Week in Pictures, April 4-8

The Upper School chorus performed at the annual True Grytte Society and Consecutive-Year Donor Luncheon, as part of Alumni Reunion.

On April 5 the Form I boys who performed in the fall production of “Comedy of Errors” engaged in a workshop with a teaching artist from BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). The following day they also took in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henry V at BAM.

On April 6 Mr. Prestigiacomo gave a bilingual presentation (now a tradition in Ms. Suárez's Spanish III class) on Cuba and the political changes taking place in this country. Based on his first-hand experience there, he spoke about racial diversity, tolerance, historical evolution, currency, media and more.

On April 7 several faculty represented Browning at the NYSAIS Diversity Conference, including English teacher Mr. Williams, Multicultural Club advisor Mr. Walker, diversity coordinator Dr. Noel, English teacher Mr. Dearinger, history teacher Ms. Bosworth and first grade teacher Ms. Fischberg. Dr. Noel reported: “It was a great day reflecting on self, community and taking action. I loved the intellectual discourse as well as the brainstorming and conversation with my colleagues."

This year’s conference addressed how educators can build the skills and competencies necessary to effectively engage the different members of our school communities (students, colleagues, parents, etc.) in the tough but essential conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion.

On April 7 and 8 the Form I boys explored the great outdoors with an overnight trip to the Hudson Valley where they seined for macro-invertebrates in the local streams and assembled earth sculptures inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy at Black Rock Forest. On the way home they stopped at the open-air museum, Storm King Art Center, to see its monumental, contemporary outdoor sculptures.

To celebrate the 19th edition of Independent Voices, five Upper School boys performed their original poetry at Barnes and Noble on April 8 before an audience of family, friends, teachers and peers. With quick-witted charm, two of the boys who are seniors, doubled as emcees for the event.