Videos from 2016 - 2017

2016 Using History for Now: Rights

During the week of November 14, each grade level in the Lower School devoted sessions to a particular topic regarding the concept of rights. The themes included: "Environmental Rights" (Prekindergarten); “Animal Rights” (Kindergarten); “Rights for Self” (Prefirst); “Student Rights” (First Grade); “Women’s Rights” (Second Grade); “Rights of Americans with Disabilities” (Third Grade) and “Children’s Rights Globally” (Fourth Grade).

Lower School Hope and Courage Chapel

During the annual Lower School Hope and Courage chapel, held Friday, November 18, third grade students presented 40 “Blankets of Hope” to the Red Devils, an organization that provides support to breast cancer patients.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Spirit Parade 2016

In anticipation of the 101st McDonogh vs. Gilman football game, the entire student body donned orange and black for the annual all-school Spirit Parade on Friday, November 11, 2016.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Lower School Halloween 2016

On 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.

Annual Halloween Horse Show 2016

For the Annual Halloween Horse Show, organized by McDonogh School riding instructors Holly Gizzi and Irene Gladys, riders creatively dressed up their ponies and paraded around in the Eagle’s Nest. Among prizes awarded were most "Hay-larious", Spookiest, most Halloweeny, and Best Cartoon Character. The best overall prize was won by “Party Animal” who was all decked out in lights!
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

First Grade Students Participate in Shark Webinar

Students in Mary Catherine Irving’s first grade class went on a great white shark research expedition by participating in a live webinar with Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza and her team at the Ocean First Institute. Dr. McComb-Kobza took the students thirty feet underwater to conduct research inside a shark cage off the Pacific coast. The first graders asked Dr. McComb-Kobza questions about sharks.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Embracing Diversity 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. 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.

Pumpkin Picking at Roots Farm

Accompanied by Head of Lower School Barbara Robins dressed as a scarecrow and Roots Director Sharon Hood decked in her big farm hat, the entire kindergarten enjoyed a hayride out to the Roots Farm to pick pumpkins on Friday October 7. Each child chose one pumpkin to take home and another for their creative cooking class. After selecting the perfect pumpkins, the students navigated their way through the corn maze.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Founder's Day Dedication Hymn

Middle School Makerspace Workshop

Middle School students design and engineer a product out of a wooden pallet. In this makerspace workshop, under the direction of Middle School science teacher Gregg Kleiman, students gain hands-on experience with new technologies in order to develop life-ready skills.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

I am McDonogh

Lower School Playground Opening

Fun was had by all Lower School students with the opening of the new playground on Monday, September 26.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Senior Honored With Courage Award

McDonogh senior Archer S. was presented with The Irvin S. Naylor Courage Award on Friday, September 16, during an Upper School Assembly. The award, which was a surprise to Archer, was established in 2004 by classmates of Irv Naylor ’54 on the occasion of their 50th Reunion.

Aquapalooza 2016

On Friday, September 9, lower schoolers were treated to summer fun on a school day. They celebrated Aquapalooza 2016, the Lower School’s reward for their summer reading challenge. The Lower School administrative team dressed as the characters from the movie “Finding Dory.” They slid down the water slides and ran through the sprinklers along with students from prekindergarten through fourth grade.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Lower School Back-to-School

At Back-to-School night on September 8, Lower School Head Barbara Robins spoke of the students' joy on returning to school. She showed this video which captures "joy in work and in play" in the Lower School and what students are looking forward to learning this year.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Opening Convocation 2016

Students and faculty gathered on Childs Memorial Terrace for Convocation on Wednesday, August 31. At the conclusion of the program, Headmaster Charlie Britton rang the school bell to officially open the 2016-2017 school year.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Alumni Distinguished Service Awards

Athletics Hall of Fame Induction 2016


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