In this two-part series we look at how students at the Middle School are learning to find the "I can" in the midst of challenges they face, choosing to make this sometimes awkward yet very special season of life their time to shine.
Last year English teacher Chantal Ulferts worked with a student who just couldn’t seem to connect with books.
Reading wasn’t a joy, and the boy was close to writing himself off as a non-reader.
Developing the drive for effective communication and the ability to connect literacy with areas of passion.
Recap: What's the Why?
Our faculty work to prepare students not only with excellent academic skills, but also with the so-called "soft skills" that research shows are key to success in any job market. From clear communication to follow-through, research suggests that these soft skills may be even more important than academic success.
The final area we will look at in this series is how the Lower School writing curriculum both fosters a joy in communication and helps students to tap into the drive that is necessary to finish a project.
Congratulations to Upper School art faculty Nathan Stromberg. He was commissioned by the Green Bay Packers to create nine original works of art for display at Lambeau Field.
Congratulations to our 2017 graduates!
What an accomplishment to graduate. All of the hours studying and learning have paid off and you are now preparing to embark on a new adventure!
Rock climbing at Vertical Endeavors; learning how to overcome the obstacles in American Ninja Warrior; creating a stop-motion animation; or learning how to knit, make lace, and crochet. These are just some of the cool activities that Middle School teachers organize for students on BLAST Day - Bodies, Brains, and Buddies Learning About Startling Topics.
Cultural Field Experience (CFE) is a week-long program in the spring that gives students in grades 9-11 the opportunity to experience a culture other than their own. Students travel around the world, country, state, and city participating in unique programs designed to expand their worldview and experience a new culture.
Congratulations to Minnehaha Academy junior Daniel Stein. The 17-year-old pianist was invited to perform in the MacPhail Center for Music Concerto & Aria Recital. To qualify, Daniel performed in front of a panel of judges during two rounds of auditions.