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Dive in and Discover: Design Thinking

A guest visitor to our “Under Construction” Dive in and Discover group shared with students about how his company constructs real furniture from cardboard.  Students learned about the properties of cardboard and utilized Design Thinking to empathize, imagine, create, and iterate in making their own rocket ships and backpacks to take to Mars.

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Dive in and Discover: Multiage Learning Groups

Dive in and Discover week gives our Lower School students the opportunity to work in mixed-age learning groups with students and teachers they don’t frequently interact with. In mixed-age groups, the dynamics between older and younger students fosters interdependence through collaboration and independence in older students who become leaders and mentors for the younger students.…

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Heather Rogers and Christine Carter Talk Gratitude

For me, reflecting on all that I am thankful for is not a yearly activity. It is a daily practice, and a part of my family’s routines. When I wake in the morning, my first thoughts are “What am I grateful for?” or around the dinner table, my family and I will share what we…

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Dive in and Discover: Deep Learning

A week like Dive in and Discover allows for the transference of students’ existing skills and knowledge to new and unfamiliar contexts, which research shows is essential for deep learning. The world becomes the classroom. Learning is blended, rather than divided into single-subject chunks, and students can see real-world application of their learning. Today the…

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Dive in and Discover: An Introduction

Today marks the beginning of Dive in and Discover, an exciting week of learning and exploration at Keys. Divided into mixed-age groups, students in Grades K through 4 will take a deep dive into one of the topics listed below. Students will have the opportunity to explore passions, try something new, and forge cross-grade friendships,…

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Keys Lower School Winter Concert!

Last night our Lower School students closed out the last school week of 2019 with a bang at their Winter Concert! This year’s concert, themed “Celebrate the Seasons: Autumn & Winter,” included a mix of familiar songs, some by “Earth, Wind & Fire” and “The Mamas and the Papas”, and new songs originated in Norway…

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Keys Middle School Winter Concert!

After months of preparation, last night our middle school students performed in their Winter Concert, themed You Can Dance You Can Sing!  BIG (beginning instrumental group) club, Keys Choir, and all our Middle School students presented musical pieces. Our students performed familiar holiday melodies, a Mexican folk song sung in Spanish, a composition played entirely…

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National Philanthropy Day!

Happy National Philanthropy Day! Today our Development Team and Annual Fund Co-Chairs along with our Head of School handed out small tokens of thanks to our Keys community for their commit-Mint to our teachers and students.

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October Celebrations

Wow, hard to believe we are in November already! Today in the spirit of gratitude, Keys shows our appreciation for our diverse and inclusive community. Here is a look back at some of the celebrations we honored in October.

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