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Seniors Speak on the SAT

Seniors Speak on the SAT

By: Cecile Mcintosh, Staff Reporter, Chief of Staff

November 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School Life, Showcase

     The SAT or the Scholastic Aptitude Test is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. It is administered by the Education Testing Service (ETS) mainly to high school juniors and seniors. The standardized test offers colleges a common criterion to evaluate all applicants, tes...

An Adventure with Argentinian Visitors

An Adventure with Argentinian Visitors

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under School Life, Showcase

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, Thornton-Donovan School once again had students visit from another part of the world. This month, the school hosted 13 students who flew in from Colegio Lincoln in La Plata, Argentina. Their trip lasted a full two weeks. The students of Thornton-Donovan made friends with the Argentini...

Halloween Costume Parade

Halloween Costume Parade

By: Solana Gagliano, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under School Life

This year, Thornton-Donovan successfully showcased the Halloween spirit with its annual costume parade. Nearing the end of the school day, students from grades K-12 gathered to enjoy their friends dressing up in beautiful, fun, and spooky costumes. A few gems from the parade included fourth grader A...

T-D Student Council Starts Hurricane Relief Drive

T-D Student Council Starts Hurricane Relief Drive

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2017


Filed under School Life, Showcase

  While the student members of Thornton-Donovan School’s Student Council are beginning to elect seven Student Council Officers, council moderator Ms. Tudisco has focused her attention on a more pressing issue. “When the student council was discussing ideas for a community activity, it ...

T-D’s Italian Visitors: A Bite of the Big Apple

T-D’s Italian Visitors: A Bite of the Big Apple

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under School Life, Showcase

On Thursday, September 28th, fifteen students came to Thornton-Donovan School all the way from Liceo Vittoria Colonna High School in Arezzo, Italy. T-D and Liceo Vittoria Colonna have a long-standing relationship, and we were glad to host them again this year. One of their students spoke about her experi...

T-D Celebrates Peace Day 2017

T-D Celebrates Peace Day 2017

By: Mila Mabhongo, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under School Life

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

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 2, 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...

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