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What I Did This Summer

College Counselor and English teacher Debi Ellman reflects on the highlight of her summer: taking a poetry workshop taught by fellow BCDS teacher Matthew Lippman. One of her poems is published at the end of […]

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Last New Death

Beaver Math Department Chair, Rob MacDonald released an e-volume of poems titled “Last New Death” (click the image below to read it full-screen). He also edits an online poetry journal “Sixth Finch”  at http://www.sixthfinch.com. Open […]

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Art From Recycled Books

What do you do with old books that have been removed from the library? Turn them into art, of course. Last spring, Upper School art students created three-dimensional sculptures from the old books. They ripped, […]

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Suggested Reading for Parents: Grown Up Digital

As our current families know, Beaver will become a 1:1 laptop community in 2009-10. In meeting the parents of newly admitted students on our re-visit days this month, I’ve explained that becoming a laptop community isn’t a radical change, but instead is intended to make “Beaver to be better at being Beaver.” Students won’t be online every minute of every class, but having laptops will open up channels of communication, collaboration and creativity that weren’t possible before the invention of Web 2.0 applications. Click

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A Great Day to be an American

This morning, in the wake of the historic election of Barack Obama, I called a special all-school meeting in Bradley Hall. Below are the remarks I shared with all students and faculty/staff.

I would never call the school together simply to celebrate or acknowledge a political event. Today is not about Democrats and Republicans; it is much larger than that. Jeff Jacoby, who spoke here at Beaver two years ago, is

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