News Archive

2019

  • March

    Sixth Grade Performs 1001 Arabian Nights

    The sixth grade has been busy rehearsing and blocking their Humanities performance of scenes from 1,001 Arabian Nights, which they performed  Friday, March 8 in the Marvin Theater, Laird PAC.
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  • Jack Morgan State Qualifier in the National Geographic GeoBee

    Tatnall Fifth Grader Qualifies for State GeoBee

    Submitted by Heather Brooks, Early Childhood and Lower School Librarian
    Fifth-grader Jack Morgan has been named a state qualifier for the National Geographic GeoBee. He has been studying since December for the GeoBee with "Coach" Heather Brooks, Lower School Librarian, who led the geography club open to fourth and fifth graders this past term.
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  • Printmaking

    Submitted by Alison Morgenstern Early Childhood Art Teacher
    Printmaking is one of our favorite lessons in all grade levels! The process of printmaking is full of energy, movement, and surprises. There is an immediate cause and effect during the art-making, especially because these are monoprints, which means that there is only one print made from each image.
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  • Tatnall Upper School Students Participate in HenMUN

    Nine Tatnall students spent the weekend attending the University of Delaware's 7th annual HenMUN competition. From Friday through Sunday, these students debated and discussed topics ranging from election integrity to the preservation of endangered cultures.
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  • Second Grade Experts Write Teaching Books

    Submitted by Deanna Bocchetti Head of Lower School
    If you think second graders are too young to dive into researching and writing about topics they are passionate about you would be wrong! For the past month, 2C and 2E have been writing up a storm. They have created a library of expert books about all different topics.
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  • Elizabeth Hamilton '19 National Merit Scholarship Finalist

    Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program

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  • Kindergarteners Participate in Operation Military Gratitude

    Submitted by Jackie Kubovcik Kindergarten Teacher
    The Yellow Room Kindergarten children were recently invited by our handwriting curriculum, Learning Without Tears, to participate in Operation Military Gratitude, a letter writing activity to support military sailors at sea. Students were introduced to the USS John C. Stennis, an aircraft carrier named for former US Senator John C. Stennis.
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  • Middle School Supports "Coins for Kids"

    Submitted by Brendan Minihan Head of Middle School
    Middle School raised over $600 for Ronald McDonald House through a Student Council "Coins for Kids" fundraiser. The initiative featured a design competition. Each advisory designed, created, and decorated collection bins. Check out some of the collection bins!
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  • February

    Tatnall Girls Basketball

    Sussex Central 42, Tatnall 39 - Delaware State Tournament Round One
    Wednesday, February 27
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  • Tatnall Ice Hockey - State Champions

    Tatnall Ice Hockey

    Tatnall 8, Middletown 4 - Delaware State Championship Game
    Friday, February 22
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  • Tatnall Swimming

    Six Hornets represented Tatnall at the Girls DIAA State Championship Swim Meet on Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23. Five Hornets represented Tatnall at the Boys DIAA State Championship Swim Meet on Thursday, February 21 and Saturday, February 23.
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  • Hop-N-ing Success in Early Childhood

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  • State Champions

    Tatnall Ice Hockey Wins State Championship

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  • Erica Hager '19

    Tatnall Athlete of the Week - Erica Hager '19

    Erica Hager '19 - Girls Basketball
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  • Tatnall Boys Basketball

    Tower Hill 49, Tatnall 45 (OT) - Thursday, February 14
    Tatnall 56, Delaware Military Academy 35 - Tuesday, February 19
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  • Tatnall Girls Basketball

    Tatnall 55, Brandywine 23 - Thursday, February 14
    Tatnall 53, Wilmington Christian 41 - Tuesday, February 19
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  • Tatnall Ice Hockey

    Your Hockey Hornets face off Friday, February 22nd against Middletown at the Delaware State High School Hockey League Championship. Not just any Championship, but a chance for a REPEAT Championship.
     
