Middle school students break down barriers with early outings

Incorporating a fresh batch of former elementary students with an already-established group of middle schoolers goes better when everyone gets to know each other. That was the impetus for a pair of early team-building field trips taken by the middle school class. Starting Sept. 11 with a trip to the Howell Nature Center, the … Continue reading Middle school students break down barriers with early outings

The Co-Op Experience: What does it involve?

At New Morning School, our community of parents and teachers believe that our children should receive the most comprehensive and hands-on education possible. With the active involvement of parents and volunteers, our philosophy of participation has allowed us to not only minimize our families’ expenses, but to also teach our students the importance of … Continue reading The Co-Op Experience: What does it involve?

Wednesday bagel sales add up to over $1,200 for girls’ education globally

A year-long program of selling bagels has netted $1,225.62 for the Malala Fund, which helps provide educational opportunities worldwide for girls and women often unable to enjoy access to free, safe education.  The team of Sofia, Mari, Marissa and Scarlett have operated WWEB -- Wednesday Women's Education Bagels -- since late October. Proceeds have been … Continue reading Wednesday bagel sales add up to over $1,200 for girls’ education globally

Blog: School Should be a Caring and Connected Community | Marisa Downs

Imagine arriving each morning to a school where some people know your name. Some people might know who your teacher is, or what grade you’re in. Imagine feeling jumbled in a large population of people mostly your age who don’t really know you. Do they care about you? Do you matter? Are you important? … Continue reading Blog: School Should be a Caring and Connected Community | Marisa Downs