School News

This week students started learning about timelines and lab reports in their afternoon classes. During project time, some students opted to make climate change posters and on Friday, those who wanted to demonstrated outside the school during break time in honor of Greta Thunberg’s international climate strike. We also watched this video about her in science class, if you want to check it out.

 

Upcoming Dates and Events

Calendar Project, Tuesday, 9/24 through Tuesday, 10/1: This week at school students will work with local photographer Rachel Roy to put together a calendar for us to sell as a fundraiser this December. Rachel has compiled 12 of her favorite photography shots to use for each month, and each student will write an accompanying haiku to be featured on each page. We’re really excited about this collaboration and will keep you updated on the project’s progress!

Friday, September 27th at 8am: field trip at Tsongas Industrial History Center in Lowell, MA.

Green River Clean Up, September 28th, 9am-12pm

Walk-a-thon, Monday, October 14th, 1:30-5:30pm Historically we have always had school on Columbus Day because we haven’t wanted to honor him due to the atrocities he and the men under his command committed on the Tainos and other native people in Central America. Last year, several alums expressed interest in having an event on that day for them to come and visit, since they all have the day off at their high schools. Additionally, we spent all of last school year studying Native Americans in humanities class. By the end of the year, the students all concluded that they wanted to do something to give back to Native communities after all our European ancestors did to them and their ancestors. All of these factors together lead to the planning of this year’s Walk-a-thon to benefit the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, who are the descendants of the first Native Americans that the Pilgrims interacted with upon their arrival in the 1620s. The Walk-a-thon will take place after our half day, from 1:30-5:30pm. we’ll have our fist ever FOUR WINDS SWAG for sale at the event to benefit the school. More information will be sent out as the event draws closer.

Juggling with David Boles, Thursday October 3rd: David is our Green River Clean Up coordinator. He came and talked to the students last week, and will be coming back to lead another discussion in science class on Thursday, October 3rd. In addition to working with the Green River Clean Up and as a semi-retired social worker, David is also a juggling teacher! He and the kids want to have a juggling workshop together during recess before his science talk that afternoon.

Half Days in October: Our two half days for parent-teacher conferences will be on Wednesday, October 16th and Thursday, Octoebr 17th (which is the same week as the Walk-a-thon).

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