7-8 Learning Center

8th Grade Debates Removal of Confederate Monuments

“There is a difference between remembrance of history and reverence of it.” -Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, who recently ordered the removal of four statues of Confederate Generals. After preparing all week, the 8th grade just completed a heated debate about whether or not monuments to Confederate leaders and soldiers should be removed.  Executive Director Michael Hayes attended and asked some great questions when they’d finished.  Students made some extremely interesting points, including whether…

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Pakistani Pen Pals Now, Glenwood Caverns Upcoming

Dear 7 & 8 Parents- 1.  This fall our students will be participating in a digital Pen Pal program called “Global Kid Connect” with students who attend reduced fee schools in Pakistan run by the Marshall Direct Fund. This will coincide with our study this year of Ancient & Medieval world cultures and religions, including the beginnings and spread of Islam. Students will exchange at least four letters between now and December break, allowing them…

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7th Stocks & Schedule for next Two Weeks

Dear 7th Parents- The fun for the 7th graders while the 8th graders are gone has just begun! Today students began learning to play the UKULELE for “La Bamba,” began drafting a reflection on our their altered MONOPOLY Game, and prepared for tomorrow’s opening day of our STOCK SIMULATION.  (More on this below! PARENT INVOLVEMENT ENCOURAGED!)  Tomorrow will be more of the same plus learning about the GREAT MIGRATION of African-Americans towards northern opportunities between…

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AJAX ACES Trip TOMORROW!

Dear students and parents: A reminder that we’ll be trying again to get up to the top of Ajax to explore and learn snow science with ACES. (Hoping third time will be a charm!) PLEASE COME DRESSED FOR A BIG DAY IN THE COLD & SNOW, including a SACK LUNCH & Water Bottle.  WEAR GEAR THAT WILL KEEP YOU WARM & DRY (no cotton).  WEAR BOOTS THAT WILL FIT INSIDE A SNOWSHOE BINDING. Thanks and…

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