March 13-18

Fifteen Browning boys competed alongside 900 chess player in the NYS Chess Championship in Saratoga Springs last weekend. One of our third graders in the K-5 Elementary Reserve group achieved 2016 NYS co-champion status, finishing in a four-way tie for first place! Our chess team will compete in the National Elementary Championship May 6-8 in Nashville, Tennessee. Go, Browning Chess!

Middle and Upper School boys excelled in a regional programming hackathon/codeathon on March 13 at Riverdale Country School. Teams vying in this "friendly" competition had to develop a solution to a common problem using any language/technology available. Browning's Middle School team won in the Beginner’s category for an anti-bullying educational app using the Scratch program language.

On March 14, Form IV and VI winners of the American Mathematics Competition celebrated Pi Day with tasty servings of fruit pie in the cafeteria. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Ms. Ryan's French IV class recently visited the United Nations. The father of one of the students is the Ambassador Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations. The boys were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the UN by two young Spanish nationals who work for the Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations. They toured the floor of the Security Council and viewed the tapestry of Picasso's famous anti-war painting "Guernica”.

On St. Patrick's Day, the Grytte newspaper staff -- along with the likes of a Lower School "leprechaun" -- greeted Art Show attendees with a Top o' the Mornin' and a copy of their latest edition.

On March 17 Browning's baseball, tennis and track teams departed for Port St. Lucie, Fla., for spring training.