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SXSW Professional Development Trip Inspires Teachers

Six faculty members from the Science and Computer Science and Engineering departments attended SXSW; a conference in Austin Texas that fosters creative and professional growth, and is known as a destination for discovery. Faculty spent five days together attending sessions, workshops and keynote speakers finding and learning about inspirational ideas. At the conclusion of every day, the group met to record and summarize their experience in those sessions and discuss possible classroom projects or lessons. Learn more.

Class of 2018 Welcomed into Alumni Association

On Wednesday, April 18, Head of School John Botti and Alumni Association Vice President Stuart Orenstein ’00 hosted the annual Form VI Alumni Association Breakfast. Every year at this event, the Alumni Association recognizes each member of the graduating class with a special gift in honor of his upcoming graduation. Speakers at the breakfast included Alumni Association Vice President Stuart Orenstein ’00, Director of College Guidance Sandy Pelz ’71, Director of Athletics Andrew West ’92, and Director of Communications Design Jeremy Katz ’04. Upper School Head Jim Reynolds and Director of Institutional Advancement Jim Simon were also in attendance. The Alumni Association members look forward to Graduation Day, when these 29 members of the Class of 2018 will officially join their ranks! View photos.

Unveiling of Former Headmaster Clement’s Portrait

Former Headmaster Stephen M. Clement, III, who retired in 2016 after serving The Browning School for 28 years, returned with his wife Sally and family members on April 18 for the formal unveiling of his official portrait by artist Ronald Sherr. Along with faculty members, Browning Trustees and parents from the Class of 2016 (who helped underwrite the portrait) were present for this special occasion. Read more.

2018 Alumni Reunion

On Friday, April 13, more than 160 alumni and guests returned to Browning for the annual Alumni Reunion. Alumni ranging from the Classes of 1950 to 2013 returned to Browning, along with a number of current and former faculty, for the Upper School assembly, True Grytte Society and Donor Recognition Luncheon, and the Reunion reception. Read more.

Dr. Gerald Protheroe was one of 25 participants invited to attend a round table conference, The State of the European Union and the Transatlantic Alliance, at the Center for Global Affairs, the School of Professional Studies, New York University, on April 6. During this in-depth exercise, 25 experts engaged in discussion on several major themes relating to the relationship between the European Union and the United States. Read More.

Fourth Graders Tour Historic Fraunces Tavern

As part of their study of the American Revolutionary era, the fourth grade class toured George Washington's headquarters at the historic Fraunces Tavern in Lower Manhattan. The early American tavern, which now serves as a museum, is notable as the site of Washington’s farewell to his officers after British troops evacuated New York in 1783. Read More.

Art Show 2018

Artwork created by Browning boys under the direction of art teachers Nik Vlahos and Kate Bancroft brightened the Kurani Gym and other spaces within the School during the Annual Art Show attended by proud parents and siblings, as well as the boys, faculty, staff and Trustees. From the Upper School self portraits to the ever-popular penguins made by the Kindergarten boys, the hard work and talent at every division level was evident. Read More.

Celebrating Women's Achievements & Teaching Consent

In recognition of both International Women's Day on March 8 -- which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women -- and Women's History Month (March), Browning invited guest speakers to address students in all division levels. Read more.

Third Graders Receive 17th Century Pilgrim Visitor

When the third graders came to social studies class one morning to learn about the Pilgrims, they didn’t expect to meet an actual member of the Mayflower ship that famously transported the first English Puritans to the New World in 1620! 

Susanna White, played by an actress from Plimoth Plantation, the living history museum of 17th century colonial and native New England, in Plymouth, Mass., paid a trip to Laura Alterman and Susan Kehoe’s third grade classes to enhance their curriculum and reinforce what the boys had already learned about the first English Puritans. Click here to watch a video and learn more about the historian's visit.

Grytte Newspaper Hosts Conference Thriller

The Grytte newspaper staff organized their second annual journalism conference to allow more than 70 student journalists from Brearley, Browning, Columbia Prep, Dalton, Marymount, Nightingale, Riverdale, Regis, Spence and Trinity high school journalists network with each other and discuss common issues that they face as student-news organizations.

The conference also featured a student moderated panel of professional journalists from Fortune Magazine, New York Times and Financial Times, who discussed the importance of reputable and established agencies in a world where journalism is becoming increasingly decentralized through social media. Click here to learn more about the conference.

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