Giving Thanks

Talk of giving thanks has filled the halls of Gilman lower school for weeks now. Our quality of the month, as stated on our school calendar, is Thankfulness. Even without this reminder, the month of November brings thoughts of gratefulness each year. Students and faculty alike have settled into the routines of the school year … More Giving Thanks


Next week is Thanksgiving, and while thoughts turn to what we are most thankful for (which will be addressed in next week’s blog), I would like to talk this week about the value of storytelling. Holiday family gatherings always generate opportunity for stories. Generations often come together and share their collective experiences. Stories can connect … More Storytelling

Learning from Failure

Earlier this week I had the privilege of attending our parent coffee hosted by Dr. Webster. A small, but interested, group of parents formed a circle and shared conversation about how the year is progressing in lower school. Many pleasantries were exchanged and positive observations were communicated. The topic of what are the most important … More Learning from Failure

Fall is for Football

The school is a-buzz this week with talk of football. Specifically, talk of one particular football game- Gilman vs McDonogh. Even our youngest lower school boys know of the big game and understand the long standing rivalry between the schools. This week there has been an increase in the number of footballs brought to school … More Fall is for Football