Videos from 2017 - 2018

Video Class 2018 - This is McDonogh!

In video class this year, third grade students captured photos on their iPads using photographic guidelines and editing techniques learned in class. The photos were inserted into a video, and transitions and effects were added. In a wrap party, students enjoyed popcorn and juice while previewing their culminating video, “This is McDonogh!” Video class teacher Cindy Green presented each student with a poster of their photo as well as a video class award to highlight their accomplishments!

Lower School Gratitude Chapel 2018

In this final Chapel meeting of the school year, Bridget Collins, Director of Character and Service, introduced fourth grade students who shared their letters of gratitude for McDonogh School teachers. The entire Lower School joined in singing the song “Simple Gifts,” and each Lower School teacher received a sunflower. Retiring teachers Sharon Howell and Joan Newcomer were presented with gifts from the Lower School.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Celebrating Learning for Living 2018

Second grade students performed skits they wrote based on lessons they learned in their "Learning for Living" readings and discussions. This presentation took place in the Klein Lyceum on May 17.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Middle School Spring Vocal Concert

On Wednesday, May 16, the Middle School Vocal classes and McDonogh Singers performed a wonderful Broadway and Pops Concert. The students, under the direction of Suzi Eldridge, sang a variety of selections from musicals including "The Greatest Showman", "Dear Evan Hanson", and "The Muppets." There were several solos performed by 8th Grade McDonogh Singers students as well.

Kindergarden Blooms 2018

In this delightful KinderGARDEN Bloom event presented on May 11, under the direction of Performing Arts teacher Kara Zimmerman, parents and friends were treated to music and movement by the kindergarten students.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Middle School Spring Band Concert

The McDonogh Middle School Bands, under the direction of Elizabeth Irvine, performed a delightful concert on May 10, 2018. The 5th through 8th grade students performed a selection of pieces including Procession of the Heroes, Comet Ride, and Dream On by Aerosmith. The concert was well received by the audience.
Video coverage by Don New.

Portraits of Courage

On May 8, third grade students presented "Portraits of Courage," honoring voices of the Civil Rights Movement. On stage, they reenacted the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Following the stage performance, the audience was invited back to the classroom where the students presented dynamic scripts they wrote honoring courageous individuals in the Civil Rights Movement.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Upper School Bands Spring Concert 2018

On May 8, McDonogh's Upper School Jazz and Concert Bands, under the direction of Don New, Director of Upper School Instrumental Music, delivered a wonderful evening of music with their spring concert in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre. The impressive repertoire included favorites such as “Opus One” and the iconic “Bye, Bye Blackbird” by the jazz band and a James Bond compilation by the concert band. Ten graduating band members were recognized with plaques.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Choral Ensembles Spring Concert 2018

The McDonogh Upper School Choral Ensembles, under the direction of Philip Olsen, Head of Choral Music, performed in their annual spring concert in the Tagart Memorial Chapel on May 6. The audience was treated to outstanding performances by The Concert Choir, The Senior Singers, The Women of Note, The Gentlemen Songsters, and the Foxleigh Hill Singers. Each senior choir member received a rose.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Math Explosion Day 2018

Sights and sounds from Lower School Math Explosion 2018.

Night of Percussion

On May 3, 2018, the Percussion students of McDonogh performed in their annual concert, the Night of Percussion. Under the direction of Mike Feathers, the Lower, Middle, and Upper School students played a wonderful concert delighting the audience to a wide selection of music including "How Far I'll Go" from Moana and "Fur Elise" by Beethoven.
Video coverage by Don New.

Pop Up Day 2018

Sights and sounds from Art Pop-Up Day 2018.

Learning for Living: Global Citizenship 2018

McDonogh's Learning for Living Program theme of Global Citizenship exposes lower school students to the world’s different cultures and raises their global awareness in the hope that it expands their minds, and makes them more empathetic to people from all walks of life. In this "video in reverse," students learn important concepts in global citizenship.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Celebrating Bob Lamborn

At the Alumni Luncheon on Friday, April 26, we celebrated former Headmaster Bob Lamborn, who will be turning 100 years old this year.

Hall of Fame 2018

Reunion Weekend 2018 kicked-off with the annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday, April 26. Watch speeches from the seven new inductees.

