From the NBS Head of School Search Committee: On behalf of the Board of Trustees of NBS, we are excited to announce that Smith Coleman will be North Branch’s Head of School beginning July 1, 2019. When we began this process in July 2018, the Board and Charlotte started by re-affirming the mission and values […]
We love Valentine’s Day at NBS and this February we are sharing the love all month long!
During February students, teachers and parents will be sharing what they love about NBS, what they love learning about, or a particular challenge that they love. We’ll be sharing all that love on the school’s Facebook page, Instagram account, and right here on our blog. Check it out!
It is a tradition at North Branch for students, staff, and visitors to celebrate the words and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., rather than take the day off. Here is a video look at how the different age groups reflect on the meaning behind the words and the work that still needs to […]
On this GratiTUdESDAY, we highlight the opportunities our teachers have to be involved in local, national, and even international discussions on education. Just this fall NBS teachers attended conferences and discussions led by the Virginia Association of Young Children, The Virginia School Consortium for Learning, and the Museum of the American Indian in DC. These […]
Katrien’s advisory group brainstormed the Dollar Bill Bookmark idea and proposed it to The Pollination Project , an organization that seeks to “unleash GOODNESS and expand COMPASSION all over the world,” with daily seed grants. Students felt creating bookmarks with favorite quotes attached to dollar bills would encourage reading, library use and spread some good cheer. On Thursday, […]
The North Branch community came together last Friday to celebrate Charlotte in song. Each age group contributed to the birthday song with instruments from chimes to recorders. Katrien also presented a beautiful metalwork tree with a frame signed by all the students. Charlotte thanked everyone with a song of her own! Enjoy the video!
Our students started their MLK Day celebration of the life and works of Dr. King by watching the fabulous “Love Train” video from Turnaround Arts. (See link below.) On this GratiTUdESDAY, we highlight the Early Primary’s project from yesterday. These five- and six-year-olds filled the boxcars of their very own Love Train with love, respect, […]