Eaglebrook News

2022

  • December

    Sixth Form Students learn about international diplomacy

    This past weekend six Sixth Form students traveled to a Model UN Conference hosted at the University of New Haven. Multiple high schools and close to 100 students gathered together to practice and learn about international diplomacy. The participants at the conference discussed many issues which our world faces today, including, but not limited to, the protection of civilians in armed conflicts and addressing institutional improvements in regard to physical and mental health. The Eaglebrook students who attended, and the countries they represented were: Scott L. (Brazil), Mardian K.(Kenya), Noah B. (Ghana), Mason F. (United Arab Emirates), and Leo X. (Panama). This conference provided a great opportunity for our students to work towards creating solutions for today's world in a collaborative way, all while still learning and having fun! 
     
  • November

    Eaglebrook Bands Perform at Sunderland Elementary School

    Members of the  Eaglebrook School Concert and Jazz Bands performed for the students of Sunderland Elementary School on Friday, October 28. The concert held special value to Band teacher and conductor Ms. Wendi Melnik who commented on the significance of the bands’ performances at Sunderland Elementary; in addition to being the site of the first community performance since the start of the pandemic, Sunderland Elementary was also the last school to hear Eaglerook’s band perform before the pandemic.The Concert Band performed six songs including pop songs Cups and Cindy Lauper’s iconic bop from the 80s Time after Time. You can watch the Concert Band’s performance here

    Following the Concert Band was Eaglebrook’s Jazz Band. While they only played two songs, Final Countdown and Ants in the Pants, members of the crowd could be seen dancing while seated on the floor of the gym. The performance can be watched here
  • October

    Eaglebrook Celebrates its 80th Country Fair

    While off to a gloomy start due to rain in the forecast the 2022 Country Fair and Parents’ weekend rose to people’s expectations as the weather warmed up and the sky opened to what would be a beautiful fall day in New England. Country Fair got off to its official start on Wednesday night when students in their faculty groups began to make posters to advertise their concessions. Click here to see the posters made by students. 
     
    Students eagerly awaited the arrival of their parents on Friday. Parents filled the assembly area to watch Jeffery Lim ’23 the president of the Student Council gives his assembly. Parents then attended all seven class periods with their children. Photos from the Country Fair class day can be found here. Later in the afternoon, it was time for Eaglebrook’s 80th Country Fair on Memorial Field. It was wonderful to see so many families, friends, and alumni enjoying one of our most loved traditions. Find photos from Eaglebrook’s 80th Country Fair here
     
    After the Fair, Sixth Formers and their parents headed to the Assembly Area for a Secondary School Advising panel with admissions officers from Deerfield Academy, Westminster School, and Millbrook School. The admissions officers gave students and parents some great advice as they prepared to embark on secondary school visits this week. While that happened, there were Parents’ Symposias by Form for the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Forms.     

    The day ended with an Evening of the Arts where students performed a feat of musical pieces followed by three one-act plays. Click here to see the full recording of the event and here for pictures from the night. 
     
    Parents arrived back on campus on Saturday for a series of athletic contests. The day began with in-person parent-teacher conferences followed by the kick-off to a day of sports; the Varsity water polo match against Deerfield Academy. After this was lunch and the Parents’ Association Meeting where Sixth Formers, Trustees, and Head of School Andrew Chase spoke about their experiences with Eaglebrook. 

    On Saturday afternoon, the fields came alive with many teams competing. The afternoon saw almost every Eaglebrook Sport competing to some degree. Find photos from Country Fair Sports here
     
    Country Fair is a wonderful tradition that brings students, families, and faculty together for a weekend of fun. Thanks to all the parents and alumni who visited, and we hope to see you soon for Winter Carnival. 
  • Eaglebrook Underformers go to Model UN in Boston

    Three Eaglebrook Underformers attended the 2022 Greater Boston Model UN Conference (GBMUN) hosted by Suffolk University on October 1st. Over 100 students from 20 middle and high schools participated in the event. This year’s conference was no-prep, meaning that students only found out about their country assignments on the morning of the event, having no time to prepare ahead. Eaglebrook students were assigned to be delegates for South Sudan (Ryan C. ’24), Thailand (Allan B. ’25), and the United States (Allan G. ’24). The topic of this year’s conference was “Finding Durable Solutions for Refugees”. GBMUN is participating in the MUN Refugee Challenge, an initiative launched by the United Nations High Commission (UNHCR) for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, to encourage students worldwide to shape solutions for people forced to flee their homes. During the committee sessions, many resolutions were written to promote resettlement, local integration, and access to basic rights like health care, education, and safety programs for refugees. After the closing ceremonies, the students had the opportunity to walk through the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, and Quincy Market. 
  • September

    Fialkow '09 presenting at Hilly Chase.

