Fifth graders took to the theater to see the Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures” after reading the young readers' edition in class. The boys learned about the lives of the black female "computers" employed by NASA, tying their studies to February’s Black History Month and March’s Women's History Month.
Browning's Squirt Select hockey team took first place in the Lasker Cup, defeating Buckley, St. Bernard's and Saint David's! Other successes included our Mini Mite team coming in third and our Mite team coming in second in their respective tournaments.
On February 15, fifth grade teacher Mr. Ragsdale, head librarian Ms. Murphy, technology integrator Mr. Harp, Pre-primary associate Mr. Berry and science teacher Ms. Kingsdale attended a NYSAIS Workshop on "Developing a Holistic Approach to Gender and Sexuality for Grades K-8" at the Berkeley Carroll School. The workshop addressed diversity in gender expression, gender identity, sexuality and family structure, as well as a biological understanding of the body as it relates to sex, gender, puberty and reproduction.
The Laura P. Muhlfeld Middle School Spelling Bee Finals were held on February 16. The winning word, taken from the list of unrehearsed words, was "polytheism.”
The fifth and sixth grade Guys Read night was held on February 22; boys and their adult buddies discussed "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker.
Olympian Day X was held on February 24, with boys in Ms. Bosworth's sixth grade history class and Mr. Dearinger’s Form I English classes dressed as Greek gods and heroes as they presented reports on their characters.
The Upper School Math Team represented Browning in the Interschool Math Bowl at Brearley, demonstrating hard work and focus.