Monday, March 31, 2014

MS Announcements

MS Announcement- April 1, 2014

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.


Birthdays

March
25- Sophia T. & Jerome W.
26- Stefano D.
28- Andrew F. & Nana I.
30 Ana Luiza C. & Mildred Q.
31- Ms. Leticia Gomes, Mr. Aleixo Guedes & Bernardo K.
1- Elmer Z.
2- Ms. Gisela Maldonado
4- Ellen M. & Julia K.
5- Henrique R., Marcela R. & Wadamada W.
6- Fernanda N.
7- Will M., Diego F., Liora W. & Laura C.

Community Time

Tuesday- Blogfolio Synthesis
Thursday- Blogfolio Synthesis
Friday- Friday Activity 

Announcements

Middle School Dance
Your votes have been tallied and we will have an Oscars Party theme for the dance, which will take place on Friday, May 2. If you are interested in helping organize the dance, or to give some input, please come to the Student Voice meetings (Tuesdays at 11:00 in room D28). 

Thank you - Student Voice

Sister School Book Drive


Celebration of the World Donations
Reminder!

6th- Nerf Basket
7th- Sports 
8th- World Cup

Please give any donations to your advisor.  Advisors- when you want to pass them on there are labelled boxes in my office.

Friday Activities
We should all be squared away in terms of Friday Activity.  Please see Mr. Engstrom if something is still unclear.

Picnic in the Park


Student Led Conference Prep
Advisors- please use the following presentation and rubric to help your students with the next step in our blogfolio synthesis.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

MS Announcements

MS Announcement- March 25, 2014

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.


Birthdays

March
26- Marcela T.
27- Matheus M., Jonathan G. & Alessandra B.
28- Chloe C.
April
1- Jorge R., Willem H., Lucas T. & Olivia B.
3- Mrs. Shormila Roy Choudhury

Community Time

Tuesday- Advisory- Blogfolio Synthesis
Thursday- Advisory
Friday- First Friday Activity for this round

Announcements
Middle School Dance, Friday, May 2 - Theme or No Theme? 
We are having another middle school dance sponsored by Student Voice! More details to come this week, but first, we want to hear from you! Do you want a theme or no theme for this semester’s dance? If you vote yes, then we will vote again at a later date on the following themes:

·         Storybook Characters
·         Oscars Party
·         Star Wars
·         Disney

Mr. Tuttle sent everyone an email with the following form to vote on whether or not you want a themed dance. Please only vote once. Multiple responses will be deleted, so if you vote several times, your vote will not count. 

Please vote by the end of the day on Thursday, March 27. 

Thank you - Student Voice

Celebration of the World Donations
We've had some donations already for Celebration of the World.  Let's keep it up to do our part to make COTW a great event.

6th- Nerf Basket
7th- Sports 
8th- World Cup

Please give any donations to your advisor.  Advisors- when you want to pass them on there are labelled boxes in my office.

Games of the Week
JV Girls Softball at Chapel - 4:30
JV Boys Softball at Chapel - 4:30
JV Girls Futsal at Chapel - 5:45
JV Boys Volleyball at Chapel - 5:45

Results
JV Boys Futsal Graded 11x6 PACA 
JV Girls Volleyball Graded 2x1 PACA
  

Friday Activities
Thank you to 

Student Led Conference Prep
Advisors- please use the following presentation and rubric to help your students with choosing artifacts and labeling them correctly



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MS Announcements

MS Announcement- March 18, 2014

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.


Birthdays

March 18- David C., Tatiana C. & Ms. Adriana Monti
19- Julia Jacob
22- Tory Potter
24- Leo V. & Manuela H.

Community Time

Tuesday- Advisory
Thursday- 1/2 Day- no CT
Friday- No School

Announcements


Graded will be hosting the AASSA Conference this week with over 900 educators visiting! Let's pull together as a community to make sure that our school looks great for our visitors. Please help teachers and all staff by keeping classrooms clean and orderly. Please pick up any trash that you see in the classrooms and hallways. Our maintenance crew will be working around the clock to prepare our school for this conference, so let's help them out.


Middle School Dance - May 2 
Student Voice will be hosting another dance on Friday, May 2! Mr. Tuttle will send out a Google Form soon to ask for student feedback on whether or not you want to have a themed-dance. Last semester's dance was a huge success, so thanks to Student Voice for organizing another dance for the middle school. More details to come...

Celebration of the World Donations
One of the best aspects of Celebration of the World is the chance to miss the amazing baskets that are raffled off.  Those baskets are only possible by donations from Graded families.  While anyone can certainly make a donation from any grade, we are going to have the following grades represented by the following themes:

6th- Nerf Basket
7th- Sports 
8th- World Cup

Please give any donations to your advisor.  Advisors- when you want to pass them on there are labelled boxes in my office.

Games of the Week
Tuesday Mar. 18th
Varsity Girls Softball vs PACA (seniors celebration)- 4:30

Wednesday Mar. 19th
JV Boys Futsal vs. PACA - 5:00 (LS Gym)
Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. PACA- 5:00 (US Gym)
JV Girls Volleyball vs. PACA - 6:00 (LS Gym)
Varsity Boys Futsal vs. PACA - 6:45 (US Gym)

Results
Varsity Girls Volleyball Graded 2x3 EAC
Varsity Girls Softball Graded 9x8 EAC
Varsity Boys Softball Graded 15x4 EAC
Varsity Boys Futsal Graded 6x7 EAC

Accelerated Math Update

Math Counts
Congratulations to Mr. Swartz and the MathCounts team!  Here are the results from the week: Individual Results: 3rd place Hyejune Lee, 5th place Min Shin, 6th place Ashley Lee
Team Results: Team A: 2nd Place, Team B: 4th Place out of 14 teams.


For Today: Visible Thinking Routines Blogging
We were fortunate to have Jason Ohler, a world-renowned lecturer and author of the book Digital Community, Digital Citizen, For our children will it be two lives or one?visit the middle school during our Assembly on Monday. Jason discussed the key elements of storytelling and building digital pieces that creatively tell our stories. Please use the following presentation from Ms. Tolisano. We would like to have all students reflect on Jason Ohler's presentation by using one of the visible thinking routines. Please choose one of the routines to use and blog about Jason's presentation yesterday.