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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Quiet Activities

Students in our Quiet Activities group took the opportunity this week to refocus their minds and bodies through silent activities, such as coloring, doing puzzles, and watching a selected series of silent films, such as Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton. Quiet activities such as journaling give our students the uninterrupted time on their own to…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Create a Meal

Students in our Create a Meal group started out the week learning all about knife safety, exploring how to safely use various chefs knives to properly cut fruits and vegetables when preparing a meal. After a period of exploration, students applied their new knife skills to a little friendly competition, cutting a shaping different fruit…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Campus Beautification

Our campus beautification group worked on two main efforts; one group focusing on designing and constructing a vibrant new mural for our Middle School campus, the other working to prune and garden the vegetable gardens and landscaping around our quad. Students in our mural group collaborated with local muralist Elijah Pfotenhauer during the week to…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Biking

While many Keys students currently bike to our Middle School campus, for some of our students biking is an unfamiliar mode of transportation. In our biking group, students learned all the ins and outs of bike safety and proper bike maintenance. Students started the week with a review on hand signals and a lesson on…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Extreme Sports

Students in our extreme sports group really “felt the burn” this week. Fingers and forearms were a little extra tender at the beginning of the week after students spent the day scaling walls at Planet Granite, pushing personal bests and powering through the doubt that sinks in when your body starts sending you signals that…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Puzzles

For our puzzles group, this week was all about logic and strategy. Students started the week with logic puzzles and strategy board games before graduating to an escape room! Later this week they had to combine their skills in logic and strategy to solve the puzzles in “The Mad Hatter” escape room in order to…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover: Walk in the Woods

Our students in the “Walk in the Woods” group takes the phrase “just walk it off” quite literally. Students spent their afternoons connecting with each other and the outdoors during walks in nature, visiting Foothills Park, Huddart Park, the Baylands and nearby Mitchell Park. Students also participated in geocaching (locating hidden treasures in the woods…

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Middle School Dive in and Discover Week: An Introduction

Middle school students will be truly living out the mission this week as they “honor curiosity and reflection in an increasingly hurried world” every afternoon through Dive In and Discover courses. Like it’s counterpart at the Lower School, Dive In and Discover Week provides students a chance to engage with new topics that push the…

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Eighth Grade Legacy Gift Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Today we are celebrating this year’s 8th Grade Legacy Gift – huge thanks to our graduating class for making the impactful founding gifts to our Faculty Compensation, Growth and Well-Being Endowment Fund! We are also unveiling two awesome 3D printers acquired in honor of our creative and innovative 8th grade students. Thank you Class of…

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Everyday Heroes

Today, as part of their unit on “everyday heroes”, our kindergarten students are meeting with firefighters from our local fire station. Kindergarten students are learning how these amazing individuals contribute to and protect our community. After showing our students how they “suit up” before going near a fire and all of the equipment they use…

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