We’re off to see the Wizard!


Mrs. Zmarzly’s 5th and 6th graders are reading The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum. The book is filled with adventures not seen in the film made famous with Judy Garland. Each student has been assigned a character and will do a presentation on his or her development and growth throughout the story. Here, some students are retelling an adventure in comic strip form.



Discovering Utopia

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Mrs. Zmarzly’s class describes and defines a UTOPIA to prepare for reading The Giver, by Lois Lowry.

Debating the Legalization of Marijuana


Mr. Ted Zawacki’s Government class debates the legalization of marijuana. Representing the Affirmative were Kyung Hwan Chung and Brett Inserra and the Negative position was represented by Alexander Vegh and Maurizio DeBono.

One Look Closer

Here in the ESLSci_4 Science Advanced class, which focuses on biology, students take a microscopic look at various human and animal blood cells. There are also different slides that include various types of cells from vegetables, human organs, etc. The students sketched what they saw by color and shape.  DongJin Park examines the slides and sketches his findings. Sean Hu is pictured on the main page.


Our current chapter discusses the 5 characteristics of living things: they have cells, respond to stimuli, have adaptations that help with survival, are able to reproduce, and they grow and develop. Students have chosen an animSci_1al to do an analysis of these traits via PowerPoint presentation. Once students have finished, we will begin our oral presentations in class. Yukino and Thomas strike a pose with their presentations!

Spanish 1 is having fun!

Spanish 1 students are learning to have great conversations in Spanish!

First year Spanish students engage in lively conversations in Spanish class!

Middle School Study Skills Class

Students Bryce Garbett and Owen Van Marten work on Outlining: Taking Notes From Reading during the 5th/6th study skills class.   The Study Skills class is incorporated thirty minutes a week into their regularly scheduled classes and is designed to help students build great habits to last a lifetime.

A Theater Experience

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Ms. Bradley’s Lit & Analysis students and Ms. Hobson’s AP Literature students attended the Arts Center’s production of To Kill a Mockingbird.  It was a rewarding cultural experience for the 40 students who attended the production.  Students were able to see a favorite novel come alive before their eyes.  We were especially pleased to have an opportunity to see one of our teachers, Ms. Zmarzly, performing in the play!  Afternoon students made a stop for lunch before returning to school for classes, while morning students journeyed on to their afternoon training activities.  It was a very special day that will be remembered by all for a long time!Students on Field Trip at Theater Upstairs at Theaterphoto

Computer Applications Class Creates PowerPoint Presentation

Block 2 Computer Class Applications learned basic PowerPoint techniques to present their vocabulary terms for Chapter 2. Shiso Go created this PowerPoint Presentation.