The Overlook Journal

Thornton-Donovan starts tennis program as newest sport

By: Yuriy Sandmeier and Timothy Malejko

March 31, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report, Sports

Thornton-Donovan's newest sport is tennis. Many people are looking forward to playing. There are two groups in the program. One is for the Lower School (K-5) and one is for the Upper School (6-12). There are two groups because one is for more advanced players, and the other is for beginners. Some...

Spring arrives at Thornton-Donovan and students get to play outside

By: Lucca Ardizzone-West and Ashley Antoniou

March 31, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report

After being cooped up inside for about two or three months, the students of Thornton-Donovan are finally getting to play outside. Spring is here, and the Lower School has been waiting for a while. The kids now get to play hide and seek, tag or just explore all of the nooks and crannies of the field. ''I...

Trio: The next big app in social media

Trio: The next big app in social media

By: Stephanie Ryzyk, Managing Editor

March 25, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

For the past decade, people worldwide have turned to social media as an important platform for communication and expression; whether by posting photos of interesting activities or updating their life statuses, they are constantly looking for social valediction from their peers by showcasing the highlights...

Young scientists, including fifth graders, bring projects to science fair

By: Madeline Bramel and Lekhaa Singh

March 24, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report

The young scientists at Thornton-Donovan showed what they could do March 6 at the annual science fair for the fifth through 12th grades. There were many interesting projects, and the judges were fascinated. One of the fifth grade scientists, Sofia Vargas-Arcia, did a project about your favorite...

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ brings back a cappella group, this time in international contest

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ brings back a cappella group, this time in international contest

By: Nikki Cuzzi and Marygrace Iannacito

March 24, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

"Pitch Perfect 2," a PG-13 movie out May 15, is about an a cappella group that enters an international competition that no American group has ever won. The movie was directed by Elizabeth Banks. Some of the stars in the movie are Anna Kendrick as Becca, Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy, Brittany Snow as...

Lower School celebrates Green Day with cupcakes, cookies and the Irish jig

By: Annie Macphee and Sofia Vargas-Arcia

March 24, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report

This year at Thornton-Donovan, the Lower School had a small celebration for Green Day (also known as St. Patrick's Day). For Green Day, the lower grades had a blast. They ate cupcakes and cookies. They also learned how to do the Irish jig from Ms. Mary Arbisi, the Kindergarten teacher. Most of the...

Thornton-Donavon’s book fair draws lots of happy readers

By: Errol Lipton, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2015


Filed under News

Thornton-Donavon's book fair ended, and the outcome was impressive. Students lined up to buy books, money was given and lots of happy readers left with books they wanted. Thornton-Donavon worked in cooperation with Scholastic on the book fair. The book fair was similar to T-D's other fundraisers...

Fifth grade students create boards with pictures and drawings of Denmark

Fifth grade students create boards with pictures and drawings of Denmark

By: Ashley Antoniou and Lucca Ardizzone-West

March 24, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report, Showcase

Denmark is catching the minds of the Lower School kids. For the fifth grade, a Denmark project is due March 30. For this project, you can either draw or print a picture of a place the class is studying for a big post board. All the Lower School classes are doing a creative project on Denmark,...

Thornton-Donovan kids enjoy fairy tale movie ‘Into The Woods’

By: Madeline Bramel, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

"Into The Woods" is a good movie, according to the kids at T-D. Many students have seen the movie or really want to. "My favorite character is the Baker's Wife," Ashley Antoniou said. The story has characters  from the fairy tales of "Rapunzel," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Bean Stalk,"...

Ms. Pugliese became T-D’s new fourth grade teacher this year

By: Lewis Williams and Philippe DeGramont

March 24, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report, School Life

Ms. Assunta Pugliese became the new fourth grade teacher this year. She gave the the Overlook Journal and interview. How do like teaching? I adore teaching. I love to learn and love my students. What is your favorite subject to teach? History, because I love to learn about different peop...

Our informal survey says students love Thornton-Donovan

By: William Giegerich, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2015


Filed under Lower School Report

Students love Thornton-Donovan School. Most people this reporter interviewed can't think of anything wrong with the school. "It challenges you to get good grades," said Lewis Williams. Lucca Ardizzone-West, however, had one complaint. She wanted healthier lunches. Other then that, this...

Glory Days: T-D feels spirit at America’s Danish church for sailors

Glory Days: T-D feels spirit at America’s Danish church for sailors

By: Angelo Valentine, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

BROOKLYN — On the final day of Glory Days’ week, we visited a small Danish church in Brooklyn. This is the only Danish church in America, founded by Rasmussen Andersen as a way to build the church into a social institution to help Danish seafarers spend time without spending money in brothels. Rasmussen...

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