Folks,

It’s hard to believe the last few weeks of the 2017-2018 school year are here, evidenced by annual Middle School (MS) programs and activities such as our Experimental Design Fair (in which our 6th grade scientists test chocolate, basketballs, sponges, glue, and disinfecting wipes, just to name a few); our 8th graders’ SciTube presentations; and a special 8th Grade visit to Collins House, with Head of School Dr. De Jarnett. For photos from these and other Middle School happenings, see above.

As you plan for the end of the school year, please remember that all MS students will be dismissed after lunch at 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 7. If your child needs to remain at school until later, please inform us so we can provide adequate supervision. School buses will depart D-E at their normal time of 3:45.

Friday, June 1 is a 3-Star Dress Day for all MS students because we attend the Academic Awards Assembly and our own MS Awards Assembly. 3-Star Dress is simply a collared shirt of some kind for males, collared shirt or dressy shirt for females, dress shorts, pants, or skirts. Tennis shoes are permitted. No jeans and no athletic wear. Please help your youngster dress accordingly. Thanks!

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Arts Update
The MS Arts Team has been collaborating on various projects that have culminated in exciting new ways throughout the Middle School.

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World Languages Highlights
In the World Language classes, our 6th grade Spanish students are learning the parts of the body and how to shop in clothing stores. Our 7th graders are learning about hobbies with possessive adjectives.

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In the Garden
Chickens have come to D-E! Middle School problem-based learning (PBL) invites students to tackle a complex, real-world problem and work collaboratively to realize authentic solutions.

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HomeBase Activities
HomeBase advisors and advisees have spent the last two weeks engaged in their Student as Learner (SAL) Conversations.  These reflective, one on one, conversations are a wonderful way for students to discuss with their advisors the different facets about their year as learners in the middle school.

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13 Reasons Why
A year ago, the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why generated lot of strong responses, to the content of the series, to the dramatic nature of some of the scenes, and to the way it was seen to glamorize teen suicide.

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