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Scaling Up
November 20, 2014
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Peek in to 6th grade STEM class this week and you’ll see students meticulously measuring the dimensions of tea bags, Rubik’s Cubes, WiFi dongles, and playing cards. Angling rulers and tape measures, students write down numbers and pen sketches to capture each ordinary object’s dimensions and features. In this new STEM class, team-taught by Arlën […]
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Trigonometry as a team sport
January 12, 2012
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How do you measure something taller than you—especially if you don’t have a ladder? As Lori Reardon’s 8th graders will explain, you simply pull out your trusty clinometer, a tape measure, and a calculator, and get to work. Today’s math class started with a review of a trigonometry formula that required students to practice with […]
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Parents step up and think big
November 3, 2011
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Last night, Wildwood held its State of the School meeting for parents and members of the school community. It was an opportunity for Head of School Landis Green and Board Chair Cynthia Berkshire to address the school’s financial health (rock solid); our current enrollment (healthy and strong); and to look ahead to future goals. Prior […]
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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 […]