2017-2018 Photo Essays

Day of Water Enlightens (Students)

The second annual Day of Water on Friday, September 15, was the kick off of the sixth grade’s service learning initiative. After learning about the global water crisis, students were introduced to the Ugandan Water Project and an effort to raise funds to purchase Sawyer water filters and rainwater collection tanks for schools in the African nation. On Thursday, October 5 the students will participate in a Water Walk through campus, carrying gallon jugs filled with water, to simulate what Ugandan children do on a daily basis.

Shiny Shoes and Happy Feet (Students)

All kinds of shoes walked into the Kelly Center on Thursday and Friday, September 14 and 15 and made their way to the third grade’s Shoeshine Stand. The students dusted, polished, and buffed hundreds of shoes and graciously accepted tips. The money will be used to buy fleece for blankets that the students will make and donate to The Red Devils, an organization that supports breast cancer patients. The annual project, inspired by the book “The Shoeshine Girl” by Clyde Robert Bulla, began in 2009.

Love Your Selfie (Students)

Upper School parents got a glimpse of the fun and camaraderie at McDonogh in the annual Back-to-School night “Love Your Selfie” slideshow on Thursday, September 14. Enjoy!

Signature Society Soiree (Students)

The Signature Society Soiree, honoring The McDonogh Fund’s most generous donors and volunteers, was held under a tent on the Rosenberg Campus Green on Friday, September 8. The occasion was also an opportunity to kick off the 2017-2018 McDonogh Fund campaign. Headmaster Charlie Britton thanked guests for their support in reaching the school’s 2016-2017 goal of $2.3 million and provided examples of the many ways students have benefited from the fund.

Celebrating Reading at Aquapalooza (Students)

Popsicles and bubbles were a welcome addition to a chilly Aquapalooza 2017 on Friday, September 8. But the cool temperatures did not stop children in PK to fourth grade from sliding down the hills and running through sprinklers. The annual back-to-school event is a celebration of the reading that took place over the summer. Joining in the fun was the administrative team dressed as Minions. Watch all the fun here.

Alumni Share Stories at OC's Fish Tales (Students)

Alumni, parents of alumni, and grandparents enjoyed a sunny evening in the sand at a reception on Thursday, September 7 at Fish Tales in Ocean City. Hosted by owner and McDonogh alumnus, Shawn Harman '78, Fish Tales provided the perfect venue for guests to enjoy the last days of summer while sharing their memories of McDonogh.

2017 Legacy is Here (Students)

Upper schoolers could not wait to get their hands on a copy of the 2017 Legacy, "Back to the Basics," when it was distributed on Friday, September 8. The Ritter Terrace proved to be the ideal spot to pore over the pages of the yearbook and to have it signed. Congratulations to the Legacy staff on another beautiful job.

School Year Kicks-Off at Convocation (Students)

Members of the Classes of 2018 and 2030 strolled hand-in-hand down Chapel Hill to Childs Memorial Terrace for the annual Opening Convocation on Wednesday, August 30. After words of welcome from student representatives from each division, Headmaster Charlie Britton officially opened the school year by ringing a traditional school bell. Watch Convocation here.

Sunny Smiles on Rainy First Day (Students)

Rain didn’t dampen the spirit or wash away the excitement of the first day of school on Tuesday, August 29. Under colorful umbrellas, students, faculty, and staff greeted each other with hugs and high-fives and then quickly moved on to their classrooms for the start of the new year.

Afternoon Eclipsed by Nature (Students)

No matter where you were and what you were doing on the afternoon of Monday, August 21, chances are that it was overshadowed by the solar eclipse. The Path of Totality stretched from Oregon to South Carolina and members of the McDonogh family were sprinkled along the entire route. Across the country and on campus, students, faculty, alumni, and friends paused, put on their special solar eclipse glasses, and watched as the moon passed between the earth and the sun. The experience was thrilling. Thanks to everyone who shared their pictures of this phenomenal event!

Rain Doesn't Dampen O's Outing (Students)

Thunder, lightning, and several rain delays didn't dampen the enthusiasm on Thursday, August 3 for McDonogh's Alumni Night at Camden Yards. Guests enjoyed an extended happy hour at Frank & Nic's then most ventured into the stadium to finally watch the Orioles battle from behind against the Detroit Tigers.

Summer Programs Fun (Students)

As the month of July comes to an end, six sensational weeks of McDonogh Summer Programs are also winding down. This summer, more than 2,500 children from age 4 to 17 participated in our day camps, sports camps, arts and educational programs where they discovered new skills, made new friends, and had tons of fun. Thanks to our amazing counselors and CITs for making it all happen. Registration for 2018 Summer Programs will be available in November.

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