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Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Is Bounty really the quicker picker upper?⁣ Does the size of a keel affect boat stability? ⁣Do some types of chocolate melt more quickly?⁣ Does water temperature affect how quickly your bath bomb will dissolve?⁣ How do I create a bubble formula to make bubbles last longer? ⁣Slime to stretch farther? ⁣4/5 students put their wonderings to work and conducted tests to find answers to their questions. The result was a fun and fascinating Science Fair held on campus yesterday! Thank you to the... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019
We are so excited to announce that James Perriam has advanced to the state level of National Geographic's Geography Bee! The "GeoBee" is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Students in grades four through eight from nearly 10,000 schools across the United States compete for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic GeoBee Champion. James won the Burgundy Geography Bee and then took a qualifying... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Congratulations to Robert Williams for moving on to the Regional 2019 Northern Virginia Science and Engineering Fair! His project involved finding a way for wet suits to stay warmer longer. From Robert's paper: "I want to do this project because my family and I are divers and towards the end of our dives we always get cold even with wetsuits, so I would like to find a solution to this." From Robert's mom, Sarah: "Everything you guys have given as teachers has contributed to his love of... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, June 1, 2018
Earlier this week I had the great joy of visiting the new Gold Frogger Airlines (parent company K Frogs) at the West Barn Early Childhood building. One K Frogs student was manning the phone at the reservation desk; another seemed to be collecting luggage (real, vintage American Tourister upright suitcases); and yet another two Frogs were warming up the jet for take-off. The students had invented and constructed the entire thing. Last week I’d been watching some of them starting the ‘EC... Read More
Posted by Jeff Sindler, Head of School on Friday, May 11, 2018
Next week the Class of 2018 will put on this year's 8th grade musical, the timeless classic Peter Pan! The 8th grade musical is always a highlight of the school year and a rite of passage of the 8th graders’ individual and collective journeys. This year, the play is even more special because it’s the first major drama production in the new Logan Loft! Younger students, parents, and faculty and staff will delight in the reprisal of their favorite characters from Peter to Captain Hook to... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018
Thanks Ruby and Nathan for this Peter Pan promotional video! Click to play. Thanks Mina for the Peter Pan poster artwork!Tickets are now available for the Class of 2018’s production of Peter Pan! We’re thrilled to have four opportunities to see the show this year, beginning Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., continuing Friday night at 7 p.m., and concluding Saturday with both an afternoon (2 p.m.) and evening show (7 p.m.). All shows include an intermission and the opportunity to purchase... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018
Art teachers Mary Iannone and Annie Rocha recently attended a STEAM conference (focused on the integration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at the National Cathedral School to help gain knowledge for our Makerspace program for the coming school year. Gifts to Annual Giving help make professional development opportunities like this possible. At the conference, Mary and Annie networked with a variety of teachers from many different grade levels and subject areas, and even met a... Read More
Posted by Charlene Pritzker on Friday, April 27, 2018
Kindergarteners compare their books from the Book Swap. Jacob helping prepare dinner at the Ronald McDonald House. 8th graders on their way to clean up Burgundy Road and adjacent roads. 6th graders planting around the Middle School. With Earth Day last Sunday, Burgundy has been participating in related activities last week and this week. In the spirit of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” we asked our community to donate gently used children’s... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018
Burgundy will host singer and actor François Clemmons for a lunchtime concert, noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. The concert will be either on the outdoor stage on the Campus Commons, or inside in the theater/community room. François may be best known as the policeman Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, but he enjoyed a career as a singer specializing in both opera and spirituals. He founded the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble, and before his retirement he was the Alexander Twilight... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018
First graders exploring Huntley Meadows on a previous trip. Annual Giving supports memorable learning opportunities for all our students, on campus and off! For virtually all field trips during the year, the cost of transportation and admission is already covered, not an add-on fee for families. Annual Giving helps make this possible. First grade authors write and share books about local wildlife, often inspired by what they've seen at Huntley Meadows.The Huntley Meadows field trips that the... Read More

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