In addition to scoring second place in their division, the Stuart Voices earned the second highest score overall out of 11 middle and high school choirs that performed at Music in the Parks on Friday! The students sang with exciting expression and refined technique. After their performance, the girls enjoyed the rides and games at Six Flags. Congratulations to the Stuart Voices for making wonderful music this year!
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.
Just when you think it's business as usual, last week the Upper School girls were greeted by their teachers with a surprise getaway to the beach on Tuesday! The girls enjoyed games on the boardwalk and an educational adventure at the Jenkinsons Aquarium. It was a great time to relax and get away for a while. See photos from Upper School Congé in the gallery.
The Middle School girls were faked out with a "false alarm" during the fire drill on Tuesday but were met with a real surprise on Wednesday when they learned that they'd be heading to Philadelphia Mills where they watched Beauty and the Beast and enjoyed lunch and games at Dave and Busters. Everyone had a great time and made it back to Stuart before the end of the day for pick-up. See photos and video from Middle School Congé in the gallery.
The seventh graders were "off-the-grid" last week, hard at work on their PBL (project-based learning). The girls worked in groups of 5 to 6 where they were given a biome (frozen tundra, deciduous forest, rainforest, or desert) and presented the challenge of designing a sustainable community within that biome for 100 people. The girls spent the beginning of the week researching the biome itself, examples of the biome around the globe, and sustainability techniques specific to that biome. The girls then developed a mission statement to guide their design process. Statistical data was analyzed with mathematical precision. Sketches were drawn, tweaked and scrapped. The designs finally came to life in models that each group made using upcycled, found and purchased materials. The week culminated in an afternoon of presentations where the students displayed the models of their communities and described, in detail, elements of their community design and just how they linked back to their particular environment and its sustainability. The girls worked with depth and focus throughout the week, becoming expert in both biomes and environmental solutions.
Come to the art wing this Wednesday for a free preview of Ms. Phyllis Wright's amazing printmaking camp! The free preview is open to students entering grades 7–11 this Wednesday, May 17 from 3:15 to 4:00 PM. We kindly request an RSVP to Ms. Anne Pierpont at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609.921.6132.
Lavner Camps is also hosting an after school preview party for Lower and Middle School students on Wednesday, May 17 from 3:10 to 4:15 PM in the Dining Room. Come learn about the diverse array of camps offered by Lavner Camps at Stuart this summer. Refreshments will be served.