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Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017
[view:gallery=embed_1=1215] This week second graders explored Plimoth Plantation. They discovered how the 17th-century Wampanoag would have lived along the coast during the growing season; planting their crops, fishing and hunting, gathering wild herbs and berries for food, and reeds for making mats and baskets. They saw different kinds of homes including a mat-covered wetu and visited a recreated 17th-century English Village. The small farming and maritime community included modest timber-... Read More
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017
Peter Pan Jr. Thursday May 11 at 7 p.m. Friday May 12 at 7 p.m. Saturday May 13 at 1 p.m. Braemar, Glen Urquhart School   You are invited on a magical journey to Neverland! Bring your whole family to come see the GUS 8th grade production Peter Pan Jr., including a Saturday matinee performance, featuring GUS lower school students as a Children's Chorus!
Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017
[view:gallery=embed_1=1200] As part of their service learning curriculum, eighth graders at Glen Urquhart School engage in a week of community service, globally, nationally, or locally. This year, students were given a domestic option to travel to Washington, D.C., and an international option in the Dominican Republic. A commitment to service has been part of the GUS program since its founding in 1977. “Part of the school’s mission is to teach children to act responsibly in... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017
[video:https://vimeo.com/215879987] Drop in for a tour on a Tuesday morning in May! Observe lessons and activities in any grade or subject area, tour our 23-acre campus, meet our dedicated teachers, and learn about our innovative academic program. There are limited spaces available for the fall of 2017. For more information or to apply, please contact Director of Admission Leslie Marchesseault at 978-927-1064, ext. 115 or lmarchesseault@gus.org.
Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017
[video:https://vimeo.com/216513144] Glen Urquhart School takes pride in the traditions and special events that stem from its philosophy and heritage. May Day, an all-school celebration of spring, is one of those treasured traditions. On May Day each year, students create flower baskets to share with neighbors, and the eighth graders perform a traditional Maypole Dance. [view:gallery=embed_1=1195]
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017
  Occasionally, on Facebook, I come across some pretty interesting articles shared by parents and educators. A few weeks ago, I came across one titled, “25 Questions to Ask Your Kid after School.” Willing to give it a try, that night I asked one of my boys, “What was the funniest thing that happened today?” He paused in what he was doing, looked at me, and said, “Huh, that’s a good one. Let me think about it.” This led not only to a great... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017
GUS alumna Simone Salvo ’04, the daughter of artist and GUS art teacher Dawn Southworth, taking after her mother, is established in the art world. She currently manages communications and operations at the Magnum Foundation, a nonprofit organization expanding creativity and diversity in documentary photography. Through grantmaking and collaborative programming, she helps socially engaged image-makers activate new models for impactful storytelling. Salvo explains, “I wear a lot of... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017
Author Anne Sibley O’Brien Parent Coffee Thursday, April 27 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Nance Room, Upper School Guest of GUS Diversity Committee   Please join us for a parent and faculty coffee in the Nance Assembly Room, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Download Book Order Form here.   “My career creating multicultural children’s books is a direct response to my childhood in Korea, which kindled in me a fascination for the beauty and... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Colden family enjoyed an incredible experience over March break, traveling to Cuba so sixth grader Sofia and eighth grader Olivia could perform in the play Terezin: Children of the Holocaust. The play tells the story of six children imprisoned in a cell in a concentration camp during the last two days before they are transported to Auschwitz. Kristen and Daryl Colden shared their reactions. “The experience was unbelievable,” Daryl said. “It seemed as if the people... Read More
Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017
  I’m passionate about what I do. I am guessing that many of you have realized that from my bulletin pieces, and hopefully, from daily interactions. I’m optimistic, idealistic, and to those who know me best, sentimental—maybe even borderline corny. Perhaps, most importantly, I am always sincere. It is hard for me to think about my students, or education in general, and not be moved. When I watched the Dance Anywhere video, I got that warm, fuzzy feeling and... Read More

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