We did it! MCS is so happy to have another year of wonderfully talented students crossing the bridge into high school. These kids worked so hard this year, and we are so incredibly proud of all the impressive work they've done both inside the classroom, and in their community.
This year, students spent 3 months working on projects for the Ocean Ambassadors program, a marine life institution run through the Marine Mammal Center. Through this program, students designed their own instructional projects to inform the public about the needs of our oceans and its wildlife. After months of work, our kids brought their projects to the Ocean Ambassadors fair, where they shared their passions with other parents and educators. Students even presented some of these projects to a representative from the Marine Mammal Center, with the hopes that their lesson plans could be used in other classrooms to teach about our marine world!
Shakespearian English isn't easy for anyone, and this year, our students got to experience Hamlet both on the page, and on the stage! Over the course of our Spring semester, students not only studied the play and it's characters, but also designed their own costumes and set pieces for their performance as well. Students spent months learning their lines, investigating their character and motives, and learning their stage directions. It was so amazing to see the hard work the kids put into their roles this year. Bravo to you guys!
Along with our learning minds, we also focus on our learning bodies. To symbolize their growth, and the many barriers each student has broken through in their education, MCS students broke boards with Master Pope from FireHorse Taekwando. So Amazing!
We are so proud of all our graduates, and hope you guys continue to do incredible work. You are all so talented, and we can't wait to see what you come up with in high school. Congratulations, and have a wonderful summer!!
It's that time again! This school year has been a wild ride here at MCS, and we could not be more impressed with the hard work and dedication each one of our students has exhibited all the way through! We are so grateful for all the parents, educators, and sponsors who worked with us to make this year amazing! This week, we were happy to announce our 2018 graduates at our year end ceremony, and showcase their SPARK projects, Human Impact efforts, and more as we celebrate their accomplishments this school year!
Over the past 6 months, students rehearsed scenes from the Shakespearian classic, A Midsummer Night's Dream to perform at graduation. The play was first introduced in our Literature class, and expanded into Drama, so the students could begin to embody the characters both analytically and physically. Our kids not only performed wonderfully, but created beautiful backdrops, scenes, and props all on their own! Round of applause to all our actors in the making!
As part of our ceremony, students also presented their year end SPARK projects, and shared their work with parents, educators, and representatives. These projects focused on human impact in the world, and how we can innovate to create solutions to environmental issues, such as littering, deforestation, pesticide use and more. Each student chose a topic that was important to them, and chose to either raise a call to action or create an invention to help the cause. The kids did such a thorough job, we actually had representatives from the WildCare Rescue Service, and Friends of the Urban Forest attend our ceremony to receive donations, collected by our students, in person! Way to go guys!
To represent breaking through barriers in both learning and life, students broke boards using self defense skills taught by Delonzo Pope in our PE classes.
Overall, we are just so proud of our kids this year, and look forward to another year of growth and learning this Fall! Have an excellent Summer everyone!