In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, 19 middle school students and 5 faculty members shared a mix of poetry, music, and spoken word at this week’s Favorite Poetry Assembly.
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For one morning last week, Upper School student and faculty attention shifted from classroom learning to a different kind of learning, environmental education. The annual Eco Bash devoted a morning to raising awareness for sustainability, climate change, and green initiatives.
On Saturday, April 6, nine BB&N Middle School students travelled to Austin Prep School in Reading to participate in the Regional Finals of the National History Bee. Three grueling rounds later, six students had qualified for the National Finals in Chicago.
Standing in front of the Poetry Cafe lights, BB&N fifth graders recited their carefully constructed poems at this week’s Poetry Cafe Open Mic.
A year-long exploration of nature, the environment, and energy burst to fruition before spring break when fourth graders hosted a renewable energy open house.
The second floor Upper School art gallery has come to life this week in an altruistic art exhibit featuring student work from BB&N and several other ISL schools. The exhibit is the brainchild of BB&N senior Annabel Kiley who hopes to raise money through a silent auction to honor the memory of Marina Keegan ’08, whose life was tragically cut short in 2012.
BB&N theater students chose a tough act to follow when took the stage for their winter musical production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; the original 1961 Broadway production garnered seven Tony awards and eventually prompted a 1995 reboot that enjoyed a long run, as well as a 50th anniversary run in 2011.
The fortune cookie in America is perhaps one of the most recognizable homages to Chinese culture. But as students in Upper School Chinese teacher Yinong Yang's class learned earlier this February, in many parts of China, the fortune cookie is not even a recognized part of the culture.
When Upper School French teachers Cécile Roucher-Greenberg and Candie Sanderson began outlining plans for the virtual galley of French artists that their AP class puts together each year, they were hoping to find a twist to enhance the project.
Lower School families and their children gathered at BB&N earlier this month for another Family Science Saturday. For 18 years now, the program has been allowing students to explore different aspects of science with their families under the expert tutelage of faculty who are passionate about making science accessible and fun.
For those interested in discovering the inside scoop on the latest trends and topics in science and technology last month, there are several websites and magazines that Upper School science teacher Leah Cataldo might have suggested checking out. But more likely, Cataldo would have simply recommended a visit to the Upper School on the evening of January 22nd for the school's twelfth annual "Current Topics & Research in Science and Technology Symposium."
The Broadway production 13 came to life on the Big Room stage this winter when Middle School students donned their thespian hats for the annual musical.