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#40 Binnacle: June 15, 2007

Here's What's Happening...
Brian Wood
National Lacrosse Hall of Famer and four-time NCAA All-American Brian Wood has accepted the head men’s lacrosse coaching position at Severn School. Brian, father of Beau '10 and Blake '12, will begin work with the program immediately in preparation for next year’s campaign.

A product of St. Mary's High School of Annapolis, Brian helped lead the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays to the NCAA Championship in 1984, 1985 and 1987 and Hopkins compiled a 47-6 record during his career. He earned First Team All-America honors in each of his last three seasons at Hopkins after taking second team honors as a freshman. Brian was inducted into the Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006, and will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in November. Brian was a member of the 1986 U.S. national team that captured the world championship and he has also coached the sport at several levels.

“We are thrilled to have Brian Wood take over our boys’ lacrosse program,” said Severn School Headmaster Doug Lagarde. “While his lacrosse success is that of legendary status, he is, more importantly, a great person who models the qualities we strive to teach our students.”

“Doug Lagarde, Severn’s new headmaster, had a lot to do with my decision,” reported Wood. “He understands the importance of being supportive from the top down while striving for academic and athletic success all at the same time. I would like Severn School to enjoy a reputation similar to Princeton University’s at the college level – a competitive lacrosse team that turns out great young men who go on to be positive influences in their communities.”

New Faculty & Staff
Please join all of us here at Severn School in welcoming the following new faculty and staff for the 2007-2008 school year, and in wishing our departing faculty well with their future endeavors.

Andrew Greeley
Associate Admissions Director, replacing Andy Hilgartner.
B.A. Washington College. Currently with Gunston Day School in Centreville where he teaches English and is the co-head lacrosse and soccer coach. Formerly at Christchurch School and Woodrow Wilson High in Virginia.

Julia Maxey
Upper School Technology Coordinator, replacing Dan Loeb
B.A. Marymount College; M.A. Mississippi State; Ph.D. work Catholic University of America. Presently the director of academic technology at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda.

R. Collin Welsh
Middle School English 7, replacing Helen Jeffries
B.A. Mount St. Mary's University and a St. Paul's School for Boys alumnus. Most recently a 7th grade teacher with The Bridges Program at St. Paul's, working with disadvantaged youth in Language Arts.

Jean Hopkins
Upper School Spanish, replacing Carla Puky
B.A. University of Illinois; M.A. National Louis University. 29 years teaching experience, including Col. Zadok Magruder High in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Bonnie Jorgensen
Business Office
Currently the business manager at Goddard Child Development Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Debby Hoskin
Business office Debby returns to Severn's business office afer a couple year hiatus.

Bonnie and Debby take over for departing Business Office staff Nancy Wright, Kathy McDonald, and Kate Nagy.

New Food Service Provider
Come August, Severn students will enjoy an improved lunchtime experience in Bauer Dining Hall. Severn has contracted with Brock Food Service, replacing longtime provider Canteen. Brock promises creative, palate-pleasing meals that are nutritionally sound and encourage good eating habits. “Our goal is to improve the variety and quality of our food service,” said Severn Business Manager Julie Pinnix Fish. “At the same time, we want students to be able to get through the lunch line quickly and efficiently so that they have time for an enjoyable lunch.”

Examples of daily menu selections include:

  • The Grill: A daily selection of hot sandwiches
  • Pizza
  • Grab & Go Salads: tossed greens that may be customized at the 'toppings' bar
  • Grab & Go Sandwiches: classics like ham and cheese, turkey, and pb&j along with an Artesian sandwich feature of the day
  • Daily features such as southwest chicken wrap, Swiss mushroom burger, pesto roast beef sandwich, mesclun & bleu cheese salad, or new England fried cod.
  • Download 07-08 Registration Forms Now
    All required registration forms for the 2007-2008 school year are now ready for download.

    Download the NEW Student TO DO & Checklist or the RETURNING Student TO DO & Checklist first. This form tells you what you’ll need as well as provides important dates.

    All required registration forms are available below as well as through Severn’s website. Log in and then click “parents” on the left side. Then select “Downloads and Forms.”

    All forms must be completed and returned to Severn School no later than FRIDAY, JULY 13, unless otherwise indicated.

    Kindly return all completed forms to either the Upper School or Middle School Main Offices in Teel Academic Center, as appropriate. Students may not begin classes nor participate in Severn’s program in any way—including sports—until all forms are completed and returned.

    Click 'read more' to download the forms

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