Category: Around The Circle

16 New Students Welcomed

Welcome new students! We started off the second semester by introducing 16 students to the MacDuffie community.

“This is a great group of new students! Mid-year is always a difficult time for transition, so I applaud the tough choice that these students made to get a head start on next year’s studies,” said Head of School Mr. Griffin. “On behalf of The MacDuffie School, I welcome them to our small, close-knit community – we’ll do our best to make them feel like this is their home away from home.”

Our new students come from the U.S., China, Vietnam, and Kazakhstan and range from 7th through 11th grade.

Thank you for joining our community!

Five Banners Unveiled

We unveiled FIVE Athletics banners last week in honor of the many Fall 2017 achievements across the three sports offered:

Girls’ Varsity Soccer: NEPSAC Class C Champions & WNEPSSA Class C Champions
Girls’ Varsity Volleyball: Class C New England Finalists
Boys’ Varsity Soccer: SENE Champions
Girls’ Varsity Cross Country: SENE Champions

Congratulations to all of our fall student-athletes. GO MUSTANGS!

PHOTOS: 2017 Fall Music & Dance Concert

This year’s Fall Music & Dance Concert took place on December 8 and 9. We had performances from the MacDuffie Singers, the MacDuffie Dancers, the MacDuffie Ensemble, Middle School Band and Chorus, and more. Thank you to all the singers, dancers, and musicians who participated, and thank you to music teachers Ms. Meirovich and Mr. Kaminski and dance teacher Ms. Muzzy for coordinating this impressive event!

(Photos courtesy of Carrie Lu ’19)

2017 Fall Sports Awards

Our Mustangs had an outstanding fall season!

Girls’ Varsity Soccer (11-1-1 regular season) won the NEPSAC Class C Championship and Girls’ Varsity Volleyball (17-0 regular season) made it to the NEPSAC Class C finals for the second year in a row.
Boys’ Varsity Soccer (10-5-1 regular season) won the South East New England (SENE) Conference Championship and made it to NEPSAC Class D semifinals. Both Cross Country teams had strong seasons and a great post-season showing. The Girls’ team came in 1st place in the SENE Championship and the Boys’ team came in 3rd.

The 2017 Fall Sports Awards took place during playoffs and reflect regular season achievements. Thank you to all the coaches who help make this season a success!

As well as teams, the following individual players were honored at the Fall Sports Awards:

Most Valuable Player
Ania Ludkiewicz ’19 — Soccer
Jace Legowski ’18 — Soccer
Ian Hua ’20 — Cross Country
Kacey Deecher ’20 — Volleyball

Most Improved Player
Jillian Ouimet ’21 — Soccer
Jola Oke ’18 — Soccer
Marie Hua ’21 — Cross Country
Jocelyn St. Onge ’18 — Volleyball

Coach’s Award
Kasia Ludkiewicz ’21 — Soccer
Hazim Jaber ’19 — Soccer
Olivia Ramirez ’19 — Cross Country
Ethan Deecher ’18 — Cross Country
Aniis Anderson ’18 — Volleyball

Players’ Choice Award
Emilee Auclair ’18 — Soccer
Devon Huard ’18 — Soccer
Nicolette Peterson ’19 — Cross Country
Ian Hua ’20 — Cross Country
Ashley Stebbins ’18 — Volleyball


This year’s Fall Play was THAT’S THE SPIRIT, a murder mystery spoof directed by Mr. Lyman and produced by Ms. Benedict. The zany whodunit follows the murder of Hollywood psychic in a home that once belonged to a famed illusionist. The cast of characters–complete with a walking lampshade–make for a colorful and unusual list of suspects.

Congratulations to all who participated in the play, and thanks to Ms. Tew and Mr. Epaul for the photos!