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Gingerbread Houses
Chef Kal and Chef Eva venture from The Commons down to first grade to help students build gingerbread houses.
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Homework Club
Upper Schoolers in the Homework Club AMP twice a week help fifth-graders in Extended Day with their homework, a way for the Upper Schoolers to reconnect with their past and for fifth-graders to interact with older role models in the Bush community.
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Designing Experiments
Upper School students in Christine Miller's Probability and Statistics class randomly assign subjects to their designed experiments, making sure the subjects are random as to avoid variables they aren't in control of. The first unit of the Probability and Statistics course deals with answering research questions through designing thorough experiments.
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Hour of Code
Bush students dip their toes in the programming and coding waters for the Hour of Code through a variety of age-apporpriate ventures ranging from handwriting secret codes to using Scratch.
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A Glimpse Into the Future
Fifth-graders experience a taste of life in the Middle School for a morning by hearing from Middle School Director Jay Franklin '90 before rotating through a schedule of mini-classes similar to a Middle School schedule.
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Winter Sports Kickoff
Sponsored by the Booster Club
Tuesday, December 9
3:40 p.m.
Schuchart Gym
All students and families invited!
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Striking Up Thanksgiving Cheer
Upper School students mark the end of the fall term and the Thanksgiving holiday with a bowling outing.
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La Mariposa Visits Bush
Thanks to the sponsorship of Bush parent Gretl Galgon and her foundation HerRay, the Bush School hosted a showing of Book It Rep’s La Mariposa by Francisco Jimenez.

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Middle School Shutterbugs Shine
Students in Michael Heald's Digital Photography E-lective show their work in the Community Room.
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Bush Journeys to Junior State of America's Fall Congress
34 Bush students participated in the Pacific Northwest State of America 2014 Fall Convention with 19 other schools, where Sam '15 won a Golden Gavel.
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Author Karl Marlantes Visits Bush
Karl Marlantes, whose Vietnam War novel Matterhorn has been called “one of the most profound and devastating novels ever to come out of Vietnam—or any war” (Sebastian Junger, New York Times) visited Bush on Friday, November 14.
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Fall Season Parent Meeting
Monday, September 8, 2014 at 7:00PM in the Community Room.  Go Blazers!



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Welcome Dr. Percy Abram, New Head of School
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Percy Abram as our new Head of School.
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Blazer Athletes Lauded
It was a packed house in the newly named Mag Gym for the 11th Annual Bush School Sports Recognition Dinner.  A special story in pictures is available here.


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Bush Bike Day: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Everyone is welcome to join us at Seward Park for Bike Day this Sunday!
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Fifth Grade Donates Thousands for Fight Against Malaria
by Rosemary Wheeler
Since 2007, Bush school fifth grade students have been sending nets to save lives and spreading the buzz about the movement to end malaria.
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Visit the K-12 Art Show downtown at the A/NT Gallery May 3 through 30
The Bush School K-12 Student Art Show is not to be missed. Be sure to stop downtown at the A/NT Gallery anytime during the show which runs through May 30.

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When Truman Met Einstein
By L. Steven Sieden
I was privileged to witness a truly amazing high school educational event as President Harry S. Truman (in the form of Seattle attorney Mike King) returned to The Bush School in Seattle.
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Bush Community Prepares to GiveBIG
Bush is participating in The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG event on Tuesday, May 6!
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Bush Students Celebrate Earth Day
Bush students from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade found many different ways to celebrate Earth Day last week.
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The Bush Blazers New Mascot Has Official New Name
Our Bush mascot now has a name!  Meet Blaze.
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Join Us for American Promise
Please join The Bush School Office of Intercultural Affairs for a screening of the film, American Promise. There will be a panel discussion following the film, with both students and parents from the Seattle area.


