Several middle school students invited friends or met new friends during the annual Middle School Bring-A-Friend To School Day held on Friday, January 15. Eighty visitors in grades 5-8 accompanied current SJCS middle school students for a half day of classes, lunch, and recess. Student-friend pairs spent the day learning and collaborating on a variety of topics. For example, in the 6th grade, math students “Faced-Off” playing an integer operation card game; history students explored Brazil’s Carnival traditions and made parade masks as a culmination of their studies in South America; science students, in their studies on animal diversity, played a card game called Predator; in literature classes, students partnered with their friends to create dioramas; chorus students learned an arrangement of the spiritual “Wade in the Water.” For 7th grade students, grammar classes had a sentence diagramming competition where teams competed based on the speed and accuracy; history students divided into teams for a history “Quiz Bowl”; 7th grade math and 8th grade pre-algebra classes played “dominos” with pentagons. Last but not least, 8th grade history class watched a film and discussed the historical impact of the Roaring Twenties on American history while science students used KEVA planks to complete engineering challenges.
Admissions Note: If you missed out on Bring-A-Friend Day and you or someone you know is interested in visiting SJCS, prospective parents and students are welcome to drop in at one of our upcoming Open Door Thursdays to be held on March 10th, 17th, and 24th, at any time between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM for a tour and talk with one of our administrators. Contact Barbara McGrath, Director of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.