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  • 2018 Book Fair a Huge Success

    The 2018 Bush Book Fair was a huge success thanks to the dedication and thoughtfulness of Julie Pottinger, P '18 & '22,  and her crew of volunteers! The Bush School receives 15% of net sales from this annual fair, every penny of which goes to financial aid at Bush.

    Over three days, the Bush community:
    • purchased $17,391.34 worth of books;
    • donated 305 books to the library and classrooms, worth $4033.83; and
    • donated 110 books to Madrona Elementary, worth $1262.52.
    From these sales, $3,478.27 will go to financial aid at Bush this year. Since Julie started organizing the book fair in 2008, she has raised over $69,000 towards financial aid!

    Special thanks to Allie Ruettgers P '27 & '29 for building our relationship with Madrona Elementary. Allie connected us with Reading Partners, a non-profit educational organization that works with students reading below grade level at Madrona. Through Reading Partners, we were also able to connect with the Madrona school librarian and many classroom teachers, all of whom gave us their wishlists.

    Thank you to our community members who purchased and donated books for this special event. Thank you for investing in our teachers and students.
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  • Advanced Wilderness Class Treks Mt. Dickerman

    The Upper School Advanced Wilderness Skills class, comprised of six students from Ninth to Twelfth Grade, has completed another challenge: planning and executing a day hike as a team without their teachers, Jay Wyatt or Alban Howe, leading or facilitating the class. The students worked hard to plan every aspect of the trip, including route selection, navigation, equipment, food, group communication, and decision making. The students led Jay and Alban up Mount Dickerman, charging to the top in two and a half hours covering 4000 feet of vertical gain. Their efforts were rewarded with spectacular views of the entire Cascade Range. You can see photographs from their adventure here.
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  • NAIS People of Color and Student Diversity Leadership Conference

    Did you know that students in Nashville, Tennessee were among the first to engage in lunch counter sit-ins at the start of the Civil Rights Movement? Six Bush Upper School students and twelve faculty and staff traveled to Nashville last week to attend the NAIS People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference to reflect on diversity, equity, and inclusion today. This year's conference theme is Equitable Schools and Inclusive Communities: Harmony, Discord, and the Notes in Between. 
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