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Claude Harris
When five lower school boys were invited to name their heroes for Black History month, one of them didn’t have to pause before he said, “Claude Harris, my grandfather.” 
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Join Us for Intercultural Council Speaker: Dr. Daudi Abe
The Bush School Intercultural Speakers Series Presents: Dr. Daudi Abe, Thursday, March 13th, 7-9 pm.
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Bush School Unveils New Blazer Mascot
It has been a week full of Bush Blazer and Seattle Seahawks spirit! The Bush community ushered in our new mascot on Friday, January 31 with a pep rally, and together we cheered on the Seattle Seahawks to a Super Bowl Championship on Sunday, February 2.
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Meet Dr. Percy Abram, New Head of School
Get to know our new Head of School: Q&A with Dr. Percy Abram
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Bush Ski Team Wins Olympics Poster Competition
Bush's Nordic Ski team will have their team poster displayed at the Sochi Winter Olympics!
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Join our community in honoring Frank Magusin: The Mag Fund
Please join the Bush Community in honoring Frank Magusin’s leadership over the last 14 years.
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Celebrate Diversity at Simply Cultural: Jan. 24
COME CELEBRATE the diverse cultures of the Bush community.
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The 5 Fund Update
The 2013-2014 Annual Fund is moving right along, we would like to thank everyone who has already donated to The 5 Fund!
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Support Bush's Book Fair!
There is no doubt about it: The Bush School LOVES books!  That's why we are hosting our annual Book Fair Tuesday-Thursday, November 12-14 from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in the Community Room.

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Conversation with Rebecca Blume ’05: A Story about Resilience and Awareness-Raising
Rebecca Blume '05 is a person of many talents: successful painter, founder of Seattle’s Blue Carpet Project: Seattle Stands Against Mental Health Stigma, fashion model, Seattle University anthropology major, and, in her not-so-distant past, a ferocious soccer player. We met for coffee at the Essential Bakery on Madison and had an intense discussion about sources of creativity and what it means to have faith in oneself.
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Ben Ryan ’97 Participates in “It Gets Better” Video Project, Helping LGBTQ Teens
Bush alumnus Ben Ryan ’97 and his video for the “It Gets Better” project.
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New Head of School Announced
Bush announces Dr. Percy Abram as next Head of School.
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Bush School History Project Inspires Theater
The Realm of Whispering Ghosts: When Truman Met Einstein
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Students explore math, music and programming this fall
New Upper School Computer Science classes begin.
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Class Is in the Kitchen! A Look at Upper School Commons Duty
Every year, Bush students can be found behind the lunch counter in the Commons, serving food and helping with meal preparation.
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Technology Task Force Tackles Tough Questions, Prepares for Long-Range Plan
Over the course of the past year, The Bush School’s Technology Task Force has been hard at work analyzing and defining the technology needs of the school.
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The Power of the Circle
Circles are universally a symbol of inclusivity and unity.
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The Sewing Room Fables
This Middle School play production was truly a K-12 experience!

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Alumnae/i Spotlight: Amanda Brotman '97 & Julia Erickson '97
From ballerinas to businesswomen: Class of ’97 grads wear all hats.

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Alumnae/i Spotlight: Amy Stafford '88
A conversation with Amy Stafford '88, founder and owner of Blixa Studios in Berlin, Germany
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A Bush Teacher’s Powerful Impact
The mother of a Bush alum shares her gratitude.
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Murder Mystery at Bush
Can you solve this “Who done it?”
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Partnering with Seattle World School
Students bridge cultural differences through art.
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From Bush to the Big Screen
Interview with Colin Green ’85, president of Pixel Liberation Front
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Multicultural Night
Celebrating the diverse cultures and family traditions of the Bush community
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Reaching Out:
The Bush community unites to support Teen Feed.
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Australian Author Visits Bush
Shares her writing style with the Upper School

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Beginning the Conversation on Intercultural Fluency
K-12 Day uses dance to get the conversation started.
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Lights, Camera, Action!
The Bush School’s Mandarin program makes its television debut!
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On the Same Page
The Middle School launches a new book club.
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A Little-Known Fact in The Bush School History
A famous composer once graced the halls of Bush.
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Eighth Grade Independent Projects
Putting critical, creative, and independent thought into action.
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Mosquito Marathon
Students raise money to save hundreds of lives.
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Upper School Service Day
Students roll up their sleeves for good causes.
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The Arrival of the Blazer Armada
The school's new fleet of sea kayaks makes its maiden voyage!
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Students Lend a Helping Hand
Frink Park (Near Lake Washington) Gets a Makeover Thanks to the Hard Work of Bush Lower School Students
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