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MB FUNK – Saturday, February 11

7:00pm | Woodman Center This year’s event will feature funk music (and more!) from artists such as Rose Royce, Stevie Wonder, and The Commodores performed by our Middle and Upper School Jazz Ensembles. Tickets: $10.00 for adults, and $5.00 for students. Come and enjoy great music and, hey, maybe some dancing too. There will also […]

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US Students Pitch Growing Local Non-Profit

Upper School students concluded their fall semester in Gara Field’s Economics of Social Innovation course with a unique opportunity to become a resource to others outside the classroom. This project-based course teams students up with real world businesses and organizations to help them develop solutions to actual problems. The ultimate goal of the class was...

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Kindergarten and Upper Schoolers Celebrate the Lunar New Year

As a way of celebrating the Lunar New Year this past Sunday, Moses Brown’s Kindergarten joined with upper school Mandarin students yesterday for a Dragon Parade on campus. Spring Festival, which is celebrated by billions of people around the world, is a two-week series of celebrations to mark the new year, and this time marks...

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Jennifer Stewart Makes GoLocal Prov’s 22 in 22 List

Upper School humanities teacher Jennifer Stewart has been chosen to be featured in GoLocalProv.com’s 22 Who Made a Difference in 2022 list! From CEOs to MVPs, to small business owners and champions for the underserved, GoLocal’s 22 Who Made a Difference in 2022 features those who made a significant impact in Rhode Island in the year...

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NASA Mars Rover Webinar Offers Students a Great Opportunity

Are you fascinated by space travel and the Mars Rover missions in particular? On January 11, middle and lower school MB students had the “opportunity” to view a live presentation by Bekah Sosland Siegfriedt (in the photo on the right), Flight Director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The discussion was about the Mars Rover, Opportunity....

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Winter All School Art Show Showcases K-12 Student Artworks

The winter All School Art Show will be on display in the Sinclair Room through January 27. The show features the artistic talents of our students in grades K-12, from artists who were enrolled in art classes during the fall semester. This is a wonderful chance to see the incredible creativity and skills of our...

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Honors Spanish: Understanding Cultural Differences

Honors Spanish students in Elena Peterson’s class have recently been doing presentations about different cultural aspects of various Spanish speaking countries, such as food, dance and more, and comparing these focus points to an American cultural equivalent. “Students absolutely thrive with projects where their voice is heard and even more when they enjoy the topic,”...

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Stories of MB Families Enrich 8th Grade’s Study of Africa

Eighth grade history students had the great fortune of visiting with several Moses Brown parents as part of their recent study of Africa. “Our history class’ study of Africa intersects with the stories of MB families from the regions we are studying,” said teacher Jon Gold. “Learning about other people’s experiences is the great gift...

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Cross-Generational Connections On The Rocks

For first grade and one of its teachers in particular, a unit on rocks in science class turned into an amazing opportunity to establish and reestablish cross-generational connections. Moses Brown School first graders had been learning about the rock cycle and had practiced identifying different rocks and minerals using various tests, explained Lower School science...

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Senior Athletes Interviewed About Their Upcoming Collegiate Careers

In the fall we congratulated three seniors who took part in National Letter of Intent Day (NLI) which is the first step for athletes solidifying their collegiate careers. The students Davis J., (Notre Dame-baseball), Virginia S., (Rollins College-Lacrosse) and Lily P., (Providence College-Field Hockey) were each interviewed by junior Gabe H. for this excellent video...

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Remembering Dave McNab

Moses Brown School is saddened by the recent passing of former teacher Dave McNab. Dave was a beloved and central figure of the middle school and broader Moses Brown community, having taught science for twenty-six years on Teams I & III from 1972 to 2008. During the latter part of his career, Dave patiently and...

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Coding Carnival Celebrates Computer Science in Lower School

Whirling robots took over the Debbie Goff Library for a week this December as Lower School celebrated Computer Science Week by taking part in the “Hour of Code,” a global initiative that encourages students to spend one hour doing a computer science activity. Moses Brown School has participated in the annual program since it was...

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A Dynamic Game Helps Illustrate International Trade

Game play is a perfect way to illustrate the complex, and often unpredictable, dimensions of international trade. This was evident in recent sessions of Nathaniel Shaw’s International Economics class. Nathaniel was inspired by a trade game used by a Scottish economic forum to assess a person’s potential in economics and trading. Intrigued by the activity,...

