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Posted by Mansawi Sharma P'25 on Wednesday, December 19, 2018
A personal story shared by the father of a GUS student during the 41st celebration of Bread Day at GUS. I would like to thank the GUS community for the opportunity to speak today at Bread Day. I want to touch upon three themes today as they relate to bread—Transformation, Community, and Continuity. If you think about it, bread is unique in the transformations that it goes through, in the journey from seed to your plates. These transformations are through the most fundamental of... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The Glen Urquhart School program GAIN@GUS was recently honored as one of the grant recipients of the East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation. This grant award will help support the mission of GAIN@GUS, to provide an enriching summer academic and recreational program to materially disadvantaged youth from the surrounding communities of Beverly and Lynn. Thank you to East Boston Savings Bank for being a stalwart community partner of area not-for-profit organizations.  ... Read More
Posted by Nancy Hartmann, Director of Auxiliary Programs on Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Registration is now open for EXPLORE@GUS After School enrichment sessions—the new winter line-up kicks off January 7! With expanded opportunities, session times, and after care for kids in preschool to grade 8, EXPLORE@GUS has arts, movement, games, adventures, and skills sessions. Register by December 28 to start exploring in the new year. Formerly GUS+, EXPLORE@GUS programs are designed to give children from across the North Shore a supervised setting to explore and grow... Read More
Posted by Gretchen Forsyth, Assistant Head of School on Monday, October 29, 2018
Written by Assistant Head of School Gretchen Forsyth and shared this morning (October 29, 2018) with GUS upper school students and faculty. A lot happened over the weekend and given this year's school theme of "Civility," I thought it was important to bring our upper school community together and talk. So of course, the Red Sox won the World Series, and that is very exciting, but sadly that’s not what I want to focus on this morning. Over the past few days, people have... Read More
Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2018
Glen Urquhart School will host an exclusive, free screening of the movie "Eighth Grade" on Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. From the NY Times review: "In his sharp, smart comedy "Eighth Grade," the director understands that some of the most pronounced extremes of teenage-hood take place in that lonely room known as our heads." Grab your free tickets!  Written and directed by North Shore native Bo Burnham, "Eighth Grade" is the... Read More
Posted by Joanna Murphy Scott on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Glen Urquhart School in Beverly Farms will welcome The Mystical Arts of Tibet this November for a week-long residency on campus. Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a mandala sand painting from November 12 to 15. Students, teachers, families, and community members will enjoy the opportunity to learn and participate in this beautiful and painstaking act of art and ritual as the monks share their performance. To date, the lamas have created mandala sand paintings... Read More
Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2018
Glen Urquhart School in Beverly Farms will host their second annual, family-friendly North Shore Nature Fair on Sunday, November 4 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Hands-on activities and nature-based projects for kids in preschool through middle school and coordinated by GUS educators and partners from across the North Shore, will be situated across our 23-acre campus in Beverly Farms. The GUS campus features a nature trail, woodlands and marsh, an athletic field, and outdoor and... Read More
Posted by Emily Rabinowitz-Buchanan, Preschool Director on Thursday, October 4, 2018
Pre-K got off to a wonderful start this fall, as we welcomed our first class of 16 eager and enthusiastic preschoolers to the GUS campus! Over the first month of school we’ve watched them form friendships and explore their new home away from home, as we begin to establish our Pre-K community. As the children form deeper relationships with each other and the teachers, we see their unique personalities emerging with each passing day. The relationships we are building, in these earliest... Read More
Posted by Gretchen Forsyth, Assistant Head of School and Bre Brandt, School Counselor on Thursday, October 4, 2018
For families who've had a child in kindergarten at Glen Urquhart School, you've probably also heard Sandy Thoms talk about how it’s impossible to provide a "value-free" education. She typically goes on to explain that there are always a few shared values that she and fellow teacher Amy Billings consistently work to instill in their young students. These shared values, the way individuals treat one another, are the foundation of something much larger--civility. This year... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Dear GUS Families, After a fantastic 40+Forward alumni event with some 300 attendees, followed by graduation in early June, only a few weeks passed before SUMMER@GUS day camp, enthusiastically led by Director of Auxiliary Programs, Nancy Hartmann, opened for a busy season and GAIN@GUS, our public-purpose academic summer program, began with 31 scholars. GAIN staff included Director Pam McCoy, faculty member Katie Blynn, and three college-bound alumnae. It was a whirlwind, successful summer... Read More