Videos from 2017 - 2018

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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