2006-2007 Photo Essays

2007 Commencement (Students)

On Friday, June 8, the 140 members of the Class of 2007 walked proudly behind departing Headmaster Bo Dixon through the chute of applauding faculty, down to Childs Memorial Terrace, and into McDonogh history.

Eighth Grade Closing Ceremony (Students)

The Eighth Grade Closing Ceremony, held yesterday morning on Childs Memorial Terrace, marked the Class of 2011's official promotion to Upper School.

LS Closing 2007 (Students)

The Class of 2015 celebrated the completion of Lower School yesterday in the Rollins-Luetkemeyer Athletic Center. The 70 classmates accepted certificates from the headmaster, hugs and handshakes from their teachers, and the privilege of tossing their blazers into the air at ceremony's end.

Athletic Awards Evening 2007 (Athletics)

More than eighty upper schoolers received awards last night for participation, service, and outstanding achievement in athletics. A total of 17 seniors earned Golden Eagle awards for participation in a sport during every season of their Upper School careers. Varsity letters also went to coaches Joe Rice and Andy Motsko, coach and former athletic director Jack MacMullan, and Headmaster Bo Dixon and wife Ann.

2007 Stewart Recital (Students)

Seniors Robby F. and Terrell W. entertained their audience with a myriad of performances, including songs in German, French and Spanish, dance numbers, gospel music, and choral conducting.

Three, Two, One, Blast Off (Students)

Fourth graders launched water bottle rockets on Thursday, May 31, after spending several weeks building and testing their creations. Some went high, some went far, and some never left the ground during this annual pre-summer activity.

Cardboard Boat Race (Students)

Upper School students raced across McDonogh's Duck Pond in vessels contructed of cardboard during the Annual Cardboard Boat Race on Friday, May 25. As you will see, some stayed afloat and some did not!

2007 Memorial Day Service (Events)

Members of the McDonogh community gathered on Memorial Court to remember the alumni who gave their lives in the service of our country.

5th and 6th Grade Eagle Day (Students)

On May 18, students divided into two teams of orange and black and had a field day with games that emphasized teamwork, good sportsmanship, and good old-fashioned fun.

2007 Headmasters Day (Events)

Each year the Headmaster's Day ceremony rewards academic and artistic achievement, honors faculty and staff who have served the school for 25 years and allows us to say goodbye to those who are retiring.

Headmaster's Golf Challenge (Students)

Juniors Greg B. and Erik O. won free dress for their entire grade by sinking a hole-in-one on the "pyramid hole" during their annual golf challenge with Headmaster Bo Dixon.

Second Graders Moon Walk (Students)

On May 15 and 16, Mrs. Lewis's second graders and her dog Spencer, playing the part of John Glennco, took the stage of the Carpenter Outdoor Classroom for the production "Moonwalk."

Girls Track Wins IAAM (Students)

The girls track team won its fourth straight league championship on Saturday, May 12 at Calvert Hall, finishing more than 60 points ahead of Seton Keough.

Sixth Grade Triathlon (Students)

After weeks of training during physical education classes, sixth graders ran, swam and biked to the finish line on Friday, May 4. The athletes had a choice of participating as a team member or competing on their own as an Iron Man or Iron Woman. The best part of the race was the tremendous support students showed their classmates along the way.

Dixon Day (Students)

Students, faculty, and staff celebrated "Dixon Day" May 2 in honor of Headmaster Bo Dixon, who will leave McDonogh in June after 15 years. After an all-school picnic, everyone gathered in the quad to pay tribute. On behalf of all-students K-12, emcees Emily and Amanda gave the headmaster a memory jar containing good wishes from each student.

Dining Hall Staff Honored (Events)

During the Middle School morning meeting on May 1, sixth grade students and teachers honored McDonogh's dining hall staff as part of a community service project.

Reunion Weekend 2007 (Alumni)

The campus was bustling with activity on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 as hundreds of graduates returned to celebrate Reunion Weekend.

