Add some poetry to your day! The Middle School celebrates National Poetry Month.

On Tuesday, April 23, the English Department hosted a special I Block Poetry Activity for our Middle School students. Students engaged in short poetry writing activities on a variety of themes at various locations around campus, such as a “blackout poetry” activity in the Fletcher Family Library, “sports-themed” poetry writing in the Paul Family Athletic Center, haikus inspired by nature on Marafino Terrace, poems dedicated to friendship at the Love of Learning Wall, and couplet in tribute to William Shakespeare in the Carlson Family Theater. Students shared laughs and inspiration over the creative themes as they engaged in this friendly National Poetry Month-themed spirit competition!


   

 

Viewpoint students enjoy a visit from animal guests during Earthchella!

On Wednesday, Viewpoint Students enjoyed a visit from scaled, feathered and furry friends from the Wildlife Learning Center! As part of our annual Earthchella celebration, educators from the Center introduced students to animals that had been rescued and rehabilitated, either after being injured, illegally trafficked, or given up by owners who were unable to care for these exotic animals. Students learned how these animals live in the wild, as well as how human activity has impacted their environment, and how organizations such as the Wildlife Learning Center are working to care for animals that cannot be returned to the wild.

It was also a fantastic opportunity to see unique species not native to California–such as a prehensile-tailed skink, a three-banded armadillo, a scarlet macaw, and a two-toed sloth–up close and personal!

 

Brownies and Books

On Friday, March 22, Middle School students met during lunch for Brownies and Books, a gathering of reading aficionados hosted by our librarians who share books and company over tasty treats! Students spent time relaxing with friends and stocking up on fun reading material to enjoy as they prepared to head off for our two-week Spring Break.

What great reading did you catch up on over the break?