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T-D Celebrates Peace Day 2017

T-D Celebrates Peace Day 2017

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under School Life, Showcase

Thornton-Donovan School celebrated and honored International (UN) Peace Day on September 20, 2017 on the T-D campus. The day started off with Headmaster Flemming sending six T-D Seniors ‘18 to different houses on Overlook Circle to deliver flowers on behalf of the school. The students were Rayaan B...

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Jane Blackstone

By: Jacqueline Burroughs, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under School Life

For this 2017-18 school year T-D was fortunate enough to gain some new staff members, one being our new vocal/music teacher Ms. Jane Blackstone. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ms. Blackstone to learn more about her.  Where are you from, and where did you grow up? “As far as nationali...

T-D Visits Lumen Martin Winter Exhibit

T-D Visits Lumen Martin Winter Exhibit

By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under School Life, Showcase

On Thursday, September 14, Thornton-Donovan School took a trip to the Long Island Museum of American Art to see an exhibit on Lumen Martin Winter. Winter is a famous artist who also has an important connection to T-D’s campus. He moved to New Rochelle during the 1960’s and bought a house that d...

Getting to know T-D’s Rocket Society

Getting to know T-D’s Rocket Society

By: Rayaan Ba, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under School Life

T-D’s Rocket Society has been operating for three years, trying to send a rocket to space. On Saturday, May 26th, the team accomplished their first step in their journey, launching a rocket in a statewide competition in Geneseo, NY. It provided an engaging way for students interested in engineering...

Teachers Speak on Climate Change – A Concern For Generations

Teachers Speak on Climate Change – A Concern For Generations

By: Antonea Rufa, Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017


Filed under News, School Life

It is not news that the earth's climate has been increasing over the years. According to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, there has been an increase of 1.53 degrees since the late nineteenth century. Whether one wants to accept this as a problem, or call it a hoax, even a meager i...

T-D’s End of the Year Art’s House: “Galapagos Adios!”

T-D’s End of the Year Art’s House: “Galapagos Adios!”

By: Lena Blumberg, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2017


Filed under School Life

On June 2, Thornton Donovan had their final Arts House of the school year. It was a long night filled with many talented performers. The evening started off with the Nature of Music class, featuring an appearance by the adorable lower school students. After the introductory piece, the lower school classes...

T-D’s Upcoming Fringe Festival!

T-D’s Upcoming Fringe Festival!

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2017


Filed under School Life

Most school open houses are presented by administrators and teachers, but on Sunday, June 11th, the students of Thornton-Donovan will have center stage. The first annual Fringe Festival is an event that, in the words of Mr. Fleming, “will showcase students speaking about their classes, extracurricu...

T-D Travels to the Galapagos

T-D Travels to the Galapagos

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2017


Filed under School Life, Showcase

From April 13 through the 17, Thornton-Donovan School students had the opportunity to follow in Charles Darwin’s footsteps. Travelers visited the exotic islands of the Galapagos on a four day educational cruise. T-D initially landed at San Cristobal Island, the first island visited by Charles Da...

T-D’s Annual Science Fair

By: Timothy Goldsmith, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2017


Filed under School Life

Thornton Donovan had its annual Science Fair on March 22nd and 23rd with over twenty four participants. Many parents, students, teachers and even the headmaster, Mr. Fleming, came to support the participants. This year's Science Fair was hosted by science teachers Dr. Allen and Dr. Hellge and had di...

T-D’s Spring Arts House

By: Brianna Henry, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under School Life

On March 17, 2017, Thornton Donovan had it’s first Arts House of the year, and as always, it was a success. We opened the night with some lovely flute and ukulele playing from sophomore Quincy Campbell and both teacher and host of this event, Mr. Goodman. Juniors Katie Mason and Leo Murzin, and seni...

T-D’s Peruvian Adventures: Sacred Valley

T-D’s Peruvian Adventures: Sacred Valley

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under School Life, Showcase

Imagine yourself in a high, mountainous region where you are only hundreds of feet away from touching the clouds. Some of our Thornton-Donovan students had a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit this breathtaking place, also known as Peru, on January 16th through the 21st. Out of all of the histo...

T-D Seniors Speak On College Acceptance

T-D  Seniors Speak On College Acceptance

By: Rayaan Ba, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2017


Filed under School Life

It’s about that time of year again. After a long four years of work, seniors have started to receive acceptance letters from their chosen colleges. This year, a number of prestigious colleges –including Cornell, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Polytechnic – have accepted T-D seniors. Seniors Greg Li...

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