The Upper School production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot will be performed from October 27-29. Often referred to as a "tragi-comedy," Godot is hysterically funny, poignant, irreverent, angry, sad -– all at the same time. This exciting production promises to be unlike any in Gilman's recent past and tickets are limited so get yours now!
"We've got magic to do, just for you... We've got parts to perform, hearts to warm..." So begins the musical production of Pippin that will be performed by Bryn Mawr and Gilman students October 27-29. This Tony award winning show delights and challenges audiences as it explores the search for meaning and belonging. Show dates and times are: Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 29 at 3:00 pm. Get your tickets now!
During Expedition 8, the eighth grade class spent a week camping around the base of Spruce Knob, the highest peak in West Virginia. In addition to a variety of group leadership games, students went caving, became acquainted with wilderness survival, developed compass and map reading skills, and did a chemical and biological survey of a nearby mountain stream. Facing fears, bonding with classmates, and fun were also part of the program. See a slide show here.
Gilman's varsity football team turned out last weekend to work with BeMore Athletic League student athletes during the Flag Football Combine at UA House. The day included football drills, competition, and peer-to-peer bonding. The middle school BeMore students enjoyed talking with Greyhounds about the transition to high school culture, athletics and academics. After the event, Living Classrooms Foundation's Coordinator of Athletics and Events Kevin McCloskey told the team, "You all were amazing. Thank you for your energy, positivity, mentorship and leadership today. You are all always welcome at the UA house."
Mark your calendar: Friday, December 1 is the 10th Annual Lacrosse BINGO NIGHT! Details to come.
The MIAA Cross Country Championship will be held in Oregon Ridge Park on Wednesday, November 1. There will be an admission charge of $8 per vehicle ( in advance - permits purchased on the day of the event at the park will be $10). Permits are not valid for passenger vans, mini buses or buses. If you will be attending the Championship and need a permit, please contact Coach Joe Duncan.
Few authors have a hit book 15 years after their death. Walter Lord '35 is among them. Lord's book The Miracle of Dunkirk, published in 1982, has experienced a resurgence of interest with the recent release of the movie Dunkirk. One of Lord's most famous books is, A Night to Remember, about the sinking of the Titanic. He served as a consultant to James Cameron during the filming of the 1997 film Titanic. Lord's fascination with the Titanic began in childhood. At Gilman, he delivered his senior speech on the topic.
In celebration of his 100th birthday this week, Archivist Johanna Schein presented a Middle School assembly about Walter Lord. Following the assembly, boys enjoyed a special treat: Kona Ice.
US Squash recently announced the recipients of their 2016-2017 Scholar Athlete Awards. Half of the Gilman varsity squash team's top eight players received the award. Congratulations to Brad Levin '17 (now a freshman at MIT), Charlie East '19, Clark Dowling '19, and Ned Gildea '20. The awards are given to high school student athletes with a GPA of 3.5 in school who participated in at least four US Squash-accredited events.