Adventure with the Arts 2018 Sights and Sounds

A rainbow of artistic talent came shining through in the Lower School on Friday, April 20 during the annual Adventure with the Arts Day. Each grade level from PK to four enjoyed a Music and Movement segment, which sometimes included parent participation. Then, students and their parents went on an “Adventure with the Arts” as they strolled through the hallways of Elderkin Hall enjoying the artwork on display and proudly sharing their masterpieces.

Adventure with the Arts Day 2018 - Prekindergarten

The Lower School's annual Adventure with the Arts Day on Friday, April 20 took children and families on a colorful journey of music and art. Here are the musical performances and artwork presented by the prekindergarten students.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Adventure with the Arts Day 2018 - K and Prefirst

The Lower School's annual Adventure with the Arts Day on Friday, April 20 took children and families on a colorful journey of music and art. Here are the musical performances and artwork presented by the kindergarten and prefirst students.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Adventure with the Arts Day 2018 - First Grade

The Lower School's annual Adventure with the Arts Day on Friday, April 20 took children and families on a colorful journey of music and art. Here are the musical performances and artwork presented by the first grade students.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Adventure with the Arts Day 2018 - Second Grade

The Lower School's annual Adventure with the Arts Day on Friday, April 20 took children and families on a colorful journey of music and art. Here are the performances and artwork presented by the second grade students.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Adventure with the Arts Day 2018 - Third Grade

The Lower School's annual Adventure with the Arts Day on Friday, April 20 took children and families on a colorful journey of music and art. Here are the performances and artwork presented by the third grade students.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Adventure with the Arts Day 2018 - Fourth Grade

The Lower School's annual Adventure with the Arts Day on Friday, April 20 took children and families on a colorful journey of music and art. Here are the performances and artwork presented by the fourth grade students.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Kalin E Speech

Kalin E.' 18 delivers the Student Remarks at the annual Scholarship Luncheon.

Darrius Heyward-Bey Speech

Darrius Heyward-Bey '05 delivering the Alumnus Remarks at the annual Scholarship Luncheon.

Multicultural Night Sights and Sounds

A glimpse at Multicultural Night 2018. For the full video, please visit: https://www.mcdonogh.org/v/2018/Multicultural-Night-2018

Multicultural Night 2018

Multicultural Night on Thursday, March 29 featured an international buffet of ethnic specialties in Paterakis Hall followed by a showcase of student performances from all three divisions representing many cultures and traditions.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Fifth Grade Cake Wars

Thank you to the McDonogh Parents Association for hosting a Cake Wars competition for our Fifth Grade students last Friday, March 23 after school. It was a fun and delicious time!

Sing! A Musical Review

First graders used scripts written by eighth grade students in a musical presentation of “Sing! A Musical Review” held Thursday, March 8 in the Klein Lyceum. The production, based on the popular computer-animated film "Sing", follows a group of animals that enter a singing competition hosted by a koala hoping to save his theater.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Take Apart Day 2018

A look at Take Apart Day 2018.

Singing Telegrams

Happy Valentine's Day from the Gentleman Songsters and Women of Note!

100 Days

Happy 100 Days from the Lower School!

Summer Camps

Fun, friendship, adventure, and discovery await children of all ages at McDonogh Summer Programs! With over 80 traditional day camps, overnight camps, sports clinics, arts camps, and educational programs, there is something for everyone. Transportation and lunch are included at no additional cost for most programs. Visit www.mcdonogh.org for a full catalog of options or contact summer@mcdonogh.org.

Celebrate Peace! 2017 - Grades 2,3,4

The Lower School “Celebrate Peace!” performance on Thursday, December 21 for second, third, and fourth grades was a celebration of the magic of the season with songs, movement, and instrumental music. The performances were directed by Kara Zimmerman, Director of Fine and Performing Arts, and Beth Rausch, Lower School Performing Arts teacher.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Celebrate Peace! 2017 - Grades PK, K, Pre1st,1st

The Lower School “Celebrate Peace!” performance on Thursday, December 21 for prekindergarten, kindergarten, prefirst, and first grades was a celebration of the magic of the season with songs, movement, and instrumental music. The performances were directed by Kara Zimmerman, Director of Fine and Performing Arts, and Beth Rausch, Lower School Performing Arts teacher.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

The Shopping Experience

Prior to winter break each year, seventh graders spend a week dedicated to learning what it means to be a global citizen. Teacher Kate Adair says, "The goal is to help students think beyond themselves and to remind them to 'never forget that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world,' to quote Margaret Mead."