    Come out and cheer on your Hockey Hornets as they go for their Repeat Championship on Friday, February 22 at 6 p.m. on the Fred Rust Arena ice at the University of Delaware.
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  • Tatnall Swimming

    Girls Swimming
    Sanford 83, Tatnall 79 - Wednesday, February 6

    Boys Swimming
    Sanford 90, Tatnall 68 - Wednesday, February 6
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  • Tatnall Wrestling

    An amazing weekend for the wrestling team at the State Qualifier Meet hosted by Tatnall.
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  • 7th Grade Pals Forge Friendships in the EC

    Seventh graders, kindergarteners, and PK4 students all look forward to their biweekly Pals visit. In the Early Childhood classrooms, friendships are forged, special drawings and projects are created, and memories are created. Yesterdays Valentine's day visit was no exception. Enjoy photos from visits!
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  • Abuelito Who Poetry

    Submitted by Marcia Merena-Conkey 5th Grade Humanities
    During Humanities classes Tatnall's fifth-grade students worked very hard to write poems for a special person in their life.
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  • Early Childhood Sharing the Love

    Submitted by Aimee Neff, Head of Early Childhood
    The Early Childhood Division takes care of a different charity each month of the school year.
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  • Robert Secundy '20 - Boys Basketball

    Tatnall Athlete of the Week - Robert Secundy '20 - Boys Basketball

    Robert Secundy '20 - Boys Basketball
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  • Tatnall Boys Basketball

    Tatnall 48, Wilmington Christian 28 - Thursday, February 7
    Tatnall 42, St. Andrew's 36 - Tuesday, February 12
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  • Tatnall Girls Basketball

    Archmere 41, Tatnall 26 - Thursday, February 7
    Tatnall 38, Wilmington Friends 24 - Saturday, February 9
    St. Andrew's 41, Tatnall 35 - Tuesday, February 12
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  • Tatnall Ice Hockey

    Hockey Hornets 8, AI Conrad 2 - Friday, February 8
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  • Tatnall Wrestling

    On Tuesday, February 12 the Tatnall Wrestlers competed at the Sanford School for the Delaware Independent School Conference meet. Beau Neff '19 won at 126, Chris Tigani '19 was 3rd at 132, Cole Hiller '19 was 3rd at 138, AJ Ploener '19 was 3rd at 152, and Zack Cattermole '20 2nd at 160.
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  • Early Childhood and World Languages

    Submitted by Aimee Neff, Head of Early Childhood
    The Upper School AP Spanish students were tasked to write and illustrate a children’s story as a part of their oral and written curriculum course objectives. The Kindergarten classes were the lucky recipients of the stories being read to them during our regularly scheduled Spanish class. 
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  • Detail of 'A Girl's Best Friend' by Kate McConnel '23

    Middle School Students Participate in Exclusive Juried Exhibition

    Submitted by Megan Acevedo, MS/US Visual Arts Teacher
    Four Middle School students participated in an exclusive juried exhibit offered to National Art Honors Society (NAHS) and National Junior Arts Honors Society (NJAHS) students. Congratulations to Avery Brumfield '23, Carina Ferretti '23, Kate McConnel '23, and Katie Yu '24 on their submissions. Kate McConnel '23 was one of 74 students whose artwork was selected for recognition on the NAEA Virtual Gallery for her piece titled 'A Girl's Best Friend.'
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  • Piano, Sound Waves, and Engineering, Oh My!

    Submitted by Mary Margaret Wilson, Lower School Music Teacher, 5th and 6th Grade Band Director
    This is an exciting time in music class! Second graders are studying the piano keyboard, how sound is produced, and how wavelengths are measured. The students of second grade joined students from Mr. Gates' Upper School Electrical Engineering class in the Innovation and Design Lab in Beekley for a special music class and presentation.
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  • Athletes of the Week - Keelin Hays '19 and Napoleon Hernandez '20

    Tatnall Athletes of the Week - Keelin Hays '19 and Napoleon Hernandez '20

    Keelin Hays '19 - Winter Track
    Napoleon Hernandez '20 - Winter Track
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  • Tatnall Boys Basketball

    Sanford 69, Tatnall 44 - Thursday, January 31
    Tatnall 61, Dickinson 50 - Tuesday, February 5
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  • Tatnall Girls Basketball

    Sanford 90, Tatnall 24 - Tuesday, February 5
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  • Tatnall Ice Hockey

    Tatnall's ice hockey team continued their season-long winning streak this past weekend.
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  • Tatnall Swimming

    The girls and boys swim teams competed in the DISC Swimming Championship on Saturday, February 2, at St. Andrew’s School. Every swimmer dropped time in their events. The team had many fast swims and exciting races.
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  • Tatnall Winter Track

