Morristown-Beard Celebrates Convocation & Community Day

The Morristown-Beard School community kicked off the 2019-2020 academic year on Wednesday, September 4th with Convocation & Community Day.

The day consisted of an opening Convocation ceremony in Founders Hall, class meetings, advisor group meetings, and summer reading discussion groups.

In his opening remarks, Headmaster Peter J. Caldwell encouraged students to approach the idea of “seeing” more actively, recognize their “blind spots” and work to overcome them.

Click here to read the full transcript of Mr. Caldwell's remarks.

Students also heard from English teacher Peter Donahue, who offered an insightful and comical re-thinking of the “to do” list, World Languages teacher Jenifer Laviola, who spoke about the concept of time, and Whitney McDonnell ’20, the Student Government Association (SGA) President, who spoke about the feeling of community at MBS and the importance of risk-taking.


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