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Commencement Week 2022

Congratulations to the Classes of 2022, 2026, 2029, and 2030! See below for highlights from this week’s graduation ceremonies Commencement – June 9, 2022 While rainy weather led this year’s graduation to take place inside the Waughtel-Howe Field House, nothing could dampen the exuberant and resilient spirit of this enthusiastic graduating class, capping their MB […]

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Celebrating Matt Glendinning & Our New Lower School

Community

The MB community turned out after school on Friday, May 20 to celebrate Head of School Matt Glendinning and the completion of the Lower School Expansion & Renovation. Thank you to everyone who came, from near and far! The entire community gathered together to commemorate the final piece of MB Believes, the campaign for learning,...

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Nursery presents a Bug Bonanza

Academic Highlights

Nursery students showcased their knowledge during a Bug Bonanza presentation yesterday, with songs and dances that shared facts about the variety of insects they have studied. Fourth graders helped by designing flowers in science class which the nursery “bugs” traveled around to pollinate before the presentation came to a close.

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Eighth Grade Takes On The Rube Goldberg Challenge

Academic Highlights

“When life gives you Rube Goldberg, make lemonade” The Sinclair Room on the afternoon of June 1 was a riotous scene of ricocheting marbles, mouse traps galore, and glue, paint, and sticky stuff from left to right, from glue to cotton candy. The event was not a school carnival gone awry, but the semi-annual Rube...

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Go, Quakers! Spring Sports Recap (and ongoing play)

Athletics

Here is a recap of MB’s spring season and what is on the docket this final week for all teams. BASEBALL We had another incredibly young varsity baseball team this year graduating only 3 seniors. With a 4-14 league record, for only the third time in 21 years, MB did not go to postseason play....

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From Matt: A Few of My Favorite (MB) Things

Head of School

Dear Moses Brown Community, This is my last Head’s letter of the year and the last of my tenure at Moses Brown. I’m in the midst of a series of “lasts,” in fact – last Board meeting, last concerts, last visit to classrooms – which has put me in a somewhat reflective mood, as you...

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Third Grade Presents National Parks Research

Academic Highlights

Throughout the spring semester, third graders worked in partnerships to research U.S. National Parks in depth. Through cross-curricular work, they created informative slideshows and posters, made art pieces of flora and fauna native to their park, created dioramas of famous park features, created public service posters to educate park visitors about a problem and encourage...

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Class of 2022 Matriculation

Class of 2022

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 on their destinations for next year! One or more members of Moses Brown’s graduating class will attend the following (as of May 31, 2022): American University Babson College Barnard College Bates College Berklee College of Music Boston College Boston University Brandeis University Brown University Bryant University Carnegie Mellon University...

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A Runway to Remember

Arts

Fashion show spotlights upper school textiles students and the tenure of teacher Kristin Street The spotlights of the Woodman Center were on the students of Kristin Street’s Upper School textile classes on Monday, May 9 as the young designers took their original looks to the runway for a fashion show modeled by none other than...

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Reunion 2022

Alumni View

It was a pleasure to welcome so many alumni back to campus early this May for Reunion. Thank you to all who joined in! Members of our 2/7 classes, and friends, joined together at MB’s first in-person Reunion since 2019. The Moses Brown Alumni Association recognized Hyun Kim ’97 (25th Reunion Achievement Award), Paul Maeder...

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MBAA Inducts New Members Into Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletics

May 2022 Moses Brown School is pleased to announce that several new members have joined the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame at Reunion this May: Marcus Battle ’77 was a noted track and field athlete at Moses Brown, holding school records in long and triple jumps and named All-American in both sports, in addition to...

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Memory Box

Arts

For graduating seniors, whether the MB journey encompasses 4 years or 14, it’s hard to sum it all up or put all those experiences, feelings, and lessons into one neat box – but at MB, seniors are asked to. In a 6×6 inch clay tile box, to be exact. With some bumps in the annual...

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Statement Regarding The Events In Buffalo

Community

Dear Moses Brown Community, The deadly events that unfolded in Buffalo, NY over the weekend are weighing heavily on my heart and mind today. What appears to be the specific targeting and murder of black people by a white male is a shocking and deplorable demonstration of the racial hatred that some in this country...

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Moved for MB

Alumni View

Dr. Keith Monchik ’90 Squash team captain, Model UN representative, volunteer, parent, board member, student and assistant trainer … orthopaedic surgeon Keith Monchik has played many roles over the years at Moses Brown. He’s been on campus in one way or another since he joined Moses Brown in 1983, as a new sixth grader. Keith...

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From Matt: Celebrating Bruce, Randy, Kristin, Tom, and Kevin

Community

Dear Moses Brown Community, As I near the end of my tenure as Head of School, it has been immensely gratifying to reflect with many of you on the stories, memories and accomplishments of the past 13 years — and I look forward to sharing more in person at our community celebration on May 20....

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MB’s Fitness Center is Open for Business

Athletics

MB’s new Taleghani Family Community Fitness Center opened on April 25 — a 3,300 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that provides a wide range of fitness and strength training equipment for everyone across all ages and activity levels. Senior Zane Z., a member of the Student Senate sub committee that helped develop plans for the fitness...

