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Friday, January 18, 2013
Senior Brian “BJ” Andrews was nominated for the 2013 games, which benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
A McDonogh student was recognized among the best prep seniors in 39 states and Washington, DC, as a nominee for the McDonald’s 2013 All American Games. Brian “BJ” Andrews is one of 16 Baltimore-area basketball players nominated for the 36th annual boys game, which tips off on Wednesday, April 3, at Chicago’s United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN. The 12th annual girls game precedes the boys game and will be broadcast on ESPNU, according to a press release. Student-athletes were selected by coaches, athletic directors, principals and the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. Nine boys and seven girls from the Baltimore area were nominated, the release said. The final lineup of 24 boys and 24 girls selected to play will be…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The head of McDonogh's lower school rode an inflatable duck down a Slip 'N Slide while dressed a duck to congratulate her students for reading more than 3,500 books this summer.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
E. Carey Kenney died of pneumonia Thursday.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Alec Cosgarea died in a Monday night car crash in Lutherville.
Community members are mourning the loss of Alec Cosgarea, an Owings Mills resident who was killed in a car crash in Lutherville on Monday night. Friends and well-wishers shared memories and kind words on a Facebook page called "In Memorial of Alec John Cosgarea," which honors the memory of the 17-year-old rising senior at McDonogh School. "Those who knew and loved you, whether it be in passing or as a result of many years of growth in the McDonogh community and beyond, are shattered," wrote Facebook user Danny Brill on the page. "A dear presence is absent in all of us." The page has 590 members as of 3:40 p.m. Wednesday. McDonogh School officials also expressed their remorse. "We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family including his …
Friday, April 20, 2012
The entire McDonogh family came out to witness and celebrate the laying of the cornerstones for the school's future STEM building.
Students, faculty, and benefactors, clad in "McDonogh Orange" hard hats, gathered on campus to witness the cornerstone laying for the Naylor Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Building on Thursday, April 12. “This is an extraordinary moment for the McDonogh Community as we begin to create new spaces that will broaden and enhance the teaching environment for our faculty and learning opportunities for our students," said Headmaster Charlie Britton in his welcoming remarks. “While the cornerstone laying represents the official start of construction, it also signifies McDonogh’s commitment to the future.” He continued by thanking McDonogh’s dedicated supporters. “This celebration is the culmination of many years of hard work and…
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
McDonogh School and Garrison Forest School have been studying their students' homework loads for years.
Schools cannot put a one-size-fits-all number on the hours a student ought to spend on homework each night, school administrators and psychologists in Owings Mills said in response to what may be a national trend. Teachers and administrators at McDonogh School and Garrison Forest School, two private institutions just a few miles apart down Reisterstown Road, said homework loads – and the potential for student burnout associated with it – is a hot topic at their schools. Representatives from both schools said the trick was assigning homework that did more than just keep students’ nose to the grindstone. “We’ve given it a lot of thought,” said Jenny Rao, head of the middle school at Garrison Forest. “More work doesn’t mean rigor. More work …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Mary-Catherine Irving, a first grade teacher at McDonogh, uses Skype to connect her students with a classroom in Buenos Aires.
A McDonogh School teacher was awarded a national teaching award for her use of technology in the classroom, a school statement said. Mary-Catherine Irving, a first grade teacher at McDonogh, earned the Teacher of the Future designation from the National Association of Independent Schools for 2011-2012. Irving has used Skype in her classroom to allow students to engage with others in Buenos Aires since the spring, according to McDonogh. “I was looking for a school in another part of the world, ideally Spanish-speaking, to build a relationship using Skype,” said Irving, who has devised a yearlong curriculum that will allow the two schools to connect each Tuesday. The full press release from McDonogh appears below. McDonogh School first grade…
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Scott Ward, director of Aquatics at the McDonogh School, was awarded the prestigious Thomas R. Harper Endowed Teaching Chair.
Scott Ward, director of aquatics at the McDonogh School, isn’t much for personal accolades. Ward, a 1992 UMBC graduate, doesn’t know his record of wins as swimming and water polo coach at McDonogh, where he thinks he’s worked for about 18 years, give or take. That Ward doesn’t even keep track of the most simple statistic – time of service – makes his point. “I just feel like it’s not that important,” Ward said. “I can look it up.” Being more focused on student athletes than himself is perhaps exactly why Ward was awarded the Thomas R. Harper Endowed Teaching Chair at the school. McDonogh headmaster Charlie Britton called Ward humble, while also solving the mystery of his tenure (16 years), during an announcement to the school’s faculty …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Parents, friends and faculty gathered for the school's 137th commencement ceremony Friday. 138 seniors accepted their diplomas and officially became part of the class of 2011.