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LS Spring Break Camp (March 17-21) Registration Due by 2/1
     The Severn Lower School 5-day camp program is designed to allow students the opportunity to have a fun-filled, action-packed, and recreational camp experience at school during part of their Spring Break. Spring Break is the two-week period beginning Monday, March 10, with classes resuming on Monday, March 24. The Spring Break Camp is open the second week of break, March 17-21.  
     This week-long program costs $240 per student. There are 3 camp offerings, each geared toward a specific age group from preschool through grade 5. Download the Camp Brochure and Registration Form. Completed forms and full payment is due no later than February 1.  

Middle School Head Smith Announces June 2014 Departure

Head of the Middle School Gray Smith announced recently that he has accepted the position of Head of School of Harford Day School in Bel Air, Maryland, effective July 1, 2014.
"Severn is an exceptional school, and I have looked forward to being part of its community every day for the last six years,” said Dr. Smith. “I have had an unparalleled opportunity here to grow professionally and to learn the operational aspects of leadership in a school of excellence. I would like to thank Headmaster Doug Lagarde for his counsel and would also like to thank the Middle School faculty for their commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and for partnering with me during my tenure. I will miss the enthusiasm and curiosity of Severn’s middle schoolers who made my work here so fulfilling.”
Dr. Smith stated that his move to Harford Day School will allow him to continue to grow professionally, taking his next career step in independent school leadership. He is an alumnus of St. Paul’s School and the former assistant upper school head and dean of students at Boys’ Latin School.
Dr. Smith joined Severn School in 2008. During his tenure he carried out a number of important initiatives, strengthening the Middle School’s resources and program. Reviewing and revising the breadth and depth of the Middle School curriculum and focusing professional development efforts on teaching strategies for a technologically savvy generation of middle schoolers were central to Dr. Smith’s tenure. He recently completed his Ed.D. degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
"We are deeply grateful for Gray’s administration in the Middle School and wish him the best as he moves into this next chapter of his career,” noted Severn Headmaster Doug Lagarde.
Dr. Smiths’ final day at Severn will be June 30, 2014.
Headmaster Lagarde has formed a search committee for Dr. Smith’s successor. Throughout its history, Severn School has benefited from strong, inspiring leaders, each of whom has brought creativity, insight and spirit to the job.

United Spectrum, Severn's version of a Gay-Straight Alliance, Announces Guest Speaker

Day of US: 11/21

United Spectrum, Severn's version of a Gay-Straight Alliance, is a new organization in the Upper School this year.
United Spectrum will be having its opening event, called Day of US, on Thursday, November 21. The organization has invited guest speaker Kathryn Hamm, a graduate of an independent school in Dallas who earned her AB from Princeton University and her MSW from Catholic University. Ms. Hamm played varsity soccer at Princeton, has been an educator, coach and administrator in independent schools in the D.C. area, and currently is the president of, the leading online boutique and resource dedicated to serving same-sex couples.
Ms Hamm will share her story and experiences with US students and faculty. The Day of US celebration will continue during both lunch periods and at the end of the school day when supportive students can add their handprints to an "I SUPPORT..." banner which will be displayed in the school.

Paying for College -The Financial Aid Process Demystified:
Severn and Key Schools invite parents to this special information session on Thursday, November 7 @ 7:00p in Price Auditorium.
Mr. Chad Spencer of the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at Davidson College, will provide information regarding the college financial aid process. Helpful for any parent who is thinking about paying for college.

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