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Girls Varsity Hockey Team Plays at Fenway Park
Girls Varsity Hockey Team Plays at Fenway Park
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It was the opportunity of a lifetime for this year's BB&N girls' varsity hockey team—gliding along a rink mid-field beneath the quintessence of New England sports iconography, the "Green Monster"—and it didn't disappoint.

BB&N squared off against Noble and Greenough earlier this week in a game at Fenway Park as part of Capital One's Frozen Fenway Women's and Girls' Hockey Day. Despite recording a spirited 4-1 defeat in the contest, there were no losers beneath the lights.

The occasion took on added meaning as all players on both teams wore special number 24 jerseys in recognition of Denna Laing, the Nobles alumna who sustained a significant spinal cord injury during Frozen Fenway in 2015. Net proceeds from the event benefitted the Denna Laing Fund.

Congratulations to all of the athletes who competed!

Click here for a photo gallery of the day. (Images by Adam Richins photography)

BB&N Students and Faculty Create Global Connections in Rwanda
BB&N Students and Faculty Create Global Connections in Rwanda
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Sixth grade teacher Berhane Zerom and three BB&N students broadened their horizons this summer with a humanitarian trip to Rwanda. Forged from a partnership with The Crimson Academy School in Rwanda, the visit yielded life lessons that won't soon be forgotten. Click below for a story about the global excursion.

BB&N's Rwandan Connection

Hand + Heart Charity Auction and Musical Performances Bring Upper School to Life
Hand + Heart Charity Auction and Musical Performances Bring Upper School to Life
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BB&N artists and musicians were on full display this month as the Upper School hosted its annual Heart + Hand Charity Art Auction along with excellent performances by the jazz band and orchestra.

For a photo gallery of the festivities, click here.

See below for a video of the auction, an event that places student and teacher art works up for bid with all proceeds benefiting several deserving charitable organizations.

Hand + Heart Auction from Buckingham Browne & Nichols on Vimeo.



Beginners North Explores BB&N History with The Sharing Project
Beginners North Explores BB&N History with The Sharing Project
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Beginners teacher Dana Bentley provides an overview of a fun project the Beginners North students recently explored.

"What is sharing? What does it mean to share? How can you share of yourself? How do you share as a community?

"These are the questions that have shaped the project work of Beginners North over their first semester at BB&N. The framework of this project has offered the children spaces to establish their individual identities through sharing of themselves, and to solidify group identity through collaborative sharing experiences. With each "share," we became more connected through the diversities of our experiences, and the sharing in those diversities.

"As an element of our project, we realized that BB&N is a school with a story that would like to "share" as well. On a

wintry day in December we took a special trip through this story of our school. With the help of Bev Malone, Director of the Teacher Training Institute, and Rebecca T. Upham, Head of School, we studied artifacts, heard stories, and visited pieces of BB&N's history. Through this experience, the history of our school became part of our story, and the identities we are forming around being BB&N students."

Pictured (right): Bev Malone and Rebecca T. Upham; Malone is dressed in character as Ms. Jeanette Markham, founder of the Buckingham School in 1892.

Click here to view more photos.


BB&N "Family Knight" Proves Electric at Museum of Science
BB&N "Family Knight" Proves Electric at Museum of Science
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Sitting inside a metal cage dwarfed by the world's largest Van de Graaff generator, a device capable of creating an electric charge of 1.5-million volts, Middle School Director Mary Dolbear was understandably a tad anxious. But Middle School Science Teacher Kelley Schultheis had asked nicely...

"I was wishing Kelley well, and she asked me if I could just do her a favor," Dolbear says. "Would I help her out and go inside the lightning cage? Now, I don't like lightning, but the next thing I know I'm signing a waiver and following her into the cage!"

Schultheis might have had her own reservations—after all, it's not every day that you coordinate an intentional lightning strike upon your boss. But as a former Boston Museum of Science employee who had run the lightning show many times before, Schultheis knew that she had science on her side. The gambit paid off when a deafening crack of bright blue lightning wowed the watching BB&N families, providing an explosive highlight to a wonderful evening of fun and learning at the first ever BB&N Family Knight at the museum.

The event opened the doors of the esteemed museum to all BB&N community members, allowing a night of free reign in exhibit halls along with admittance to a private lightning show conducted by Schultheis.

Planned and organized by Schultheis and Middle School Math Teacher Gus Means, Family Knight proved to be quite the hit with those who attended. Whether it was laughing Lower Schoolers exploring an air cannon exhibit, or Middle School students sacrificing their carefully coifed hair to demonstrate the properties of static electricity, everyone enjoyed the evening.

"We received a very positive response from families," says Schultheis. "It's the only event I'm aware of that brings BB&N families and faculty together across all campuses for a learning opportunity."

Made possible by a BB&N Urban Connection Grant (an initiative launched last May), the goal of the event was to develop science understanding while also building community, both within the Middle School and between the three campuses. Mission accomplished!

Click here for a photo gallery of the evening.

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