Monday, October 31, was Halloween. Buckley Headmaster Dr. Jean-Marc Juhel had a big parade to celebrate the holiday. He invited all grades to come with their Halloween costumes and show off their creations to trick-or-treat at night.
Teachers and parents came to the Cronin Gym to see what all the children’s costumes were. Some adults even wore their own Halloween costumes.
In the fall of 2013, Buckley Country Day School purchased a 2.75-acre property adjacent to its primary campus. Since then, the land has remained vacant. The former owners, the Dominici family, originally listed the property for $5,000,000. Buckley waited, however, for the price to decline and ultimately purchased the tract for $1,750,000. The Dominici property increased the value of Buckley’s total land holdings, in addition to the Kee property and the Tsontakis property, where Athletics Director and Director of Diversity Roney Eford lives.
This year, the 2016 presidential primary elections have been quite surprising, as viewers have probably seen frequently on the news. In the beginning, the outcome was quite unclear, especially on the Republican side. A clear winner, however, can now be seen on the GOP side: New York businessman Donald Trump. Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the candidate who had obtained the most delegates besides Trump, dropped out of the race on May 3, 2016. As Trump is the only Republican candidate who has not suspended his campaign, he remains the only choice for the GOP nomination.
On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered together for the fourth Buckley Colloquium. This annual event brings together members across the school community to share an evening of learning and laughter. Participants read a nonfiction book in advance of the Colloquium and then meet in small-group discussions led by facilitators. This year, the group read The Road To Character by David Brooks, an author, journalist, New York Times columnist, and PBS NewsHour commentator.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016, was an exciting day for United States politics. This day is known as Super Tuesday, when 12 states voted for their Democratic and Republican nominees for president. The states that voted on this date were: