Posted by Coach Ivana Bulirova on Friday, November 10, 2017
Burgundy's girls on their marks before a run.
Burgundy hosted seven schools and more than 150 runners for the cross country championship meet on November 1. Despite a number of injuries and sickness, Burgundy finished third, behind strong Alexandria Country Day School and Capitol Hill Day School teams. In the girls’ race two runners placed in the top 10: Caelan McCormack finished 2nd and Cassidy Calhoon finished 6th. In the boys’ race two runners placed in the top 10: Graham Haberl finished... Read More
Alumnus Richard Fitzhugh '58, in his Burgundy forever alumni t-shirt, attends a summer tour of the construction site, led by Head of School Jeff Sindler.
In the last several months, we've seen a lot of progress on the new Arts & Community Center and Campus Commons. Some alumni, alumni families, and former faculty and staff have joined us for "inside the fence" construction tours to see the spaces still under construction and imagine the amazing future that awaits our current students... Read More
We were happy to see many alumni back on campus for the 2017 Fall Fair! We had 62 in our annual photo, including several members of the Class of 1972, who had their own reunion the weekend of the Fair. Several alumni performed as part of the Fair's musical entertainment, and were were grateful that many alumni and and alumni parents volunteered to staff activities as well, including the Class of 2017 helping at the moon bounce!
We hope to see you at next year's Fall Fair!
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
Burgundy is hosting a cross-country meet Wednesday, November 1. During the meet, runners will complete a route that takes them all over campus including portions along our campus roads. To better ensure safety, we will close both incoming and outgoing vehicular traffic on campus from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Please plan to move cars by 3:45 or leave them in place through 5 p.m.
Note that after-school enrichment classes and other meetings will be happening. Please plan to park respectfully... Read More
Richard Ryan, a substance abuse educator who has been working with adolescents and their families around the country for several decades, is returning to Burgundy this fall and working with 7th and 8th graders November 7-9.
All Burgundy parents are invited to his session Wednesday, November 8, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Middle School Atrium. Richard will address your questions and concerns related to substance abuse and the chemical culture. To ensure adequate preparation, including staffing for... Read More
Burgundy will again serve as a collection point for adults’ and children’s used bicycles. We can use all bikes and parts, adults and children’s sizes, in any condition. Bikes for the World will refurbish the collected bikes and donate them to a new owner overseas to ease the commute to work or school. Please help spread the word to friends and neighbors!
Bikes can be dropped off at Burgundy during all daylight hours between November 4-10, at the edge of the Middle School parking lot. Or bring... Read More
We are kicking off our Annual Giving season! Letters will reach you soon, asking for your support. Annual Giving gifts will be put to work supporting Burgundy students through:
professional development for teachers and staff
program and instruction opportunities
financial aid for nearly one in four students
Gifts help Burgundy by retaining and attracting the best teachers, acquiring and improving classroom equipment, and providing students with exceptional opportunities. To all who have... Read More
Our JK Chicks recently enjoyed a curriculum-centered and seasonal field trip to Forest Hall Farm in Mechanicsville, Maryland. The farm, owned by the Wood family, features fresh produce and flowers, farm animals and a corn maze. The trip was part of the JK study of farms and growing things to eat. They read books together about farms in general and pumpkins in particular.
At Forest Hall Farm, the JK Chicks were able to enjoy a beautiful hayride, explore an extensive corn maze, and choose a... Read More
Construction workers make progress on the back outside stairs and side deck of the new Arts & Community Center building. This view is from the athletic field.
The latest update from Forrester Construction, our contractor for the new Arts & Community Center and Campus Commons, is now available. It offers a photo tour of the community spaces and classrooms in the new building.
While work continues inside the building, subcontractors have also been busy recently on the Campus Commons,... Read More