Sixteen MacDuffie computer science students participated in the international Bebras Computing Challenge during November 2018. Trung Nguyen scored first place. Dung (Ryan) Doan took second, and Zixun (Bell) Wang captured third while Ningxuan (Cassidy) Lu and Gia (Cindy) Nguyen rounded out the top five scorers.
The Bebras Computing Challenge is organized in 30 countries around the world and introduces computational thinking to students. Each participant gets 45 minutes to answer 15 multiple-choice questions that focus on computational and logical thinking. Congratulations to our top scorers!
A stunning goal from 20 yards by Senior Ania Ludkiewicz midway through the first half was enough to win the 2018 New England Class C Girls Soccer Championship for the Mustangs. After an exhausting 48 hours of travel together with a tough OT win yesterday, the girls did us all proud by producing a gutsy performance against a talented #1 seed Brewster Academy. This was a special moment for our seniors in particular, but for the 8 girls who clinched their 4th Championship in their 5 years at MacDuffie, this was something truly remarkable.
Congratulations ladies, take a bow, your hard work and commitment has once again earned you the rewards.
The MacDuffie School held an official ribbon cutting ceremony this morning to celebrate the completion of a new synthetic turf field. Head of School Steve Griffin expressed thanks to the hard-working team of individuals who helped the project come to a realization.
A special thanks to Mountain View Construction, Milone and MacBroom Architects, Construction Solutions Group, Andrew Parker and Meirion George for driving the project internally.
With slit film and monofilament, the turf’s dual fibers are meant to mimic the feel of a real grass playing field. It will be enjoyed by boys’ and girls’ soccer as well as girls’ lacrosse for both home games and practices.
Griffin said to the student-athletes, “This field is for you.” It will be enjoyed by all of The MacDuffie School sports teams, the students and their families for years to come.
He then cut the ribbon with members of the administration and the student body present to signal the official opening of the field.
The next MacDuffie home meet is a boys’ varsity soccer game slated for Oct. 9.
Several weeks ago we held our most delicious tradition–the International Festival! This student-run event, held in the immediate aftermath of the Run for Hope 5K and Color Run, is an international feast. Students bought and prepared food from their native countries. “So good” doesn’t begin to describe it–thanks to all who took part!
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!