    Eaglebrook Alumnus, Julian Fialkow, Speaks to Students about Capital Risk

    The first Hilly Chase Speaker Series of the 2022-2023 school year featured Julian Fialkow ’09. Julian is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder at 186 Ventures, a venture capital firm dedicated to backing founders and companies who have the potential to grow fast. The 186 Ventures name comes from the constant speed of light or 186,000 miles per second.

    “My entrepreneurial career started at Eaglebrook,” he told the students, because Eaglebrook was where he learned the importance of teamwork. While he was working at Draft Kings, he met his eventual partner. A friendship blossomed, but it also became clear that the two of them drove each other to be better. An opportunity arose for them to move on from Draft Kings together, and they took it. 

    Julian loves working in venture capital. He loves learning from people, taking calculated risks, and knowing that the risks do not always pan out as planned. “Most people understand that the best learning you get from life is from trying something, not achieving the outcome you planned for, and going back and having the confidence to do it again,” he told the crowd. “You need to be willing to fail,” he said. 

    In his role at 186 Ventures, Julian is constantly looking for other entrepreneurs to partner with, which requires putting yourself out there, traveling,  and connecting with people you may never see more than once. “I think a lot of that for me came from my time at Eaglebrook, being away from my family, learning how to interact with people I had never met, and finding ways to see common ground even if we have two different backgrounds,” he explained. “I think Eaglebrook for me, and hopefully for you, provides the same level of value.” 

    Watch Julian’s full presentation here, and listen to the podcast he recorded with Drake E.’24 after the presentation here.
  • Eaglebrook Students listen to the first Sunday Meeting of the 2022/2023 School Year.

    The 101 Opening of Eaglebrook School

    Eaglebrook opened its doors to students for the 101st time last week.  This school year, we are welcoming 250 students from 19 states and 23 different countries.

    Day students and boarding Sixth Formers arrived on campus on Tuesday, September 6. While the rain did force everyone inside it didn’t stop them from opening day festivities. Day students cheered at the opportunity to play “rock paper scissors” in a large group setting and enjoy icebreaker activities in two groups. This was just before Boarding Sixth Formers arrived on campus being greeted by none other than the Head of School Mr. Chase. Click here to see pictures from that day.

    On Wednesday, September 7, Sixth Formers took part in leadership activities both on and off campus. One group of boys was driven out to Morse Hill Outdoor Education Center in nearby Leverett, MA while the remaining students attended leadership activities on campus. 

    The next day, new students participated in the “A Day in The Life” Presentation led by Dr. Cyr-Mutty. Later on, while returning students reacquainted themselves with campus, new students took a hike to the Rock along with faculty. During this, Sixth Form students participated in additional leadership activities. Click here to see pictures from those events.

    Students began classes on Friday, September 8, and got their first real taste of Eaglebrook’s rigorous academics. The first athletic practices were also held on the fields around campus.  The next day, Saturday, was a special day of classes for all students. New students were also treated to cookouts by dorm at various campsites on campus Saturday evening. Their Sixth Form Big Brothers came out to the sites to hang out and play games. Click here to see pictures from those events

    Sunday students were greeted with the year’s inaugural Sunday Meeting on Infirmary Field. The most memorable part of the night was Mr. Chase's adage: “We are all part of a new beginning” as he described the continuation of Eaglebrook’s traditions into the next century. Dr. Paul Cyr-Mutty, Dean of Teaching and Learning, delivered a message about looking toward the positives in life shortly before Mr. Chase’s speech. The meeting concluded with the singing of the Eaglebrook Hymn followed by students and faculty taking a few moments to reflect. Click here to see a recording of the night’s speeches. Click here to see photos of the night's event.
  • August

    Introducing Eaglebrook's New Faculty!

  • May

    Dr. Ariel Deutch connecting with Eaglebrook Fourth Form students via Zoom

    Fourth Formers Connect with NASA Scientist

  • April

    Arts Outreach: Eaglebrook to Nigeria

    By Midori Tabery, Eaglebrook Art Teacher
  • Third Formers Zooming with author Caroline Lawrence

    The Third Form Connects with Author Caroline Lawrence

    by Ruth Koenigsbauer, Third Form English teacher
  • Eric Taylor '04 taking questions from students during his Hilly Chase on March 30

    Eric Taylor '04 - Answering Questions Middle Schoolers Need for Life, Career, and Love

  • March

    Beyond Friendship: Alumni Inspire Students and Faculty

  • February

    Lion dancers performing in Gibbs Dining Hall during the 2022 Lunar New Year Celebration

    A Lunar New Year Celebration to Remember

  • The Centennial Winter Carnival

  • Goil Amornvivat '88 speaking at the January 26 Hilly Chase Presentation

    Alums Bring Good Messages Back to Campus

  • January

    Kishan C. ’23 seen discussing the philosophies of MLK and Malcolm X on January 18, 2022.

    Reflective Learning on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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