Agenda | Next 7 Days

February 21, 2019
  • Violin students: Parent Observations

    February 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Crescendo

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  • School Spirit Day 2018-19

    February 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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February 22, 2019
  • Piano students: Parent Observations

    February 22, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Crescendo Room

    Parent Observations for Piano Students located in the Crescendo room. Please arrive by 5:00 pm.

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  • UE Storyteller Visit: Maria LoBiondo

    February 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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February 25, 2019
  • Toddler Lunch: Pasta with Marinara

    February 25, 2019

    Pasta with marinara sauce and parmigiana cheese. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • PSO BRAVO! Ensemble visit

    February 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    R Crescendo [Built In speakers, DVD player, Microphone, Projector, Pull down screen]

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February 26, 2019
  • Toddler Lunch: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

    February 26, 2019

    Grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • Parent Coffee & Conversation

    February 26, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
    R Infinity [Apple TV, Projector]

    (meeting before TASK begins) All Elementary and Middle School parents are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee with the HOS and ask their questions re: the Middle School program

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  • TASK-Community Service Event

    February 26, 2019 @ 12:00 am - February 27, 2019 12:00 am

    Upper Elementary and Middle School students will assist parent volunteers in assembling 300 lunch bags for TASK.

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February 27, 2019
  • Toddler Lunch: Black Bean Burgers

    February 27, 2019

    Black bean burger with sweet potato fries. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    February 27, 2019

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  • Winter Fitness - MS

    February 27, 2019

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

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  • Winter Fitness - LE, UE

    February 27, 2019

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

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Middle School Mock Interviews

Middle School students get ready for the next step.

Middle School Students Participate for HS Interviews

Middle School students in 8th grade prepare for their upcoming high school interviews by taking part in Mock Interviews here at school. Prior to the interview, they are instructed in what to wear for an interview, how to ask and answer meaningful questions, and how to present themselves in their best light. School administrators simulate a real interview situation as much as is possible, and later give them thorough feedback. Students report that this Mock Interview greatly helps reduce the nervousness of the application and interview process at the independent schools to which they are applying. This is part of their instruction and guidance in transitioning to the next phase of their educational journey. 

 

Throughout the student’s time in middle school, teachers keep in mind two main questions:

1) What do middle school-aged students need during this stage of their development?
2) What skills will they need for high school?  


As a result of these questions, over the course of their three years in middle school, we provide a nurturing, safe learning community where they can continue their academic learning while also coming to understand themselves better as learners.  We provide them with the experiences and coaching they need to develop creative problem-solving strategies, flexible thinking, resilience, and grit, among many other skills and characteristics.


In their 8th grade year, students also receive coaching about their high school years.  Students receive practice and tips for applying to independent high schools if that choice works for their families.  Families meet with us at the beginning of the year, and then we help students prepare for applications and essays, we coach them about interviewing and hold mock interviews, and we do SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) practice. Later in the year, we also discuss strategies for entering a new school and handling multiple classes and teachers, etc. As standardized testing is not something students have had practice with, new this year, students will take a practice SSAT during school.  Students also take a FLEX test, which can be used diagnostically to assess areas each student should focus on in preparation for taking the SSAT.   

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