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Upper School Corner - Mrs. Raychel Lydon

Renaissance Researchers on the Loose!

For the last few weeks, students in the middle school have been honing their writing and research skills in the creation of Renaissance research papers. Topics of interest include accomplishments of the queens of England and Scotland, the importance of telescopes, changes in swords and armour, and the significance of clothing and hairstyles in demonstrating social class. As a culminating activity in June, students will have the opportunity to use their learning and knowledge to help them create booths for a fun-filled day of learning and entertainment with their own Renaissance Faire on campus.


For their papers, students have been using the Jane Schaffer model of writing. This model… Read More »

Upper School Corner - Mrs. McKenna Harkins

How is the weather?

As we begin to finish up our year in Earth Science, students have been encouraged to look up and take a closer look at the air around us.  After studying various layers of the Earth and soil, students are now immersed in a unit on atmosphere, weather, and climate. I am so excited to help our middle school students begin to  understand the different layers of the atmosphere, how wind patterns and ocean currents affect our weather and climate, and why extreme weather, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms occur!

In order to make this unit as effective and meaningful as possible, students have been analyzing weather forecasts to understand their various components and terminology. Students are then… Read More »

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