|National Poetry Month|
Lower and Middle School students mark National Poetry Month by sharing poems with one another.
Sixth-graders design, build and test solar-powered cars as part of their STEAM project.
Seventh-graders are hard at work on the STEAM projects (science, technology, engineering, art and math) based on some type of transfer of energy.
|Running, jumping and throwing|
Sixth-graders experience a range of P.E. offerings in one class period as one group throws and catches on the field, another practices gymnastic maneuvers and a third group--not pictured--swims at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center.
|Living wax museum|
Fourth-graders present a "living wax museum." Standing patiently in place dressed as a historical figure of their choosing, students recite a prepared biography when visitors press a button.
|The eye of the cow|
Seventh-graders in dissect cow eyes in Mr. Calderon's lab as part of their anatomy unit.
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Gancedo's class build houses out of straw, sticks and bricks, and then subject them to Mrs. Gancedo's trademark huff-puff-blow test to explore what makes for a strong structure.
Rather than hire George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, eighth-graders in Mr. Korn's lab explore gravity by measuring the rate at which three different types of balls fall from the third floor to the Rothenberg Family Courtyard.
|Head of School's Message: April 15|
Mr. Scibberas was my English teacher for the last two years of high school. Born in Malta, he had a high-pitched voice that is slightly characteristic of people from that Mediterranean island. He pronounced a few words in odd ways. ‘Obviously’ sounded like ‘Bobsleigh.’ Together with ‘Scibby,’ these were the nicknames we gave him, behind his back of course.
He was a demanding teacher. In a typical class we would pour over a chunk from a novel, poem or play. He would pace the room posing questions about the reading. Each question would require a written answer. We wrote paragraphs every day. If we didn’t support an argument in our pieces, he handed the work back. He had an excellent sense of humor and his kindness and fairness made him a beloved figure. No one wanted to disappoint him with shoddy work.
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