Thank you to our presenters for your moving and informative presentations!

Today we commemorated the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 at an assembly with our Upper School students.This was an opportunity to remember those who lost their lives that day and to honor the many firefighters, police, first-responders, and other citizens who heroically responded. Students introduced and raised the National Freedom Flag, a flag designed to mark September 11, and we concluded the assembly with a moment of silence.

Learn more about the Freedom Flag.

Save the Dates!

Deadline Alert! As many of you know, we are excited to host the Grymes Gala & Auction (virtual) on May 1. Please be aware of two upcoming dates: our deadline for sponsorship is April 2 and the last day to order your Gala-To-Go Boxes is April 16. Don’t miss your chance! What is a Gala-To-Go Box, you ask? Here’s a sneak peek at some of what’s inside. To become a sponsor, order your box, or to learn about and register for the event, visit our website:

Student Voices

Here’s a special sneak peek at a poem that is part of the upcoming Student Voices page. We couldn’t resist sharing this poem as we all watch the weather forecast for Sunday and Monday.

Stay tuned as we feature more Student Voices in days to come!


“Superstitions,” by Sara (8th Grade)

A spoon in my left hand,

three ice cubes in my right,

I race up the stairs

and into the bathroom,

toss the ice cubes into the toilet,


and stop to look at my reflection.

Ten-year-old me smiles at herself in the mirror,

short blonde hair,

gaps in her smile,

wearing her favorite Christmas pjs inside out and backward,

with a spoon brandished in her left hand like a wand.

I dart down the hall to my bedroom,

shove the spoon under my pillow,

and run through the check-list in my head.

I’ve done everything.


There better be snow tomorrow.

Traditions: Giving Tree & Santa Hat Day 2020

Many thanks to Mrs. Handelsman and the 8th Grade Community Service Committee for organizing the Giving Tree Assembly! Like most things this year, the assembly looked a little bit different, but the spirit and community impact continue to shine through. We extend a very special thanks to all families for your toy donations this year – we are grateful for your generosity. All toys were delivered to the Children’s Toy Box of Orange after the assembly and the splashes of Santa hats around campus certainly made the season feel bright!

235 Pounds of food!! Thank you for your donations.

“We hope these donations make the holiday celebrations for local families better.”  

~Thomas (’22) & Landon (’22)

Seventh grade Student Leadership Council members organized a food drive with focus on holiday-themed food items. They were proud to collect 235 POUNDS of food! These were given with love, to the Love Outreach Food Pantry of Orange.

“We are happy to help in a time when a lot of families are struggling.”

~Ally (’22)

5th Grade Archaeology Field Trip

Mrs. Johnson took her 5th grade to Montpelier for a hands-on study of archaeology. The students were given the opportunity to sift through dirt excavated from the property. As a bonus they were able to take their findings to an on-site archeologists to analyze the items and learn more about their current property digging sites.  It was a beautiful day to visit President James Madison’s home!