Intersections: Improving Kids’ Middle School Experience

September 17, 2019 by Bill Ivey

The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) recently shared the article “Seven ways parents and educators can improve kids’ middle school experience” by Phyllis Fagell, the author of Middle School Matters. I immediately clicked on it, and found a series of thoughtful suggestions and examples, each of which in fact does relate well to our own middle school program. Her seven suggestions (in boldface), and a few examples of how they have been playing out in our school:

Filed Under: Middle School, Stoneleigh-Burnham Middle School, Middle Level Education, Intersections

Campaign Speech given by Gracie Spencer '25

September 13, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Every spring, we elect not only the OEKS (student heads of eight different areas of school) and the Vice President of Student Council but also the Presidents of the 9th grade, sophomore, junior, and senior classes. Each fall, the upper school classes elect a Vice President, the eighth graders elect Co-Presidents, and the seventh graders elect a Class Representative.

This year, we invited the newest members of Student Council to share their campaign speeches. This speech, by Gracie Spencer, Seventh Grade Class Representative, is our second submission.

Filed Under: student voice, student government, Class of 2025

Campaign Speech given by Sarah Amzil '21

September 12, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Every spring, we elect not only the OEKS (student heads of eight different areas of school) and the Vice President of Student Council but also the Presidents of the 9th grade, sophomore, junior, and senior classes. Each fall, the upper school classes elect a Vice President, the eighth graders elect Co-Presidents, and the seventh graders elect a Class Representative.

This year, we invited the newest members of Student Council to share their campaign speeches. This speech, by Sarah Amzil, Junior Class Vice President, is our first submission.

Filed Under: student voice, student government, Class of 2021

Convocation 2019: Lauren's words

September 05, 2019 by Lauren Cunniffe

Welcome, everyone, to the first day of the Stoneleigh-Burnham academic year.

Filed Under: Convocation

Convocation 2019: Katie's words

September 04, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Convocation speech delivered by Katie Kowalyshyn '20, student Co-Head of School.

Filed Under: student voice, Convocation, Honor Code

Convocation 2019: Melissa's words

September 03, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Convocation speech delivered by Melissa Ndabarasa '20, student Co-Head of School.

Convocation 2019: Stephanie's words

September 02, 2019 by Stephanie Luebbers

Faculty, staff, and students, I have loved the energy you have brought back to campus! But, at Convocation, we slow things down and celebrate what we have just begun. We mark the start of school – a year we know will bring new opportunities for each of us and for our school.

Filed Under: Thoughts from the Head of School, Convocation

Address to Reunion

June 17, 2019 by Guest Graduate Bloggers

given by Kate Strousse '13, the President of the Alumnae Board

Filed Under: Reunion, Awards

Eighth Grade Moving Up Ceremony: Eighth Grade Class Speaker

June 13, 2019 by Guest Student Author

speech delivered by Sadie '23

Filed Under: Moving Up, Eighth grade, Goodbyes

Commencement 2019: Closing Remarks

June 06, 2019 by Guest Faculty Bloggers

delivered by Nick Roosa, Chemistry and Theory of Knowledge teacher

Filed Under: Commencement, Class of 2019