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January 23, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Mac and Cheese

    January 23, 2018

    Mac and cheese with green beans. Served with seasonal fruit.

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January 24, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Rice and Veggies

    January 24, 2018

    Brown rice with vegetables. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    January 24, 2018

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  • Basketball Fitness - MS

    January 24, 2018

    MS: 2:30-3:45pm Location: Crescendo

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  • Tennis Fitness - LE, UE

    January 24, 2018

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

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January 26, 2018
January 28, 2018
  • RESCHEDULED: School and PCTE Open House

    January 28, 2018

    Rescheduled for April 6, 2018. Contact Eric S. for more details.

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  • RESCHEDULED: School/ PCTE Open House

    January 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Rescheduled for April 6, 2018. Contact Eric S. for more details.

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January 29, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Vegetable Soup

    January 29, 2018

    Vegetable soup with pasta. Served with seasonal fruit.

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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.”

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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.
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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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