Jiggle Friday

As I was cycling around my neighborhood yesterday, I noticed two of the sakura trees had bloomed.  So of course I stopped, got off my bike, and snapped a picture.  And it was a great reminder of how even when the world feels like it is in chaos, we can still count on nature to reassure us

Go to the Mat!

There is a famous line in Francis Ford Coppolla's, 1972 Academy Award winning film "The Godfather", that says, "We go the mattresses".  This line was made famous again in Nora Ephron's 1998 romantic comedy, "You've Got Mail".  Essentially, "go to the mattresses" is an expression that means to prepare for battle.


Learning to Love, Loving to Learn

Enhancing Global Perspectives

The Social Studies Department teaches students to become critical thinkers and learners through an inquiry-based approach to Social Studies. The department offers a broad and challenging program that aims to sharpen students’ thinking and decision-making capabilities while enhancing their global perspective.

  1. To develop skills for analytical reading, critical thinking and interdisciplinary understanding.
    1. Evaluate and place primary and secondary sources in context.
    2. Identify different historical arguments.
    3. Connect economic concepts to the real world.
    4. Supporting claims with theories, experiments & studies.
  1. To develop the ability to use and conduct primary and secondary research.
  1. To develop dispositions of international mindedness.
  1. To maintain and continue to improve a structure that fosters department-wide communication as well as collaboration in the following areas: Grade level content and skills.