Check out the latest newsletter from Forrester Construction for a recap of all the work that’s happened over the last month building the new Arts & Community Center! As you may have noticed, much of the work has been erecting steel beams to create the skeleton of the new building, like in the video above. We’re planning something fun when the final piece of steel is placed — check out the newsletter to learn more!
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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
7th grades observing heart survery at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute in April 2017.
Photo by parent Joanne Petty.
For nearly 20 years, Burgundy Middle School students have visited Inova Heart and Vascular Institute to observe heart surgeries in action and learn more about heart health. Middle School science teacher Doug Fishman coordinates this opportunity for students. He estimates that nearly 600 7th graders have participated in the field trips over the years.
Doug believes students... Read More
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
After winning the school bee and doing well on a written test, 5th grader Gabriel represented Burgundy last week at the State Geographic Bee. The competition consisted of 3 rounds: a preliminary round to reduce the 100 candidates to 10, a final round to determine the top 2, and lastly a championship round between the final 2 students to determine 1st and 2nd places. Gabriel’s family reports that he achieved perfect scores in the preliminary round with 18 other students. He also correctly... Read More
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
Burgundy’s barnyard friends love to have visitors, and they are a big part of what makes our community so special. However, our animals are on specific diets, so please do not feed them! Our barn guidelines are for the safety and well-being of all the animals:
Please do not feed any food, treats, leaves, or grass to any of the animals! They are on very specific diets and can get sick from food or treats. If you'd like to donate fruits, veggies, or greens, please leave them by the barn door or... Read More
Thanks to all the players and families for a great winter sports season! Burgundy’s four basketball teams kept us busy cheering week after week. All the players can be very proud of what they accomplished during the season!
Girls JV Basketball
The JV girls finished the regular season with a record of 1-1-1, working through some game cancellations. The team played well despite players not getting much rest due to a lack of substitutes. All of the players had lots of playing time and should be... Read More
Posted by Charlene Pritzker on Monday, April 10, 2017
Several students and parents of the Burgundy Middle School family spent the final Saturday of Spring Break working at the ALIVE Last Saturday Food Distribution.
On the last Saturday of each month, when low income families’ food stamps and cash are running out, ALIVE (Alexandrians Involved Ecumenically) distributes food at three centers in Alexandria. The food is intended to last a week until the participants get paid and/or receive the next month's food stamp allotment. Non-perishable food... Read More
7th and 8th Grade
Art teacher Annie Rocha and Athletic Director and PE teacher Steve LeBoo collaborated on an experiential learning field trip for 7th and 8th grade students who did not attend the recent Model United Nations conference. The trip took place on Friday, February 24 and also included the 7th grade homeroom team, Chiquita, Levita, and Doug. The trip involved ice skating at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and outdoor dining among sculptures such as Marc Chagall's Orphee... Read More