The famous Rodgers and Hammerstein tune, "My Favorite Things," is a classic holiday song that reminds us of the little things that bring joy to our lives each day. And with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, exams, end of semester projects and more, it’s those little things that keep us going. At a time when everyone seems to be busier than they’d like, it’s important to slow down, gather as a community and celebrate what makes Severn School such a special place. Enjoy some of our favorite seasonal moments as we wave goodbye to 2019 and welcome the new year ahead!
The Lower School Evening with the Arts is a chance for 4th and 5th graders in our Renaissance program to showcase the many creative, innovative projects they’ve worked on this year. From digital design to dramatic performance and everything in between, the evening highlights the unique talents of our students and their confidence to take on any artistic or problem-solving challenge.
Last month Chesapeake Campus hosted teachers from local Maryland and D.C. schools for two days of professional learning. From school-wide initiatives to lesson planning, these round-table sessions explored how to create a more inclusive environment for students of all ethnicities, learning abilities, gender identities, economic status and more. These sessions allowed our teachers to both share their expertise and learn new strategies, continuing our commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth.
Written by Director of Alumni Relations Carrie MacVean Grimes '91 for the Possibilities Issue of The Bridge (abridged)
In 1914, Rolland M. Teel and his young wife opened a boarding school to prepare young men to pass the entrance examination at the United States Naval Academy. The Teels could never have predicted that their original schoolhouse of six young men would transform over a century into two campuses serving 862 boys and girls, among them preschoolers! Some of today's littlest Lower School Admirals are part of a very special cohort of the next generation of legacy children and grandchildren of alumni, who will carry the lore of Severn to future generations. The Severn stories we write today as a community will long outlast us all; and the experiences of our “Little Legacy” Admirals will colorfully contribute to the next chapter of our history. We asked three legacy families to share what a Severn education means to them.