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.
This week grade 8 students were involved in a lesson The Traits that Transcend is also a reflective activity which asked students to look at rescue during the Holocaust, who took righteous action – and why, calling students to realize that moral action was a choice then, and will be in their lives as well.
Students were asked: In your opinion, what is the seed of conflict? Students were given a list of words as well as 'think' of their own: Inequality, Bullying, Terrorism, Anger, Discrimination, Racism, Prejudice, Ban, Fear, Hatred, Ignorance, Genocide, Protests, Boycott, Intolerance, Arrogance, etc.
Last Tuesday students in most Math classes throughout grades 6-8 took part in World Math Day, on the Mathletics platform sponsored by 3P Learning.
Concordia's participation in this online competition started in 2010, and continues to this day.
Each student completes 20 leveled sets of questions for one minute apiece, assigned per grade-level, against up to four other competitors chosen at random from around the world in real time. Students receive points for each correct answer and bonus points when they win each game and even more if they set a high score.
It's time to start gathering Yearbook Photos! If you have any photos that would be good to include in the MS yearbook, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can begin the sorting process. Trip photos are fantastic as long as they include students in the picture. Save your beautiful landscape photos for another time. Action shots of sports, photos of students in other activities such as drama or MUN, or just candid photos from around campus are all great for the yearbook. Please send your high-resolution images to email@example.com and put the category of photo in the subject line of the email. (For example, you can send multiple photos attached to one email and put 5/6 Soccer in the subject line and it will automatically show up on the Yogile website) Thanks in advance for all the wonderful photos that you'll send!