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Class of ’48 Awards Continues a Lasting Legacy

Last Friday several seniors presented their Class of 1948 Award for Independent Study and Inquiry experiences to the entire Upper School. This is an annually funded learning opportunity which originated in 1998 as an ongoing gift to the school. Each year the students share what they learned during their immersive experience, which can sometimes take...

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Fourth Grade Project Touches All the Angles

Building steadiness detectors in science class has been an academic tradition for fourth grade for many years. What is a steadiness detector? It’s reminiscent of the popular game Operation. The challenge is to move a wire loop along the path of the wire without touching it. If you do, you get buzzed! “The project is...

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Maureen Nagle Presents at National Council of Teachers of English Conference

Middle School English Teacher Maureen Nagle recently attended the National Council of Teachers of English annual conference in Anaheim, California. She presented with a group of teachers from across the country about “Building Teacher Community” both at Moses Brown and in her work as Education Chair of Reading Across Rhode Island. “NCTE is a community...

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Matilda: Behind-The-Scenes of Moses Brown’s First All-School Musical

Matilda is an award-winning musical based on Roal Dahl’s classic children’s novel. Moses Brown all-school show featured the work of over 70 MB students from all three divisions spanning 3rd to 12th grade and was staged in late November  in the Woodman Center. This video features discussions with a variety of production members.  “This is...

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Students Put Their Fingers On The Pulse in 6th Grade Science

MB sixth graders have been studying homeostasis and human body systems. On a recent warm fall day, they were able to head outside for an activity called “Heart Rate & Homeostasis” to do a variety of physical activities (some very active, some very still) to measure their bodily response. “We were testing how the body...

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Collaboration Brings Shakespeare to Life for Eighth Grade English Classes

Eighth grade English students put their acting skills to the test while performing William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Woodman Center for their peers and families in November. The performance was the culmination of two months of intensive classwork that included reading the play, learning lines, blocking, collaborating with others, and learning the...

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MB’s Lower School Commemorates Ruby Bridges Walk To School Day

On the morning of November 14, Lower School took part in the Ruby Bridges Walk To School Day, gathering together on the Campanella Field track. “Today we are commemorating the Ruby Bridges Walk To School Day. Many schools across the country are taking time to commemorate Ruby Bridges and her bravery…,” said Head of Lower...

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Five MB Students Honored as Merit Commended Scholars

Congratulations to the five MB seniors who were recognized this fall as Commended Students by the National Merit organization. We are very proud of Jaeson D., Esha K., Abigail L. (not in photo), Charlotte L., and Mia N. for this acknowledgement of academic excellence. Each fall, a selection of high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT receive...

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Moses Brown names new Head of School

We are delighted to announce that Katie Titus has been selected by the Board of Trustees as our next Head of School, effective July 1, 2023. From a pool of three exceptional finalists, Katie was chosen for her vast educational experience, unique balance of humility and vision, and demonstrated ability to build consensus in diverse...

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MBAA Celebrates Two Fall Alumni Award Recipients

The Moses Brown Alumni Association and friends joined together to kick off Homecoming weekend on Thursday, October 13 at the annual Fall Alumni Awards Reception. The event celebrated two accomplished Moses Brown alumni: Rosa Heyman ’09, executive digital editor at Cosmopolitan; and Ted Fischer ’83, co-founder & CEO at Ageless Innovation, LLC. Rosa Heyman ’09...

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Rwandan Genocide Survivor Encourages Students To Be Agents of Change

Moses Brown School recently welcomed internationally-recognized human rights activist Jacqueline Murekatete to the Woodman Center, where she shared her incredible story as a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. Moses Brown eighth graders and upper schoolers were joined by students from schools across Rhode Island for the event presented in partnership with the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust...

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We love November: Fall Sports Head Into Playoffs

Every single one of Moses Brown’s fall teams qualified to compete in the RIIL playoffs. Congratulations for what has already been a fantastic season so far. “I honestly believe that we have a very good chance that several of our teams will go deep into the tournament. If you haven’t had the opportunity to get...

