Week in Pictures, December 4-11

Members of the Multicultural Club are attending the People of Color Conference (PoCC) and Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in Atlanta this week. The PoCC strives to develop, nurture and sustain the leadership and professional journeys of people of color in independent schools. Our boys join more than 1,600 students across the country in exploring the theme of "Advancing Human and Civil Rights: Fulfilling the Dream Together" during general sessions, affinity groups and workshops led by independent school peers. For more information visit pocc.nais.org.

The Browning Green Team participated in the Central Park Pitch In & Pick Up program on December 4, cleaning up a mile-and-a-half loop north of Belvedere Castle. The boys invited the The Hewitt School and Chapin School environmental groups to join them in their service day to exchange ideas and promote more collaborations between the schools.

In keeping with Mr. Bernard's tradition, the sixth graders presented their French monument projects on December 5, demonstrating their creativity in building their models and giving an oral presentation of the history of the monument chosen.

The JV basketball squad continues to heat up with three consecutive wins against Trinity, UNIS and Trevor Day thanks to good defense and excellent shooting! The Middle School Red team is now 3-0 after defeating UNIS by a score of 53-30, while the Black team earned their second victory of the season against Calhoun, 35-29. Go, Panthers!

In the spirit of Guys Read and other book clubs at Browning, the fourth graders and their parents were invited to an evening discussion of the book “Wonder” by RJ Palacio, which they've been reading in their classes with Ms. Gerber and Ms. Epstein.

On December 8, a Lower School recital assembly featured boys playing instrumental pieces on piano and violin.


The Browning Robotics team reached the semifinal round in the First Tech Challenge on December 10 at John Dewey High School in Coney Island. The boys named their team “Ultro," which roughly translates to "of it's own mind" in Latin. Their goal is to be one of the best teams during the autonomous period, so the robotics team name is subtle yet clear in purpose. 

Our Middle School boys attended the Riverdale AYC Hackathon, finishing the day as a runner-up for coding a game that trains young learners on how to identify fake news online!