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Posted on Friday, March 2, 2018
Thank you to everyone who voted in the recent Board and BPA elections. Our community’s input in these elections is important for maintaining the strong governance structure at Burgundy. The Board’s Committee on Trustees is pleased to announce that Tina Chindgren-Wagner, Marc DeCourcey, and Allen O’Neil ’92 have been elected for their first three-year term beginning July 1 on the Board of Trustees. The Committee is also grateful for the continued service of current trustees David Aaron, Jake... Read More
Posted by Charlene Pritzker on Friday, January 19, 2018
Getting ready to make meals for families at the Ronald McDonald House. View more photos. On Monday, January 15, 2018, the Middle School celebrated "A Day On, Not a Day Off" to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and call for service by completing six service projects, five of them with off-campus components. We have been doing this for nearly a decade. Middle School students and parents met in the gym for a communal take-and-go breakfast and very short introductory program, before... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 5, 2018
Dr. Wayne Jonas, a career physician and healer, is a former member of Burgundy’s Board of Trustees; parent of alumni Chris '96, Maeba '98, and Emily (EJ) '03; and a guest speaker for American Indian education and activism. He is publishing a book on a new approach to injury, illness, and wellness. How Healing Works will be available January 9, and he will be reading from and signing copies of the book at the Politics & Prose at The Wharf in Southwest DC on January 11.  
Posted by Charlene Pritzker on Friday, December 15, 2017
Students volunteers with the finished, wrapped baskets for Koinonia clients. Photos by Charlene Pritzker. Burgundy’s Middle School students and families participate in community service year-round, but this time of year offers some special opportunities. Wrapping gifts for Wesley HousingOn Friday evening, December 8, a group of Middle School students, along with parents and alumna Nina Wilson ’17 wrapped presents for Wesley Housing. Wesley Housing distributes donated gifts to the families... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2017
Burgundy has recently engaged the services of The Design Channel, a Chevy Chase, Maryland-based research and marketing firm. The Design Channel was one of several firms that responded to a request for proposals. Investing in brand and marketing research, analysis, and consultation is an action included in our strategic plan, created after an extensive process last year including community-wide input and involvement. Focusing mostly on prospective families and members of the regional community,... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017
By popular demand, we are happy to announce a new online school store! Hosted by Jostens, this is a print-on-demand service, allowing for a lot more choice—of colors, imprints, and customizations like name or graduation year—something we know our Burgundy community will appreciate. The online store is open to current families, faculty and staff, as well as extended families and alumni anywhere! Jostens handles every part of the process: ordering, payment, and delivery. Items typically... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2017
Box Tops We had healthy numbers for our fall 2017 Box Top collection, with 1,185 Box Tops sent in. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents, so that means with collection netted $118.50 for Burgundy’s annual giving fund, which supports professional development, program and instruction, and financial aid. Box Top coordinator Meghan Semiao (parent of Avelina, 1st Grade Goats) created a chart showing the collections for the last three years. She suggests we aim to match or beat our collection of March... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Friends from the Class of 1959 Tom Harris ’59 journeyed from Durango, Colorado, and Andy Kreutzer ’59 traveled from Athens, Ohio, to meet Jim Sanborn ’59, a resident of Old Town Alexandria, in late September. They toured the Burgundy campus, then met for dinner in Old Town at Taverna Cretekou, where they were joined by Carin Brown Kleiman ’59, her brother Rex Brown ’61, and Jim’s wife, Jae Ko.   The Class of 1972 had a reunion weekend October 13 and 14. The reunion started off with a lovely... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Natalie Walker '05 performed as Sally in the score to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York in October. Congratulations to Sarah Kell '02 on her recent marriage to Ben Merriman. Sarah’s sister, Emily '04 officiated the wedding. Emily is an artist currently living in Portland, Oregon. Iain Armitage, son of Lee Armitage '85 and renowned actor Euan Morton, is starring as Sheldon Cooper in the new series Young Sheldon. Peter Devlin '14 was selected to be... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017
  Alumnus Richard Fitzhugh '58, in his Burgundy forever alumni t-shirt, attends a summer tour of the construction site, led by Head of School Jeff Sindler. In the last several months, we've seen a lot of progress on the new Arts & Community Center and Campus Commons. Some alumni, alumni families, and former faculty and staff have joined us for "inside the fence" construction tours to see the spaces still under construction and imagine the amazing future that awaits our current students... Read More