|REUNION WEEKEND |
Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30
With 27 on-campus events, there's something for everyone. Classes ending in 1 & 6 will celebrate milestone reunions, but everyone is welcome. Register online now!
You will have the opportunity to hear about the McDonogh Forever Campaign and the future of our campus at Lunch with the Headmaster (Friday at noon, Osborne Room) and at Breakfast with the Headmaster (Saturday at 9:00 a.m., Bowman House).
If you have questions, contact Jen Corrigan, associate head of advancement for alumni relations, at [email protected].
|ONE DATE, TWO GREAT ALUMNI EVENTS IN THE BIG APPLE|
On Thursday, February 24, McDonogh hosted a luncheon at the New York Athletic Club. Headmaster Charlie Britton spoke briefly about the campus master plan and Director of College Counseling Alice Margraff outlined the current college application process. Thank you to Tom Morrison '52 for his help in planning the event.
Later in the evening, New York area alumni were joined by faculty members Cynthia Cox and Wright Abbot for a happy hour at The World Bar.
McDonogh Forever is the largest capital campaign undertaken by an independent school in Maryland. The $75 million campaign, officially launched in November 2010, will fund campus improvement projects, specifically:
- The Edward St. John Student Center
- The Naylor Building for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
- The Rosenberg Campus Green, connecting the new and existing buildings
- An energy plant to serve the entire campus
- Reconfiguration of Woods Road with a new traffic signal
- Two artificial turf fields and the renovation of the Howard C. "Dutch" Eyth Baseball Field
- Construction of two new parking lots, netting nearly 50 additional spaces
Changes to the campus are already visible. Woods Road has been re-routed and widened to include a turn lane, and the baseball field renovations are almost complete.
In February, the board approved some site work, and the following will begin this spring and will take approximately six months:
- Construction of a new parking lot
- Demolition of the one-story, brick Doyles Woods building and the two homes on the north side of Woods Road
- Building of a new stormwater management system where the Doyle Woods building is now located
- Installation of underground pipes for the new energy plant
- Sediment control
When funding is in place, construction of the Naylor Building will start, followed a few months later by the St. John Student Center. Demolition of Lamborn Hall and the construction of the Rosenberg Campus Green will then follow. Completion of this phase is expected to take two years and eight months.
The nearly $60 million raised to date includes the stunning $30 million challenge grant from the Rollins-Luetkemeyer Foundation as well as pledges to be paid over extended periods.
For up-to-date information on the campaign, visit www.mcdonogh.org/campaign.
McDONOGH HOSTS JAPANESE EXCHANGE STUDENTS AND SUPPORTS VICTIMS
Just ten days after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, eight students and two teachers from the Seijo Gakuen Senior High School in Tokyo boarded a plane and headed to the United States for a two-week stay at McDonogh. The visit, coordinated by upper school history teacher Dave Harley, was part of an exchange program between the two schools that began in 1988.
"The personal stories of the tragedy from the Japanese students deeply impacted our students and has inspired many to find ways to support the Japanese people," said Head of Upper School Kirsten Adams.
The guests, who stayed with host families from McDonogh, kept busy absorbing American sights, cuisine, and culture. In addition to attending classes, the Japanese students spent a day in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Gettysburg before returning to Tokyo on April 2.
On Friday, April 1, upper school students gathered to say farewell and presented the visitors with a ceremonial check representing funds that students in grades K-12 raised for the Japanese Red Cross Society (more than $12,000 to date). The entire McDonogh community wore red and white apparel and ribbons to school in honor of Japan's national colors.
Read more about the Japanese Exchange Program and McDonogh's efforts to help Japan in The Baltimore Sun and on Patch.com. The story was also broadcast on WJZ-TV and WMAR-TV.
Varsity Spring Records as of April 7, 2011
Boys Baseball: 5-6
Boys Golf: 2-1
Boys Lacrosse: 7-1
Boys Tennis: 7-2
Boys Track: 1-1
Girls Golf: 3-1
Girls Lacrosse: 7-0
Girls Softball: 4-0
Girls Track: 3-0
See all athletic scores and schedules for the year.
Share Your News for the Fall Magazine
If you have class news, wedding, or birth announcements for the fall issue of McDonogh magazine, please email the information to Lynn McKain, editor, at [email protected].
Tell us if you have earned an academic degree recently, added to your family, retired, won an award, published an article or book, taken a new job, relocated, or achieved a milestone. Digital photos are welcome. Picture file sizes should be at least 300 dpi or 1MB. Please label photos with your name and class year, and caption the photo in your email. The spring issue is in the mail now.
| ALUMNI ON FACEBOOK |
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| LINKEDIN ALUMNI GROUP |
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| WHAT'S THE STORY HERE?|
This photo, taken in 1961, shows dayhops unloading from the bus outside of Allan Building. All students were inspected by upper school officers for shined shoes, polished brass, straightened ties, appropriate hair length, and on rainy days, over-shoes and rain hats. If a student didn't pass inspection, he was given a delinquency slip, aka "being slugged." Students found they couldn't get away with too much.
| ONLINE DIRECTORY FOR ALUMNI|
If you have never checked out our Online Alumni Community Directory, or if you need to update your information, pleasevisit it now. You can also:
- find contact information for classmates, alumni and faculty
- career network with other alumni
- submit and view class notes and photos
- stay connected with McDonogh School
Spread the word to classmates!