This year's 5h grade play was Charming!, by Judy Wicklund. 5th grade students prepared through March and April for their May 10th performance. The students' comic timing was excellent, and they enjoyed the experience throughout. They also learned some wonderful lessons about teamwork and the hard work involved in staging a play!
8th grade students recently presented their yearlong culminating, Make.a.Difference projects, to students, faculty and parents. The students begin researching a person or organization that has made a difference in the world in the beginning of 8th grade, and they produce a research project, display, and do hands on work to support their chosen cause. The students then present their area of expertise, educating the broader community in the process. We are so proud of our students for their excellent work on this capstone project!
At the cutting edge of educational technology are two exciting new technologies, AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality). Both have a place in the future of education and the world. For day to day use, AR is the one to keep your eye on. But, let's start with a brief look at what these new technology acronyms really mean. Read our Roots and Wings Blog to learn more...click here.
One of the traditional rites of passage for Montgomery's 8th graders is to lead the School in a chapel program. In order to graduate, every 8th grade student must deliver a chapel either to an audience of lower school, middle school or to the entire school community. Though this seems like a daunting task, our students are well prepared for this challenge. Beginning in kindergarten, each class gives a chapel program each year. Students also learn to present in the classroom, standing in front of their classmates. They also participate in concerts, and have opportunities to take leadership roles as middle school students, often requiring them to speak in front of their peers.
The entire eighth grade class always joins their presenting classmate to lend support both before and after the chapel program. Family members (and extended families and friends) are encouraged to attend the student's chapel program, and are there to enjoy moments after this rite of passage. The eighth graders put in tremendous time and effort in preparing for this opportunity and they demonstrate their confidence and skill in addressing a large audience.
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