Cum Laude Ceremony (Students)

Twenty-nine top scholars, including 15 seniors and 14 juniors, were inducted into McDonogh's chapter of the Cum Laude Society on Friday, April 27.

Seventh Grade Time Capsule (Students)

During Reunion Weekend, some members from the Class of 1992 and their English teacher, Kathie Corcoran, returned to campus and met with current seventh graders to share letters that they wrote and buried in a time capsule when they were in seventh grade at McDonogh School 20 years ago. Afterwards, the current seventh graders buried a time capsule containing letters they wrote about life today, with the hope of returning in 20 years to share their experiences with seventh graders in the Class of 2027.

Senior Thesis Art Exhibition (Students)

Thirteen students displayed their senior art projects at the St. Paul Gallery on Saturday, April 21.

Mr. G.Q. 2007 (Students)

And the winner is ... Ben. Here are scenes from the 2007 Mr. G. Q. Contest, held April 21 in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre. Photos by Jay K. '08.

Silent Art Auction (Events)

Over $3000 was raised for sister school McDonogh 26 at a silent art auction on April 18. The event was coordinated by a senior art student.

Web Chat with McDonogh 26 (Students)

Students in Mrs. Irving's First Grade spoke with their peers in Gretna, Lousiana.

Adventure with the Arts (Students)

Lower School students shared their musical and artistic talents with relatives and guests during "Adventure with the Arts Day" on Friday, April 13.

2nd Annual Mardi Gras Dash (Students)

On April 3, Upper School students, faculty and staff particpated in a 3 mile fun run/walk coordinated by the Rollins-Luetkemeyer Leaders to raise money for sister school McDonogh 26 in Louisiana.

Japanese Exchange Students (Students)

On March 29, seven Japanese exchange students and their chaperone spent the day in the Lower School before heading back to Tokyo after a two week stay at McDonogh.

Collage Artist Visit (Students)

On March 28, local artist Stephen Parlato taught fourth graders how to create collages similar to those in his children's book "The World that Loved Books."

Our Town Production (Students)

The McDonogh Resident Acting Company performed Thornton Wilder's play Our Town in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre the last weekend in March.

American Biography Day (Students)

Third graders took the stage of the Ceres M. Horn Theatre as patriots, doctors, athletes, authors, artists, and many others for American Biography Day on March 7.

Faculty Visit McDonogh 26 (Students)

Lower School teachers Barbara Zimmerman and Mary Catherine Irving journeyed to New Orleans in mid-February to connect with counterparts at sister-school McDonogh 26.

India Trip (Students)

Six upper schoolers and an eighth grader visited the Pardada Pardadi Vocational School in rural India during spring break.

Spring Break in New Orleans (Students)

Nine students and two teachers visited our sister school, McDonogh 26, in Gretna, Louisiana over Spring Break.

5th and 6th Grade Oratories (Students)

Seven 6th graders and six 5th graders presented their oratories in front of the entire Middle School in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre on Friday, March 9. The students were selected based on their enunciation, poise, expression, and effectiveness.

The Book as Art (Students)

"The Book as Art" exhibition opened with a reception in Tuttle Gallery on Thursday, March 8.

Beach Day 2007 (Students)

The temperature outside was quite chilly, but that didn't stop the Lower School from celebrating Beach Day on March 9, the last day of school before spring break. Parents treated students to an ice cream party in honor of the occasion.

Multicultural Evening (Students)

"Reach for Diversity" was the theme of this year's Multicultural Evening on Friday, March 2.

Dr. Seuss Cake Contest (Students)

Lower School students celebrated Dr. Seuss's 103rd birthday and the 50th anniversary of "The Cat in The Hat" with a "BAKE A CAKE FOR DR. SEUSS" contest on Friday, March 2.

Bat Boxes (Students)

Third grade students create bat habitats with help from UMBC Students for Environmental Awareness.

Broadway Revue (Students)

Middle School choral students took the stage of the Ceres M. Horn Theatre and performed songs from famous Broadway musicals on February 23 and 24.

