Videos from 2015 - 2016

Celebrate Learning for Living 2016

Second grade students in rooms 205, 206 & 207 performed skits they wrote based on the lessons they learned in their Learning for Living readings and discussions.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Choral Ensembles Spring Concert 2016

The McDonogh Upper School Choral Ensembles, under the direction of Philip Olsen, presented their annual spring concert in the Tagart Memorial Chapel on May 1, 2016. The Foxleigh Hill Singers, composed of faculty, staff, alumni, and spouses participated in the program. Each senior choir member was presented with a rose.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

LS Adventure with the Arts Day 2016 Part 1

PREKINDERGARTEN, KINDERGARTEN, PREFIRST, AND FIRST GRADE PERFORMANCES AND ART EXHIBITS
The Lower School's annual Adventure with the Arts Day on Friday, April 22 took children and families on a colorful journey of music and art.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

LS Adventure with the Arts Day 2016 Part 2

SECOND, THIRD, AND FOURTH GRADE PERFORMANCES AND ART EXHIBITS
The Lower School's annual Adventure with the Arts Day on Friday, April 22 took children and families on a colorful journey of music and art.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

2016 Scholarship Celebration: Alumni Remarks

On April 7, more than 150 Upper School scholarship recipients and nearly as many donors and mentors gathered in Paterakis Hall for the annual Scholarship Luncheon to celebrate and recognize McDonogh’s commitment to this time-honored program. Listen to remarks by alumni speaker Mark Jankowski '82.

2016 Scholarship Celebration: Student Remarks

On April 7, more than 150 Upper School scholarship recipients and nearly as many donors and mentors gathered in Paterakis Hall for the annual Scholarship Luncheon to celebrate and recognize McDonogh’s commitment to this time-honored program. Listen to remarks by student speaker Chase K. '16.

Multicultural Night 2016

Multicultural Night on Friday, March 4 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.

Take Apart Day 2016

Fourth grade students in the Lower School celebrated “Take Apart Day” on Friday, February 26, 2016 by deconstructing small appliances, household gadgets, and electronics in a culmination of their science unit on simple machines. Working with teachers Craig Whiteford and Argie O’Shea, the students gained insight into design and mechanics.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Brian Singer - McDonogh Fund

Orchestra Winter Concert

The McDonogh School String Ensembles, under the direction of Andrew Shaud, performed in their annual winter concert in Tagart Memorial Chapel on January 13, 2016. The audience was treated to outstanding performances by the Upper School String Ensemble, the Middle School String Ensembles, and the Fourth Grade String Ensemble. Video coverage by Elizabeth Irvine.

Celebrate! Peace is an Offering

Peace was the theme of the Lower School “Celebrate! Peace is an Offering” ceremony on Friday, December 18 for second, third, and fourth grades. The performances included songs, stories, and scripted readings. The bell choir opened and closed the program.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Celebrate! A Wintry Walk

The Lower School “Celebrate! A Wintry Walk” ceremony on Friday, December 18 for prekindergarten, kindergarten, prefirst, and first grades was a celebration of the magic of the season with songs, poems, movement, and instrumental music.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Upper School Choral Ensembles Winter Concert 2015

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 13. 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.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Middle School Band Winter Concert 2015

The McDonogh Middle School Bands performed their annual Winter Concert in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre on December 10, 2015. The Middle School Intermediate and Advanced bands performed both concert band and pep band repertoire. They celebrated the season with "Hanukkah Dance" arranged by Matt Conaway and a medley of songs arranged from the Nutcracker by Joseph Compello. They ended the evening with some pep band arrangements of "Seven Nation Army", "We Will Rock You", and "Let's Go Band!" Video

2015 Holiday Assembly

The annual Holiday Assembly on Friday, December 11, featured 15 performances from McDonogh’s choral, dance, and instrumental ensembles. Interspersed with the performances were appearances by characters from the film “Inside Out.”
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Upper School Bands Winter Concert 2015

