This Week in Upper School 3/19-3/23, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Congratulations to the cast and crew of High School Musical on a memorable and entertaining production! Thanks to Ms. Dingle, Mr. Phillipus, Ms. Levy, Ms. Berg,and Ms. Waldman for all of their hard work and dedication! View High School Musical photos.
Have a happy and rejuvenating spring break and Pesach.
The 7th grade class volunteered today at Three Square Food Bank. They toured the facility and lear  ned about the important work that Three Square Food Bank does for our community. The students then sat in the warehouse where they conducted a Passover seder. They used a Haggadah they had written themselves based on the theme of hunger. View Haggadah. It was a moving and meaningful experience for all. 
The 8th Grade Celebration is on Friday, May 18th.  8th grade students and families are invited to a reception at 9:30 with the ceremony beginning at 10:30 am.
Upper School Exams will begin on Friday, May 18th and continue through Thursday, May 24.  Exact test schedules will be provided to students after Spring Break.
The scheduling process for next year's courses for incoming grades 6 - 12 will begin after Spring Break.  More information to follow.

On Wednesday, the 9th graders, led by student council representative, Krish Madhura, "ambushed" the 5th graders during Ms. Oshins' fake test and took them to the field for some bonding activities and games!  The 9th graders were fantastic hosts and even helped them clean up their classroom after the fun.  Mazel tov, Freshies!  
Today High School English and Social Studies collaborated to have students attempt to crack a Break Out Box, with clues from the English unit on All Quiet on the Western Front, and the Social Studies unit on WWI. This type of integrated learning has been proven to be highly successful and a fun activity for students before going into Spring Break. 
Each day of town hall, the Arts & Innovation class treated us to their chair presentations. In order to design and build a chair for a famous historical client (King Tut, Marilyn Monroe, Elijah, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Rosa Parks), the students researched their clients to understand more about what kind of chair these historical figures would need and desire.  Mr. Wild then dressed in safety gear to test out each chair!  Each chair passed! 
Mazel tov to the Swim Team for recognition in the Las Vegas Review Journal. See article.
Third quarter narratives go live today!  Read about your child's performance in each class on Edsby. 
High school students learned about online trolls, troll bots, and freedom of speech online-what is protected and what is not-during FLEX this week.