The Overlook Journal

Glory Days: T-D finds spirit at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

By: Angelo Valentine, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2015


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NEW YORK — Thornton Donovan grades sixth through 12th started the glorious week on Feb 3, with the very first destination being John Jay College of Criminal Justice. It was here that Thornton-Donovan students learned and participated in meditation led by spiritual counselors Joel Rosow and Willia...

New third grade teacher Ms. Beyrer talks about working with younger kids

By: Quincy A. Campbell, Staff Reporter

January 1, 2015


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Ms. Laura Beyrer, Thornton-Donovan's new third grade teacher, joined TD last month after working in schools in New Jersey and New York. She talked to the Overlook Journal about the joys of teaching and her first impressions of the TD way. What is your history in education? Have you taught in ot...

Mr. Goodman talks about wide-ranging music career, directing Art House

By: Quincy A. Campbell, Staff Reporter

January 1, 2015


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Mr. Alan Goodman, who joined the Thornton-Donovan faculty as K-12 music teacher this year, directed his first Art House Cafe in November. He talked to the Overlook Journal about that experience as well as a music career that has taken him around the world and into recording studios and classrooms. What is your backgrou...

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

By: Jane Yoo, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under News, School Life

Habitat for Humanity strives to alleviate housing issues and poverty in places such as Westchester County, New York, where few people can afford their own houses and suffer from poverty. Habitat for Humanity of Westchester is a non-profit and non-governmental organization that helps families in need...

Mr. Schlitten brings ‘Shark Tank’ to TD to teach business

Mr. Schlitten brings ‘Shark Tank’ to TD to teach business

By: Lorenzo Gazzola, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014


Filed under News, School Life, Showcase

This year, Mr. Schlitten has introduced our school to a new course in the Thornton Donovan program called Shark Tank, where he teaches students every aspect of the business world, from the start up process, all the way to expanding one’s business to larger markets. In the first few days of the class,...

Changes to the Infamous SAT

By: Lorenzo Gazzola, Journalist

June 26, 2014


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In the past few months, the College Board has announced that it will be changing the current SAT exam for high school students, starting in the year of 2016. The first cohort of students to primarily take the redesigned SAT will be the entering class of 2017. However, some students will take the current...

A Visit for Peace

A Visit for Peace

By: Kassie Ross, Journalist

April 17, 2014


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It was fourth period and everyone was stumbling in from his or her previous class. There weren’t many seats so people ended up sitting on the floor. As Mr. Morikawa began to present the slides, it grew silent and everyone was fixated on the screen. This was the scene in the Bern’s Memorial Library...

T-D Looks for a Piece of the Pie in an Effort to Secure a New Walkway

T-D Looks for a Piece of the Pie in an Effort to Secure a New Walkway

By: Angelo Valentine, Journalist

April 17, 2014


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Since the junior class sponsored Pie-A-Teacher Day on October 18,Thornton-Donovan School has an additional raised $7,200 through two charitable donations. One of them was for $1,000 and came from an anonymous donor while the other 6,200 came from T-D’s intramural program. Last month, on November...

Thornton-Donovan Gives Peace a Chance

Thornton-Donovan Gives Peace a Chance

By: Kailie Strutin, Journalist

April 16, 2014


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Peace Day is a holiday that not many schools celebrate. Thornton-Donovan School, however, is not one of those school, which is another reason that TD is special. As TD is an international school, it spends extra energy on this topic.  T-D had a Peace Day assembly on September 20th. During the assemb...

Ambassadorial Trip to Russia

Ambassadorial Trip to Russia

By: Lakoi Takona, Journalist

April 16, 2014


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On April 28th 2013, seven TD students – current sophomore Stephanie Ryzyk; juniors Angelo Valentine, Alex Rudnitsky, and I; seniors Nick Curanaj and Miguel Conkright; and graduate Peter Ryzyk - traveled to Russia on what would be an amazing and unforgettable trip.  This trip was the school’s second...

Mr. Baum and His Trip to Brazil

Mr. Baum and His Trip to Brazil

By: Lloyd Williams, Journalist

April 16, 2014


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Lloyd Williams: Where was your trip? Mr. Liam Baum: My trip was to Brazil, specifically the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.   LW: In the past, why did you go to Brazil? LB: The first time I went to Brazil was with Thornton-Donovan as part of our thematic trip when our country of fo...

Pie for Charity

Pie for Charity

By: Angelo Valentine, Journalist

April 16, 2014


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At about 1:10 in the afternoon on Friday, October 18th, Thornton-Donovan students began gearing up for Pie-A-Teacher Day. T-D Staff changed out of their formal attire into more casual garb, and students gathered around and waited for the festivities to begin. Amid the preparations and the general, boi...

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