Academic News


BOB Is On A Roll

The Battle of the Books team competed in Meet 5 last week, and they continue to hold first by a whooping 14 points in a field of 37 teams. They had the highest Round 5 score -- posting 84 points, nine points ahead of the second place contender. They continue to score 80 points or more per meet and are on track to earn over 500 points for the competition season. These results are a testament to the team's hard work, voracious reading, and commitment to practice. Congratulations, team!



Battle of the books team

The Battle of the Books team competed in Meet 5 last week, and they continue to hold first by a whooping 14 points in a field of 37 teams. They had the highest Round 5 score -- posting 84 points, nine points ahead of the second place contender. They continue to score 80 points or more per meet and are on track to earn over 500 points for the competition season. These results are a testament to the team's hard work, voracious reading, and commitment to practice. Congratulations, team!

Read More about BOB Is On A Roll
Kindness Abounds in Lower School

Our Early Childhood and Lower School concluded their two-week focus on kindness by reaching out to students and teachers in the Middle and Upper Schools and asking them to leave notes with positive sentiments on classroom doors. It was heartening to see so many post-it-notes on doors that had been lovingly decorated for the occasion. The notes let our young students know that their focus on kindness impacted students and teachers in other divisions.

Read More about Kindness Abounds in Lower School
First Graders Report on the Continents

Our first graders were impressive on Monday, February 11th when they gave oral reports on the continents to an audience of family and friends. The young students, working with a partner, collaborated on the presentations. The students researched geographical, historical, and scientific facts about their assigned continent. Their reports highlighted their ability to read and write, to present information in a poster display creatively, and to remain composed and focused during their one minute talk. After everyone gave their report, students and guests moved to the hallway to view students artwork inspired by the study of the continents. We think the first-graders were terrific. Please click HERE to see some of the presentations on the blog.

Read More about First Graders Report on the Continents
Meet the MS MathCounts Team

The MathCounts team is a group of mixed grade level students in the Middle School who share a common interest in mathematics. Since last fall, the team has been meeting every Tuesday before school to challenge themselves by solving creative math problems in a collaborative setting.

MathCounts creates a space where learning math is fun, social and supportive, so that every student becomes a lifelong math learner. Our team has seen growth in their math skills over the year.

Meet the 2017 - 2018 MathCounts team: Back row: Mrs. Nasser, Kyle Saurer, Johnathan Vogt, Shiraz Baxamusa, Sophie Shanae Gould Dulabaum, Front row: Mrs. Taylor, Krish Patel, Anika Jaitley, Hanna Ham, Audri Ajinth

Read More about Meet the MS MathCounts Team
Lower School Embraces the Great Kindness Challenge

As you may know, from February 1st - 14th our Lower School students have joined thousands of students across the country in the Great Kindness Challenge to support a culture of kindness at school and beyond.  Each day begins with a student sharing a kindness quote. Yesterday, for example, 2nd-grader Susannah Keene, visited classrooms to pass along these wise words from the Dalai Lama: "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."  

The EA community is invited to support our students by kindly giving coins to be donated toward building school playgrounds in areas affected by hurricanes and floods last fall.

Read More about Lower School Embraces the Great Kindness Challenge
5th and 6th Graders Shine at Biographers' Tea

Parents and guests who come to Biographers' Tea, an annual event where fifth and sixth-graders take the stage to chronicle the life of a historical figure, often marvel at the confidence the young speakers possess as they give their three-minute presentation. The audience sees a polished and informative monologue delivered by a student who assumes the persona of an important person. This year's Biographers' Tea, held on February 2nd, showcased the lives and accomplishments of many of the world's most influential scientists and mathematicians.

Watch Biographers' Tea on the BLOG.

Read More about 5th and 6th Graders Shine at Biographers' Tea
Mini-Mart Math in 2nd Grade Makes for a Yummy Lesson

Walk by any Lower School classroom on a daily basis and you will see busy learners! That was especially the case recently in Miss Moon's 2nd -grade classroom. The students were doing math a little differently. With leftover snacks from a recent event, the students opened up a mini market where they could "buy" snacks with play money. The young learners got to play the roles of shoppers and store clerks. The shoppers only had silver coins, meaning that the store clerks would have to give them change using pennies and silver coins. They switched roles after purchasing three items. As an added incentive to this fun math exercise, the students could eat the snacks after purchasing if they chose to do so. Learning can be yummy at times!

Read More about Mini-Mart Math in 2nd Grade Makes for a Yummy Lesson
Junior Class Visits Court Theatre in Hyde Park

On Wednesday, January 31st Junior English classes and US Theatre Workshop students participated in a field trip to the University of Chicago in Hyde Park to attend the Court Theatre's production of All My Sons by legendary playwright Arthur Miller. The play, an electrifying family drama, was not only read and studied by all 11th-grade students, but also staged by the Upper School Theatre Department in the fall of 2016. EA students were especially equipped to participate in a post-show discussion session with members of the cast and artistic staff.

Read More about Junior Class Visits Court Theatre in Hyde Park
The Great Kindness Matters Challenge

Kudos to our Lower School students who are participating in The Great Kindness Matters Challenge, February 1st - 15th. The intent is to create a culture of kindness within the school community. As part of the challenge, the students will be collecting coins for the ongoing Hurricane Relief efforts. The EA Community is invited to donate coins to the cause (no paper money, please). Donations can be placed in a receptacle at the Admission desk in the Rider Center.

Read More about The Great Kindness Matters Challenge

Our Battle of the Books team remains undefeated in a field of 37 teams, with another victory. Coach Lynne Schick reports that the team did not miss a question and received four bonus points in their fourth meet of the season. The team is still in the 80 Point Club (earning at least 80 points per meet) and are 151 points away from joining the 500 Point Club (earning at least 500 points per season).

Read More about Battle of the Books Team Continues Winning Streak
Powered by Finalsite