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Videos from 2018 - 2019

Resolving Conflict and Forgiveness 2019

McDonogh’s Learning for Living program emphasizes themes that are rooted in giving students the social and emotional skills to do the greatest amount of good. March’s theme was Resolving Conflict and Forgiveness with a goal to help students learn problem-solving skills, nurture kindness and consideration of others, and promote cooperation.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.
First grade video contributions by Renee Norona.

A Glimpse of Shel Silverstein

Fourth grade students and eighth grade leadership representatives collaborated on the writing, directing, and scoring of four innovative plays based on poems by Shel Silverstein, including The Mungry Disaster, Take the Trash Out, I am Sick!, and Stuck Shut. They were presented to delighted parents and students on Thursday, March 14 in the Klein Lyceum.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Middle School Spring Vocal Concert

The 6th, 7th, and 8th graders performed their spring Broadway and Pops Concert in the Ceres M. Horn Theater on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The performances, including groups and solos, were led by Suzi Eldridge, the Middle School Vocal Director. They included selections from Coldplay, the soundtrack of The Greatest Showman, and ended with a rousing rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, accompanied by the Rock Shop Band.

Prekindergarten's Three Piggy Opera

The prekindergarten classes performed their “Three Piggy Opera” on Friday, March 8 under the direction of Lower School performing arts teacher Ashleigh Cicconi. Students played the roles of peddlers, wolves, and pigs in this delightful musical version of the “Three Little Pigs” story. Upper School students Katie B., Daniel K., and Jacob R. assisted in the performance.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Vocal Residency

See snippets of McDonogh’s Seventh Annual Vocal Residency Concert held on Sunday, March 10 in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre. The concert was the culmination of the residency, during which mezzo-soprano Augusta Caso ’05 worked with 25 student participants over three days. This was Caso’s second year leading the residency. In addition to student solos, Caso performed a piece from La Favorita as well as a piece with tenor Victor Starsky, and one with McDonogh’s Concert Choir.

Middle School Faculty Follies 2019

The Middle School Teachers performed in the Faculty Follies Show on March 5, 2019 as a fundraiser for the McDonogh Singers trips. It was organizaed by Suzi Eldridge and together with Jon Aaron they introduced many talented acts: from amazing music performances to dancers from a galaxy far, far, away. It was a wonderful evening of celebration and fun!
Video coverage by Josh Waller and Lizza Irvine.

Embracing Diversity in the Lower School 2019

McDonogh’s “Learning for Living” program emphasizes themes that are rooted in giving students the social and emotional skills to do the greatest amount of good. February’s theme was “Embracing Diversity,” with a goal to help students identify and take pride in their individuality within the community.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Second Grade's Eagle Entertainers Project

As part of the "Eagle Entertainers Project," under the direction of Lower School Performing Arts teacher Ashleigh Cicconi, second grade students sang songs for residents in community nursing homes and learned that music is loved by people of all ages and cultures.
Video coverage by Ashleigh Cicconi and Cindy Green.
Additional video and photos by Bridget Collins, Mary Beth Kuchno and Margaret Bitz.

Jacob Rose and Ashton Hung

Ashton Hung '20 attempted to give the entire Upper School a piano lesson during an assembly on Friday, February 22. Once Jacob Rose '20 got into the act, it quickly became a game of dueling pianos, with the pair running through a selection of modern and classical tunes.

Well Well Well Concert - Bohemian Rhapsody

During the annual Well Well Well Concert, Cole W. '23, Will K. '23, Bella G. '23, Chris S. '23, and the Seventh Grade Choir performed "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Take APart Day

Fourth graders had a chance to get their goggles on and their hands dirty on Friday, February 22 as they disassembled over 80 pieces of mechanical or electronic equipment. Scheduled at the conclusion of their science unit on simple machines, the students armed with screwdrivers and other tools, dismantled a variety of appliances, cameras, phones, computers, and printers. Working together they gained hands-on experience and discovered that many complex machines are powered by simple machines.

Valentine's Day 2019

The Gentlemen Songsters and the Women of Note spread the love through song on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Singing telegrams are one of McDonogh's sweetest Valentine's Day traditions.

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day from the Lower School.

Developing Empathy 2019

McDonogh’s “Learning for Living” program emphasizes themes that are rooted in giving students the social and emotional skills to do the greatest amount of good. January’s theme was “Developing Empathy” with a goal to help students learn to understand and share the feelings of another or to "put oneself in someone else’s shoes."
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Strings Winter Concert 2018

The McDonogh String Ensembles, under the direction of Catherine Frey, performed their winter concert on January 14, in the Tagert Chapel. Students from 5th through 12th grades performed a wide selection of pieces and thrilled the audience with their skills and musicality playing music from the renaissance to today. It was a wonderful evening of music!
Video coverage by Elizabeth Irvine.