New York City Alumni Reception (Alumni)

A record crowd of McDonogh alumni and parents convened on February 22 at the Cub Room in New York City, where they joined current faculty members John Van Meter and Jeff Sanborn.

Lower School Celebrates Mardi Gras (Students)

Mardi Gras was the theme of the Lower School Chapel on Friday, February 23.In true New Orleans style, students in pre-first through fourth grade wore colorful masks and beads for the celebration.

100th Day of School (Students)

The Lower School celebrated the 100th day of school with much hoopla on Thursday, February 22. First graders made crowns, kindergartners and their teachers came to school with 100 items stuck to their clothes, and classes throughout the building enjoyed special snacks and math activities involving the number 100.

Rock 'n Roll Second Grade (Students)

Second graders in rooms 215 and 216 rocked and rolled their way through the history of music.

Black History Assembly (Students)

The McDonogh Black Awareness Club presented a kaleidoscope of images through song, dance, poetry in honor of Black History Month.

Swimming Champs Again (Students)

The girls swim team won its fourth straight IAAM Swimming Championship at UMBC's aquatic center yesterday. The girls earned 485 points by swimming personal bests in 26 out of 27 races.

Well, Well, Well Concert (Students)

The Dining Hall was rockin' on the evening of January 26 when Middle School Rock Shop bands performed a concert to raise money to build a well for the Mutyangoi School in Kenya.

McDonogh Dances (Students)

The Upper School Dance Ensemble entertained audiences during McDonogh Dances on January 27 and 28.

McDonogh Visits Florida (Alumni)

McDonogh held three regional events in Florida: Jupiter on January 22, hosted by Laney and Gordon Lewis '58, Naples on January 23, hosted by Carolyn Obrecht, and Bradenton on January 24, hosted by Scott Kallins '77.

Art Baskets for the Poor (Students)

Mary Catherine Irving's first grade class filled 72 baskets with art supplies for children served by the House of Ruth and My Sister's Place. Most of the supplies were purchased with money the children earned by doing extra chores at home.

We Have a Dream (Students)

Inspired by the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr., second graders in Kate Hailstone's class expressed their wishes for all people: clean water, food to eat, a home to live in, a good education, a good job, clean air, a friend, peace.

Freshman Talent Show (Students)

The freshman SGA sponsored a talent show on January 11 in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre. Singers, rock musicians, jugglers, a rap artist, and a Rubik's Cube master from the Class of '10 displayed their talents for an appreciative audience. Faculty member Steve Martel was a guest performer.

All-School Art Exhibition (Students)

Students, teachers and guests enjoyed artwork on display during the opening reception of the All-School Art Exhibit on January 11. The exhibit will remain in the Tuttle Gallery through January 31.

Middle School Geography Bee (Students)

Twenty-five students competed in the finals of the annual Middle School Geography Bee in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre on Friday, January 5.

Remembering Ceres Horn '86 (Events)

Students remembered scholar, actor, athlete, and "shining star" Ceres M. Horn '86 with a special assembly on January 4, 2007, the 20th anniversary of her death in an Amtrak train crash. Ceres's friends and family, including her mom, Susan, were among those in attendance.

Freshman Museum Project (Students)

The Upper School Library looked a lot like a wing of the Smithsonian just before winter break when freshmen world history students brought ancient civilizations to life with exhibits that they developed as part of McDonogh’s inaugural Museum Project.

Allan in Gingerbread (Students)

Students in a junior U.S. History class constructed a gingerbread replica of the Allan Building, complete with clocktower made of chocolate. After many hours of planning, constructing and decorating, they presented it today to Headmaster Bo Dixon.

Peace and Light Celebrations (Students)

Lower School students brought holiday joy to those who attended the annual Celebrations of Peace and Light on December 20.

Holiday Project Wraps (Students)

Holiday Project packages from all over campus were delivered today to St. Gregory the Great Church downtown. Students and teachers loaded the vehicles, while parents and school staff drove boxes for 152 families to the church.

Holiday Assembly (Students)

The festive 2006 Holiday Assembly featured a delightful mix of student performances wrapped into a clever skit about two pirates seeing the light.

