Halloween Parade Brings Creativity and Cheer

The Halloween spirit was overflowing last week, as the entire Keys community gathered for the annual all school Halloween Parade. In addition to Lower School and Middle School musical performances, students, faculty, and staff marched through campus adorned in their spookiest fall attire, as parents snapped photos and cheered them on with high-fives.

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Alums Gather on Campus for Reunion

Keys School graduates and their families, dating all the way back to 2008, returned to campus on Friday night for a festive reunion celebration, featuring a ribbon cutting for the Class of 2017 Class Gift, a Kiwi Party with Mrs. Fernquest, and a Virtual Choir performance with Mr. Redlawsk.

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Augmented Reality

Google Expeditions Augmented Reality Program Visits Keys

Google Expeditions Augmented Reality, a new learning product from Google that allows teachers to bring virtual objects into the classroom, visited Keys campuses yesterday for several demo sessions. Using supplied handsets, students experienced interactive 3D renderings of Rome’s ancient coliseum, the treasures of the ocean floor, and prehistoric dinosaurs.

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Buddies Share Books

Buddies Connect Over Favorite Books

Older and younger student Buddies shared their favorite books with one another on Friday. Throughout the year, buddies will come together for shared learning experiences, community activities, and lots of fun.

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Talking About Natural Disasters

Talking To Children About Natural Disasters

Of late we’ve been feeling like one natural disaster – Hurricane Harvey – would have been enough. The addition of Hurricane Irma, the earthquake in Mexico, the fires in Oregon, Montana, and our own home state, not to mention the flooding in India have left us all with a wild range of emotions, from “How…

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Outdoor Education

Students Return from Fall Outdoor Ed Trips with Stories of Adventure and Independence

Students in grades four through eight returned to campus last week after embarking on several unique Fall Outdoor Education trips. Accompanied by faculty and parent chaperones, each grade level camped under the stars and experienced a taste of California’s diverse ecosystems. Educational expeditions varied from exploring the jagged geography of Mono Lake to traversing the…

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Solar Eclipse

Keys School Community Witnesses Historic Solar Eclipse

Though Tuesday, August 22 was the first official day of classes at Keys, Monday’s optional ‘Welcome Day’ provided an opportunity for new and returning students and families to tour the Lower and Middle School campuses and meet classmates, advisors, and homeroom teachers. Coincidentally, the event also provided a rare learning opportunity, as members of the…

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First Day of School

First Day of School at Keys Marks 45 Years

Yesterday marked the first day of the 2017-2018 school year at Keys, and the 45th year since its inception in 1973. Students eagerly arrived well before the sound of the morning bell to reconnect with their friends and discover newly redesigned classrooms and community spaces on the Lower and Middle School campuses. At Lower School,…

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Summer Reading Suggestions for Parents

Still looking for that perfect read over summer vacation? There’s still time to add another book to your summer reading list. Below are some of the books Keys School faculty and staff have been reading over the past year. Many of the choices on our list offer a unique perspective on adolescent behavior and parenting…

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