Monthly Archives: December 2009

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Interview Time and Other Songs for Prospective Students.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Interview Time.

This song often seems like it’s on replay in Admissions Offices during the months of November and December. Keep Admissions Counselors on their toes by scheduling interviews in September and October. They’ll have more time to devote to you and you’ll get their full attention during your visit. If you haven’t interviewed yet, and you’re applying for Fall 2010…schedule your appointment now! Interview slots fill quickly as the application deadline approaches.

Writer’s Block, Writers Block.

This peppy jingle is one to help get you started on all those essays you’ve been putting off. It’s upbeat words and essay prompts are sure to get those creative juices flowing. Perfect for those late nights when you just can’t seem to think of anything to write about. If you’re still struggling with essay topics think about a teacher you admire, a struggle you have overcome, something you’re particularly proud of or your greatest hero.

I Saw Three Envelopes Go in the Box.

On February 9, on February 9.  Listen to this remix early on in February to help remind you of the deadlines you need to meet. It’s particularly catchy during those last days when you’re scrambling to beat the clock. Don’t forget to mail those applications so they arrive at the schools prior to their deadline! Stoneleigh-Burnham School has a February 15, 2010 deadline.

Deck the Halls with Applications.

Deck the halls with applications is the perfect ditty to keep you going the day you mail out application after application after application after application after application…you get the idea.

The Twelve Days of Decision Season.

You might want to put this one on in early March to make waiting for those decisions a little easier. With spunky lyrics about the seemingly slow postal service and the dreaded trips to the mailbox every afternoon, this one’s sure to brighten even the grimmest post-decision waiting period… and don’t worry, it has a happy ending.

All I Want in March is an Acceptance Letter.

On March 10, on March 10. This is a great one to crank up while waiting for those acceptance letters. It’ll keep you upbeat and excited on those long walks to the mailbox. Stoneleigh-Burnham mails decision letters early on the morning of March 10 so you should have them in hand a few days later.

If you have any questions about the application process or application deadlines, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: or 413-774-2711 ext. 257.

Happy Applying!

Stoneleigh-Burnham School

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A Day in Numbers.

1 chaperone 5:00am wake up. 6:30am departure. 28 teenage girls. 3 chaperones. 1 bus driver. 1 check-in. 1 girl missing. 1 late wake-up. 29 girls on the bus. 30 bagels. 2.5 tubs of cream cheese. 2 broken plastic knives.  12 bananas. 15 apples. 11 oranges. 2 cases of water. 45 minutes in 1 chaperone without any money. 5 minutes laughing.  7:32am sunrise.  1 photo of chaperones “sleeping”. 29 smiling faces.  184 miles on a bus.  1 movie, 1.5 hours long. 34th street Macy’s. 3 chaperone phone numbers. 8 floors. 2 more adults appear (a brother and an alum).  1 Santa, floor 8. 1 very long line.  3 photos with Mrs. Clause. 454 raindrops. 3 umbrellas. 9.5 city blocks. 10 minutes counting students. 1 line-up. 1 restaurant, Hard Rock Cafe.  29 cheers. 7 tables. 11 Hard Rock Cafe souvenir glasses, 1 Hard Rock Cafe umbrella, 4 total. 1st group photo. 29 excited girls. 597,634 raindrops. 4.5 city blocks. 5,127 m&m’s purchased and eaten. 3 floors. 23 secret snowflake gifts. 826,957 raindrops. 11 umbrellas, $5 each. 1 alum departs.  2.5 city blocks. 30,000 lights on the tree in Rockefeller Center. 32 pairs of eyes in awe. 14 candid photos. 1, 002,370 raindrops. 4 photos.

1 happy SBS family. 

6 city blocks. 1,327, 198 raindrops. 25 storefronts. 16 umbrellas.40 minutes in H&M. 2 floors. 1 emergency trip to McDonald’s to use the bathroom. 9.5 city blocks. 634,586 more raindrops. 30 pairs of wet shoes. 1 brother departs. 35 minutes in Old Navy. 1 pair of flip-flops. 5 new pairs of sweats for the ride home. 10 hours in. 4:30pm back on the bus.  25 packages of crackers. 2 bagels. 1 bag of mini bagels. 5 oranges. 6 bananas. 8 apples. 3 requests to start the movie. 1 round of “The Wheels on the Bus”.  3 hours in traffic. 1 round of “This is the Song that Never Ends” (the chaperones were singing). 29 new friends.  10 photos of the chaperones. Exit 25 Dinner at McDonald’s. $227.98 spent on french fries, soda and sandwiches. 14 hours. 9:00pm movie, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. 3 phone calls to the AOD. 5 day students plan to stay overnight. 3 punchy chaperones. 5 sleeping students.  10:52pm return. 11:00pm lights out.

Add it all together and what do you get? 1 unforgettable trip to New York City.

*some numbers were estimated for the purposes of this post.

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