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Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016
[view:gallery=embed_1=1137] For their second field trip to study ocean ecosystems, fourth graders ventured to the salt marsh on Conomo Point in Essex. Liz Duff from Mass Audubon, who has worked with GUS fourth graders for many years to deepen their understanding of the zones of a salt marsh (high marsh, low marsh, salt panne and mud flat), joined the group. During their exploration, students searched for living things in each zone and collected data. They found clams, periwinkles,... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016
There was a line of cars and SUVs parked next to the silo this morning, all pointing toward Hart Street and the way north, to Newburyport and Joppa Flats and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The second grade investigates the question, “Where do I live?” as their theme for the year, and they were loading up and preparing to drive to a national wildlife refuge to learn about migratory birds. I had spent an hour with them last week teaching about some of the birds of the... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Preschool Story Hour  Tuesdays at 10:00 (September 27-December 13) Ages 3-5 (accompanied by a parent/caregiver) Free + Open to the Public   On Tuesdays, Glen Urquhart teachers will share their passion for children's literature by making a beloved classic or a newly discovered children's book come alive. Following story time, children will engage in a short art project or other planned activity. Tours of the school will be available upon request. No registration... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016
[video:https://vimeo.com/215710396] Glen Urquhart established their partner program in 1984 to support their mission and continue to foster an inclusive school environment in which students learn to respect all people, value their differences, act responsibly in our community and in the world. Every student at GUS is assigned a partner. “Our partners program exemplifies the value of mixed-age learning experiences. We use the arts as a tool and bring partners... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016
[view:gallery=embed_1=1133] Glen Urquhart was founded upon the conviction that children learn best in classrooms that extend beyond four walls into the surrounding natural world. Our curriculum is enhanced by students’ engagement with GUS's campus, which is designed to celebrate and promote environmental awareness. As Head of School David Liebmann points out, “Our twenty-three acre campus and greenhouse and the beautiful coastline, woods, and water of Massachusetts... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016
  We were excited to have our first advisory meeting this week. Advisory is one of the students’ favorite times each week and central to building that strong community for which GUS is known. We meet every Tuesday in groups that are mixed by grade and sometimes by gender, which encourages students to explore friendships with peers they might not have classes with and to build relationships across grade levels.  Each group has one teacher who serves as a facilitator during an... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016
[view:gallery=embed_1=1130] Glen Urquhart alumna Cornelia Roosevelt Dorr ’12 of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, won team gold and individual bronze at the Junior Olympics, the United States Eventing Association (USEA) North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), held July 23–31, 2016, in Parker, Colorado. After graduating from Glen Urquhart, Cornelia went on to study at Garrison Forest School in Maryland, where she commuted to Virginia to train and compete in... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016
[view:gallery=embed_1=1123] Twenty years ago this year, the upper school—all the teachers and all the students—ventured off campus for two days of togetherness and fun in the New Hampshire mountains. The destination changed from Camp William Lawrence, in Tuftonboro, to Camp Winaukee, in Moultonborough, seven years ago, but the purpose of the trip remains the same: unity. It has become one of the highlights of the upper school experience and establishes a strong foundation for a... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016
Dear Families, We are so excited to be welcoming you all back to school. We have an amazing group of 51 new students joining GUS this fall and four new faculty members in the lower school. It has been a wonderful opening week, full of smiles, quickly growing friendships, and many small moments of discovery and learning.   There is also an element of the unknown that can feel huge for our students in these early days. Even many of you might be feeling a bit anxious. I admit that on... Read More
Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016
Dear Families, Happy New Year! I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with the holiday in January, but I love the first day of school. It’s a clean slate, a fresh start, and a time to make resolutions about what you will do better this year. This is true for students and teachers alike. It’s that fresh start feeling that makes this time of year so exciting. Last year, I shared the poem Dream Big, by an unknown author. (Here is a link, if you’d like to read the... Read More

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