The Green Bean – January 21

Welcome to Quarter 3!

We’ve hit the ground running and are quickly transitioning into a new cycle of projects and classes. We have an exciting few weeks ahead, filled with visiting artists, field trips, conferences, and before we know it… Spring Break!

This week in Project Work Time, the advisors have introduced the new theme of Race and Diversity. Students have methodically approached this idea and developed a range of project ideas spanning both scientific and social concepts. Many great, thought provoking, discussions have emerged from our exploration. What topic is your student planning to tackle this quarter? Project Proposals are due on Friday.

6th and 7th grade students will finalize their projects with a research paper and a visual this quarter.

Upcoming Project Deadlines
-Proposals Due- Friday, January 22
-Notes Due- Friday, Feb 5
-Outlines Due- Wednesday, Feb 10
-Rough Drafts Due- Thursday, Feb 18
-Final Papers Due- Friday, Feb 26

Field Trips
Prepare for a February of fun! This month we will be going on three field trips. Our first trip to the Science Museum on Friday, February 5th will be an all school trip. Fees for our all school trips are covered by the school. Students will need to bring a bag lunch or money to purchase a lunch that day. Permission forms are due this Friday, January 22.

-Science Museum- Friday, February 5
-Ordway, VocalEssence- Monday, February 22
-Park Square Theater, Diary of Anne Frank- Thursday, February 25
-Ordway, SEOP Dance Company, Thursday, March 3

8th Grade Update
Over the next semester, our 8th graders will embark on a journey from middle school to high school. This quarter, each 8th grade student will create a “Me Book.” The Me Book is a compilation of personal essays, artwork, and photos. 8th grade students will be introduced to the assignment this week and will work on it for the remainder of the quarter. For many students, the Me Book will be the most writing they have ever done. It is simultaneously an exalted rite of passage and a dreaded challenge (that they will treasure upon completion). Therefore, 8th grade students are exempt from this quarter’s research paper.

Reminders:
– No School – Monday, February 1
– Winter Conferences & Early Release – Tuesday, Feb 16 & Thursday, Feb 18
– No School – Friday, February 19

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

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