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Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, May 11, 2018
Next week the Class of 2018 will put on this year's 8th grade musical, the timeless classic Peter Pan! The 8th grade musical is always a highlight of the school year and a rite of passage of the 8th graders’ individual and collective journeys. This year, the play is even more special because it’s the first major drama production in the new Logan Loft! Younger students, parents, and faculty and staff will delight in the reprisal of their favorite characters from Peter to Captain Hook to... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018
Families — as adults and children are around the barnyard, please keep these rules and guidelines in mind so all may be safe and sound. Poppy and Topaz are integrating into the herd and will be seen outside in the pasture! Topaz is very social and loves attention, so it is important that we all remember a few rules when visiting her, so that she feels safe and we can start training her well! Pet on Topaz on her front end. She likes to be pet on her neck and shoulders where she can see hands... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018
Thanks Ruby and Nathan for this Peter Pan promotional video! Click to play. Thanks Mina for the Peter Pan poster artwork!Tickets are now available for the Class of 2018’s production of Peter Pan! We’re thrilled to have four opportunities to see the show this year, beginning Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., continuing Friday night at 7 p.m., and concluding Saturday with both an afternoon (2 p.m.) and evening show (7 p.m.). All shows include an intermission and the opportunity to purchase... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018
Springtime is a time for new growth, and that’s been even more apparent in the Burgundy barnyard recently with the birth of Poppy’s foal! A few weeks ago, we didn’t know when the foal would be born or what color she would be. But a year ago, we didn’t know we would have the opportunity to rescue a pregnant Poppy and bring her to Burgundy. Annual Giving helps to support the wealth of opportunities our curriculum offers all our students, including the care of animals and the maintenance of the... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018
Art teachers Mary Iannone and Annie Rocha recently attended a STEAM conference (focused on the integration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at the National Cathedral School to help gain knowledge for our Makerspace program for the coming school year. Gifts to Annual Giving help make professional development opportunities like this possible. At the conference, Mary and Annie networked with a variety of teachers from many different grade levels and subject areas, and even met a... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018
Some of the Deep Creek Middle School students on stage.This morning at a special All School Meeting in the amphitheater, second grader Anna M. announced the name caretaker Ali Shepard ’04 has chosen for Poppy’s foal, born in the barn last week. We’ll call the filly Topaz! The Burgundy community offered a lot of suggestions, and the idea of “Topaz” came from Melissa Koval, parent of 8th grader Rowan Smith. In the announcement, Anna explained “Topaz is a gemstone and she’s our little gem!” The... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, May 4, 2018
For the most part there probably are only two types of parents right now: those who already are worrying about their kids’ online lives and those who will be. Technology is creating positive innovation, intellectual collaboration, and personal connectivity, too, and adults are as captivated as kids. Yet much of what is engaging our children can be opaque to us, even as we see technology becoming a hub for an increasing number of our kids’ lives. And how we’re going to manage this intense... Read More
Posted by Elizabeth Lener, Assistant Head of School and Lower School Head on Friday, April 27, 2018
On April 18 school closed at noon and soon after Burgundy employees — both teachers and staff — headed off campus for this year’s Capital Area Progressive Schools (CAPS) Symposium. Mary Akeley and I were part of the steering committee that organized this year’s event, with a presentation from Dr. Dena Simmons, the Director of Education at Yale’s Center for Social and Emotional Intelligence. She spoke to us about leveraging emotional intelligence and culturally responsive practices for thriving... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018
Burgundy’s faculty and staff find ways to add to their skills and improve their effectiveness all year long, including through events like the CAPS Symposium Elizabeth described. However, summer allows more time to explore topics in-depth and this year is no different. Here are a few of the professional development opportunities that employees are considering: Unleash the Power of Teaching AIM for World Language, a program that explores the accelerative integrated methodology to help students... Read More
Posted by Charlene Pritzker on Friday, April 27, 2018
Kindergarteners compare their books from the Book Swap. Jacob helping prepare dinner at the Ronald McDonald House. 8th graders on their way to clean up Burgundy Road and adjacent roads. 6th graders planting around the Middle School. With Earth Day last Sunday, Burgundy has been participating in related activities last week and this week. In the spirit of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” we asked our community to donate gently used children’s... Read More