Research and Design

Real-World Problem Solving in 7th Grade Research and Design

The 7th grade Research and Design class convened in the library yesterday morning to work on the second phase of their Keys Community Improvement Project. Using the design process as their guide, students worked with faculty and staff members to define particular problems or issues of concern on the Middle School campus. Issues ranged from gender-neutral…

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Elkus Ranch

First Graders Explore Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center

Earlier this week, students in first grade travelled to Half Moon Bay for a day-long field trip at the Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center. In addition to exploring live stock, gardens, and acres of open space, students learned about how the food they eat is grown and processed, the necessity of safe food handling, and…

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Math Celebration

Fifth Graders Honor Pi Day With Interactive Math Celebration

The Middle School library was abuzz yesterday morning, as the fifth grade class hosted parents and faculty members for an interactive mathematics celebration. Coinciding with Pi Day, the nationwide event commemorating the mathematical symbol used to represent a constant, students led parents through a series of stations involving math games, world problems, and investigations. The budding…

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Immigration Simulation

Third Graders Experience Interactive Immigration Simulation

As part of their unit on Immigration, third graders recently had the opportunity to travel back in time to the late 1800s and experience the trials and tribulations of life as an immigrant travelling to America. Each student was assigned a different country of origin and learned about the different classes of travel through boarding a…

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Ice Skating at Keys

Gaining Confidence and Finding Balance on the Ice

Students have laced up their ice skates at Keys since the school’s inception in 1973, staying active during the brisk winter months by learning how to ice skate through lessons, free-skate time, and fun games with their friends. Each winter, students, teachers, and parent volunteers share the rink and learn from one another. On several…

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Student Council

Running for Student Council at Middle School

Election season is heating up on the Middle School campus, as applications for Student Council candidates are near due. Council member duties include organizing campus-wide spirit events, coordinating assembly activities, and even interviewing prospective teachers!

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The Year of the Rooster

Celebrating the Year of the Rooster

Cassrooms, blacktops, and stages were the sites of Chinese New Year celebrations at Keys over the past two weeks, as students at both our Lower and Middle School celebrated the upcoming Year of the Rooster. The celebration provided a meaningful opportunity for students to learn about a Chinese festival that is rooted in centuries old customs and traditions. Kindergartners learned about…

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Gravity Visualized

Gravity Visualized in Eighth Grade Science

What’s the relationship between acceleration and velocity? How does the mass of a moving object affect its momentum? And, what does this look like in space? Students in eighth grade Science recently tackled these essential questions as they studied the foundations of Newton’s Laws of Motion. Using a stretched spandex sheet to replicate the ‘fabric of…

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