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MB Camps: where best friends are born

Summer Camp

Moses Brown has offered rewarding and exciting camp programs for more than 50 years! Each year is a chance to create new memories with different offerings and new friends. Children enjoy the use of all Moses Brown facilities, including the state-of-the-art artificial turf field, soccer field, softball diamond, wood shop, ceramic studio, computer labs, Y-lab,...

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Lessons from Immersive Learning

Academic Highlights

Upper School Immersion took place April 4-7. During this week, students are given the opportunity to become fully engrossed in one activity or project. These activities are very different from what they experience on a typical school day. Exploring cheese, calligraphy, designing escape rooms or electric vehicles, rock climbing, understanding the science behind cooking, making...

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So good to be MB Back Together

Community

What an incredible evening for MB on April 23! Thank you to the 300+ guests who came to the Woodman Family & Community Performance Center for MB Back Together this past Saturday to build community and raise money for scholarship support. The Woodman Center was festive and beautiful, with great food, conversations and laughter that...

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From the Head of Lower School: Broader Perspectives

Academic Highlights

As we know from our own lives and experiences, it’s important sometimes to pause our regular routines, open our minds, and focus on something new. Facilitating and encouraging a broader, global perspective is one of the pillars of the Moses Brown education; we believe in bringing the world to our classrooms and our classrooms to...

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From the Head of Upper School: Immersive Learning

Academic Highlights

During Upper School Immersion, I had the pleasure of assisting with the Filmmaking and Photography course. Fourteen students worked together to document Immersion. When we first met, we brainstormed questions to guide our work: *What are the benefits to learning outside the classroom? *In what ways can these activities or learnings or experiences further help...

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MB Student Named 2022 National Merit Scholar

Academic Highlights

Congratulations to senior Eli W. for being selected as a 2022 National Merit Scholarship winner! Eli was chosen from 15,000 outstanding finalists and will receive a scholarship. The nationwide pool of finalists represents less than one percent of all U.S. high school seniors. The journey to National Merit Scholar starts when over 1.5 million juniors...

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Earth Week at MB: Tending a Garden and Appreciating Trees

Academic Highlights

For Earth Week, Upper School Environmental Council students partnered with lower schoolers on activities which celebrated and increased student understanding of our planet and why it’s important to protect it. Monday offered a great, sunny morning to be out in our community garden. The EC members guided first graders in cleaning up and preparing peas...

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Author/Illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka to Present at MB on May 3

Community

Public Welcome Moses Brown is pleased to welcome author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka – author of the Lunch Lady series and the National Book Award finalist, Hey, Kiddo – to campus on Tuesday, May 3, 6-7:00pm, to read and present in the Woodman Center. The presentation is part of a two-day visit that will see Jarrett...

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Care for People

Athletics

Congratulations to Joyce Champlin Freeman, recipient of this year’s Faculty/Staff Member of the Year Award from the Moses Brown Alumni Association. MB’s certified Athletic Trainer, Joyce has been a member of the Athletics department for many years and will receive her award at Reunion this May. Joyce joined MB in 1990, with her freshly-minted M.Ed....

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Falcons, Hawks, and Owls: Oh My!

Academic Highlights

Sixth graders got a hoot out of some very special visitors to Moses Brown. Students in English and science classes have recently been studying a unit on birds, and to conclude their courses, the students were able to visit with real birds of prey and experience two exciting presentations that brought their studies to life....

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Celebrating Moses Brown’s Rich History

Alumni View

Dedication of Odell Archives & Reading Room – May 7 at 10 a.m. (Reunion)  Moses Brown School has a rich archive, a carefully conserved trove of historic materials dating back to the founding of the school in 1784. These carefully conserved artifacts document the many generations of people who have formed its community and the...

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Field Observation of Birds Inspires and Reinforces Learning

Academic Highlights

Students in our upper school Ornithology class (the study of birds) recently had the opportunity to visit Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge in South Kingstown and Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown. Their teacher Eric Aaronian shares that “despite chilly, windy, and foggy conditions, the class had a great day, seeing 45 different species.”...

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MBAA Recognizes Award Recipients at Reunion 2022

Alumni View

Congratulations! MB Alumni Association Recognizes Alumni Award Winners at 2022 Reunion Hyun Kim ’97 25th Reunion Achievement Award Years before embarking on his career in global politics, Hyun’s role on Student Senate at MB gave him his first experience working with others for the greater good. Hyun attended MB from seventh to twelfth grades as...

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Obertones visit MB for an exchange of music

Academic Highlights

Moses Brown was lucky enough to host the Obertones on campus on April 6 for a collaborative music session with Lower School Chorus. The Obertones are a successful traveling men’s and nonbinary a capella group from Oberlin College in Ohio. We’re fortunate that Lower School Music Instructor Chad Putka is an Oberlin graduate and was...

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Arbor Day at the Moses Brown Arboretum

Campus

Friday, April 29 3:15 – 4:30 pm To help celebrate the accreditation of Moses Brown’s campus as an official arboretum, we invite community members to join us in celebrating the wonderful trees and woody plants found on our historic campus on Arbor Day this year. On Friday, April 29, after school, faculty member Tom Andrew...

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