16 Apr

Grade Level Happenings

The sixth grade picked up right where we left off after a relaxing March break. April has been busy, and the pace will continue to pick up throughout the spring. In Math 6, students have been working on circles, relating the circumference of a circle to its diameter and finding the circumference of a circle […]

16 Apr

Community Happenings

Along with our many leadership opportunities available to our youngsters as outlined in the Dean’s Page this issue, we’ve experienced a wonderful increase of specialty groups for middle school students to join. Affinity groups, safe space groups, and specialty groups have mushroomed this year, all to the benefit of our young adolescents. Affinity groups, or […]

16 Apr

Nurse’s Corner: Beware, It’s Allergy Season!

Wow!  We go from cold temperatures and snow directly into allergy season!  Itchy eyes, stuffy noses and sneezing have made their appearances. Spring allergies usually begin around mid-March with the rise of tree pollen. It usually reaches its peak sometime in April with its warmer temperatures and is followed by grass pollens in May and […]

16 Mar

Kathy’s Message

Folks, Starting today at 12:00 PM, you have access to your child’s interim comments report for the spring semester. These comments summarize months of hard work and productivity, and I hope your child feels accomplished with his/her progress. You may access the comments through the D-E website. Please see the instructions noted at the end of […]

16 Mar

Grade Level Updates

In the weeks leading up to the spring break, the sixth graders have been busy on lots of new and exciting curriculum. In Social Studies, students are working in teams of four to plan and create a poster depicting 1400 years of Greek History. First the students choose one of four topics to study – […]

16 Mar

Health & Wellness Week

The students in these photos are in a Health and Wellness class learning about the “6 essential nutrients.”  We began this nutrition thread in the garden in the fall (I think I sent you pix then, but can resend if you like) with students harvesting all kinds of vegetables and discussing their nutritional value.  In […]

28 Feb

MESSAGE FROM KATHY CHRISTOPH, MS PRINCIPAL

Folks, The recent school shooting incident in Florida has left many of us reeling from yet one more mass shooting spree involving students.  The reverberations are being felt across our country and your children may be feeling anxious, frightened, or uneasy about feeling safe, whether it is at home or at school. When I stood […]

28 Feb

GRADE LEVEL UPDATES

In the World Language classes, our Grade 6 Spanish students continue to describe their family with appropriate adjectives. Now, they are adding a few more verbs such as “ir a” “venir” and expressions with the verb “tener.” Grade 7 is learning possessive adjectives, comparative and superlative. Grade 8 Continuing students are learning about their daily routine […]

28 Feb

HEALTH & WELLNESS HAPPENINGS

Good news! Every Middle School Student will be receiving their FitnessGram Reports this upcoming week. Students were previously evaluated utilizing five different wellness assessments to determine their different levels of fitness. They will be asked to reflect on their scores, consider their everyday lifestyle and decide how they are staying physically active. We will also […]

28 Feb

ARTS HIGHLIGHTS

In Studio Art 6 our Earthship PBL is well underway. Students have drawn out the floor plans for their Earthship houses and transferred them onto foam core bases. They are now building up the interior and exterior walls with cardboard and plastic recyclables. Students are also beginning to experiment with materials such as white, colored, […]