On Tuesday, February 14, Bush held a ceremony honoring our five seniors who are committed to playing college athletics. Surrounded by their families, coaches, mentors, and friends, the students—four of whom are Bush Lifers—heard words of praise and encouragement from Athletic Director Jo Ito, Upper School Director Ray Wilson, and Head of School Percy L. Abram. Then, they signed letters of intent and celebrated. Katie, Hugo, Eli, Eamon, and Kate have shown leadership on their teams, in their classrooms, and in our community. We are so proud of them and wish them the best on the next step of their journey.
Katie: Connecticut College Soccer Hugo: Carleton Football Eli: St. Olaf Baseball Eamon S.: Pomona Soccer Kate: NYU Swimming
Don't miss the Middle School production of The Odyssey by Homer, adapted by Joanne Keegan. Performances are tonight and tomorrow, Wednesday February 15th and Thursday February 16th, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Benaroya Hall on The Bush School campus. See you there!
This weekend, Middle School students in the Winter Skills course, led by Jillian Nicks and Tom Wise, put their classroom lessons to the test during an overnight wilderness trip to our Methow Campus! Methow Program Manager Kim Bondi and Site Coordinator John Harter joined the group to study snow science and go snowshoeing. The group built and slept in a snow cave, and made s'mores to top off the experience.
What's Middle School like? How much homework will I have? How does the schedule work? Who do I go to with a question? Sixth Grade students hosted a panel to answer questions from Fifth Grade about subject material, class schedules, and making new friends in Middle School.
On February 3rd and 4th, Bush students joined peers from other NWAIS schools at an overnight retreat in Overland. The conference offered opportunities to build relationships and explore ideas regarding communication and inclusiveness. Workshop topics ranged from leadership development to cultivating compassion. The conference encouraged students to become engaged leaders in all of their communities.
Wednesday, February 1—7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2—4:00 p.m. Friday, February 3—7:00 p.m. Saturday, February 4—1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 4—7:00 p.m. All shows are in Benaroya Theater on the Bush campus.
Jane Austen’s fourth novel is a sparkling comedy of 19th-century manners centering on the well-intentioned Emma and her sometimes indiscreet, often misapplied, and always entertaining efforts as matchmaker. Witty, intelligent, and spoiled, Emma takes it upon herself to arrange a suitable marriage for her poor friend Harriet. But despite her advantages, she is oblivious to the true nature of almost everyone around her—including herself—until at last she happily loses her own heart.
Come see Jane Austen’s classic book, often considered to be one of her greatest works, adapted by The Bush School’s own Joanne Keegan and performed by the students in The Bush School Drama Department in a wonderful production that will make you laugh and fill you with joy.
Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended. For reservations please click here:
The Mag Gym was transformed on Friday by flags from all over the world, tables and tables of food, and brighly colored flowers around every neck. Bush families sat back and spent time in conversation over a potluck dinner of families' favorite dishes. Performances from the Lower School Choir and Upper School students closed out another night to remember.