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Middle School

Middle school students can choose among sports, fine arts activities and clubs that support and extend learning outside of the classroom.

Exploration of self and China are hallmarks of the three-to-seven-day adventure, challenge and service excursions.

Welcome to Middle School!

Concordia’s Middle School works in partnership with parents to create a school community that is supportive and responsive to student needs. Children between the ages of 10 and 14 are unique in intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth. Recognizing that these children are also strikingly different from each other, the middle school is designed to meet the needs of a child as well as an adolescent during the transition from the elementary to high school. Through a caring and secure environment, the middle school program ensures that all students experience challenge and success.

At Concordia our Middle School program is based upon the developmental needs of the young adolescent with the following goals:

  • Mastering basic skills within an interdisciplinary context.
  • Acquiring a fundamental body or knowledge and the critical thinking skills necessary for its interpretation and application.
  • Developing and maintaining a positive self-image.
  • Accepting increased social, personal and academic responsibilities.
  • Exploring a diversity of curricular and extracurricular activities.
  • Developing an increased awareness of individual differences and respect for others.
  • Participating responsibly in the school community.

Handbook

The Handbook for students and parents provides a comprehensive look at the middle school program, from daily schedules and homework to communication methods and child protection policies.

Service & Service Learning

We don’t just talk about service, we live it through local service projects, classroom efforts, field trips, and student-led charity opportunities.

Fine Arts

Whether it's music, the visual arts or drama, our middle school fine arts program has something for the creative side of every student.

Leadership Program

We are blessed to have a group of students who are being trained as servant leaders. This program helps our students grow in their identity and confidence as global citizens who can make a difference in the lives of others.

Technology in middle school is used to enhance the curriculum in all subjects, ranging from math and science to physical education.

Middle School Events

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Middle School News

The students in 6th grade have been experiencing a different kind of March Madness this month. They started with a bracket of 64 books, and they've been voting on which are the best reads. The tournament is currently on the third round, the Sweet Sixteen.


So far, number one seeds Harry Potter, The Lightning Thief, and Wonder have been dominating their regions. In an upset, The Lost Hero was beaten by Hatchet in the final region. "I've been surprised and pleased that the classics have been holding their own against some newer, shinier stories," said Humanities teacher Tony Tovar.


You can check out the bracket in the first floor hallway by the 6th grade classrooms. How is your child's favorite book doing in the tournament?

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With our recent documentaries created by students that reflected events and repercussions of World War II, students created a list of things they 'hated'. After sharing these lists, students composed actions that can lead to love. See examples above.

Following discussions in small groups, students wrote a paragraph on each: love and hate. Their writing showed empathy, compassion and the complexity we live in between love and hate.

In times of hate, love can be our refuge. 'How can we sustain love and evaporate hate' remains a theme for our unit this month. Students stated the following words shared in this brief video that perhaps, may cause us to think deeply.

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Please note that G8 students and G8 core teachers will be away for an overnight learning trip to Nanjing from Thursday, March 30th through Friday, March 31st. Thus, students will be missing two full days of classes.

Students have been advised to ask for any make-up work ahead of time.

Thank you for your flexibility and support!

Yours in learning,

Grade 8 Team

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Recently in Grade 7 Science students tested how much CO2 they are releasing when they breathe out. Students blew up a balloon and inserted a straw. They "emptied" their air into a blue colored BTB solution contained in a test tube. The students watched as the solution changed colors based on the amount of CO2 released. Then they added drops of ammonia to try to neutralize it back to the BTB color. The more drops it took, the more CO2 you are releasing. Can you guess which Grade 7 student has the most "hot air"? It was interesting to see if it was people who were more athletic or the "gamers". As we found out, those who do more stagnant type activities release more CO2.

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Parent Coffee Invitation - Focus on Science Education

Concordia is pleased to welcome education consultant and YouTube EDU Guru Paul Andersen to campus to work with K-12 students and teachers October 10-14. Parents are invited to attend a special Parent Coffee where they can meet Paul and hear his thoughts on current teaching trends and challenges and find out what's next in science education.

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