Every year, the week before the Auction to Benefit the Financial Aid Program (this year themed All Aboard! Enrich your world. Travel with us on the Wolfhound Express) means only one thing: Spirit Week! This year's Spirit Week included Mismatch Day, Pajama Day, Sports Day, Green and White Day, and Decade Day, pictured here. As you can see, our Grades 7 and 8 students took their costumes very seriously!
One of the most special days for students is Parents Visiting Day, and opportunity to show family members all that they have learned during the year so far. We loved having parents join us for chapel and homeroom and specials classroom visits.
A Grade 1 class even had a special performance of "Fairy Tales and Tails" prepared. . .
. . . while Grade 3 students showed off recently-completed dioramas. . .
. . . and Grade 5 students shared their writing journals.
Congratulations to all our Wolfhound basketball teams, especially the girls junior varsity team, which finished with an undefeated 13-0 record and captured the first-place title in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament. We are also proud of our boys junior varsity team, which captured the second-place banner during the tournament.
At this year's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Chapel, Adelaide Barrett, parent of three St. Patrick's students and Day School alumna, delivered a homily honoring the work of her grandmother, Adelaide Mahaffey Schlafly, who throughout her life pursued justice for all people. Chapel participants were reminded to hear Dr. King’s call to us to continue our work in ensuring that every person lives with dignity as a full participant in “the beloved community.”
Two pageants featured students from the entire school, from our youngest Nursery children to our Grade 8 students. It was a beautiful day of pageantry, lights, song, and reverence. What a way to being the Winter Break!
Grade 3 gathered together in the Great Hall today to present their annual United States Travel Fair. Each student researched a state and designed a travel brochure and t-shirt representing that state. They sang songs, shared fascinating state trivia, and wowed us in general with their poise and confidence as they presented their brochures in the fair!
The Grade 6 Class of 2010 headed to Echo Hill Outdoor School in late September for four days and three nights of adventure and study. We had a blast, and learned a lot about the Chesapeake Bay and wetlands.