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Model UN Success and Exams on the Way

posted Dec 2, 2016, 9:23 AM by Scott Frizzell   [ updated Mar 3, 2017, 12:07 PM ]

As we accelerate to the end of the semester, more and more is going on. On Thursday of this week, a contingent of 20 students went to City Hall for the day to take part in a Model United Nations conference. While all middle school students completed a Model UN project in their social studies classes, these 20 completed a significant amount of work outside of class to be able to attend. At the conference, our group had quite a few successes. Two groups made it out of committee, making them 2 of the strongest 12 proposals at the conference. In the larger, general assembly, these two groups both had their resolutions pass handily. The first group was Tyler B., Nia D., and Keilani B. representing Zambia. The second group was Cole G., Cole D., and Mercer P. representing Croatia. Additionally, Tessa M. and Brylie H. won the Outstanding Resolution award for their written work. Special congratulations  to Mr. Corey Cunningham, for effectively preparing our group for competition. 

In addition to Model UN, this week has also witnessed Ms. Amy Murphy's English students presenting their Poetry Out Loud poems. Ms. Murphy has taken the time to train these students not only in memorizing the poems, but also in their presentation.These skill will be very valuable for them 
as they compete in the statewide program their 9th-12th grade years. It is just another opportunity for us as a Middle School to prepare our students for what lies ahead in Upper School.
Finally, exams are coming. On December 14, 15, and 16, we will have abbreviated days to accommodate 90 minute testing periods for each subject. All 7th graders and new students attended an orientation session on Thursday about the process. They should be in possession of a pack of information about the process. If your child has lost the packet, feel free to email our office and we'll get a new copy sent home. These exams will be comprehensive of all material for the semester and count for 20% of a semester grade, so it is important for students to take them seriously and prepare adequately.