Mic Drop

Mic Drop

The new Arts and Literary Magazine, Open Mic has published its first online addition, which can be accessed at https://latinopenmic.wordpress.com. The student published magazine, started this year by junior Chloe Cattaneo features poetry, short stories, photography, and drawings by students in the middle and upper school.  Sophomore MaryKate Wilson is the assistant editor, junior Ava Tiller is the head of design, junior Ciara Hovell is the art editor, sophomore Gabby Micheli is the web designer, junior Chloe Timberg is the poetry editor, eighth grader Micah Gans is the treasurer, and junior Nathan Cobbs is the outreach manager. Open Mic plans to publish a second print edition in the spring.

Teachers on the Team

Teachers on the Team

On March 23 as part of our Spirit Week celebrations, upper school students will be having a teacher basketball game during advisory lunch. Teachers representing the 9th and 10th grade team will take on the combined 11th and 12th grade teacher team. Each team will have a maximum of eight players and some student coaches. For 9th and 10th grade, the student coaches are Zoe Edelman and Ethan Gadson. For 11th and 12th grade the coaches will be Kayla Price, Mika Robinson and Daryl Dixon. On that day, students in 9th and 10th grade will be wearing white and teachers that teach those grades should do the same. For 11th and 12th grade students will be wearing black and teachers that teach those grades. should do the same.
Sending Our Hearts

Sending Our Hearts

A small group of Upper School students wanted to show solidarity with the Parkland students and to honor those lives lost in school shootings this week, so they decided to have students stand in a formation of a heart during morning break. Fifth and sixth graders will take part in their afternoon break and seventh through twelfth graders did so on their morning break.  Students will stand together in silent commemoration for the 17 lives lost and to show their care for all victims of gun violence in schools.
Advisory Scavengers

Advisory Scavengers

This week the Middle School Community Council organized a scavenger hunt using clues written in the Daily Bulletin indicating a location in the school. One student from each advisory competed by racing to that location to find a faculty member holding a dress down pass for their advisory.  Ms. Coppola-Klein’s class won the first clue, which directed them to the Music Room.  The Scavenger Hunt is a great way to wake up the brain and body and remind students to get to advisory on time!
STEM STARS

STEM STARS

Ninth grade science fair winners attended the DC-wide STEM Fair this weekend with Ms. Shapiro and Mr. Torrence. Attendants included Helena Ikenberry, Alicia Campbell, Max Regardie, Lucas Roemer, Miles Tiller, Oliver Krisetya, Jalen Richardson, Hawa Sturr, and Zoe Edelman. Sixth and seventh grade participants included Lucas Rohde, Meerabela Kempf, Zoe Woods-Arthur, Anja Pratt, Claire Flakker, Lauren Boyer, Stephen Showalter, Elias Baldwin, and Ben Yarkin, and their teachers Ms. Dobler and Ms. Olney. These students had a chance to present their research and share the scientific process they used, how they formed a hypothesis and designed an experiment, collected data and evaluated the results. The awards night was scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed due to weather until Thursday.  In the junior division Meerabela Kempf earned 1st place in Earth and Environmental Science, Zoe Woods-Arthur earned 2nd place in Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Lucas Rohde scored 3rd place in Animal Sciences. In the senior division, freshmen Helena Ikenberry and Alicia Campbell  won 1st place in Earth and Environmental Science, Max Regardie and Lucas Roemer scored 2nd place in Engineering Mechanics, and Zoe Edelman and Hawa Sturr won 2nd place in Plant Sciences, and Jalen Richardson earned 3rd Place Earth and Environmental Science. Miles Tiller and Oliver Krisetya earned the ACE DC Award from the ACE Mentor Program, and Richardson earned the American Meteorological Society Award; Excellence in Engineering Award from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Honorable Mention), Federal Water Quality Association Award (1st Place); Achievement in the Earth Sciences Award from the Geological Society of Washington (3rd); Stockholm Junior Water Prize; Water and Waste Operators Association. Kemp also earned 3rd place in the Grand Awards, and the ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative Award; DCECC; Federal Water Quality Association Award (Honorable Mention); NASA Earth System Science Award. Campbell and Ikenberry earned the DCECC; Federal Water Quality Association Award (1st Place); Achievement in the Earth Sciences Award from the Geological Society of Washington (1st); Ricoh USA Award. Rhode nabbed the NASA Certificate of Achievement in Optics, and Showalter, Baldwin, Yarkin, and Kempf were named Broadcom Masters.