Form II boys took a tour of the United Nations Headquarters as part of an interdisciplinary activity correlating to their Spanish and American history classes. They visited the Security Council and General Assembly rooms, among others, and viewed exhibitions on Nazi propaganda. Our students learned about the works of art donated by several nations to the UN, along with the organization's history, goals and ongoing missions around the globe. It was a great afternoon!
The Middle School Science Olympiad team shined in the Regional Finals where Browning placed in the top 10 out of 33 teams that competed! The boys won first place in the best new team, as well as placed in several events. Ting reported: "It is a great testament to the hard work the boys have placed into the competition, especially when competing with big public and private schools. Each member of the team either contributed in the individual awards or on notable mentions.”
Twenty boys performed on piano, guitar, and violin for the entire Lower School student body and faculty. This was the third and final "informal recital" Assembly of the school year. The performers presented a wide range of repertoire, from "Minuet" by Bach to "La Bamba." Bravo to the boys for another successful Lower School "musical morning!"
The entire Lower School celebrated the culmination of the month-long Read-a-thon with a Pajama Day, with the boys reading a combined total of 26,755 minutes and raising over $16K to benefit Room to Read!
As a follow up to their study of penguin families, the Pre-primary class participated in the Penguin Pals program at the Central Park Zoo. The boys learned how penguins have adapted to survive in the wild, compared penguins to a live dove, and had the chance to observe penguin behaviors in the penguin house.
Coach Kennedy hosted a Rookie Chess Tournament where 30 Lower School boys in grades Pre-primary through Three competed against each other to prepare for competition against other schools.