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Learning Updates for January 23 to January 27

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, the second grade had a visit from Belmont Day’s very

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Learning Updates for January 16 to January 20

Digging Into the Rocks In Sixth Grade Science Students in sixth grade have started a unit on geology and are learning to define and explain the idea that geology determines biology, one of what Mr. Hamilton refers to as his four “Nursing Home Messages” (feel free to ask your sixth

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Athletics Update: PEAK Athletes Shine Off Campus

Launched last year as an alternative athletic offering during the winter season, PEAK (Physical, Education, Adventures, and Knowledge) was reimagined this year. Under the leadership of Abbey Nyland, physical education teacher and athletics coach, PEAK athletes have participated in fun cooperative games on campus and exciting adventures off campus. The

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Learning Updates for January 9 to January 13

Fourth Grade Engineers Build Pyramids Fourth graders have transformed into architects, builders, and scribes and have been working tirelessly to complete a challenge to build lifelike replicas of pyramids using only recycled materials. Students first studied the traits and designs of a variety of Egyptian pyramids, and then they created

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Athletics Update: Boys’ Varsity Hoops Runs Down Shady Hill

The boys’ varsity basketball team traveled to Cambridge this week for an early season showdown against friendly rival Shady Hill. From the opening tip, it was clear that Belmont Day came to play. The Blue & Gold jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead thanks to a tenacious full-court press

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No Idling Magnet Design Contest Winners Announced

Many of our students enthusiastically embraced the initiative to help end car idling on campus and beyond. They produced a myriad of imaginative and carefully rendered designs. There were so many creative ideas, well-crafted imagery, and powerful statements that the judges, Mr. Largay and Ms. McQuilton, chose one winner from

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Associate Teachers Start 2023 in New Placements

The 2022-23 associate teacher cohort has excelled during the first classroom placements of the school year. Each associate has now moved to a second placement for the winter and spring. Associates will stay in these placements with new mentor teachers through the end of the school year: Denise Williams is in

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Pre-k and kindergarten students sing at the Winter Concert

Arts Update: A Week Filled With Song

This week was filled with many musical moments. Students thought about a song’s purpose in a songwriting class, played chord progressions on the keyboards, learned new songs from the school musical as an ensemble, and rehearsed (and performed) for our annual Winter Concert. Music served as a thread that connected

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A student works on his soft sculpture project

Arts Update: New Soft Sculpture Class Begins

Seventh and eighth graders began their new trimester of arts classes last week. One of the new offerings is a soft sculpture class. Students are working with a variety of materials, including fabric and wool. For their first challenge, students designed a six-sided sculpture made from cloth. After creating a

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Arts Update: A Cappella Sings

This fall, a group of seventh and eighth grade students took a cappella as their music elective for the first trimester. While working together in a vocal ensemble, students practiced harmonizing, singing from chords, beatboxing, thinking about vocal arrangements, stage presence, projecting their voice as a soloist, and how to

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BDS

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,…

BDS

January 20, 2023

Digging Into the Rocks In Sixth Grade Science Students in sixth grade have started a unit on geology and are learning to define and explain the idea that geology determines biology, one of what Mr. Hamilton refers to as his…

By John O'Neill, director of athletics |

January 20, 2023

Launched last year as an alternative athletic offering during the winter season, PEAK (Physical, Education, Adventures, and Knowledge) was reimagined this year. Under the leadership of Abbey Nyland, physical education teacher and athletics coach, PEAK athletes have participated in fun…

BDS

January 13, 2023

Fourth Grade Engineers Build Pyramids Fourth graders have transformed into architects, builders, and scribes and have been working tirelessly to complete a challenge to build lifelike replicas of pyramids using only recycled materials. Students first studied the traits and designs…

By John O'Neill, director of athletics |

January 13, 2023

The boys’ varsity basketball team traveled to Cambridge this week for an early season showdown against friendly rival Shady Hill. From the opening tip, it was clear that Belmont Day came to play. The Blue & Gold jumped out to…

By Kathy Jo Solomon, visual arts teacher and sustainability coordinator |

January 6, 2023

Many of our students enthusiastically embraced the initiative to help end car idling on campus and beyond. They produced a myriad of imaginative and carefully rendered designs. There were so many creative ideas, well-crafted imagery, and powerful statements that the…

BDS

January 6, 2023

The 2022-23 associate teacher cohort has excelled during the first classroom placements of the school year. Each associate has now moved to a second placement for the winter and spring. Associates will stay in these placements with new mentor teachers…
Pre-k and kindergarten students sing at the Winter Concert

By Kassie Bettinelli, music teacher |

December 16, 2022

This week was filled with many musical moments. Students thought about a song’s purpose in a songwriting class, played chord progressions on the keyboards, learned new songs from the school musical as an ensemble, and rehearsed (and performed) for our…
A student works on his soft sculpture project

By Kathy Jo Solomon, visual art teacher and sustainability coordinator |

December 9, 2022

Seventh and eighth graders began their new trimester of arts classes last week. One of the new offerings is a soft sculpture class. Students are working with a variety of materials, including fabric and wool. For their first challenge, students…

By Kassie Bettinelli, music teacher |

December 2, 2022

This fall, a group of seventh and eighth grade students took a cappella as their music elective for the first trimester. While working together in a vocal ensemble, students practiced harmonizing, singing from chords, beatboxing, thinking about vocal arrangements, stage…
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