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Hello! It’s the week after Spring Break and everything is getting exciting as we prepare to wind down the year. We have started our Shakespeare unit for the year. This year we are studying The Insane Dane and the Ghost with the Most, Hamlet. Revenge plots and comical nihilism abound in the classroom. In Science,...
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Can you believe it’s the beginning of March already? Things are just flying by. This week, the Middle School students began working hard on their Independent Novel Study. A wide variety of books was chosen, from John Green’s, Turtles All The Way Down to Holes, by Louis Sachar to The Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard. It’s a whirlwind of vocabulary, character...
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Welcome back after the long weekend. It was great to field all of the parents of adolescent students for their Student-Led Conferences. Everything went great, and we appreciate everyone’s commitment to making this educational journey as successful as possible. Back in the swing of things, the students are hard at work. Having finished studying A Raisin...
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It’s been over 100 days of the school year!  Thanks for being a part of the Journey. This week, we are focusing our mathematical attention on reviewing divisibility rules for ease of operation, doing multi-step fraction and percentage problems, performing algebraic calculations with a focus on order of operation, and compounding interest using exponential functions...
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It’s been a busy and productive January, as we settle into the last week of the month. The Middle School students are heavy involved in planning the grand re-opening of the Mustang Cafe, creating graphics and working with budgets and projections. Look forward to a bustling microeconomics in the coming weeks! In our Science unit,...
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Welcome back from Winter Break! We wasted no time getting back into the swing of things. In History, we are turning our attention to the effects of The War of 1812 and the so-called “Era of Good Feelings” under President Monroe. We are analyzing the reasons for the popularity of the war, the economic boost...
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Hello, Mustangs! This week, our adolescent learners were neck deep in learning about the presidency of Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase, all while playing online games to help them learn the Bill of Rights. Their current group project is a collage that represents the challenges and accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson. Look for these to...
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Middle School has been busy at the beginning of this school year, getting adjusted to the new environment, our new classmates, and our new routines. We are starting the year with a cycle theme of Exploration, diving headlong into Exploration by studying U.S. Geography and early U.S. History. We will look into Heredity and Adaptation...
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  This week students went to the Canaan Valley Resort in West Virginia. Here they deepened their understanding of elevation and had opportunities for community bonding activities. They studied how landforms are created, and called and how we have interacted with them. Students also discussed and learned how humans have been impacted by these landforms...
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  This time of year is a little hectic in the Middle School room as we focus more on group projects, essays, and special area events. Students have been working hard in Art and Music getting ready for their Informance on the 14th. It should be quite the performance! We are finishing up our Weather...
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