A Message from Mr. Marquelle Middleton, Director of School Choice and Enrollment
2023-2024 Choice Catalog
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Mrs. Light's 2nd grade class had a blast learning about non-fiction and fictional texts about volcanoes. They were very engaged in centers in which they were grouped and created their own volcano models.
Barnard students are learning about the impact of food deserts and the benefits of urban farming through the use of technology and sustainable gardening practices. Students grades PreK-8 all play a role in the school’s weekly #TasteTestTuesdays and #FarmStandFridays.
Mrs. Criscuolo and her 7th grade class began going to
different classes this year painting kindness rocks with the students. For our 7th graders, this was an amazing
activity that showed service to the younger students in
our school and for our younger students, this was a great way for them to help others by painting adorable pictures and writing uplifting messages on their rocks.
Mr. Kelsey's 6th-grade Video Emphasis class has been busy working on a series of small group projects. Teams have been editing both a short film and a music video while animators have been hard at work making their visions come to life with clay, paper and pencil, digital art, Lego, and even some toys from home. It's always exciting to see what these young filmmakers can do when allowed to let their creativity flow.
Adventure awaits Ms. Jodee Webb’s students when they arrive for Science Discovery, a weekly hands-on enrichment class for PreK to Grade 3 students at Mauro-Sheridan. Last year’s focus on the environment ransformed the room into a rainforest with paper sloths and snakes trailing down from the ceiling. This year the vines are replaced with webs as students investigate structures in nature from snowflakes to root systems to houses built by animal engineers!
Our Family Game and Pizza Night was a fabulous way to kick off School Choice Week. We invited our current families and new families to join staff for a night of old fashioned fun! Over 300 guests were in attendance and they got the opportunity to engage with other families in a variety of games from Jenga to Candyland and everything in between!
Family STEAM night at Davis Academy was a fantastic opportunity for students and families to come together and engage in hands-on activities that are both fun and educational. This event offered an enjoyable evening for students to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) concepts, discover new skills, and enjoy a night of hands-on learning with their families. Attendees included both current and potential Davis families.
On Thursday, January 26, 2023, the Benjamin Jepson cafeteria was transformed into a Winter Wonderland giving the students and families a night filled with winter themed games, crafts, and fun.
On a wintry Edgewood Avenue, Abdul-Razak Zachariah cracked open the spine of The Night Is Yours, and transported young readers to another universe. In the pages, night was falling over a West Haven apartment complex. It was summer, and the heat wrapped everything in its sticky embrace. Guided by the moon, a young girl named Amani slipped outside to play hide and seek.
Just off Kimberly Avenue, the Grinch was trying to steal Winterfest—and the Whos of Whoville weren’t having it. In one hand, he dragged a bag heavy with stolen gifts, looking down on the town below with a wide, green-eyed smirk. In the other, he gestured for his dog Max to come closer, and revel in his misanthropic glee. But the Whos paid their material possessions no mind: they linked arms and began to sing.
Cyanotype exposures in science class. Dance as a way to crack algebra equations. Painting and sculpture in social studies, so a land mass becomes more than a concept on a map. Theater and spoken word as a pathway into world languages.
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