Menaul School Commencement Highlight: Johanna Negash ’22

Menaul School Commencement Highlight: Johanna Negash ’22

Optimistic, sophisticated, with a wicked sense of humor Johanna came to us from the icy fjords of Norway (or more accurately, the very normal city of Drammen). An incredibly extroverted and adventurous young woman, Johanna jumped right into every aspect of life at Menaul School for her one-year exchange program. In her year here, Johanna…

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Menaul School Summer Reading 2022

Menaul School Summer Reading 2022

Menaul Middle School is reading… A Wrinkle in Time Menaul Upper School is reading… 9th Grade In-class response essay (50 points)Group Presentation (50 points) Step 1: Choose and obtain one book from the list below to read over the summer. Step 2: As you read, consider the book’s themes, characters, cultural or historical context, settings,…

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Empathy, Mourning, and Protecting Our Community

Empathy, Mourning, and Protecting Our Community

Dear Menaul School Community, As a father of five and a person who has dedicated my life to the care and education of children, like all Americans and sympathetic people everywhere, I am heartbroken at the events in Uvalde, Texas. There are few good words from my broken heart so I must pray.  Prayer of…

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Student Spotlight: Joseph Aranda, 11th Grade

Student Spotlight: Joseph Aranda, 11th Grade

I remember when Joseph and his mom first looked at Menaul School for the 9th grade. Joseph had so many interests, such as learning Mandarin, and I believe at the time he was interested in how large ships are made. I learned of many other interests during his student interview. He said he would get…

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An Announcement From Chaplain Takako Terino

An Announcement From Chaplain Takako Terino

“Blessed are those who trust in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not…

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Baccalaureate, What is it?

Baccalaureate, What is it?

Sending Menaul Grads Into the World With Hope and Blessing An enduring and beloved Menaul School tradition, one which has its origins in medieval European universities, is the baccalaureate service. A service of worship to celebrate and honor our graduating seniors on the evening before Commencement. The most meaningful part of baccalaureate for our seniors…

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Menaul Girls’ Track: District Champs!!

Menaul Girls’ Track: District Champs!!

“It was an amazing meet. There were countless girls involved in this victory.” Jim Benze, Head Varsity Cross Country Coach/Girls Head Track Coach To start with, Mikayla S. took second in the 100 hurdles 17.24, 1st in 300 hurdles 49.64 and first in the high jump 4 ft. 6, which is not even her best…

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Faculty Feature: Kate Roesler, Humanities Support

Faculty Feature: Kate Roesler, Humanities Support

My Story After denying it for many years, I realized teaching is in my blood. My parents were teachers, and their passion for teaching/coaching lives on in me every day. It is incredibly rewarding to be a part of students’ growth, especially when they have persevered through a challenge or obstacle. Outside of school I…

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2022 Harper C. Donaldson Outstanding Alumni Award Nominations

2022 Harper C. Donaldson Outstanding Alumni Award Nominations

The 2022 Harper C. Donaldson Outstanding Alumni Award will be presented at Menaul School’s Honor’s Award Ceremony, May 5th. All alumni are encouraged to submit a nomination for an alumnus whose life exemplifies the values of Menaul School. Submissions must be received electronically or postmarked by April 25th to be considered for the 2022 award. About…

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A Menaul Middle School Production of “Rowdy Kate”

A Menaul Middle School Production of “Rowdy Kate”

On Thursday, March 31st, the middle school theater group put on a fun-filled production of “Rowdy Kate” in Donaldson Auditorium. “Four years ago I picked four plays that had large casts for the middle school. I let the students read each one and vote on their favorite. I repeated this every year until there was…

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A Menaul Tradition: Mission Week 2022

A Menaul Tradition: Mission Week 2022

After a hiatus of two years… We excitedly resume the long-standing Menaul School tradition of Mission Week. Mission week has always been one of the highlights and most beloved aspects of the Menaul School experience. It is a rare Senior Commencement speech that does not refer to their Mission Week experience with great affection. We…

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