This GratiTUdESDAY, we start at the very beginning. It was a delight to see Neela Zinsser at North Branch School yesterday. Neela is a long-time NBS ambassador, advocate, and supporter. AND, she gave birth to our Head Teacher, Charlotte, who gave birth to North Branch School, and also three NBS alums!
Did you know North Branch has a Wish List? On this #GratiTUdESDAY, we offer a big thank you to the Bautista, Duncan, Ferrall, and Priani/Saby families for making our wishes come true by donating items from the list. Check out the Wish List by following the link: https://north-branch-school.org/fundraising/wish-list/ Pictured are students using new Chromebooks purchased […]
This week we take another look at one of the North Branch electives: K’Nex. This class has some Juniors from Wednesday group regularly join in the fun as well. Like origami, this class involves having a vision, follow through, math, and sometimes, teamwork. One thing is for certain, there is a lot of motion around […]
When you are a teacher, it takes a school to raise a baby, and that is GratiTUdESDAY worthy! There are many examples of NBS babies, but here are a few, from our newest baby, River, son of April, NBS Science and Senior teacher, to current 8th-grader Luke as a babe in arms. Luke’s photo is […]
On Thursday, the middle school students staged a mock trial of Joan of Arc. Students prepared for weeks, researching and practicing their roles as lawyers, royalty, and townspeople who knew and interacted with Joan. Katrien coached the prosecution. Jennifer worked with the defense and volunteer judge, Paul Kosmas, kept the courtroom in order. Students had […]
North Branch parents have an opportunity to volunteer in a variety of ways and, boy, do they! We’ll come back to this again during this year of GratiTUdESDAY, but we can’t thank our parents enough for supporting their children’s school with their time, talents, presents, and presence. Pictured are Cat and Robyn, who are volunteering […]
Every Wednesday, Seniors and Middle Schoolers get to do something a little different during their afternoon — electives. This fall the options are Archery, K’Nex, Yearbook, Vocal Music, Percussion/Stick Dance, and Modular Origami. I joined Michael’s origami class on Wednesday to take a look at cubes, phase 1 of octahedrons, and the intersection of art […]
Happy GratiTUdESDAY! At North Branch, we are grateful every Tuesday morning when the clock says 10:25, because that is when we hear students exclaim, “Book Buddy Time!” For decades at NBS, this weekly time when older children read to younger children has been a favorite of our students. The excitement of having a “big kid” […]