The Middle School Balloon Art and Snow Globe E-lective, led by Middle School Spanish Teacher Sarah Kennedy and Sixth Grade History Teacher Ben Wheeler, visited Fred Lind Manor to share their creations and give a "balloon twisting" demonstration. There is a palpable magic between the teens and the seniors. The group also shared their work with Parkshore Retirement Center and the lower school's Aftercare program.
Middle School Drama Presents "The Chocolate Factory"
The Middle School Arts Department is pleased to give you and your family a "golden ticket" to this winter's Middle School production, The Chocolate Factory!
This classic tale gets a new twist with script adaptation and direction by Middle School Drama Teacher Joanne Keegan and an original score composed by Middle School Music Teacher Chris Trimis' Fall E-lective and arranged and performed by Chris' Winter Band E-lective.
Wednesday February 14 Thursday February 15 7:00 p.m. Benaroya Theater on The Bush School campus
Last week’s Winter Backpacking trip to Tronsen Meadow was a success! In this winter skills course with Upper School Outdoor Education Teacher Jay Wyatt ’04, students spent the first part of this course preparing for the three-day snowshoeing trip. The group discussed winter weather, identified strategies to prevent and treat hypothermia and frostbite, and learned how to stay warm and happy in the snow. In the field, students adventured through the alpine environment and practiced winter camping skills, such as digging a snow kitchen. For the remainder of the course students will explore back-country communication and decision making strategies, using case studies and practical scenarios.
Blazer alumni, friends, and faculty celebrated 2018 at the Flatstick Pub in Pioneer Square on January 18. It was a fun night of enjoying local brews and beverages, putting through an indoor mini-golf course, playing unique games, and reconnecting.
ALL THE MONSTERS: A Tale of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
“I had worked for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body. . . I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.” Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
The Bush School Drama Department presents: ALL THE MONSTERS A Tale of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Written and adapted by Joanne Keegan
Some call it the first horror novel. Others have deemed it the earliest science fiction. All have agreed that it is evocative and terrifying. 200 years ago Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel Frankenstein was first published, and it has lived on in the fearful imaginations of readers since that day. “All the Monsters” is a play that explores not just the chilling tale of a man willing to give up everything to create life; but also the experiences of the Mary Shelley, the woman who gave birth to this truly unmatched literary masterpiece.
This play is most appropriate for ages 13 and up
Performances: Wednesday January 31 at 7:00 Thursday February 1 at 7:00 Friday February 2 at 7:00—Alumni Night! All alums get front row seats, a free concession, and a picture with the cast and crew. Saturday February 3 at 2:00 and 7:00
The Climbing and Mindfulness class headed out to Vantage, Washington to put their mental and physical skills into practice. For Bush students, wilderness trips are as much about preparation and reflection as they are the activity itself. Trip leaders Upper School Outdoor Education Teacher Jay Wyatt, Extended Day Assistant Sean McNally, and Middle School French Teacher jillian nicks use such trips as opportunities to help students develop leadership, resilience, and consideration. Prior to the trip, Jay taught the group about climbing movement, strength training, climbing history, safety, and proper use of equipment, as well as the not-insignificant mental aspect of climbing through mindfulness. As Sir Edmund Hillary said, “It’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”
The K-12 Pep Rally brought Bush Blazers of all ages together to celebrate our winter sports teams. A faculty cheerleading squad kept the crowd amped up in preparation for the unveiling of the day's special guest and newest member of the Bush family—official mascot Blaze the phoenix!
The Bush Middle School capped off the last day of school before the holidays at Open Mic, a bi-annual event which allows Middle School students to showcase their musical and artistic talents. Performances at Open Mic included the band "No Clue," singers, and card magicians! During an intermission, Open Mic M.C. Parker, hosted the first ever planking contest—ending in a three-way tie!