    Tatnall’s 2018-2019 indoor season has come to an impressive end, and it was filled with amazing performances across the board from the longer endurance based distance events to the heart pumping, fast-paced sprint events.
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  • Tatnall Wrestling

    Tower Hill 51, Tatnall 12 - Tuesday, February 5
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  • Exploring Our Senses

    Submitted by Amanda Peltz, EC Science Teacher
    While the Early Childhood Science curriculum is based on the Tatnall Wildlife Habitat in our backyard, this past week, we explored our senses inside the Science Lab.
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  • Jim Graham '77 Shares His Photography With Students

    Students are used to seeing alumnus Jim Graham '77 on campus capturing moments in the classroom, the stage, and the playing field. Today, they got to experience what he sees when he looks through the lens. In a special presentation to US, MS, and LS students this morning, Jim shared about his career in photography that led to a life of world travel. He shared photos from his trips to Iceland and Greenland and learned about his upcoming trip to Antartica in two weeks for a photo shoot. We hope he shares those photos with our students when he returns! Enjoy his presentation and the photos!
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  • Three Tatnall Seniors Identified by U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

    Three members of Tatnall's Class of 2019, Elizabeth Hamilton, Athira Sivadas, and Andrew Sontchi have been selected by the United States Presidential Scholars Program to apply to become U.S. Presidential Scholars.
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  • World Peace Is In the Works Thanks to Our Fifth Graders!

    Submitted by Deanna Bocchetti, Head of Lower School
    If you have visited the Lower School library lately you might have noticed the four-tiered game board with its multitude of pieces! That would be the World Peace Game that our 5th graders have been playing since the beginning of the year! The World Peace Game was created in 1977 by teacher John Hunter.
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  • January

    Michael Portale '22 and Kimmi Woods '20

    Tatnall Athletes of the Week - Michael Portale '22 and Kimmi Woods '20

    Michael Portale '22 - Winter Track
    Kimmi Woods '20 - Winter Track
     
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  • Tatnall Boys Basketball

    Caravel 53, Tatnall 37 - Thursday, January 24
    Tower Hill 42, Tatnall 36 - Tuesday, January 29
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  • Tatnall Girls Basketball

    Tatnall 51, Tower Hill 29 - Wednesday, January 23
    Newark Charter 44, Tatnall 43 - Tuesday, January 29
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  • Tatnall Winter Track

    Tower Hill Invitational - Thursday, January 24
    Boys and Girls Ocean Breeze Invitational - Saturday, January 26
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  • Tatnall Wrestling

    Tatnall 36, Wilmington Christian 24 - Monday, January 28
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  • Celebrating Abilities…

    Submitted by Aimee Neff, Head of Early Childhood
    Early Childhood recently experienced a hands-on approach to understanding and celebrating the differences of others. The children began the week with a classroom visit from Alex Older and Stephanie Dimartine, representatives from the Easter Seals Society. They explained the Hop-N-ing, which is a fundraising program that has two basic elements; gaining a better understanding of what it means to have physical challenges and participating in the hop-n-ing, using their “able bodies” to raise money that will help to benefit others.
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  • Holocaust Survivor Talks with Grade Eight Students

    Eighth grade students welcomed Ms. Ann Jaffe, Holocaust survivor, to Tatnall on Tuesday, January 22 to hear about her experience as a child in Poland escaping Nazi and Soviet occupation during WWII. Our students are in the middle of their WWII unit in History and also recently finished reading Night, by Elie Wiesel. Ms. Jaffe's vivid memory of her personal stories brought the lessons to life, and her message of hope, love, and peace inspired our students to do their part nourishing our culture of kindness.
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  • Kindergarteners Get A Taste of First Grade

    We were excited to welcome kindergarteners up the hill for a first grade experience this week! Students spent time in art, music, library, and P.E., getting to know our teachers and creating, moving to music, listening to tales about ninjas and playing tag games in the gym. Seeing their faces light up with excitement at being in the "big school" brightened up our January days and we look forward to seeing them in a few short months as official Lower Schoolers! 
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  • SHOWCASE 2019 is in Rehearsal: THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS

    Submitted by Elizabeth Hamilton '19
    Ever since its founding, the Tatnall School has prided itself on giving students the chance to excel in academics, athletics, and the arts. While many schools, including Tatnall, offer extracurriculars in athletics and the arts, Tatnall also includes theater in the academic curriculum in the class Showcase: Advanced Production and Design. Showcase is the oldest theater program at Tatnall, entering its 56th year, with Dr. Bruce Chipman, Emeritus Head of English, directing 46 years of those productions. Since its inception in 1963, Showcase has a reputation for high-quality productions, which the shows themselves always live up to. Many Showcase alumni go on to work as professionals in the performing arts, both in technical areas and in front of a camera or on stage.
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  • Tatnall Girls Basketball

    Wilmington Friends 42, Tatnall 31 - Thursday, January 17
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  • Tatnall Wrestling

    The Tatnall Hornets varsity wrestling team defeated conference rivals Sanford for the first time in roughly a decade during a dual meet on Wednesday, January 16. Beau Neff '19, Cole Hiller '19, and Zack Catermole '20 all secured victories in the momentous team win.
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  • Athletes of the Week

    Tatnall Athletes of the Week - Chris Lazear '20 and AJ Ploener '19

    Chris Lazear '20 - Basketball
    AJ Ploener '19 - Wrestling

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  • Tatnall Boys Basketball

    Newark Charter 57, Tatnall 47 - Thursday, January 17
    Sanford 83, Tatnall 47 - Saturday, January 19
    Wilmington Friends 50, Tatnall 39 - Tuesday, January 22
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  • Tatnall Ice Hockey

    Your Hockey Hornets continue their undefeated record of 12-0 with a win over their rival, Middletown, on Saturday, January 19, 6-2.
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  • Tatnall Swimming

    Girls Swimming
    Tatnall 78, A.I. duPont 56 - January 17
    Wilmington Friends 88, Tatnall 82 - January 22

    Boys Swimming
    Tatnall 81, A.I. duPont 45 - January 17
    Tatnall 80, Wilmington Friends 63 - January 22
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  • Tatnall Winter Track

    The Tatnall Winter Track Team competed at the New York City Armory this past weekend with two weeks to go until the state championship.
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  • 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    Submitted by Sam Salazar, PK3-12 Visual Art Department Chair

    2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards:

    35 Visual Art Students | 59 Awards, 1 portfolio
    16 Writing Students | 28 Awards

    Tatnall students have won recognition for their fine art and writing accomplishments in the 2019 Delaware Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s most prestigious and competitive contest for excellence in creativity. Work is evaluated based on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
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  • Detail of work by Hanzhi Shen '19

    Tatnall Students featured in Travelling Art Exhibition

    This past fall, visual art students from all four divisions participated in the annual Pacem in Terris Youth Visionary Peace Art Exhibition. Over 500 pieces were featured at the Delaware Contemporary from September 16 - 23, 2018. The artwork was reviewed by ten peace and art community leaders, including the executive directors of The Delaware Contemporary, The Christina Cultural Arts Center, The Delaware Institute of Art Education, and the president of Delaware College of Art and Design, selecting 100 pieces to become part of the Pacem in TerrisTraveling Peace Youth Art Exhibition.
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  • Winter Doldrums? Not in the Lower School

    Submitted by Deanna Boccehetti
    While the winter months tend to be slower and the pace of life drags ever-so-slightly, life at the Lower School is busier than ever! In addition to the learning that takes place in our academic classes, students are endeavoring to master the steps of 18th-century dances, learn the rules and strategies of handball, discover the Latin origins of English words, write essays and their book series, and dominate the ever-challenging conundrum that is long division.
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  • Busy Bees in EC

    Submitted by Aimee Neff, Head of Early Childhood Division
    We are halfway through our Busy Bees Community Outreach program for 2019. This program, in its fourth year, invites children ages two to four and their families for an hour of creation, exploration, and education.
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  • Tatnall Boys Basketball

    Tatnall 37, Saint Andrews 34 - January 15
    Archmere 60, Tatnall 47 - Friday, January 11
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  • Tatnall Girls Basketball

    Sanford 65, Tatnall 22 - Thursday, January 10
    Tatnall 41, St. Andrew's 18 - Tuesday, January 15
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  • Tatnall Ice Hockey

    Tatnall 6,  Hodgson Caravel 3 - Saturday, January 12
    Tatnall 11, Hodgson Caravel 0 - Sunday, January 13
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  • Tatnall Swimming