The McDonogh Upper School Bands treated their audience to a spectacular winter concert in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre on December 8, 2015. Both bands are under the direction of Don New, Director of Upper School Instrumental Music. The Jazz Band opened the evening with a swinging performance of “Spinning Wheel,” composed by David Clayton Thomas. The Concert Band ended the evening with an outstanding performance of “Nathan Hale Trilogy” by James Curnow.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

2015 Using History for Now - Rights

During the week of November 16, each grade level in the Lower School devoted sessions to a particular topic regarding the concept of rights. The themes included: "Classroom Rights" (Prekindergarten); “Rights of Animals” (Kindergarten); “Rights of a Culture” (Prefirst); “Native American Respect and Rights” (First Grade); “Women’s Rights” (Second Grade); “Civil Rights” (Third Grade) and “Children’s Rights Globally” (Fourth Grade).
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Grandparents Day Performances 1

On Grandparents Day, Tuesday, November 24, 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.

Grandparents Day Performances 2

On Grandparents Day, Tuesday, November 24, 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.

Empathy in the Lower School

The Lower School assembly on Friday, November 20, focused on the theme of "Empathy." In this video, shown at the assembly, Lower School students express their thoughts regarding the meaning of the word "empathy."
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

McDonogh Singers at MS Idol

The McDonogh Singers perform at the Middle School Idol competition in November 2015.
Video coverage by Mike Burke.

2015 Blankets of Hope Chapel

The third grade held their annual Blankets of Hope Chapel on Friday, November 13. They donated 40 "blankets of hope" to the Red Devils, a cancer support group. These fleece blankets were made using proceeds from the third grade shoeshine stand. One special camouflage fleece blanket was created for McDonogh junior Archer Senft, who is recovering from a spinal cord injury.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Trebuchet Constructed in STEM Course

Students in Upper School science teacher Andy Motsko's STEM Design and Build Course successfully constructed and activated a trebuchet, a type of catapult, to hurl pumpkins over 400 feet through the air.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

2015 McDonogh Pregame Activities

On Saturday, November 7, preceding the 100th McDonogh-Gilman game, hundreds of Eagle fans enjoyed food trucks, live music in the hospitality tent, giveaways, and a fantastic spirit parade into the stadium.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

2015 Spirit Parade

In anticipation of the 100th McDonogh vs. Gilman football game, the entire student body donned orange and black for the annual all-school Spirit Parade on Friday, November 6, 2015.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Middle School Students Build Pasta Cars

Eighth grade students participated in a STEM project to build race cars out of pasta. The students explored concepts such as inertia, gravity, and friction, testing their cars on a ramp to see the distance they could travel.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Prekindergarten Pumpkin Picking

On Thursday, October 16, Prekindergarten students enjoyed a hayride to the Roots Farm to pick pumpkins. After selecting the perfect pumpkins, the students were led through the corn maze by Roots Farm Chair Sharon Hood.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Hopes and Dreams

Lower School students articulate their hopes and dreams at the start of the school year.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

A School of Joy, A School of Opportunity

MCDONOGH'S LOWER SCHOOL: A SCHOOL OF JOY. A SCHOOL OF OPPORTUNITY. This video of the Lower School is proof of McDonogh’s mission to find “joy in work, in play, in discovery, and in the realization of personal potential.”
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Aquapalooza 2015

Joy was the theme of Aquapalooza 2015, the Lower School’s reward for their summer reading challenge. On Friday, September 4, the Lower School administrative team dressed as the character Joy from the movie Inside Out. They spread joy as they slid down the water slides and ran through the sprinklers along with students from prekindergarten through fourth grade.Of course, joy was on the faces of everyone who participated in the afternoon of fun.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

2015 Opening Convocation

Students and faculty gathered on Childs Memorial Terrace for Convocation on Thursday, September 3. At the conclusion of the program, Mr. Britton rang the school bell to officially open the 2015-2016 school year.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.

Lower School Flash Mob

At the conclusion of the Lower School opening faculty meeting, Head of Lower School, Barbara Robins, began dancing mid-sentence to the "High School Musical" tune "We're All in This Together." Lower School faculty joined in the flash mob as Music and Movement teacher Kara Zimmerman led the group in an energetic dance.
Video coverage by Cindy Green.


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