No Late Start for MS and US - Wednesday, February 1

In view of the lost instructional day Monday, the Middle and Upper Schools will run block schedules through the end of the week (C, D, E, and F rotations). This calendar change means that, except in the Lower School, we will NOT run a late-start Wednesday schedule on February 1. Lower School will still have a late start. Middle and Upper School classes will begin promptly at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1.

Sparking an Interest in Chemistry

What causes sparklers to spark and make different colors? Our ninth-grade students put their chemistry knowledge to work and answered this question through a hands-on project!

Students utilized their understanding of core chemistry concepts like moles, chemical reactions, and atomic theory to have success in the project. First, they calculated the amounts of the chemicals they needed, then they carefully measured out the chemicals. Finally, they mixed the chemicals with a corn starch paste to stick the mixture to a small stick. The classes let their sparklers dry over the weekend and ignited them during the next class.

“Hopefully, this was a fun application of the chemistry we have been studying recently,” said Justin Little, Upper School Science Teacher.