PLANNING FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR     •     COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESOURCES

 

New 3D Printed Document Cameras Helping Our Students

Middle School Students and teachers received 3D printed document camera mirrors made and assembled by our very own Middle School Technology Integrationist, Steven Zeigler. Sharing ideas, art, and information over an online Zoom class are now clearer to see.   The doc-cams show the image of whatever you place on or over the keyboard of…

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How Argonaut Changed Middle School Students

Starting the school year remotely is a challenge. To help bring everyone together during the first two weeks, Middle School students set off on an adventure of self-discovery with help from Argonaut.  Argonaut is a live online program that brings together small groups of middle schoolers to uncover their strengths, explore their identity, and find…

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Kindergarten Nature Sculptures

Our kindergarteners have recently been learning about Andy Goldsworthy, a sculptor, photographer and environmentalist, in their art class. Inspired by Andy’s site-specific sculptures and land art, students collected natural materials from their surrounding outdoor spaces to create their own sculptures at home!

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First Day of School!

And so it begins! Check out these photos of some of our students excited for their first day of school!    

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Middle School Dive in and Discover Week

This week was Dive in and Discover week for our Middle School students! Students had the opportunity to dive deeply into an area of personal interest which they might not have normally had the chance to explore during the regular school curriculum. Ms. Dlesk, our Assistant Head of Middle School and Curriculum Coordinator, talks more…

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Enjoying the Great Indoors!

We love seeing the creative ways our teachers our bringing the feel of Keys School events to the homes of their students. This week our fourth-grade teachers have redesigned their annual outdoor education trip with students to be at-home friendly. If this inspires you to pitch a tent and enjoy the great indoors, here are…

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Coming to You Live!

Coming to you live from Keys School! Our fourth graders are stepping into the roles of news correspondents today, “on the scene” of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.  This project connects what our students are learning in their Earth Sciences unit, specifically about plate tectonics, with their ongoing studies of California history. Our fourth graders…

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How does it make you feel?

Today the worlds of Music and Art came together for our fourth graders as they dove into the realm of abstract expressionist paintings. In this unit, students learned of a famous Russian artist, Viktor-Edouard Hartmann, who was friends with many musicians, including composer Modest Mussorgsky, during the 1860s. Inspired by Viktor’s great art, Modest created…

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

This year in Social Studies, our eighth graders are exploring the “evolution” of the U.S. justice system, from the Articles of Confederation to the Constitutional Convention to the Bill of Rights to the Civil Rights Movement, as well as contemporary legal issues. Recently, students are researching the impact of a specific Civil Rights foot soldier…

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