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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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Sound Design Experiments

Solutions for real-life problems

Middle School learns about the properties of sound

Middle School students had a special guest speaker in their IB Design class. Their guest was Dr. Morrison, Mrs. Morrison’s husband, who is lending his expertise on sound design for an IB Design project.
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This week the students began a 3 week project on Sound Design, with the intent of solving a real problem, the loudness of their lunch room.  In Design class, the students work on real world problems using creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration to come up with design solutions.  Dr. Morrison acquired his expertise from his hobby of having a recording studio and is delighted to help the students come up with a soundproofing system for their lunchroom.  
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Students are first learning about sound.  This first lesson was on amplitude, frequency, and acoustics. They examined wave propagation by comparing the falling speed of two stacks of dominos, considered amplitude and frequency with a slinky demonstration, and enjoyed creating their own sounds on a Theremin synthesizer replica. In subsequent lessons students will work with material science principals to design and test sound proofing for the lunch room.
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As Dr. Morrison shared, sound design is the process of specifying, acquiring, manipulating or generating audio elements. It is employed in a variety of disciplines including architecture and building, filmmaking, television production, theatre, sound recording and reproduction, live performance, sound art, post-production, radio and video game development.
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