We hope that you were able to spend some time “Sharpening the Saw” and catching up on any missing work last week. Staff spent the week together reviewing Advisory ideas, learning new strategies from our Student Support Symposium, digging deep into Outdoor Classroom and Play-based learning while refining our assessments and Empower Generations Playbook. This week, we are celebrating our first annual Fall Festival on Thursday from 5-7 p.m.! Please bring your family and friends to check out all the fun booths! We are eager to see you all back this week!
We have begun our next set of workshops for the next 5 weeks:
September 30th-November 8th
Driving Question: How do we step up to become better stewards of our environment?
Competencies: Scientific Investigation & Persuasion
In this project cycle, learners will be exploring what it means to be stewards of their environment and pushing for change in their communities. We began the cycle by investigating which sorbents are best at cleaning up oil spills and how density plays a role in the process. Learners compared aquatic oil spills to desert spills and began theorizing what threats are greatest to their personal urban ecosystem. As the cycle progresses learners will search for scientific solutions to local problems which strike chords within their hearts and create calls to action for their community.
Driving Question: How can I improve my employment and problem solving skills by studying the path to success in a medical or fitness profession?
Competencies: Authentic Problem Solving, Divergent Thinking, & Scientific Analysis and Investigation
Driving Question: How can I increase my writing stamina to find the good within myself?
Competencies: Literary Analysis & Self Expression through Various Mediums
DONATIONS NEEDED!!!!: 8 x 10 canvases, acrylic paints, various size paint brushes. Thank you!
Driving Question: How can I use research to create a high quality YouTube video that teaches, entertains, and informs?
Competencies: Global Research & Analysis & Generating Meaningful Questions
Our Go Green Club presented their courtyard beautification plan to our School Site Property Manager last week. The mutual goal is to work together with other community members, including Home Depot and local architects, to create a sustainable and beautiful outdoor space in our courtyard.
As Learning Period 2 ends this Friday, Oct. 18, please check with your learner that they have the following completed:
Ms. Tanya’s Workshop will have the opportunity to visit our local museum, Lancaster Museum of Art and History on Wednesday and Thursday for this week’s writing prompts. Please make sure to return your Field Studies Slip no later than Wednesday morning.
Wed. & Thurs., October 16th & 17th: MOAH Field Study
Wed., October 17th: 1st Annual Fall Festival
Fri., October 18th: End of LP 2
Sat., October 19th: Applebee’s Pancake Fundraiser
Fri., October 25th: Cheer Squad Car Wash
Mon., November 11th: Veterans Day | Site Closed
Fri., November 22nd: Family Multicultural Feast
November 25th-November 29th: Thanksgiving Break | Site Closed
Our next community night is Thursday, October 17th, from 5-7 p.m., and our first Fall Festival will be taking place in our courtyard. Our site clubs would love for you to come and participate in their Fall-themed booths. Tickets are $1 each.Fall Festival Flyer
Join us for a pancake breakfast and help support Empower Generations, this Saturday, Oct. 19th, from 8-10 a.m.Pining for pancakes_
Driving Question: How can we use our senses to explore, learn and grow while we play?
For the next few weeks we will be exploring the different types of play with our babies in addition to a new writing project in our Advisory.
Thank you to those who have made recent donations. Donated items keeps our curriculum fresh and innovative.
We are in need of donations to support our learner programs.
Current needs include:
Each morning from 8:30-9 a.m., our site offers a time of mindfulness for the whole school community. Some of the options include yoga, coloring, quiet spaces for meditation, making rain, and more.