Who's in the Burrow?

May the Force "Bee" With You, Sam

If you think your life is busy, consider this:

The March calendar for Sugar Bowl Academy eighth-grade student-athlete Sam Zabell - never mind going to school, keeping up with homework, practicing violin and traveling to Reno weekly to play in the Youth Symphony Orchestra - looks something like this:
  • March 2nd: California Central Valley Regional Spelling Bee
  • March 7th-14th: Junior Olympics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, racing up in age against the best Nordic J2's in the country.
Things could get even busier from there.

If Zabell wins the Sacramento Bee, he would qualify to compete at the National Spelling Bee in May in Washington D.C., shortly before performing in Los Angeles with the Reno YSO in June at Disney Concert Hall and Disneyland.

How does he do it? Will The Force 'bee' with him this spring? And what about The Braid?

Listen in...

Brag Board

If you missed Parents' Weekend, or if you missed the Brag Board while you were on the SBA campus, there are lots of revealing nuggets of information there about the student body's individual and collective achievements. My personal favorite is Austin Schrage's...

Cake and Trivia Podiums for Ninth-Grade Full-Year Advisory Parents, Students

A clear favorite emerged on Valentine's Day today for the hypothetical, unofficial, yet highly-coveted MAGMA trophy (Marmot Advisory Group of the Month Award, for those who need enlightenment on this minutes-old school tradition).

Head of School Tracy Keller's SBA trivia challenge - styled as an advisory group competition - for parents attending 2011 Parents Weekend this past weekend was won by the Ninth-Grade Full-Year Advisory parents.

And, apparently inspired by their parents, the Ninth-Grade Full-Year Advisory students stepped it up today to take the top podium award at a Student Council-sponsored (and with a ton of supply-gathering help from Student Council Advisor Aly Kendall, aka Valentine Gal of Marmot Man) First Annual Valentine's Day Cake-Decorating Contest.

To help set the...er...romantic tone, students were treated to "The One Semester of Spanish Spanish Love Song" (one of Marmot Man's personal all-time favorites, and which I will embed below for your viewing pleasure). Enjoy the photo slide show of today's All School Meeting activities and the YouTube video, as well!


¡Feliz Día de San Valentín, marmotas!