Athletics News, January 29, 2021

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
January 29, 2021

Athletics Update: Coach Tzelnic Instills Calm Through Yoga

The timed mile, the beep test, and the fitness circuit are all physically and mentally challenging activities on this winter’s athletic circuit. In an effort to provide balance in the program, Coach Tzelnic’s offering strikes a quite different note with middle school athletes. Every six days, students rotate through Tzelnic’s mindful yoga practice, where the focus is on calming body and mind through gentle stretching and guided breathing. Despite some initial skepticism, athletes have appreciated the calm at the end of a busy school day and look forward to their time on the yoga mats in the Downing Gym.

By Anne Armstrong, visual arts teacher and arts coordinator |

January 27, 2023

The Coolidge Art Studio has been abuzz this week as classes finish artworks and transition to new explorations and challenges with various media. First graders recently completed making paper by hand, and are now learning about architect Zaha Hadid, who…

By John O'Neill, Director of Athletics |

January 27, 2023

After trailing by 3 points at the half, the boys’ JV basketball team exploded in the second frame and came away with a 6-point win on the road against Dedham Country Day yesterday. Team captain Anurag Mujumdar powered the comeback…


January 26, 2023

Second Graders Learn About Environmental Changemakers, Including One Here at BDS! Second graders have been hard at work the past few months to learn about environmental changemakers–people who identify problems, find solutions and inspire others to get involved. This week,…

By Alex Tzelnic, physical education teacher and wellness director |

January 26, 2023

Once a winter we give each of our physical education classes the opportunity to sled. After all, sledding combines so many of the elements we love about PE: being outdoors, balancing, taking calculated risks, looking out for others, and above…
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