6th Grade Science students were roving Mars the past two weeks and/or rocking Mission Control! They mapped the crater, designed their path and points of interest, collected surface data on factors that might support life on Mars and communicated via computer, only able to see their rovers positioning during scheduled, silent flybys. They concluded their roving and then conducted a mission analysis. In addition to this adventure, they added their names to the list going to Mars aboard the InSight geological lander set to launch in May 2018. Halfway through the first trimester, these students are learning to be independent scientists and are doing awesome work!
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Homecoming Week 2017 was an awesome success! From a variety of characters showing up on Who's That? Wednesday, to students taking it waaaaay back (think: Jurassic Period) on Throwback Thursday, and much more, it's been a week of non-stop spirit, enthusiasm, and excitement - and the fun didn't stop there!
On Thursday, September 21st, our Lower School students took a few moments to recognize the International Day of Peace, and participate in a Pinwheels for Peace project. These pinwheels, which bear writing and illustrations depicting what peace means to the children, are intended to help spread positive wishes of peace and hope in our community.
In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, our Upper School Student Council coordinated a very successful school-wide relief drive, which resulted in multiple truck loads of supplies being delivered to residents of the affected areas. Knowing that the road to recovery will be a long one, our students in Lower, Middle, and Upper School then took the time to write notes of appreciation and encouragement to both the residents of the Houston area, as well as the many troops who have spent long hours assisting residents of Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast. As always, we are proud of the empathy and compassion displayed by our students and their families, and are grateful for the collective willingness to help those in need.