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Learning Music is Spooky Fun at Lower School’s Halloween Sing

Nursery through Second Grade gathered in late October for an annual tradition: the Halloween Sing. It took place in the Debbie Goff Library within the new Mencoff Commons, which is a perfect spot for a small performance! There was certainly a lot of Halloween fun on display, which was guided with charm by Lower School...

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Sixth Grade Archaeologists Explore the Past

Through a collaboration with Brown University, Moses Brown students are able to explore archaeology in a hands-on way, just a few minutes walk outside their classroom. The Archaeology of College Hill is a course offered by Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology. Starting in 2015, Moses Brown has hosted the program, which uses part of...

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MS Teacher Maureen Nagle Awarded NETA’s Public Media Award

Moses Brown is excited to share that Middle School English Teacher Maureen Nagle has received a Public Media Award from The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) for the project “Evening for Educators,” which she has led for Read Across Rhode Island, a community reading program of the Rhode Island Center for the Book. NETA announced...

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EXPO Weekend Gathers MB Community in Joyful Celebration

Moses Brown School welcomed alumni alongside current and prospective families for its annual EXPO celebration on October 14 and 15, featuring Harvest Dinner, Homecoming activities, and an Admission Open House. Photo gallery (photos by Peter Goldberg except as noted) A Joyful Celebration Students, alumni, families, and faculty/staff joined one another on the back circle Friday...

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Ten MB Seniors Inducted into Cum Laude Society

On October 11, ten seniors were inducted into the Moses Brown Chapter of the Cum Laude Society. Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools. The founders of the society modeled Cum Laude after Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society at the...

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The Enduring Magic of Middle School Team Trips

“It’s like I’m in a new family now.” After a two year hiatus, Moses Brown’s Middle School was collectively overjoyed to resume Team Trips, held this year September 13-16. From its inception in 1978, this beloved start-of-the-year ritual has grown to what Jared Schott, Head of Middle School calls “a rite of passage.” Three teams...

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Pedal Power: Bike for “Lungs”

A play concerned with climate change aims for a carbon-neutral performance MB Theater’s two-person production of the play Lungs (tickets/info) was already ambitious, given that it leans on the considerable talents of just a couple student actors over its 85 minute run-time. The play is also student co-directed. Just as ambitious is the aim to...

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Instrument Night Opens Up A World of Music

In mid-September, 3rd and 4th grade aspiring student musicians and their parents/guardians took their first step into the world of music performance. Near the start of each school year, the music department provides a chance for interested students to get hands-on experience with a variety of instruments and select just the right musical match for...

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Upper School Retreat Builds Community and Bonds

By Jake M. ’23 Due to COVID-19 pandemic realities, the past two and a half years have not been easy for the Moses Brown Upper School community. Students have had to see each other with masks on or through a laptop screen. As a result, relationships between students within our community have been diminished. I...

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Bringing reality to the rehearsal process

During the last week of August, student actors Reese M. ’24 and Alice M. ’24 stood in the middle of a rehearsal space upstairs in the Woodman Center. The room was as spare as the script for Lungs, the emotional character drama they will be presenting later this fall. The only furniture was for the...

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Karin Morse ’79 Continues to Make a Difference

For almost four decades, Karin Morse ’79 has been a teacher, advisor, coach, Dean of Students, Director of Alumni Relations, and friend to generations of colleagues and alumni. Back in January, she took on a newly created position as Senior Alumni Engagement Officer and School Historian. This new position leverages Karin’s deep institutional knowledge and...

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Visit our new School Store!

Moses Brown’s School Store has moved! Now even more accessible to our community, the school store is located on the Ground level of Middle House’s East Wing right across from the entrance of Friends Hall. All are welcome to explore this new space which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 7:45 am to 3:15...

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Jason Engle ’98 becomes Clerk of MB Alumni Association

Dave Murphy ’91 stepped down as clerk of the Moses Brown Alumni Association in June and passed the torch to Jason Engle ’98. The self-governing board for all MB alumni, the MBAA coordinates a range of events and experiences for alumni to stay connected with the school and each other. “My experience as Clerk was...

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MB senior named National Merit Semifinalist

Congratulations to senior Jack E. for being named a Semifinalist in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, including the highest-scoring entrants in each state. This year just 41 seniors in Rhode Island have been recognized in this way. To learn...

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