I am proud to be a Bengal.

Yes, faculty, parents, students, and staff … we are all part of this community that we call Bengal Nation and all hold a stake in making it great and singing its praises.  I don’t know that I can list all of the reasons that being a Bengal makes me ferklempt (Yiddish, for being overcome with emotion), but in the last few weeks alone, I was proud of our students and how they came together as a community to show their spirit and raise money for Bengal Games.  I watched a number of young high school students donate blood at the first opportunity their age would allow.  We had students fight hard on the field in the Face-Off Against ALS Challenge against Page, and our drama students put on yet another remarkable show.  I am sure you can add to this list of accolades and boasts.

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US Director Letter: April 14
Posted 04/14/2017 10:00AM

Dear Upper School Families,

This week we enjoyed the Senior Arts Awards during our activities period.  What a talented group of students!
As we look ahead to the end of the school year, our community is filled with activities.  Following are details about some of the significant events.  This list is not exhaustive. If you have a question about an activity that is not listed here, please do not hesitate to ask. Carol G .Williams (carolgwilliams@greensboroday.org) in the Upper School office is always a good place to start. 

Thursday, April 20      
Cum Laude Induction – 12:20 pm – Sloan Theatre
Senior Arts Showcase – 5:30 pm – Kaplan Lobby
Upper School Senior Farewell Concert – 7:30 pm – Sloan Theatre

Friday, April 21 - Alumni Dinner honoring retiree Kathy Davis 

Thursday, April 27 - Sloany Awards 7 p.m. – Sloan Theatre

Monday, May 1 - Senior Projects begin through May 26 

Monday, May 22 - Late Start 10:15 a.m., Professional Development 

Thursday, May 27 - Spring Sports Awards Ceremony - 8:15 a.m. – Sloan Theatre. Audience members and honorees are asked to remain for the entire program. 

Sunday, May 28 - Junior Backpacking Trip departs early a.m. and returns June 2 at 4 p.m.

Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day, School Closed

Tuesday, May 30 - Upper School Exams, all students in 9th and 10th grades, through June 2 

Thursday, June 1 - Senior Project Showcase, 6:30 p.m., Sloan Theatre
Monday, June 5 - Upper School Faculty Workday, No School

Tuesday, June 6 - All School Closing – 8:30 a.m.- Dillard Gym

Wednesday, June 7 - Junior/Senior Prom - 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Empire Room, Elm Street 

Thursday, June 8 - Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal for all seniors beginning at 2:45 p.m. Immediately following the rehearsal, the seniors report to the Sloan Theatre for Convocation beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 8 - Convocation 4:30 p.m. in the Sloan Theatre. Due to the limited seating capacity in the theatre, we ask that guests be limited to immediate family for this event. The Convocation program focuses specifically on seniors and their accomplishments at Greensboro Day School. Senior attire for this occasion is semi-formal. Males should wear coat and tie with dress pants.  Females should wear  dresses or dressy pants and blouses. All students should wear appropriate shoes – no flip flops or tennis shoes!  Attire should be respectful and reflect the solemnity of the event.

Friday, June 9 - Graduation -  9 a.m. in Dillard GymSeniors need to arrive at 7:30 a.m. There are no seating limitations for that event. Doors will open at 8:15 a.m. that day and seating is first come, first served. Families who need accommodations for wheelchair access to the facility should contact Chrissy Olson at christineolson@greensboroday.org for arrangements by Friday, June 2. For Graduation exercises, this is a semi-formal coat and tie event.  Females are required to wear all white.  Males are required to wear a navy blue blazer with dress shirt and tie and white pants.  All students should wear appropriate dress shoes - no flip flops or tennis shoes. Since students will be seated on an elevated platform, it is particularly important to be mindful of appropriate hemlines.  The entire faculty will honor the class by attending all Commencement exercises wearing their academic regalia.  

I hope all these dates will help you sort through the end of the year activities.  Have a nice long weekend! 


Robin Schenck, Ph.D.
Interim Upper School Director  
  • April 29, 2017
    • All School Art Show
    April 30, 2017
    • All School Art Show
  • May 1, 2017
    • All School Art Show
    • Senior Projects Begin (through May 26)
    May 2, 2017
    • 8th Grade Trip to DC

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