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Boswell is a longhaired dachshund bred and raised by Mrs. Martin. He is 7 years old and a champion with many other titles including Advanced Therapy Dog. He currently lives with a wonderful family in Arlington. Boswell believes in sharing the love! The military has the United Services Health University at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. They give degrees for all the types of medical personnel the services require. Boswell regularly visits patients there as a therapy dog, but was there twice this week for exam "destress" for the medical students. Yesterday two students came in, saw Boswell and just got down on the floor  on either side of him and hugged and played with him for almost 15 minutes. No wonder he looks SO happy! The photo was taken by the Walter Reed Dog Pack Team Leader.
 

In This Edition...

Save the Date:
Mandatory College Counseling Evening for JUNIOR Families


Semester Grades Will Be Available Early January

Reminder: Second Semester Starts Tuesday, January 8th

Upcoming Athletics Schedule

Girls' Varsity Volleyball: Congratulations, Chelsea!

Boys' Junior Varsity Basketball

Girls' Varsity Basketball

Varsity Fencing

Varsity Swimming
Save the Date:
Mandatory College Counseling Evening for JUNIOR Families
Current JUNIOR families (Class of 2020) - please save the date for Monday, January 28th at 6:30pm. There is a mandatory college counseling event at that time for both parents AND students! More details are forthcoming.
Semester Grades Will Be Available Early January
As a general FYI, we anticipate that final semester grades will be available in early January. 
Reminder: Second Semester Starts Tuesday, January 8th
Second semester will commence on Tuesday, January 8th. This is a change that reflects the additional day added to winter break as a special treat.
Upcoming Athletics Schedule

GIRLS' & BOYS' VARSITY BASKETBALL
SCHEDULE ADDITIONS/CHANGES

The games at St. Anne’s Belfield have been rescheduled. Boys' Varsity will play at St. Anne’s on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 5:00pm. Girls' Varsity will play at St. Anne’s on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5:00pm.
 

Friday, December 21st
- Girls' Varsity Basketball Practice, 3:45-5:15pm
- Boys' Varsity Basketball hosts National Prep, 6:00pm

 

Saturday, December 22nd
- Boys' Varsity Basketball Practice, 8:00-10:00am

 

Wednesday, December 26th
- Girls' Varsity Basketball Practice, 1:00-3:00pm
- Boys' Varsity Basketball Practice, 3:00-5:00pm

 

Thursday, December 27th
- Boys' Varsity Basketball Practice 3:00-5:00pm
- Girls' Varsity Basketball visits Boo Williams Invitational
vs. Tallwood High School, 9:00pm

@ Boo Williams Sportsplex

 

Friday, December 28th
- Boys' Varsity Basketball Practice, 3:00-5:00pm
- Girls' Varsity Basketball visits Boo Williams Invitational (time and opponent TBD)

 

Saturday, December 29th
- Boys' Varsity Basketball Practice, 8:00-10:00am
- Girls' Varsity Basketball visits Boo Williams Invitational (time and opponent TBD)
 

Wednesday, January 2nd
- Girls' Varsity Basketball Practice, 1:00-3:00pm
- Boys' Varsity Basketball Practice, 3:00-5:00pm

 

Thursday, January 3rd
- Girls' Varsity Basketball Practice, 1:00-3:00pm
- Boys' Varsity Basketball Practice, 3:00-5:00pm

 

Friday, January 4th
- Girls' Varsity Basketball Practice, 1:00-3:00pm
- Boys' Varsity Basketball Practice, 3:00-5:00pm

 

Saturday, January 5th
- Girls' Varsity Basketball Practice, 10:00 am-12:00pm
 - Boys' Varsity Basketball visits The Carmel School, 3:00pm
9020 Jericho Rd
Ruther Glen, VA 22546

 

Sunday, January 6th
- Boys' Varsity Basketball Practice, 8:00-10:00 am

Girls' Varsity Volleyball: Congratulations, Chelsea!
Congratulations to Chelsea Penfield '19 for being named to the Washington Post All Met Honorable Mention Team!
Boys' Junior Varsity Basketball

On Friday, December 7th, the Middleburg Boys' JV Basketball Team played Mercersburg Academy at home. Middleburg won the game by a score of 48-43. That game saw at least four lead changes and came down to stifling defense played by TJ Taylor ‘23 and shots made in the last two minutes of the game by Jayden Johnson ‘23. Points leaders for Middleburg were Jayden Johnson ‘23 with 20 points and Ari Hobson ‘23 with 17.

On Tuesday, December 11th, Middleburg Boys' JV Basketball Team was able to improve to 2-0 by defeating the Loudoun County Patriots 65-55. Middleburg never trailed in this game and was buoyed by spectacular offensive performances by Jayden Johnson ‘23 scoring 22 points, Ari Hobson ‘23 with 14 points, and Ethan Gibson ‘23 scoring 18.

On December 13th, Middleburg Boys' JV kept their streak alive, improving to 3-0 by beating Carmel School at home 53-37. Carmel was able to pull with in 9 points late in the 2nd quarter, but Middleburg came out smoking in the second half, with a strong defensive performance by TJ Taylor ‘23 with four steals and Jayden Johnson ‘23 leading the way offensively with 22 points, followed by Ari Hobson ‘23 with 13 points, and Ethan Gibson ‘23 with 8.

Girls' Varsity Basketball

The Lady Dragons participated in the 10th Annual She Got Game  Tournament last weekend. On Friday, Middleburg defeated the Peddie School out of New Jersey 51- 42. Jade Roberts ‘20 was named Player of the Game with 28 points and Lexiey Maynard ‘19 chipped in with 15. Big contributions for the Dragons also came from Lena Howard ‘22, Autumn Young ‘22, Hayley Morrison ‘22 and Skye Belony Sem ‘21. Sanya Kapil ‘23, Cassie McDonald ‘23,  and Ceyda Yucel ‘21 played great defense.

On Saturday, the girls lost to Western High School out of Baltimore 66 - 25. The Lady Dragons fought hard but came up short.

The girls will travel to Hampton, Virginia from December 27-29 to participate in in the Boo Williams College Showcase Christmas Tournament.

Varsity Fencing

The Fencing Team has been working towards various goals this semester, the first of which is getting the new fencers set up on the basics. The experienced épée fencers have been working on tactical arm attacks and distance ideas. Our foil team is a bit small and has been more focused on the new fencers joining its ranks this year.

The first fencing competition is on Thursday, January 17th when we host Georgetown Prep at 4:00pm.

Varsity Swimming

The Varsity Swim Team has been practicing since November at the Round Hill Indoor Aquatic Center. The swimmers are getting ready for their first swim meet after the winter break at Fredericksburg Academy on Friday, January 11th. Good luck to the team!

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