The eighth grade students took part in a messy lesson in science class to demonstrate how sound energy and vibrational energy works. They learned that when a vibrating tuning fork is submersed in water they send a fine spray of water over a one-meter radius!
The Middle School at Stuart
The Middle School years are a time for Stuart girls to discover who they are, what they want to become and how they want to make a difference in the world. We challenge and support our girls through this process as they mature spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically.
Our innovative curriculum and 1:1 iPad program provide students with essential 21st century skills, including effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving. Outside the classroom, girls develop an awareness and commitment to social justice through discussion and service to others.
A comprehensive advisory program, extensive club offerings, strong athletics and an exchange student opportunity in eighth grade allow our girls to build confidence in their abilities to lead, compete and collaborate.
The Fifth Grade Music classroom was filled with wires, Play Doh, and noise this trimester as the students experimented with music and technology. Each student designed an instrument using the Makey Makey invention kit and composed a short piece using their original instrument. The students designed conductive gloves, drew graphite pencil drawings, utilized silverware in a non-traditional way, and molded Play Doh and foil into conductors of electricity and music-making objects. The students learned how to creatively innovate and problem-solve through this project; they also learned about the qualities of conductive materials and how to implement basic music theory when writing their compositions. Click through to watch a video demonstration!
The Stuart CYO team came out on top with a first place in the Small School Division, and Stuart's three team captains, Caroline Johnson '22, Molly Lagay '21, and Catherine Martin '21, were all elected to the Mercer County All Star Team. With a total of exactly 300 points in combined Stuart/CYO play, eighth grader Catherine Martin was awarded Most Valuable Player in the Small School Division.
Stuart's young swimmers proved to be incredibly competitive at the informal state championship invitational meet at the Ranney School last Wednesday. Our Middle School swim team did amazingly well at the meet, coming in second place! The event, which consisted of six teams, was the biggest meet on their schedule this season. Stuart came in second to Pingry and finished 30 points ahead of Pennington, to whom they lost earlier in the season at a dual meet competition.