The Browning Middle School Science Bowl team excelled in the Regional Science Bowl Competition at Hunter College High School on January 28. Browning was represented by two teams. Team One made it all the way to the finals, finishing second overall in schools three to four times its size. Advisor Melodie Ting noted, "This was the best showing Browning has ever had in a regional competition against large public schools in New York City."
The Lower School boys displayed great listening and music appreciation skills as they experienced the annual Lower School Assembly Concert featuring Metropolitan Opera Orchestra musicians! "Special guest" classical guitarist Michael Smith performed two solo guitar works, followed by the spirited, charming sounds of a four-movement Boccherini quintet for two violins, viola, cello and guitar. A special treat for the boys was the fact that both conductor/violist Vincent Lionti and guitarist Michael Smith are Browning dads!
On January 25, over 100 parents, special friends and students participated in Browning’s “Family Hour of Code.” Attendees enjoyed this special opportunity to practice computer programming (also referred to as computing or coding) together, joining what has become a national and international movement to teach all kids to code. Click here to view additional photos.
Browning parent and alum Ali Theodore '88 spent time with Mr. Symons' fifth and sixth grade music classes on January 27 discussing his career as a producer and songwriter for music and film productions.
The Browning Gender Studies Club welcomed the Dominican Academy's Women's Empowerment Club for a morning meeting in which students and faculty from both schools engaged in a discussion of equality and how men can be allies of women.
As a supplement to the second grade boys' unit on persuasive writing, Ms. Pellenberg invited a class parent to speak to students about his job as a lawyer and how he uses persuasive writing. Ms. Pellenberg remarked, "It was a wonderful way for the boys to see that their work in the classroom has a real life application."
The Winter Running Club, started by Coach Bernard eight years ago, allows our Middle and Upper School boys to stay fit during the cold months, without the stress of competition, in preparation for the upcoming baseball, tennis and track seasons.