December 15, 2016

It's December 15

Whats on the Menu?

When Ms. Jackson turns her classroom into a cafe, it’s not tea and crumpets on the menu! Instead, her students serve up a tantalizing range of challenging and thought provoking conversations. Last week, students in Jackson’s Modern US History class led discussions on 17 topics, including: A jury of my peers- women get the right to serve on a jury; LGBTQ representation in the media; “Bobbie’s Birmingham Breakthrough” RFK and the Civil Rights Movement.

Prior to the cafe, students research differing perspectives on their topic, and receive instruction on how to run a discussion. I was impressed by how prepared students were for the debates, and how they managed disagreement respectfully. Ms. Jackson believes it is important for students to be able to engage in dialogues around important issues, and honor differing viewpoints while at the same time asking tough questions. Jackson says, “I want students to take the time to explore differing points of view, and to be able to defend their own perspective with evidence.”

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who helped out this years Giving Tree committee by showing their support at Sorting Day, buying tags, or attending any of their events. Together we made this holiday a special one for many families in the area. 

Winter Sports Update:

-Track: Boys and Girls Track won in their meet Saturday
-Girls Basketball: Won their game against Gardner
-Boys Basketball: Lost their game against GD
-Boys Hockey: Won their game against Hudson
-Girls Hockey: Lost their game against Franklin

For the extended schedule click here

Library Riddle by intern, Lynn Shattuck

Try me

What work can one never finish?
E-mail your guesses to Mrs. Penney
Last Weeks Answer: Ton

Pictured here are the NM Alumni T-Shirts designed by Emmy Misail. See Mrs. Hamel in the front office for more details.

Induction will be the 20th

In Other News...

-Band Concert will be this Wednesday the 14th
-Holiday Choral Concert will be Wednesday the 21st
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