On Wednesday, the Senior class took a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. It was a gorgeous day, and the class ate lunch outside and played games near the sculpture garden. Then we went inside for a guided tour through the Egyptian, Greek and Roman exhibits. It was fascinating for the students […]
Katrien and 18 delegates from the Middle School attended the 11th annual Model U.N. at William and Mary this past weekend. On the way, they visited Jamestown and had an informative and personalized tour. More details later, but here are some photos of the event.
The Senior class (5th-6th graders) has been reading Dar and the Spear Thrower, by Marjorie Cowley. The book is a coming-of-age story: “A young boy living 15,000 years ago in southeastern France is initiated into manhood by his clan and sets off on a journey to trade his valuable fire rocks for an ivory spear […]
Jon’s Senior class visited The Morefield Gem Mine today. They spent the day digging for Amazonite, amethyst, garnet, quartz and other gems. The mine was discovered in 1929, and as their website states: “The Morefield Mine is a highly mineralized pegmatite dike having a length of 2,000 feet and a depth of 300 feet. It […]
Today, the senior class went up to Afton Mountain to view migrating raptors. Jon and Margaret accompanied the class. It was mostly cloudy, but we were fortunate to view quite a few hawks (red-tailed, broad-winged, Cooper’s) and a bald eagle, among other birds. We were treated to a short talk by Rose, a volunteer, […]