Alumni Holiday Luncheon (Alumni)

On December 13, alumni and their spouses/guests enjoyed a delicious lunch and entertainment from McDonogh's own Gentlemen Songsters and the Women of Note, led by Philip Olsen. The Reverend Tom Bauer '54 offered a blessing, and after many disclaimers, Headmaster Bo Dixon was successful delivered a funny Christmas joke. Thank you to all alumni for spending time on campus!

Mingle and Munch (Students)

Alexander the Great, Mohandas Gandhi, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Houdini, Mary Cassatt, and Lucille Ball were among the famous people conversing in the lobby of Ceres M. Horn Theatre on December 12. Sixth graders portrayed them during Famous People Mingle and Munch, the culminating activity of a cross-curricular biography study.

Aquatic Center Opening (Events)

The Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr. Aquatic Center opened December 5 with much fanfare. It preceded the boys team's first meet of the season, vs. St. Paul's School.

India Exchange (Students)

Three freshmen from the all-girls Pardadi Pardada Vocational School in Anupshahar, India initiated an exchange program with McDonogh this fall. From October 22-31, the girls and their chaperone, Shahan Jose, learned all about American life. On campus, they attended classes, visited the Lower School, played Cricket with the Cricket Club, answered lots of questions, and offered their handcrafts for sale. Off campus, they saw a vocal music concert at the Meyerhoff, went to services at a Hindu temple, and took a field trip to the Baltimore Zoo.

Holiday Bazaar 2006 (Events)

Shopping, crafts, games, food, and fun were the highlights of the 2006 Holiday Bazaar yesterday in the Rollins-Luetkemeyer Athletic Center. Organized by the McDonogh Parents Association, the event drew a huge crowd.

Myths and Masks (Students)

Ever wonder why pickles are sour, why bullfrogs croak or why turtles have shells? Fourth graders, wearing colorful masks made from plaster molds of their own faces, answered questions like these in skits that they created and performed for Lower School students, parents, and other special guests in the Ceres M. Horn Theatre the week before Thanksgiving. Take a look at the production process, from mask-making to show time.

Alumni Splash (Alumni)

Swim and water polo team alumni from the last 15 years made a big splash in the new Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr. Aquatic Center last Friday, November 24. They were the first alumni group to see the new facility and its eight-lane, 50-meter pool.

Alumni Thanksgiving Breakfast (Alumni)

The largest turnout ever of college-age alums and seniors gathered in Lamborn Hall for the headmaster's annual Thanksgiving breakfast on November 23. They reunited for a McDonogh family meal and the opportunity to pay tribute to Headmaster Bo Dixon, who is retiring in June 2007. On behalf of all in attendance, members of the Class of 2003 thanked the headmaster by giving him an engraved spatula. The headmaster has spent his last 15 Thanksgiving mornings flipping pancakes for the young alumni.

Kindergarten Thanksgiving (Students)

The kindergarten classes celebrated the country's Native American roots with a Thanksgiving feast.

Sixth Grade Science Fair (Students)

After many weeks of hard work, students proudly shared their science fair projects with family, friends, and teachers on Monday evening, November 20.

All in the Timing (Students)

Hilarious, poignant, risqué, eloquent—David Ives’s All in the Timing is all of these. These are scenes from nine challenging one-act plays that comprised the Upper School fall production. Ives creates worlds populated by neurotic chimps, frantic mayflies, and precocious appliances so that we might laugh at ourselves and those things that obsess and compel us.

Mix it Up at Lunch Day (Students)

On November 14, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders left the comfort of their regular lunch tables to sit with those they didn't know during Mix it Up at Lunch Day, sponsored by the Middle School diversity and leadership groups.

Spirit Week (Students)

Highlights from spirit week, including Upper School "Decades Day," Middle School "Clash Day," and the spirit parade and pep rally held on Friday, November 10 in preparation for the 91st Annual McDonogh vs. Gilman football game the next day.

Eagles Victorious vs. Gilman (Students)

From pre-game festivities to post-game victory celebrations, orange and black spirit prevailed on November 11 for the 91st Annual McDonogh vs. Gilman football game.

