2018 Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony: Closing Poem "Ready to Explore"

June 04, 2018 by Bill Ivey

When I first came to SBS,

Filed Under: Moving Up, Eighth grade, Closing Poem, Class of 2022

Commencement 2018: Closing Remarks

June 03, 2018 by Guest Faculty Bloggers

delivered by Kathleen Tuck Fontaine '83

Filed Under: graduation speech, Graduation, commencement address, Class of 2018, Closing Remarks'

Commencement 2018: Commencement Address

June 02, 2018 by Guest Faculty Bloggers

delivered by Shayna Appel '78

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Commencement 2018: Head's Address

June 01, 2018 by Sally Mixsell

I have the privilege each year of getting to say a few words to the senior class whether they want me to or not - and whether I want to or not! This year, I'm very pleased to be able to address this particular class. There are many reasons for this, seniors, but I can tell you - and this will surprise you - that to me the most stand-out characteristic about your group is that you are the only class in my long career to have written itself a mission statement. I had been invited to work with you during your junior year bonding day, and we talked about class goals. When I mentioned that goals often emerge from a sense of mission, you were all over that and worked collaboratively for about 10 minutes before you nailed who you are collectively. Here's what you came up with:

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Commencement 2018: Senior Class Speaker

May 31, 2018 by Guest Student Author

by Clara Richardson-Omamo '18

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Commencement 2018: Opening Remarks

May 30, 2018 by Guest Faculty Bloggers

by Sam Sattin Torres '08

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2018 Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony: Class Speaker

May 28, 2018 by Guest Student Author

by Elizabeth Musselman '22

Filed Under: Moving Up, StudentVoice, Eighth grade, Class Speaker

2018 Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony: Address

May 24, 2018 by Guest Student Author

Written and delivered by Jacqueline (Jax) Morgan '19, the Head-Elect of the Student Body.

Filed Under: Middle School, student voice, Stoneleigh-Burnham Middle School, Moving Up

Intersections: Timeline

May 18, 2018 by Bill Ivey

Friday, May 18, 2018. All times Eastern time.

Filed Under: Intersections, Safe Schools, gun violence, school shootings

Intersections: Days of Future Past

May 18, 2018 by Bill Ivey

(Apparently, this title I thought was so creative has already been used by the X-Men. Credit to them for thinking of it first!)

It’s the time of year when my timelines fill up with people beginning to solicit and/or offer advice on “How to finish the year strong.” Of course, some schools still have about a month to go, but nonetheless as the weather finally warms up, thoughts turn inevitably to summer, to days at the beach or the pool splashing about in the water, to ice cream cones eaten as the sun sets and the air starts to cool off, to books as of yet unread, to hours spent just hanging around with friends. And for us, as the annual middle school trip to Six Flags (now held a week before graduation) is hours away, as Seniors wrap up IB exams and Ninth Graders, Sophomores, and Juniors prepare to take finals, that start to summer is tantalizingly close.