Art by 6th graders Marie C., Ella H., Caroline K., Annie S., and Lizzie W.Burgundy's 6th grade class musical is taking the stage next week! Each year, Burgundy on Broadway (BOB) features favorites and lesser-known songs from Broadway shows around a theme, which this year is "It’s All Greek To Me!" The entire class shines together in the ensemble show. Shows will be Thursday and Friday, November 16 and 17. Each show begins at 7 p.m. at a new venue: Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017
The Board of Trustees and BPA are seeking candidates for nomination to the Board of Trustees or BPA leadership with terms starting in the summer. Nominations and inquiries will be accepted by email through December 16, 2017. Please reach out to Chad Breckinridge ( if you are interested in nominating someone to the Board of Trustees and to Amy Heist ( if you are interested in nominating someone for a role in the leadership of the BPA.  The... Read More
Posted by Vini Schoene '73, BCWS Director on Friday, November 10, 2017
Thanks to the extended Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies family! It was a grand reunion as always, with an offbeat trick-or-treat thrown in. We were mostly done before Afternoon Tea! Afternoon Tea, Fall 2017Camp Alumni Natty Abrahams Annie Cohen Mitch Garrabrant Sam Simon School Alumni, Families, and Friends Sanja and Matea Bebic (’14) Chris and Thea (’14) Mills Hugh (’78), Penelope and Gwen Morris Fred Reiner (’68) Charlie, Dae (’19) and Kayla (’23) Taylor Chuck Weger Current... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017
In mid-July art teacher Annie Rocha traveled to Whidby Island in Washington state to attend a workshop led by Deborah Koff-Chappin, the founder of Touch Drawing. Touch Drawing is a drawing skill used worldwide by artists, therapists, social workers, health care practitioners, and educators. It is a simple yet profound process in which paper is placed over wet paint; then the artist uses his or her fingertips on the paper to form images. The technique uses expressive arts to enrich the... Read More
Posted by Coach Emily Jonas '03 on Friday, November 10, 2017
While it was a short season, the Blazers took it to the court and net with strength and positive teamwork. The ten 8th graders and two 6th graders who comprised the team all grew immensely during this quick season. The Blazers learned about ball movement, the different positions on the court, how to pass, set, bump, serve, and spike. The team played great in their game with St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, winning the first match and taking it to a game three. Although they fell by 2... Read More