After 180 days away from campus, the BB&N community finally reuKnighted for the first in-person days of school on Thursday, September 10th and Friday, September 11th.
Despite COVID-19 and classes moving online, the Class of 2020 still completed the longstanding BB&N tradition of making Senior Tiles. Since the 1950s, students (then at Browne and Nichols, now at BB&N) have finished their 12th grade year by painting square ceramic tiles.
Placing a capstone on her stellar BB&N career, recent graduate Molly Griffin '20 was awarded a John Carlton Memorial Trophy from the Boston Bruins' organization this June.
The voice of Upper School Director, Geoff Theobald, rang out at 80 Gerry's Landing, announcing each student's name as the Class of 2020 graduated in what everyone present agreed was the most memorable celebration in the School's history. If you closed your eyes and only listened to Theobald, you might have for a moment thought you were in the NAC, as in previous years.
With music blaring, balloons and bubbles flying, and celebratory signs galore, BB&N’s eighth graders celebrated Middle School closing in a different (but no less dramatic) fashion this spring. More than 80 students processed through the driveway of 80 Sparks Street in creatively decorated cars to receive their just accolades and acknowledgements for a Middle School journey well traversed.
Over the last 8 weeks, the talented and dedicated students of BB&N continued to create work to be enjoyed by the whole community.
When Saffron Patel '22 felt the pangs of her distant grandparents' loneliness in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, she resolved to do something about it—not just for her relatives, but for other seniors who also might be missing contact with their families and friends.
Trading a podium microphone for a Zoom-box unmute icon, 10 sophomore debaters created a compelling online event open to the BB&N community despite the physical distance imposed upon all by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Necessity is the mother of invention, so the age-old adage goes, and the BB&N community's transition to remote learning has proven this in spades.
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BB&N has launched an Online Learning Hub for families to have a "one-stop-shopping" source of the latest information and resources related to our school's online learning program across all three campuses.
"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" was really the only word to describe the recent Upper School musical production of Mary Poppins. Based on the P. L. Travers' books, the classic tale of a magical nanny who changes the lives of a dysfunctional family came to life in The Lindberg – Serries Theater this March.
BB&N third graders were thrilled to welcome ophthalmologist and retina specialist Fina Barouch to their classrooms this week as part of their study of eyes and vision.
Donning colorful costumes, and against a backdrop of beautiful scenery (fabricated in part by their own hands!), BB&N fifth graders thrilled audiences with a spring production of Humpty Dumpty is Missing!
In a "practically perfect" start to the school day, the Upper School cast of Mary Poppins surprised Lower School students with performances at both the Buckingham gate and the Morse Building music room during drop-off on Wednesday morning.