Student Council President Julia Thayer ’18 delivers remarks at Convocation while Head of School Sally Mixsell and Reverend Shayna Appel ’78 P’04 look on.

On Monday, September 4, 2017, Stoneleigh-Burnham School opened the school year with its annual Convocation Ceremony in Emerson Hall. This ceremony marked the opening of the 2017-18 academic year and was attended by the entire student body, as well as faculty and staff.

The ceremony began with remarks from guest speaker Reverend Shayna Appel ’78, P’04. Read her full remarks on “View from the Nest,” the school blog. Head of School Sally Mixsell gave welcoming remarks. Francelyse “Frannie” Joseph ’18 was chosen as the Dr. Paul C. Bassett Speaker. Frannie’s Convocation address can be read here.

At Convocation, every member of the community – even teachers and staff – sign the Honor Code. The signed document is framed and hung in the Capen Room to serve as a reminder to all of us to uphold the values we’ve established as a community.

Student Council President, Julia Thayer ’18, spoke about what the Honor Code means to her. Read Julia’s remarks here. Student Council Vice-President Jacqueline “Jax” Morgan ’19, read the Honor Code and then every member of the SBS community signed it.