With winter coming and many of the DC metro areas outdoor activities being shut down for the weather, going to a concert is an ideal way to spend your weekend and break. Here is a list of the top 5 concerts coming to the DC metro area for the rest of 2014:
As you walk into the after-school yoga class, you become immersed in the serenity. With a growing student body, Bullis continues to offer more activity options to keep up with the students ever expanding interests. New this year, Upper School Spanish teacher Kate Ramella leads a group of students in yoga.
As the student population grows, the Bullis administration has hired an abundance of new teachers. The Bullis Bulldog made it our goal to learn a little bit more about these unfamiliar faces, so we interviewed one new teacher from each department and this is what we found out:
Allison Ewing joins the Upper School social studies department as a teacher for the freshman human geography class and the sophomore Global History class. Prior to coming to Bullis, Ms. Ewing taught AP human geography, modern world history, and US history for 3 years at George school in Newton, PA.
Surprisingly, Mrs. Ewing says that she “wasn't always successful in history until her junior year of high school.” Her teacher, Mr. Briley, taught her history by telling her students stories, which she now applies to her own life
Often seen as Mr. Cramer 2.0, Mr. Hotchkiss rock climbs, run marathons and kayaks on the Potomac. Prior to joining the Upper School English department Mr. Hotchkiss taught English at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School in DC as well as Friendship Collegiate Academy and Lehman Alternative Community School.
Mr. Hotckiss has noticed big differences between teaching at Chavez and Bullis.“The classes I was teaching at the Chavez school were between 20 and 30 kids,” said Hotchkiss. “I was teaching remedial reading before, so (teaching at Bullis) has been a big switch.” Hotchkiss adds that the biggest difference is here (at Bullis) there is a trusting community of people who are here not just for themselves, but for the students. “
The new “Madame”, Mrs. Martin is the new Upper School French teacher and department for that matter. Mrs. Martin holds a MA in Foreign language education, French language and TESOL from NYU. Prior to teaching at Bullis, she taught French and English at the Moorestown Friends School in Moorestown, NJ.
Madame Martin “loves seeing students progress from saying just the basics to being able to communicate complex thoughts in French.” Madame Martin’s international ties are not just to france, she is apart of an international family, all living on different continents. She lives in DC, her parents live in Taiwan and her sister lives in Morocco.
Prior to joining the upper school Science department, Mrs. Dobbs taught AP physics and Physics for an Engineering & Geosciences program. She served five years with Young Life in Costa Rice. When in Costa Rica, Mrs. Dobbs lived with an international family and got to “see a live volcano and drink amazing coffee every day.”
If you're anything like me, listening to music while doing your homework is a must. After years of trial and error I’ve come to learn what music is good study music and what music causes me to have a spontaneous dance party in the kitchen and neglect my AP comparative government work.