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Multi-Generational Book Club

Yesterday, our 5th grade students had our first Multi-Generational Book Club with residents from Royal Palms Assisted Living Facility. All the students and our guests met after all reading “Tuck Everlasting” which asks “If you could live forever, would you?”  It was a magical experience for all and everyone is looking forward to the next “book talk!” IMG_6798 IMG_6795 IMG_6806

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Blue & Gold Field Day Fun

The First Annual Lower Elementary Blue/Gold Field Day was a tremendous success!  Thank you to all the participants, teachers, coaches, and parents volunteers!  Go Blue! Go Gold!

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Our Mustangs Head to the Championship

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Following an incredible basketball season, our Middle School PALS team is ready for the championship!  Tomorrow, our Mustangs will be playing Safety Harbor Montessori at 4:00 pm at the Long Center.  We welcome all students and families to join us as we cheer on our incredible players!

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Living History Museum

Today, the Upper El building was turned into a “Living Museum” when all 35 students dressed as famous characters (based on biographies they had read) and posed as wax figures. When the guests arrived (other students, teachers and some parents) and tapped the “wax” figures, they sprang to life and briefly shared their personal histories. Guests had a chance to meet such diverse historical figures as the Wright Brothers, Jane Goodall, Louis Braille, Judy Blume and John F. Kennedy. The benefits of this activity were many and included the acquisition of new knowledge, increased interest in history, additional reading practice, exposure to the biographical genre, improving summarization skills and practice in public speaking. We are so proud of all of our Upper El students!photo 5

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Hola from Spain!

Hola from Madrid! Today, middle school students kicked off an incredible week! Students in Spain landed today in the country’s capital! After driving through the city and seeing multiple famous sights, students and teachers visited friends at the Colegio Decroly School. Over the past month, students have been collaborating on group projects through the use of Skype. Today, students met in person and shared an authentic lunch.

After returning to the hotel, we took to the streets for an evening stroll and dinner. Then, to finish the night, a group headed to the stadium to watch AC Milan play Atletico de Madrid! Watch for more updates this week from our Spain trip!photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo

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Varsity Basketball Fun

Check out these great shots of our super star Mustang Basketball team!  Last week, our Middle School Varsity Team played Cornerstone Christian.  Coaches It was a nail biter in the beginning when we were  down by 8 points, but then we came back and won 34-10!  All are invited this Monday for our Varsity and JV games against Safety Harbor Montessori starting at 4:00pm at the Long Center courts in Clearwater.

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Studies of Civil Rights

Over the last few weeks, Middle School Humanities classes celebrated Black History Month by honoring African Americans that helped pave the way for equal civil and human rights in the United States and around the world. While a comprehensive study of the modern American Civil Rights Movement is covered extensively in the 8th grade curriculum, all three classes participated by creating “art installations” on a Civil Rights event or veteran, or celebrating tolerance and diversity. In addition to their creations, students presented their projects to the class, while discussing racial, religious, and gender equality in our world today, and how we as a community can act as facilitators for equality in the future! Here are a few of the many incredible projects created by our students!

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