     
    Tatnall Girls Swimming:
    Tatnall 67, Newark Charter 96
    St. Andrew’s 128, Tatnall 39
    Ursuline 128, Tatnall 38
    Tatnall 62, DMA 105
    Tatnall Boys Swimming:
    Tatnall 68, Newark Charter 99
    Saint Andrew’s 112, Tatnall 57
    Tatnall 54, DMA 109

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  • Tatnall Winter Track

    The Winter Track team traveled to the Yale Classic in New Haven, CT on Friday, January 11. This is the 12th consecutive year Tatnall has attended this prestigious event.  
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  • Tatnall Wrestling

    Wilmington Friends 36, Tatnall 24 - Friday, January 11
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  • Athletes of the Week - Cole Hiller '19 and LJ Phillips '21

    Athletes of the Week - Cole Hiller '19 and LJ Phillips '21

    Cole Hiller '19 - Wrestling
    LJ Phillips '21 - Boys Basketball
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  • Stella Petersen '25 and Teddy Davey '25 with Cranston Heights Fire Company

    Tatnall Sixth Graders Place 1st and 2nd in Essay Contest

    The Cranston Heights Fire Company came to Tatnall today, January 11, to present trophies to six grade students Stella Petersen '25 and Teddy Davey '25 who participated in the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter's Association (DVFA) School Essay and Poster Contest.
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  • Chase McGinley, ‘27, and Sean Kennedy, ‘27

    Tatnall Tops Delaware Stock Market Game for the Second Year in a Row!

    Submitted by Heather Brooks, Early Childhood and Lower School Librarian
    Tatnall fourth graders Chase McGinley, ‘27, and Sean Kennedy, ‘27, competing against more than 100 4th-6th grade teams in the State of Delaware, found a way to do what most financial analysts could not do this past fall...make money!
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  • The ACE is the Place...

    Submitted by Karen Coviello, Learning Specialist and Kindergarten Teacher
    (cue music jingle):  “…ACE is the place with the helpful hardware folks…!!” 
     
    Well, at the local shopping center that may be true, but here at Tatnall Early Childhood (EC), the ACE is the place with the helpful Learning Services folks! 
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  • Upper School French and Painting Students Visit the Barnes

    On January 10, the Upper School French students and Painting students traveled to Philadelphia to visit the Barnes Foundation. The Museum holds the most extensive collection of Renoir paintings in the world and currently on view is an exhibition featuring Berthe Morisot, an influential female Impressionist painter. 
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  • Tatnall Boys Basketball

    Salesianum 64, Tatnall 47 - Thursday, December 20
    Tatnall 67, School of the Future 43 - Sunday, December 23
    Wilmington Friends 35, Tatnall 25 - Tuesday, January 8
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  • Tatnall Ice Hockey

    Tatnall 9, A.I./Conrad 2 - Friday, January 4
    Tatnall 11, Delco  0 - Saturday, January 5
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  • Tatnall Girls Basketball

    Tatnall 33, Lake Forest 26 - Thursday, December 27
    Tatnall 50, Red Lion 19 - Friday, December 28
    Tatnall 42, Tower Hill 34 - Friday, January 4
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  • Tatnall Winter Track

    The Hispanic Games
    New York City Armory
    January 5, 2019
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  • Tatnall Girls Basketball Team

    Tatnall Girls Basketball

    Over the holiday break, the Tatnall varsity girls basketball team competed in the Pat Borowski Holiday Tournament at the host school of Lake Forest. Playing in the A Bracket of the tournament, Tatnall was placed in a four-team tournament including Lake Forest, Red Lion Christian Academy, and Milford.
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  • DJ Alexis '20 Delivering Smiles for Emanuel's Annual Toy Drive

    Tatnall Helps DJ Alexis '20 and Emanuel's Annual Toy Drive Reach Goal

    Tatnall junior, DJ Alexis, honors his late baby brother, Emanuel, by bringing smiles and memories to hundreds of children and their families during the holidays at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital with Emanuel's Annual Toy Drive. DJ started this fantastic initiative to help celebrate his brother Emanuel's birthday. Almost a decade later, DJ reached a new goal of collecting over 1000 gifts which were donated just prior to Christmas on his brother's birthday to three area hospitals.
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