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.
The Middle School 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.
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.
We don’t just talk about service, we live it through local service projects, classroom efforts, field trips, and student-led charity opportunities.
Technology in middle school is used to enhance the curriculum in all subjects, ranging from math and science to physical education.
Do you like working with middle and high school students? Do you read Young adult fiction for fun? Can you multitask with a smile on your face? The Phoenix Library is looking for parent volunteers to help at the circulation desk.
Email Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.
Ready...Set...Action! Once again, students met the challenges of presenting a one to two-minute performance based on a person or event of the Roaring 20s.
This "Page to Stage" production and experience of "Roles of the Roaring 20's" involved researching facts, investigative writing, and use of 'effective communication' skills. From Flappers to bankers, stock market investors to gangsters, and aviators to 'talking picture' stars, students brought history alive!
Students told 'their stories' – our currency.
After studying in depth Investigations and Engineering Designs, students performed their final assessment either testing O-Wing gliders with different sized wings, O-Wing gliders with different sized fuselages (straws) or designed a glider based on certain criteria (distance and accuracy). Students testing and collected data to report which O-Wing gliders work the best! Make your guess and then check out their reports for the final conclusion!
According to the Association for Middle Level Education, Advisory Programs foster interpersonal connections between individual students to other students and teachers. This consistent connection throughout Middle School fosters a positive developmental platform for student success. Academic achievement, motivation and participation improves when schools focus on the social/emotional needs of the students first, writes D'Amore in the article titled Making Connections with Advisory.
What is Inktober? It's a month-long drawing challenge and a chance for you to practice your skills and develop a daily drawing habit. If you're interested in participating, you can ask Mr. Lyon (email@example.com) for more information or visit http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober/ for official Inktober rules and drawing prompts. November 1, we'll celebrate our art! This will be the first of a series of monthly art challenges at Concordia.
TUESDAY's - October 10, 17, 24, 31 (8:30-10:00) in Luther Hall
"How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk"
By Adele Farber & Elaine Mazlish
Do you feel like you have to repeat yourself over and over again to get your children to do what you ask? Are you tired of asking your children how school was and only getting a one word answer?
Then this is the place for you! Join me, Mrs. Marsh to find the tools that you can begin to use immediately to improve communication with your children.
Our book study will come together for four sessions to discuss the material and support each other in applying these techniques at home.
Hope your school year is off to a great start! On Saturday, Oct. 28th from 11am-3pm we are hosting our 4th Annual Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire (JMMF) here on campus.
I have attached an information packet that I am requesting that you use (all 6 pages or just parts of it, such as Page 1 or Page 5) in ANY AND ALL communication (newsletters, updates & announcements, parent coffees, PSO events, marketing emails, etc.) from now until Oct. 28th.
Fiona Zhang and Sarah Stellick