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Middle School Presents Shakespeare's “As You Like It”

“As You Like It,” the annual Middle School Shakespeare production, was directed by Head Librarian Sarah Murphy and performed in November by 25 actors, including students from The Brearley School. Adding to the success of the production were student stage crew and technicians, as well as some Upper School boys whose musical talent enhanced the overall staging. Click here to view photos and more details.

2017 Fall Season Wrap-up

Although the wins at the varsity and junior varsity level were hard to come by this season, I was pleased with the grit and determination the boys showed. They stuck with it and were playing much better as the season came to a close. The 7-8 Grade Panthers played extremely well from start to finish and will undoubtedly provide a much-needed boost to the other teams, starting as early as next year. The varsity cross country team enjoyed a strong season, finishing first at a handful of meets and third at the championships. The 7-8 Grade cross country team also consistently improved throughout the season and will fuel the varsity program next year. Go, Panthers! Click here to view photos of the soccer and cross country teams.

A Wonderful Way to End October!

Last year's Lower School Halloween parade proved so popular that there was little doubt it would become an annual event. In the afternoon of Halloween Day 2017, the boys donned their costumes and paraded around the block. Head of School John Botti channeled the Harry Potter book series by dressing as Professor Albus Dumbledore (a very wise wizard and headmaster, indeed!) and leading the parade with two Lower School "helpers."

Earlier in the afternoon, older Browning boys got into the Halloween spirit as well. In keeping with yet another Browning tradition, the Kindergarten boys sang their ever-popular Halloween song during an October 26 assembly. Click here to listen and view more photos.

Getting in the Spirit of the Book Fair

This year’s Halloween-themed Book Fair saw students, parents and faculty browse a wide range of books and meet local authors on Family Day. They also enjoyed a variety of games, arts and crafts, and prizes while dressed in their favorite costumes. Click here to view photos and learn more about the two-day event.

    2017 Class of 2000 Distinguished Speaker Series

    The Alumni Association featured a CFO Panel at this year's Class of 2000 Distinguished Speaker Series on October 25. The three panelists, all current parents, included Peregrine Broadbent P '29 (CFO of Jefferies), David Granville-Smith P '21, '25 (CFO and COO of A+E Networks) and Jane Nielsen P '18 (CFO of Ralph Lauren). 

    The evening began with an alumni donor roundtable in the Wilson Room, where an informal half-hour was spent discussing a variety of topics with the three CFOs. The many challenges that each one faces within their respective industries, particularly in light of the digital world and the current political climate, were touched on.

    The panelists and alumni donors were then joined by more alumni, as well as current and past parents, in the Kurani Gym for the panel presentation. Head of School John Botti introduced each CFO and then turned things over to Mr. Granville-Smith, who acted as moderator. The three panelists spoke about their backgrounds and how they ended up in their current roles. Mentors, education experiences, and the balance between professional and personal lives were also discussed. Questions from the audience highlighted some of the ways in which the CFOs manage corporate culture, operations in different countries and company strategy. Following the panel and audience Q&A, a reception was held for all guests in the lobby. 

    The Alumni Association extends its sincerest gratitude to Mr. Broadbent, Mr. Granville-Smith and Ms. Nielsen for giving so much time and effort to make this evening possible for our community. Please click here to view the photos.

    Browning Wins High Honor Award for Facility Renovations

    The Browning School has won the 2017 High Honor Award in the Institutional Category from the American Institute for Architects Westchester-Hudson Valley, according to Peter Gisolfi Associates, the architectural firm responsible for the renovations of the School over the course of five years. At the completion of this project, three distinct buildings had essentially become one. Click here to learn more.

    Puppets with Disabilities Enlighten Lower School Boys

    The Lower School boys received a special presentation by the puppets and puppeteers from NYC Kids Project. This entertaining and enlightening puppet show aimed to educate the boys on various disabilities they may encounter in other children, including Down Syndrome, ADD, blindness, cerebral palsy, and so on. The two teaching artists-puppeteers encouraged audience participation and discussion about inclusion, allowing for many questions from the boys. Click here to read details and view photos.

    Lower School Community Service Coordinator and Kindergarten teacher Caitlin Coleman thanks all those who contributed to the Hurricane Harvey and Irma Relief efforts. The Browning community raised $2,121.19 to benefit affected schools through Donors Choose, which allows teachers to request much-needed supplies for their students and dedicates a particular portion of their site to Harvey and Irma relief. She also extends her appreciation to those who generously supported a second fundraiser benefiting victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Browning’s three-day event raised $1,235 for Habitat for Humanity, which will help rebuild homes lost in this disaster. Click here to read more details.

    Learning More About Seafaring Life & Colonial America

    The fifth grade boys recently enjoyed a class trip to Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Conn! This historical port, once a whaling community, has been painstakingly preserved. The boys also visited the Mystic Aquarium and The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. Click here to view photos and read details.

    Browning Boys Head North on Annual College Trip

    Every fall, Director of College Guidance Sanford Pelz '71 whisks the Forms V and VI boys away for three days to visit six to eight college campuses, a trip we believe is unique to Browning. Click here to view photos and details from this year's trip.

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