NCAA Signings (Students)

Six scholar-athletes in the Class of 2007 officially accepted Division I college scholarships in basketball and lacrosse on November 8.

Fall Sports Wrap-up (Students)

Highlights from the 2006 football, soccer and field hockey seasons.

Concert Choir Sings With BOC (Students)

On Friday, October 27, the Concert Choir rehearsed with the Baltimore Opera Company Chorus. The choir will sing "Va, pensiero" during the BOC's performance of Nabucco at the Lyric Opera House on November 17.

Fourth Grade Punkin Chunkin Contest (Students)

On Thursday, November 2, Fourth graders simulated the annual Punkin Chunkin World Championships held in Delaware with a lesson in aim, force and trajectory on Chapel Hill.

Halloween (Students)

Livingston Taylor Teaches and Performs on Campus (Students)

On Friday, October 20, singer, songwriter and teacher Livingston Taylor was on campus for a performing arts master class with Upper School music students. Later in the evening, he performed a concert before a sold-out crowd of McDonogh fans.

Race for the Cure (Events)

Some ran, some walked, some strolled, some sang, some doled out water, and some "slept in." All 918+ members of the McDonogh/Komen MD Race for the Cure team supported the worthy cause by raising nearly $40,000 for in-state breast cancer education, research, and treatment. Here are scenes from the October 21 event.

WWII Veteran Visits (Students)

World War II veteran Bernard Sevel visited the fifth grade to talk about his war experiences, which relate to a book the students are reading.

Eighth Grade Bay Trip Spirit Continues (Students)

On October 6, eighth graders spent the day building upon what they learned on their Chesapeake Bay trip the week before. Through presentations and hands-on activities students explored how the use of water on campus affects the Chesapeake watershed.

New Pool Opens (Students)

The new 50-meter pool in the Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr. '48 Aquatic Center opened today, to the delight of the water polo players. They were the first to use the new facility.

Founder's Day (Students)

The school community gathered today to pay tribute to school founder John McDonogh and all those who have left the McDonogh family.

Junior Retreat (Students)

The Class of 2008 bonded over team challenges at the Genessee Valley Outdoor Learning Center on Monday, October 9.

Jr. Pin Dinner and Ceremony (Students)

Members of the Class of 2008 were in the spotlight October 11 at the annual Junior Pin Dinner and Ceremony.

Seventh Grade Stream Study (Students)

On the morning of October 9, seventh graders headed out of the science lab and into the waters of the Gwynn Falls stream on McDonogh's campus to collect all sorts of data.

Richmond Regional 2006 (Alumni)

Richmond area alumni gathered at the home of Mary Kay and Bill Widhelm '86 on Thursday, October 5. Alumni from classes of 1970 through 1999 reminisced about their days at McDonogh and enjoyed hearing updates on the school from Headmaster Bo Dixon and his wife, Ann.

Pool Progress (Athletics)

The new 50-meter pool in the Henry A. Rosenberg Jr. Aquatic Center will be completed on time and on budget. Students should be swimming before the promised November 17 completion date.

It's Raining Reading (Students)

Lower schoolers received showers of congratulations on September 26 after they met their summer reading goal of 3,500 books! Students enjoyed their cool reward, as these photos show.

31st Annual Golf Classic (Alumni)

Blue skies and warm temperatures prevailed over the greens of The Country Club of Maryland on Monday, September 18 as 84 golfers participated in the 31st Annual McDonogh Golf Classic. Thank you to the 30 sponsors for helping the Alumni Association support the McDonogh community. A special thanks to Leslie Finkelstein for her beautiful photography!

First Day of School 2006 (Students)

Smiles, hugs, and high-fives could be seen all around campus as students reunited with friends and faculty for the start of the 2006-2007 school year on September 6. Also featured are photos from lower school and middle school new student orientation, and upper school boarder move-in day on September 5.

Japan Exchange (Students)

Featured Images (Students)

All the featured images for the 2006-2007 school year.

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