Kate Okerstrom Wins 2nd Place in Write Out of This World Contest!
Congratulations to Kate Okerstrom '22 for winning second place in the 6-8 grade category of the 2017 Write Out of This World: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Story Contest! In her story “Moorhen,” May—a girl of the town of Moorhen—recruits a rumored witch and her apprentice to help find Moorhen’s missing children.
Another year's AMP Week has come to a close, and Upper School students have now returned to their classes and senior projects. AMPs this year offered a wide variety of activities, from adventurous mountain biking in Moab to relaxing scrapbooking on The Bush School's campus. Here is just a sampling of the trips and activities both near and far that students participated in this year.
Bush Robotics Club Participates in Forest in Flux Event!
Congratulations to the Bush Robotics Club! Along with students from Northwest and Billings School, they collaborated on the Forests in Flux robotics challenge on Friday, May 20. After building and programming a series of robots, the three schools worked together to successfully complete a number of difficult challenges throughout the day.
We celebrated our annual Fine Arts Evening this past week on the theme of EXPLORATION. I hope you were able to join us. It was wonderful to see your children dancing, singing, acting and performing. It is so rewarding to see the growth in our children as learners, performers and friends at this time of year. Please join me in thanking Mark Francis, Li TIng Hung, Tami Hutchison, Stephanie Kese, Jeffery Adjei and Melissa Cavendar for their collaboration, planning, hard work and creativity that culminated in this week’s two evening events. Bravo to all our young artists, singers, dancers and actors! —Priyanthi Alahendra, Lower School Director
Varsity Boys Soccer moves onto the State Semifinals! Friday night the Blazers won the Class 1A State Quarterfinal 2-0 vs. Seattle Christian. Eamon S '17, one of 12 seniors, shares, “We came in this year, our last year, and we’ve got to get it done. Some of these guys have been with me since kindergarten. It really means a lot to get this far with them.” Read the Seattle Times article about the team.
On Monday, Book It Theater presented their adaptation of Cece Bell’s graphic novel El Deafo to students in Kindergarten through Fourth Grade. El Deafo chronicles the author’s experiences of losing her hearing at a very young age, and her subsequent adjustment to wearing the Phonic Ear, a powerful yet bulky hearing aid. After the performance, Second and Third Grade students participated in workshops with the performers to further explore and discuss the themes of the play.
Eamon Stein Selected for 2017 Star Times Boys Soccer Team
Congratulations to Eamon Stein who was selected to be a member of the 2017 Star Times Boys Soccer Team for his outstanding effort this spring. Each year the Seattle Times selects the best 11 high school soccer players to be honored on their all star team. Star Times began in the 1970s, named as a tribute to the movie Starwars.
The Bush Middle School Presents: The Sewing Room Fables
Middle School Drama Teacher Joanne Keegan compiled fables from a number of countries and cultures into a narrative performed by Middle School student actors. Animal-costumed students and a cast of puppets joined together to share the morals of a broad variety of stories from countries such as France, Spain, and many others. The cast and crew performed The Sewing Room Fables for Lower School students and Middle School students. Join them for the closing night show tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Benaroya Theater!