Posts Tagged: 9th grade

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Envisioning Their Future
May 3, 2012
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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Over the past  month, Wildwood 9th graders have been creating a Class of 2015 time capsule. The advisory project presents each student with a unique opportunity to envision their dreams for the future. Students are tasked with crafting a […]
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Physics First, Designed to Last
April 11, 2012
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“Can I get some volunteers to hold lasers?  We’re going to see sound by making our own laser show.” On the day I visit Andrew Lappin’s ninth grade conceptual physics class I immediately know that it’s not like anything I remembered from high school.  There are no dry textbook readings or worksheets. No dated filmstrips […]
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An American Tale
February 29, 2012
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Here’s the scene: two sisters, Rosa and Donatella, meet in a barren field on a windy Sicilian winter’s day. The year is 1895, and Rosa has made a decision that will forever change both of their lives: “I must leave to live my American dream!” “Oh, don’t leave, Rosa!” “But I must. You’ll have to […]
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A feast for the ears
December 8, 2011
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“This is going to be the hardest song you are going to play in this concert and for many concerts to come,” music teacher Hagai Izraeli warned his 9th and 10th grade students today as they embarked on a rendition of Thelonius Monk’s “Straight, No Chaser.” The brave band of six boys looked a little […]
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A day at the races
October 13, 2011
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If you came to the gallery at the middle and upper school campus looking for art this morning, you may have been a little surprised to find science living there instead. Andrew Lapin’s Division Three (9th and 10th grade) conceptual physics classes had converted the space into a make-shift lab to test their theories and […]