Welcome to the Headmaster's Blog where you'll find updates, thoughts, and events regarding Saint David's School, the education of boys, and other items of interest. This is by no means meant to be a complete account of all that happens at Saint David's. Please refer to the school's website for more complete details -- it's more a Headmaster's musings.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Last week, Saint David's offered a summer program for rising sixth and seventh graders conducted through the school's ongoing collaboration with the DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the world's first science center devoted to genetics education.
On Friday, the boys shared their findings with parents and family members. It is clear that they learned a lot, including how to properly use sophisticated laboratory equipment for their experiments, and were able to put their natural curiosity to work in the DNA field.
Friday, June 17, 2016
This week the arches in the Hume Library are being carefully removed and reinstalled in the small gym, which will become a swing classroom and meeting space.
The last shot is of the sixth floor of the Graham House Wing with a new metal floor. This will ultimately be a 7th grade classroom suite with a commons.
It is very exciting to see the work on this transformative project moving along and the plans starting to take shape!
Monday, June 13, 2016
Their arrival coincided with the Feast of the city's patron saint, San Juan de Sagahun, so the boys enjoyed a dramatic fireworks display last night.
Today, they are enjoying a tour of the city, a visit to the bullfighting ring, and a tour of the bullfighting museum before a welcome dinner out at a restaurant.
It is a powerful way for the boys to augment and deepen what they have learned in their Spanish immersion classes at Saint David's over several years.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
I and their teachers congratulate and wish them a relaxing, well-deserved summer and all our best wishes as they set off in September to secondary schools near and far.
As I mentioned in my Commencement Remarks on Friday, I have seen them grow from their Pre-K days, developing into well mannered, confident young men who are ready for their next step. Like the David of our school's name, I am confident that they will step forward and lead with conviction and character whenever called upon.
Return to Saint David's often, boys! Exciting things are happening at your alma mater, and you will always have a home here.
Friday, June 3, 2016
In his opening remarks, our Board President Dan Connolly '77 observed that the purchase of that building by Saint David's in 1972 was an "act of extraordinary courage and wisdom and vision that set us on a course 44 years long to this very moment...we stand on the precipice of the future of Saint David's, a wonderful moment."
We now officially begin this project, which will maximize the potential of our program in alignment with our mission, fulfilling a dream of our Founders.
The Founders would be proud.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The boys performed Oliver! and they were fantastic, providing impressive performances and demonstrating great vocal ability.
Congratulations to the cast on a job well done, and to their Producers/Teachers James Hubbard and Jamie MacNeille, Director Phyllis Clark, Musical Conductor Jeff Moore, and the Parent Committee of Cynthia Chapman, Susan Kissane, Tara Neumann, Joyce Restituto, and Ann Roberts.
Musical theater is alive and well at Saint David's!