Dear Middle School Families,
February 19 is the Middle School’s next Goal Day. We are excited about the various programs that the four grades will experience. Each grade is doing something different and unique to their grade. Please read the following descriptions below for the details.
Grade Five will start their day with their Mother-Daughter Liturgy to celebrate Goals I and IV. Students should wear dress uniform. Mothers are invited to share breakfast with their daughters and the team in the MPR after the liturgy. Grade Five will spend the remainder of the day in retreat. They are welcome and encouraged to bring a comfortable change of clothes for the retreat. The theme of the retreat is “Imago Dei: Children of God.”
Grade Six will be on campus spending time on a variety of STEAM and coding projects (Goal II). The students will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of a panel of women in STEAM. The panel will include Cara Lesser, Founder and Executive Director of KID Museum; Shannon Bishop, Director of Content at PBS KIDS Digital; and Dr. Susan Persky, head of the Immersive Virtual Environment Testing Unit at NIH. We are thrilled to welcome these guests to campus, and we know the girls will learn a great deal from them.
Grade Seven will be downtown visiting the Museum of the American Indian in the morning (Goal II). They will explore the exhibits and draw comparisons to their current studies in Social Studies. After lunch, the group will travel to the Museum of Women in the Arts. They will have the opportunity to explore a variety of media in art and see examples of styles of particular women in the arts.
Grade Eight will also travel to the National Mall. They will visit the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the American History Museum (Goal II). The grade will divide in half and split their day between the museums. Students will focus on Geology Hall in the Museum of Natural History, and they will focus on topics already covered and will preview upcoming American History topics in the American History Museum.
Please be sure to fill out the permission forms for the Grade Seven and Eight field trips, so all students are able to travel with their grade. Both groups will be taking buses to and from the National Mall.