Holiday Project

The morning of December 19 was sunny and holiday spirit was everywhere on campus as students from all three divisions brought boxes of toys, books, and clothes out of buildings and into the trucks heading for St. Gregory the Great Church. The gifts will be distributed to 131 families including 377 children and Director of Character and Service Bridget Collins is thankful. "The Holiday Project requires a lot of hard work and time from the whole community, and I am grateful for your participation.

Holiday Assembly

The annual Holiday Assembly on Monday, December 18, featured fabulous performances from McDonogh’s choral, dance, and instrumental ensembles as well as a wonderful story about holiday spirit told by the cast of Disney's "The Lion King."

Choral Ensembles Winter Concert 2017

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 10. The audience was treated to outstanding performances by The Concert Choir, The Senior Singers, The Women of Note, The Gentleman Songsters, and The Foxleigh Hill Singers. The Gospel Choir, under the direction of Ryan Elliot, performed two holiday songs.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Middle School Band Winter Concert 2017

The Middle School Bands performed their annual Winter Concert in the Horn Theater on Thursday, December 7, under the direction of Elizabeth Irvine. The concert began with some delightful songs by the Beginning Band, included some small ensemble work by the Advanced Band students, and was concluded with the Intermediate and Advanced Band students performing together. Due to technical difficulties, "Turkish March" by the Intermediate Band was not recorded.
Video coverage by Don New.

Upper School Bands Winter Concert 2017

The McDonogh Upper School Bands treated their audience to a spectacular winter concert in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre on December 5. Both bands are under the direction of Don New, Director of Upper School Instrumental Music. The Concert Band opened the evening with an outstanding performance of “City of Stars” composed by Justin Hurwitz. The Jazz Band ended the evening with a swinging performance of “The Chicken” composed by Alfred Ellis.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

2017 Developing Empathy in the Lower School

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 “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.

2017 Using History for Now: Rights

During the week of November 13, each grade level in the Lower School devoted sessions to a particular topic regarding the concept of rights. The themes included: "Environmental Rights" (Prekindergarten); “Rights of Animals” (Kindergarten); “Rights of Self” (Prefirst); “Global Rights of Animals and Endangered Species” (First Grade); “Women’s Rights” (Second Grade); “Civil Rights” (Third Grade) and “Rights of Children Globally” (Fourth Grade).
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Grandparents Day - 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grades

On Grandparents Day,held Tuesday, November 21, grandparents and special friends were treated to performances by second, third, and fourth grade students in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

2017 Grandparents Day - PK, K, PF, 1st Grades

On Grandparents Day, held Tuesday, November 21, grandparents and special friends were treated to performances by prekindergarten, kindergarten, prefirst, and first grade students in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Lower School Hope and Courage Chapel 2017

At the annual Lower School Hope and Courage chapel, held Friday, November 17, 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 Parade 2017

In anticipation of the 102nd McDonogh vs. Gilman football game, the entire student body donned orange and black for the annual all-school Spirit Parade on Friday, November 3, 2017.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Lower School Halloween 2017

On Tuesday, October 31, Lower School students donned creative costumes and celebrated Halloween with the annual Lower School Halloween Assembly. Following the assembly, the students paraded around campus, delighting parents and spectators.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Embracing Diversity in the Lower School 2017

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. October’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.

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Practicing Mindfulness

Students in the Lower School practice mindfulness, September’s theme in the Learning for Living program. Activities highlighted include building nature mandalas, painting rocks, creating lovely listeners, and performing meditation exercises.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.
Photo contributions: Margaret Bitz, Beckie Lamborn, and Patty Welch.

Aquapalooza 2017

On Friday, September 8, Lower School students were treated to summer fun on a school day. They celebrated Aquapalooza 2017, the Lower School’s reward for their summer reading challenge. The administrative team, dressed as Minions, slid down the water slides and ran through the sprinklers along with students from prekindergarten through fourth grade.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Back to the Lower School 2017

Lower School students demonstrate joy in work and play during the first couple weeks of school. Background music features Performing Arts teacher Beth Rausch singing songs by Josh and the Jamtones with her students.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Opening Convocation 2017

Students and faculty gathered on Childs Memorial Terrace for Convocation on Wednesday, August 30. At the conclusion of the program, Headmaster Charlie Britton rang the school bell to officially open the 2017-2018 school year.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.


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