Public Schools Week -- 5/3/13 to 5/8/13
PSW will be returning this year to the Coddingtown Mall. Last year, the event provided schools around Sonoma County an opportunity to showcase the wonderful things students are doing and learning. Mark your calendars. More information to follow. You can get updates on PSW at https://www.facebook.com/PublicSchoolsWeek.
Northwest Prep: Second Semester Project - Is Progress Worth the Price?
NWP students spent two months in the Fall researching the concepts underlying democratic government, equal and fair representation, and bias and perspective. Project groups created their own versions of campaign ads for various California propositions and presented them along with the major project milestones they achieved. You can check out the Exhibition Gallery to see photos of the event as well as video clips of the student created campaign ads.
This semester all NWP students will investigate the Driving Question, "Is progress worth the price?," through the lens of several academic disciplines and diverse human experiences. Multi-graded groups have chosen appropriate topics to investigate. They will be conducting deep research on these topics and they'll report their finds, conclusion and new questions in a collaborative online publication that addresses the driving question from multiple perspectives and in multiple formats. You can check out more information about the project by clicking here.
"Our Town" at POCS
"Do any human beings ever realize life as they live it every, every minute?" On March 1st, the POCS Drama Department treated an audience of students, parents, staff, and community members to a fabulous performance of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town." A special thanks to all those who made this performance possible, especially Kathy Pither (Director), Alissa Mann (Student Stage Manager), Will Hart (Costumes with the help of Hot Couture), Dianne Hart (Snacks), and Janet McDonough (Event Program).
Young Imaginations Music
Scott Gifford, Young Imaginations music teacher, is back again this year. He has been working with K-6 students at Olivet and Jack London. He will be moving onto Schaefer later this Spring. He has been guiding younger students through a variety of musical activities involving rhythm and singing. Third graders are learning how to create music using recorders. Fourth graders will be playing songs related to California history on harmonicas. Fifth and sixth graders are learning how to play dulcimers. If you see Scott on campus, please let him know how much we appreciate his work with our students.