Before fall break, Frederick Campus preschool and pre-kindergarten students brought fairytales to life in the 5th Annual Fairytale Play. Families were invited to join in on the fun for an amazing showcase performance put together by Tamijo Coleman’s Visual Media class.
Aspiring scientists in Suzanne Behun’s class recently presented their projects at the Columbia Campus Elementary School Science Fair. The students worked hard to put together their projects using scientific methods learned to date. They conducted experiments and presented their findings, and invited their peers to test out their science experiments!
Homecoming 2019 Recap | Congratulations to our 2019 Homecoming Royalty Court!
It was wonderful having our alumni, families, staff, and community members together on campus for MSD's Homecoming earlier this month. Homecoming 2019 was an absolute success, and our students were thriving with school spirit! Read the full recap here: http://bit.ly/2OP6Sjo - To view 2019 Homecoming Weekend highlights, watch the Homecoming Instagram story highlights or visit our Facebook page for more pictures. The 2019 Homecoming program book is also available online: www.msdathletics.com/homecoming/.
Celebrating our writers! Columbia Campus teacher Joshua Hanna’s upper elementary students celebrated the first academic quarter with a special peer-reading celebration. Our young writers shared their written stories and also invited guests to watch the narrated version of their stories in ASL.
What a great way to make text-to-world connections! After reading about sharks and sea animals, Columbia Campus teachers Joyce Cohen-Schler and Adrain Cookneuchan brought their classes to the National Aquarium. Our first graders were inspired from the field trip and had plenty to write about in their Lucy Calkins Writers’ Workshop.
There’s nothing like an interactive, exciting professional development session! Led by Frederick Campus Principal Kevin Strachan, today’s training for grades 3-12 English Language Arts teachers focused on student engagement and strategies to make meaning from challenging texts.
On October 24, seven of our high school students attended the I Am Psyched! exhibit at the National Deaf Life Museum at Gallaudet University with their transition counselors. I am Psyched! is a multimedia pop-up exhibit - on national tour - that explores the history and contemporary contributions of women of color in psychology. The American Psychology Association (APA) created the exhibit to engage young women of color in the exploration of how psychology benefits daily life by learning more about women in the field of psychology. In partnership with Gallaudet University, the exhibit also featured Deaf psychologists. Geared to motivate young Deaf students to consider a career in the field of psychology, the afternoon program included a keynote presentation, interactive booths, and a panel discussion featuring five Deaf and hard of hearing women of color professionals. @deafmuseumgu
Earlier in October, Columbia Campus art teacher Minja Jung-Sanderlin and her 3rd grade class spent the day studying modern art at the Hirshhorn Museum on a class field trip.