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…

Going Against the Grain

While most schools have dropped woodshop in recent decades, Gilman offers a comprehensive design and woodworking program that begins in Prep-One and continues into Upper School. Along the way students learn about materials, develop their math skills, and are introduced to engineering and design principles. All students take woodshop through 7th grade. Lower School boys learn…

Dunking for Diabetes

Guest post by Jordan Yaffe ’17: Dunks for Diabetes is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament that I started in 2012 as my Bar Mitzvah project. I chose to do a fundraiser for diabetes because my grandfather, Stanley Yaffe, had Diabetes and my next door neighbor and friend, Dr. Fred Brancati, worked in the field of Diabetes at…

Growth Through Art

Guest post by Middle School Art Teacher Dave Anderson: One of the joys of teaching art is watching my students’ growth in creativity and proficiency as they mature and continue to learn. Recently I asked some of my former Middle School students, now seniors, to reflect on what they have learned during their years of work.…