Posted by Whitney Buckley on Friday, April 19, 2019
Elliott Buck, second grade teacher and GUS resident wellness guru, has been planting the seeds of mindfulness at GUS since starting here in 2014.
In Buck’s second grade class, mindfulness is embedded into the daily routine, and has become very much a part of the class culture. Each day begins with yoga to calm and focus eager minds, and concludes with a reflection or meditation - sometimes lead by a student. In between, students practice deep breathing and mindful transitions when... Read More
Posted by Whitney Buckley on Thursday, April 18, 2019
On Thursday, April 11 we welcomed our friends from Gordon College for our annual Friendship Concert - a joint performance/informance between the GUS Chorus and Gordon College Choir.
Gordon conductor, Dr. Jamie Hellman, led the audience and singers in choral warm-ups and explanations about the choral arts. Following the warm-up, the two groups, both of which practiced separately leading up to the concert, performed songs jointly. The audience was also treated to a performance by the... Read More
Posted by Whitney Buckley on Sunday, April 14, 2019
It truly took a village to bring this playground to life!
To the many hands that made short work of this project, to those who kept homes running while our volunteers worked away, to those who helped feed our volunteers, to those who supplied materials or services, and to those who financially supported the project: thank you.
This project would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our volunteer project managers:
George Balich, TR, P ’92’96, GP’... Read More
Posted by Gretchen Forsyth on Thursday, April 11, 2019
Teaching and parenting are often confused, and it is clear to me why. As a parent, we teach all the time. We teach our children their first words and how to walk, how to tie their shoes and ride a bike, and how to be respectful and kind.
I consider myself a strong educator, but my skills as a teacher often don’t translate to parenting. As a parent of children who need to always be working on basics, I am never more aware of the difference between parenting and teaching as I... Read More
Congratulations to 8th grade violinist Gabriel Klein for representing GUS at the Massachusetts Junior District Festival.
Out of 109 violinists that auditioned, only 40 were selected to participate in this weekend-long musical event. The festival is run by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA), which seeks to support comprehensive, quality music education for all students, through advocacy, professional development, and a commitment to lifelong learning.... Read More
Posted by Whitney Buckley on Friday, March 29, 2019
Artwork by students in Pre-K, grade 3 and grade 4 will be on display at the Cape Ann Museum during the month of April.
Fourth grade Seascapes were inspired by a visit to the Museum, where they had a chance to see the work of Fitz Henry Lane. Students also studied the work Stuart Davis, Winslow Homer, and the French impressionists.
Third grade collagraph skylines were created using a variety of processes and materials. Inspired by their... Read More
Posted by David Liebmann on Thursday, March 28, 2019
After a long winter, it’s nice to see signs of spring on the GUS campus: crocuses and snowdrops are rising up through the soil in front of the library windows. Red-wing blackbirds are exploring the wetlands and singing “conk-la-ree!” Black-capped chickadees are singing their spring song, which sounds like, “hey, sweetie!” And the snow is gone, hopefully for good. I trust you recharged and rested over the break. The faculty and I look forward to a great spring with... Read More
Posted by Whitney Buckley on Tuesday, March 26, 2019
We are excited to welcome Bradley Dickinson and Jane Sherrill to the GUS Lower and Upper School Galleries, as part of our GUS Visiting Artist series. These exhibits will be on-display Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through April 27, and are open to the public.
All art is for sale. 20% of each sale benefits the GUS scholarship fund. Please contact Dawn Southworth at 978-927-1064 x109 with any questions.
The Johnson Gallery in the lower school:
Bradley Dickinson... Read More
Posted by Whitney Buckley on Thursday, March 21, 2019
We are excited to offer a series of art classes and workshops this spring - for adults!
Step into a welcoming space with GUS Faculty, Margaurita Spear, and get creative! REGISTER TODAY!
Beginning Drawing (5-week course)
Tuesdays, April 2 - 30, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Using charcoal and a large pad of drawing paper, develop basic skills in representational drawing from in-... Read More
Posted by Martha Delay, Director of Advancement on Sunday, February 24, 2019
Thanks to a very generous gift from a GUS family, the school will now be able to fully realize the vision and plan to create a “naturescape” play space, outside the lower school classrooms, to serve the clever imaginations and spirited play of our youngest students in Pre- K, kindergarten, and grade 1. Designed as inviting outdoor play areas, naturescapes feature natural elements and diverse opportunities to connect with nature. This wonderful gift supports the Glen Urquhart School... Read More