Agenda | Next 7 Days

September 24, 2018
September 26, 2018
  • Fall Fitness- LE, UE, MS

    September 26, 2018

    LE Group #1: 9:00-9:45amUE Group #1: 10:00-10:45am UE Group #2: 11:00-11:45am LE: 1:30-2:15pm MS: 2:30-3:45pm Rain Location: Crescendo (all groups)

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September 27, 2018
  • Parent Association Meeting

    September 27, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 am
    R Sycamore (12) [Apple TV]

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  • School Spirit Day 2018-19

    September 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Primary through Middle School

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September 28, 2018
  • ALL: Back to School Night (BTS)

    September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    All parents are invited! Back to School Night provides an opportunity for parents to experience the life of their child in the course of a school day, learn more about curriculum, procedures, and practices, and get to know the teaching staff and fellow parents better. It is an event for parents, which includes a short presentation in children’s classrooms, followed by a social gathering for parents and teachers.

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  • UE delivers Smart Lunches

    September 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Middle School IB Design Class

"Lifestyle Design" happens every day

Exploring Lifestyle Design

This year in IB Design class, we’ve worked on a variety of activities and projects to better understand design thinking. Many people think of design as the planning and creation of new things (e.g. product design, graphic design, web design), yet every single day, we all engage in “lifestyle design.”

The projects students work on include choice and can be individual or group. As a class, they’ve explored graphic design, character and story development, and simple audio recording and editing.

Recently, they used the design thinking model to examine hiking, which is a passion of Mr. O’Donnell, Middle School teacher. Having completed the Appalachian Trail in 2015, Mr. O’Donnell had the material and experience to share this with the students.  The students  examined hiking gear and offered thoughtful recommendations on what would be essential, based on designing the ultimate efficient gear for such an endeavor.  They learned that even if you’re not designing items from scratch, making decisions about what to get and how to use it for a task is a design process in itself.



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