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Moses Brown Announces New Head of Lower School

Academic Highlights

This summer, Moses Brown is pleased to welcome the new leader of MB’s lower school: Osvaldo José (OJ) Martí. OJ joined the MB community in July. He was the founding Head of School at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, Middle School 2 in Lincoln, and previously worked for Highlander Charter School and Teach for America...

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Ninth Graders Teach Conflict Resolution to Third Graders

Ethical Leadership

By Irem Ozpolat, with Alej Gorham and Jamie Donahue In ninth grade English, we read the classical Greek tragedy Antigone and discussed how the famous play reflects on misunderstandings, conflict, and resolution.  These are a big part of life at a Quaker school, and knowing how to solve conflicts without violence is a useful life...

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Lower School Celebrates El Día de los Muertos

Global Thinking

Each Lower School Spanish class recently learned about the mexican holiday El Día de los Muertos that is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. Students discussed the holiday’s significance and traditions, read a book, played vocabulary games, completed a simple craft, and enjoyed a celebration with traditional Pan de Muerto (sweet bread baked with crossbones...

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Letter to the MB Community

Community

October 5, 2017 Dear Moses Brown Community, As many of you are aware, our school was in the news last weekend because of the actions of one of our coaches. Over the past several days I have heard from many members of our community describing what happened as either courageous and inspiring, or irresponsible and...

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Pulitzer-Winning Poets Come to MB

News

Save the date: Next year, Moses Brown will host current U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on April 27, 2018. In April, MB welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa (left) as its 2017 visiting poet, part of MB’s Annual Poetry Series. Komunyakaa won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection Neon Vernacular: New and...

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MB Goes “All-In” with RIIL

Athletics

This past spring, Moses Brown announced its intention to fully transition its upper school sports program to the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL). In the 2017-18 school year, MB will see boys’ and girls’ swimming, boys’ hockey, and boys’ and girls’ outdoor track and field compete in the RIIL with student-athletes from around the Ocean...

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Green Ribbon!

Campus

Moses Brown Named National Green Ribbon School by U.S. Dept. of Education Moses Brown School was designated as a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education this past year. Only 44 other schools were recognized nationally, plus 18 districts and colleges, all honored for innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs,...

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Goddard Fund Ensures Hands-On Learning for Future Generations

Alumni View

Thanks to Art Goddard ’59 Over a career spanning nearly four decades in engineering, marketing, and executive management, Art Goddard ’59 designed and developed advanced electronics systems at leading companies such as Rockwell and Boeing. As a youth, he was happiest when tinkering and always found deeper learning through hands-on activities. He and his wife...

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StoryCorps Stops at MB

Community

In May MB welcomed broadcaster David Isay, founder/president of the nationally-syndicated radio program StoryCorps. Isay is the recipient of four Peabody Awards, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, and the $1 Million TED prize, and his books are New York Times bestsellers. Each year, MB eighth graders embark on a StoryCorps unit, interviewing individuals who have shaped...

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MB Students Master Ethics at Brown

Ethical Leadership

Several students represented MB at last year’s High School Ethics Bowl, accompanied by advisors Galen Hamann and Gara Field. MB made a strong showing at the R.I. Regional High School Ethics Bowl at Brown University this past spring. Seven high school teams participated in February’s Ethics Bowl, with teams from 360 High School, Central High,...

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Kudos! MBAA Spring Award Recipients

Alumni View

Congratulations! Moses Brown Alumni Association Recognizes 2017 Award Winners at Reunion This Spring Davide Dukcevich ’92: 25th Reunion Achievement Award Davide Dukcevich, along with his brother Stefano ’89, is co-owner of Daniele Foods, a charcuterie business which has defined the Dukcevich family for three generations. Today, Daniele Foods cures over 700,000 hams a year at...

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Refugee Advocacy

Community

This past April, several MB community members came together for an Evening of Advocacy: Connecting Friends & Refugees, a partnership event to benefit Providence’s Refugee Dream Center. Students raised $1,200 total for the RDC, founded and directed by MB parent Omar Bah. Maddy Kerr ’19 planned and organized the event, inspired by a PBL assignment...

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Reading Without Walls

Diversity

Gene Luen Yang, award-winning graphic novelist and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, visited MB in April for a free public event co-hosted with Books on the Square. Before his public presentation, he met with MB students from grades 2 through 12, from fans of coding and graphic novels to those sharing Asian heritage. Yang...

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To Market, To Market

Community

The upper school Social Entrepreneurship class tackled real-world business challenges this past spring, including one from Erika Lamb, founder of Seconds First, a producer of frozen fish cakes made from ‘imperfect’ produce and ‘under-appreciated’ Rhode Island fish. Students were presented with the question of how Erika could expand her current institutional customer base to a...

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Perspective: King “Doc” Odell

Community

Doc Odell, MB Senior Master & Archivist, on the meaning of place (from the spring/summer 2017 MB alumni magazine) King “Doc” Odell arrived on campus in 1953 and has seen buildings appear, expand, move, and vanish based on the community’s evolving needs. With a tenure that spans 11 headmasters, he is a walking time capsule. For 52...

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MB Announces New Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation Program with Brown, $2.1 Million in New Gifts, Y-Lab Director

Community

Flurry of Announcements Caps Annual ‘Quaker Makers’ Celebration June 6, 2017 Moses Brown School is pleased to share several exciting announcements: as the result of an anonymous $1 million gift and a partnership with the Swearer Center at Brown University, Moses Brown is launching a new program in Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation. Additionally, the school...

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R.I. Chief Justice Paul Suttell ’67 is MB’s 2017 Distinguished Alumnus

Alumni View

In May, Paul Suttell ’67 received the MB Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award at Reunion. Paul is chief justice of Rhode Island’s Supreme Court. A respected jurist, noted for his fairness and hard work, he also spent several years in Rhode Island Family Court. Paul developed his writing skills as a student at MB. After...

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7th Grade Wolf Project, AwoooOOOO

Expert Thinking

By Maureen Nagle, seventh grade English Seventh grade students have been immersed in studying wolves since early November as part of a cross-team, cross-curricular science/English unit. They read Never Cry Wolf in English class about a scientist who goes into the wild to study this top predator. They also took a field trip to the Marine...

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8th graders get firsthand experience with the challenges of parenthood

Expert Thinking

You are about to explore the wonders of parenthood. So begins the overview of the 8th grade Baby Project given to students at the project onset. If you’ve walked anywhere in or around middle school for the past several weeks, you might have noticed that RealCare Babies have been pretty much everywhere. Each student is...

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Global thinking: broadening student perspectives

Global Thinking

By Jon Gold, MS History The beginning of the year in 8th grade Global Thinking class is all about broadening students’ perspectives, questioning our assumptions, and laying the groundwork for the development of our global thinking skills. We seek to establish two of our key principles right away: one, that our preconceived notions and assumptions...

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5th grade explores human rights

Ethical Leadership

By Ana Weiner, 5th grade teacher During the fall term, the fifth graders explored different aspects of human rights, our theme for the year. The students became familiar with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and discussed the meaning of each of the 30 articles. In December, they celebrated the culmination of the unit with a...

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