Middle School Academy

Middle School Academy

Celebrate 2018 Grades 2, 3, 4

The Lower School’s “Celebrate Peace and Love” performance on Thursday, December 20 for second, third, and fourth grades was a celebration of the magic of the season with songs, movement, storytelling and instrumental music. The performances were directed by Lower School Performing Arts teachers Beth Rausch and Ashleigh Cicconi.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Celebrate 2018 - Grades PK, K, PF, 1

The Lower School's “Celebrate Peace and Love” performance on Thursday, December 20 for prekindergarten, kindergarten, prefirst, and first grades was a celebration of the magic of the season with songs, movement, storytelling and instrumental music. The performances were directed by Lower School Performing Arts teachers Beth Rausch and Ashleigh Cicconi.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Middle School Band Winter Concert

The McDonogh Middle School Bands, under the direction of Elizabeth Irvine, performed their winter concert on December 13 in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre. The Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced students performed a variety of selections, showing off the skills they learned over the course of the school year so far. It was a celebratory time for all!
Video coverage by Don New.

All-School Holiday Project

Three large U-Haul trucks were loaded to capacity with gifts as the final step of the all-school Holiday Project on Tuesday, December 18. Students, parents, faculty and staff from PK through 12 grade donated gifts so that 144 families can have a joyous holiday season. Middle and upper school students helped load the trucks that then headed to St. Gregory's church in Sandtown-Winchester, where the gifts will be dispensed to 441 children, making their holidays a little brighter.

Holiday Assembly 2018

Sights and sounds from the 2018 Holiday Assembly.

Upper School Bands Winter Concert 2018

The McDonogh Upper School Jazz Band and Concert Band treated their audience to a spectacular winter concert in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre on December 11. Both bands are under the direction of Don New, Director of Upper School Instrumental Music.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Choral Ensembles Winter Concert 2018

The McDonogh Upper School Choral Ensembles, under the direction of Philip Olsen, Head of Choral Music, performed in their annual winter concert in the Tagart Memorial Chapel on December 9. The audience was treated to outstanding performances by The Concert Choir, The Senior Singers, The Women of Note and The Gentleman Songsters.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Expressing Gratitude in the Lower School 2018

McDonogh’s “Learning for Living” program emphasizes themes that are rooted in giving students the social and emotional skills to do the greatest amount of good. November’s theme was “Expressing Gratitude” with a goal to help students learn about ways to express thankfulness and appreciation.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Grandparent's Day 2018

It was a grand day in the Lower School as students shared their joy with those they are most thankful for at Grandparent's Day on Tuesday, November 20. Together, they read stories, worked on art projects, and conducted science experiments, which allowed the two generations to learn more about each other.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Rights Week

Rights Week is a wonderful opportunity for students in the Lower School to learn about the rights of specific individuals and groups through hands-on activities. Extra video coverage by Cindy Green.

Hope and Courage Chapel 2018

At the annual Lower School Hope and Courage Chapel, held Friday, November 9, third grade students reflected on hope and courage and presented hand-tied blankets to the Red Devils, an organization that provides support to breast cancer patients.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Spirit Day Sights and Sounds

Watch McDonogh's spirit shine during the parade and pep rally on Spirit Day 2018!

Halloween Parade Lower School 2018

On Wednesday, October 31, Lower School students donned creative costumes and paraded around campus delighting parents and spectators.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Halloween Lower School Assembly 2018

On Wednesday, October 31, Lower School students donned creative costumes and celebrated Halloween with an annual Lower School Halloween Assembly.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Spirit Video 2018

Thank you to Ms. Collins for producing another great Spirit Week video!

Advocating for Self and Others 2018

October's theme in the Lower School's Learning for Living program was "Advocating for Self and Others."
Video coverage by Cindy Green.
Prekindergarten video contributions by Heather Quinn
Second grade video contributions by Kate Hailstone

McDonogh. LifeReady.

McDonogh provides students with countless opportunities to find joy in learning.

Practicing Mindfulness in the Lower School

Students in the Lower School practice mindfulness, September’s theme in the Learning for Living program. Mrs. Mecca's fourth grade class sings "Don't Worry, Be Happy" in the soundtrack.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.
Photo contributions by Beckie Lamborn.

FIC Ribbon Cutting

George, the robot created by McDonogh’s Upper School Robotics team, had the honor of “cutting” the ribbon to officially open the Fader Innovation Center, a 7,000-square-foot academic building that houses McDonogh’s burgeoning robotics and engineering programs. The ribbon cutting took place on Wednesday, September 12 at a ceremony attended by the Upper School student body, faculty, staff and generous donors to the project.

Hopes and Dreams 2018

Lower School students express their hopes and dreams for the new school year.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Convocation 2018

Students and faculty gathered on Childs Memorial Terrace for Convocation on Wednesday, August 29. At the conclusion of the program, Headmaster Dave Farace rang the school bell to officially open the 2018-2019 school year.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.