October 29, 2021
Alice in Wonderland awes crowd
The Middle School performed “Alice in Wonderland,” a play filled with beloved characters such as the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and the Red Queen, with enthusiasm and thrills. Actors delivered skilled stage fights, engaging performances, and excellent comedic timing. Students were also in charge of technical components, such as lighting, sound, and set changes. Bravo!
It's the great pumpkin day, Middle School!
The entire Middle School celebrated Pumpkin Day with multiple fun fall activities today. Students worked in groups inside their modules to decorate pumpkins inspired by this year’s theme: animals. Once the pumpkins were completed, students spread out around campus to participate in contests like fly swatter and zookeeper.
Real Talk generates serious conversations about personal topics
The Middle School kicked off its Real Talk series in mid-October. Students met in the Schiff Center during their advisory time to hear from a panel of students and teachers who have different kinds of family structures. Panelists answered questions about family structures submitted by students through a survey. “The intent of these discussions is to assist students in developing a certain level of cultural competency, sensitivity, and acceptance of others,” Middle School science teacher Kristin Suer said. World language teacher Jacky Kalubi and Suer will facilitate two other panel discussions throughout the school year with other students and faculty members who identify with the topics.
Students dive into group dynamics with “Lord of the Flies”
Laura Clemens’ eighth-graders English class worked together to create mini survival shelters to simulate being stranded on a deserted island, during their “Lord of the Flies” unit. While constructing, students also analyzed people’s ability to naturally find roles within groups, such as leaders and followers, and compared their own dynamics to the students from the novel.