Middle School News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Sixth and Seventh Grade Field Trips, October 10, 2018

    The sixth and seventh grade will be going on field trips on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. The sixth grade will be going back to NA’s roots with a tour of the City of Newark while the seventh grade will be going to Stony Hill Farms and Schooley’s Mountain. Both trips depart at 8:15 a.m. and return at 2:30 p.m.
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  • Middle School Advisory Creating Awareness with Theme Months

    The Middle School Advisory theme for the month of October is Self-Awareness. Last Friday, September 28, the 8th Grade Advisory Council presented at Middle School morning meeting, “Dare to Be Aware,” in which they explained the importance of not only understanding yourself, but also how important it is to understand how other people perceive you.
    Advisory Council is a brand-new program started by Middle School Counselor Kirsti Morin. After projects and presentations last year, the goal this year was to get the students more involved, so last spring the students came up with initiatives for each month. For those looking to get involved, the Advisory Council meets once a cycle on Day 3 from 11:55 a.m.-12:25p.m. in room 401. 
    Here are the rest of the planned advisories for the school year and the Middle School morning meeting dates they will be presented:
    • November: "I don't know" November "and it's ok" led by 7th grade Advisory Council on November 5, 2018
    • December: Anxiety led by 8th grade Advisory Council on December 3, 2018
    • January: January JOY led by Kirsti Morin (no morning meeting)
    • February: Kindness led by 7th grade Advisory Council on January 28, 2019
    • March: PAUSE led by Kirsti. Morin (no morning meeting)
    • April: Inclusion led by 8th grade Advisory Council on April 1, 2019
    • May: Mental Health May led by 7th grade Advisory Council on April 29, 2019
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  • Middle School French “Immersion-Style” Learning

     Having already learned about colors, counting and animals, French Teacher Mary Lysinger decided to have an “immersion-style” class without leaving the NA campus. Visiting the David Teiger ’47 Gallery for Studio Arts, the class used the PAX Rwanda Embroideries of the Women of Savane Rutongo-Kabuye exhibit. Mary had her 6th and 7th grade French students identify colors, count animals and learn vocabulary.
    The gallery of vibrant embroideries created by Rwandan artists provided the perfect classroom for a few reasons. “French is one of Rwanda’s official languages, the images were colorful, representational and accessible, and it was an environment to let the students feel more relaxed about their participation in the discussion,” Mary said.
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  • Parents Day for Upper School Students 9-12

    Upper School parents are given the opportunity to meet each other and their child’s teachers at on Saturday, September 22, 2018 that begins at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments and a morning meeting at Wrightson Gym. At this special program parents will get to go through an abbreviated simulation of their child’s schedule, meeting with their teachers and gaining a perspective on each course. Student/Parent Handbooks and the Newark Academy Directory will be distributed.
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  • Middle School Club Fair

    Middle School students will have the opportunity to explore the clubs and extracurricular activities available to them at the Club Fair in the Middle School Commons from 2:30-3:15 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018. Students are encouraged to join groups that interest them, which often meet at lunchtime or after school on Fridays.
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