SOCCER CAMP June 4-8, 9 a.m. - noon Boys, Grades 5-8 Coach: Mr. Vincent Beck Skills targeted: Soccer camp focuses on fundamentals and techniques for new players as well as techniques and tactics for more experienced players. What to bring: soccer shoes, shin guards, soccer ball, and tennis shoes Cost: $180 (includes camp T-shirt)
Concluding today's Language (eighth grade and half of the seventh grade) and Old Testament (the other half of the seventh grade) exams, Thursday brings the final opportunity to contribute to the semester's GPA in the form of the eighth grade history exam. There is no seventh grade exam Thursday, therefore seventh graders need not come to school.
Friday goes like this for both grades: Beginning at 8:15 and running straight through to 11:45 a.m., all classes meet in 25-minute increments for seven periods. Exams are returned, grades are revealed, shouts of joy, desperate sighs, and/or tears of woe ensue.
That's it. Please arrive Friday by 8:00 a.m., and pick-up to take off campus at 11:45 a.m. as no lunch will be served, and there's nothing else for the boys to do here, thank goodness.
Book buy-back is Thursday and Friday. Summer School begins Monday, June 4. All students required to attend should have registered by now.
Eighth grader, Murray Morrison, anxiously awaits his Honors Accelerated Geometry exam early Tuesday morning after a welcome mid-exam week Monday holiday. Morrison celebrates the occasion with his new exam season "all-business" haircut. Ms. Packard's instruction must be on his mind as this photo serendipitously captured her seemingly working her way around toward his cerebral cortex, albeit the right frontal lobe.
Commented Morrison, "Yeah, I'm channeling some Packard this morning because this geometry exam could require us to create or invent new solutions… all of which are readily accomplished by the frontal right lobe, especially when the problem is one of which is difficult to solve, has never been solved before, involves change and dynamic systems, and/or in which all the data can never be known. You know, typical 'right brain' stuff."
A second year Order of the Owl academic award recipient, Murray should wrestle this little doggie down with ease.
May 17 – Miller, Science, her classroom, 12-2 p.m.
May 23 – Tenent, SS 12-1:30 p.m., Room 108
Exams end at 10:45 a.m. each morning. Students are asked to leave the building once they finish their exams, or they can remain in ASAP. The building will stay open until 4 p.m. daily. Lunch will not be served so students are encouraged to bring food from home.
All rising eighth graders are to return the purple math placement sheets, signed by the parents, first thing Monday, May 14. Here, Mrs. Burke's seventh grade pre-algebra class demonstrates what a returned purple sheet looks like for those who may be tempted to feign ignorance.
We plan to initiate scheduling for next school year as soon as possible, and these placement documents verify that the parents have been informed about math department expectations, including the summer packets. Yee ha.
This morning welcomed a lot of doting parents and grandparents celebrating their new initiates into our Lower School honor society, The Order of the Owl. Additionally, qualifying eighth graders were inducted into the NJCL National Honor Society.
It's always a great experience to see all those who have worked so hard and performed so well assembled together in public celebration, acknowledging work well-done over the long school year. Achieving significant academic success, while promoting both the spirit and fabric of our Honor Code and Community Creed, is worthy of our festivities today. Congratulations to all who received their awards; encouragement to those who wish to promote their studies in this community of honor.
Mr. Flip Eikner ('77), MUS Academic Dean, speaks to the 2012 Springfield Scholars inductees last night at the University Club, offering his personal remarks about the life and legacy of the Scholars' namesake, our first Lower School principal Mr. John Murry Springfield.
The Springfield Scholars annually represent the Top 10% academically of the eighth grade class.
Proudly displaying their new ties and lapel pins, the 2012 Springfield Scholars stand at attention following a fun evening of celebratory toasts and some subtle jabs from their beloved faculty guests. From left to right: Chandler Clayton, Eric Makapugay, Dylan Echlin, Philip Freeburg, Patton Orr, Grayson Lee, Witt Fesmire, Patrick Murphy, Saatvik Mohan, Daniel Tancredi, and Forest Colerick.
Rising eighth grade representatives and officers of the 2012-2013 Lower School Student Council: McCall Knowlton, Charlie Jones, Cade Klawinski, Ishan Biswas, President: Jack McCaghren, Vice-president: Alex Salazar, Jack Heathcott, Frederick Danielson, Webster Austin, and Brooks Eikner. (not pictured: Carter Braswell and Matt Silver).