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Making a Home for Monarchs

By Lower School Spanish Teacher Cecilia Eppler: When our Lower School (LS) boys learned that the Monarch butterfly population has decreased almost 90% in the last two decades, our LS environmental club, the Greenhounds, decided to take action to help these amazing creatures. They decided to create a milkweed garden in which the monarchs could…

Gilman Alumni in World War I

By Archivist Johanna Schein, Middle School Library Assistant Catherine Harris, and Jordan Bonardi ’20. One hundred years after the November 11, 1918 Armistice, we look back at Gilman’s contribution to the Great War. More than 100 Gilman alumni, faculty, and trustees served in World War I. Three Gilman alumni were killed in action overseas and…

Third Grade Travels the Continent

Guest post by third grade teachers Jennifer Reiter and Zaccai Williams: During Day of Discovery, boys experienced the Lewis and Clark Expedition and participated in some of the activities that the Corps of Discovery may have gone through as they traveled across the continent. The day started with Gilman School Head Henry Smyth channeling President Jefferson…

Getting Creative During the Holiday Break

Guest post by Director of Lower School Admissions Mary Furrer: How will you keep your little ones busy and entertained over the holiday break? Fine motor skills are associated with the dexterity and coordination of the small muscles and movement of the hands and fingers. These skills are important for four and five year olds.…

Third Grade Maps Gilman

Guest post by 3C teacher Zaccai Williams: Recently my third grade class paired up with Mrs. Lisa Whittaker at the Bolton School in Bolton, U.K. to do a lesson on community cartography. Every community is composed of social, environmental and spatial elements; however, we often stop paying attention to these features because they are so familiar.…

New to the Archives: The Dreaded Bag

An artifact that is sure to bring dread to hundreds of Middle School alumni, “The Dreaded Bag” was recently uncovered in the MS Social Studies Department. According to MS history teacher Chris Bendann ’03, the bag was a long-time assessment given by former teacher Ned Clapp. Mr. Clapp’s assessment was part of a geography test. The…