This GratiTUdESDAY is all about creativity and friendship. Our students create amazing Valentine’s containers and then the real fun begins, as the make Valentine’s cards for their friends and teachers. During Friday assembly, the Big Room will resound with “a friend on your left and a friend on your right, Vive La Compagnie!”
Visitors to North Branch always comment on our beautiful stained glass windows. These were created by Kerry Gates, a parent/stained glass artisan, who worked with teams of students to cut the glass leaves and trunks. After she pieced them together, they were placed in our entrance windows where we are thankful for them on this […]
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 […]
On a rainy Friday, Karen, Stuart, and Charlotte accompanied the Juniors on their docent-led tours of UVA’s The Fralin Museum of Art. In preparation for the annual writing competition, students learned about several selected works of art from paintings and photographs to sculptures and etchings. They were encouraged to take notice of details, interpret visual information, […]
The last assembly of this school year was held on Friday. Many things were shared: the Juniors played several recorder pieces, the Junk Fashion elective showed off their outfits, Oscar’s recycled art talked about their creations and Chorus sang a song. There is also some spectacular student art displayed in the Big Room.