The 89th Academy Awards took place on February 26, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. The host of these much-anticipated oscars was Jimmy Kimmel. Everything went well throughout the show. There were numerous puns and jokes directed at President Donald J. Trump that had the audience in laughter. La La Land was the anticipated front runner for the Best Pictureaward.
On Monday, March 13, 2017, the co-author of Save Me A Seat, Gita Varadarajan, visited Buckley to talk about her book and about what happened in her life to lead to the creation of her novel. She spoke to the fifth, sixth, and seventh grades in the auditorium that morning.
Varadarajan’s book, Save Me A Seat, is about two kids, Ravi and Joe, who are in the same classroom in the fifth grade. Their first week of school is very chaotic, and these two kids do not think that they have anything in common. But they do in fact have one big problem that they share: the fifth-grade bully.
At Buckley, the seventh- and eighth-graders have a chance to take a dance class for their music elective. But why don’t the fifth- and sixth-graders have the same opportunity?
Currently, the seventh- and eighth-graders are given the choice to dance at Buckley in its black box theater, in a class taught by Mrs. Jennifer Demopoulos. The students have a chance to learn various dance techniques in their music elective and to perform at different school assemblies. Some of their past performances have occurred on Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the Celebration of the Arts in May.
On Sunday, February 25, 2017, the Buckley “Cyberdogs” robotics team participated in the First Lego League (FLL) robotics competition. The team advanced from the first competition in seventh place and won an award for Technical Design. After the first competition, the team spent their subsequent Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays revising and editing their programs and missions for the next stage of the contest.