A new episode of Stanbridge Student News has been posted to our website's Parent Portal—Stanbridge families can access by using their portal password. In this episode, the reviews are in—literally. The News Team talks with Lynsey's Upper Elementary class; they have started to write individual reviews for each of the experiential field trips they take throughout the year. In addition to being a practical writing exercise, the student reviews also offer a thoughtful way for each trip participant to express their personal highlights and feedback about the experience. Hear what the class had to say about their recent experiential excursion to the California Academy of Sciences (highlights: birds, butterflies, fish, and sharks; lowlights: long lines). Plus, an exclusive look at this year's student-drawn yearbook cover finalists and the winning entry; an FYI segment on President's Day; and the latest important dates and announcements. Stay up to date on the Bulldog Beat with Stanbridge Academy's most trusted news source!
This week's Throwback Thursday post takes us to Yosemite National Park.
Throughout Stanbridge Academy's 36-year history, experiential learning has been a cornerstone of our program. A highlight for many of our senior classes is the overnight trip to Yosemite National Park—often a week-long excursion taken each fall. Along with building self-confidence and developing camaraderie amongst classmates and teachers, the trip allows students to explore one of the country's most majestic natural landmarks. As seen above, the group hike through the Ahwahnee Boulders is a rite of passage (pardon the pun) that also makes for a good photo op. This year's senior class will return from their week in Yosemite tomorrow, and we'll have plenty more pictures to share on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds from their trip, as well as photos from this week's other high school experiential excursions to NatureBridge and Angel Island.
This week's Throwback Thursday post takes us back to January 2013 and the first Stanbridge experiential trip to Washington, D.C.
Partnering with the Close Up Foundation, Stanbridge high school juniors and seniors not only got to visit Washington, D.C. to witness President Barack Obama's second-term inauguration, they also spent time touring landmarks, seeing the sites, and connecting with other students from all over the country.
From the Spring 2013 Stanbridge Quarterly Newsletter:
This biennial experiential trip has become a tradition here at Stanbridge; this year's excursion will mark the fourth time we'll be partnering with Close Up to take our students to the nation's capital. More highlights from previous trips to come as we kickoff this year's fall experientials next week. And don't forget that the first informational meeting for this spring's D.C. trip is tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. in Hayden Hall (see post below).
Attention Parents and Guardians of Stanbridge 11th- and 12th-graders: There will be an informational meeting this Friday, September 21, at 8:30 a.m. in Hayden Hall regarding the spring trip to Washington D.C.
Phoebe Hunt, our representative, will be presenting. Please note the change in date—the flier shared on Back to School Night was printed with an error. Please RSVP via email to Matt Poynter, or contact him if you have any questions. This year's D.C. trip is scheduled for March 31 through April 5, 2019.