For seventh- and eighth-graders, the end-of-year final exams take place the week after Memorial Day. The students take one test for each core academic subject. Each exam has a duration of 90 minutes, and there are two assigned tests on each day. Many students often question their methods of studying and at times can feel overwhelmed with so much material. Here are some tips on how to study for any end-of-year exam:
While stars such as Drake and Rihanna have taken the headlines by storm, Buckley Country Day School has its own rising star in its midst. Eighth-grader Maxwell Brown is a singer, actor, and musician – a triple threat. He has entered many contests involving the use of his talents, and he has appeared in several plays. Brown dedicates seven to eight hours a week building his acting and singing career, and in addition to practicing during the school week, he has also attended programs such as the Interlochen Center for the Arts. This is “a prestigious camp where I practiced my craft in musical theater,” explained Brown. He has said that he is dedicated to improving his skills and making it to the top.
On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 6:15 p.m., Buckley’s first-ever Open Mic Night took place. The idea of dedicating an evening when students could come together to share their talents was designed by French and Drama teacher Mrs. Dianna Baritot. A total of nine acts performed throughout the night. There was a variety of talent, from singing to improvisation and to even a magic show.
Cooking is a lot of fun. So is baking, but I am not really very good at it. It is hard to prepare homemade muffins or freshly baked cakes. While it’s fun to do this once in a while, for amateurs (like me), it is okay to start off with baking mixes. This can get very boring, however, so here are my “piece of cake” tips and tricks to enhance your baked goods:
On Friday, May 12, 2017, Buckley Country Day School held its annual Grandparents’ And Special Friends’ Day. This cherished day is an occasion to welcome all grandparents and special friends into the Buckley community. It is also a chance for the visitors to compare their own days in school years past to our current experiences in our contemporary Buckley day.
Field Day is an annual competition that takes place at the end of the school year at Buckley Country Day School. Every year, the students at the school are separated into two teams, Red and Blue. All first graders and any older, new students are given their teams. On this important day, students take part in many different running, throwing, and jumping races. This year’s Field Day is coming up on June 2, 2017.
On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the annual Festival Of The Arts took place at Buckley to appreciate and celebrate the visual and performing arts. Throughout the year, students from first through eighth grade prepared to present their accomplishments. Then, on this evening, the Lower School students displayed the artwork throughout the building. The Upper Schoolers performed various numbers that they had learned in their electives. These performances consisted of band, percussion, chorus, and various dance numbers.