Posted April 30, 2012
Congratulations to John Cornet who won the inaugural Middle School Tennis Table Tournament! During lunchtime, over the course of three weeks, 32 students played against each other in an onslaught of superb tennis table skills. For the semi-final and the final, ping-pong tables were brought to the center of the main playground area for the viewing pleasure of the Middle School students. Kenza Bouarroudj faced off against Max Green and John Cornet squared off against Theodore Schellhorn for the semi-final matches. These were two exhilarating games. The finalists Max Green and John Cornet met a week later for the final game. They both played extremely well, while their Middle School classmates cheered them on. Mr. Angelini presented an engraved cup to the winner and a medal to his opponent. It was such a good experience that we have decided to do a Middle School Doubles Tennis Table Tournament! We encourage you to take a peek in Le Petit Journal.
All of the 7th graders had a wonderful trip in Catalina. Everyone came back energized by the experience and with great memories. But I am sure that our little adventurers were happy to be back home to take a long shower and sleep in their own beds after a kiss good night. Even if camping is fun and an exciting adventure, there is nothing like home! For curious parents and friends, details of the whole trip (day by day) and pictures are also available in Le Petit Journal.
Classes 7B and 8 A1 tied to win the Crêpe Cook-Off (they both received 141 points out of 175). However, all of the crêpes were delicious and students enjoyed wearing the colors of the French flag. It was a great event to celebrate the Francophone community. See the event recapped in photos here.
We will celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 23, when the Student Council and the Eco-Ecole Committee host a booth with multiple games. All of the games will involve recycled items and will educate the students about our planet earth. The winner of each game will get the chance to have a free dress day.
The Read-A-Thon, on Friday, April 27, is a big event for the Middle School. It’s the only fundraising entirely dedicated to raising money for the Middle School. Participating students will get free dress and will read from1:50 PM to 8:00 PM. Please support your children’s efforts and pledge for their reading. All of the food served during the Read-A-Thon (snack and dinner) will depend on your generosity and donations. We are asking parents to volunteer to provide snacks, food, and beverages. Please contact Mme Hockley at email@example.com to coordinate.
Seventh grade students will go on a field trip with their art teacher on April 19th; while the 6th grade Environmental Studies class will help the nonprofit organization “Heal the Bay” in the spirit of Earth Day. They, along with their science teachers, will give some of their time to clean up the beaches. This beach cleaning experience will hopefully motivate them to take similar actions with their family and friends.