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Storytelling, Theme for the Year
Each year MSD chooses a theme that provides a wonderful integration point for curriculum, experiential learning, parent education, and service. Our approach is a hallmark of MSD and one that we embrace wholeheartedly! This year, we are excited to focus on the theme of storytelling – celebrating, discovering, and sharing all kinds of storytelling and what it means to the students, families, and community of MSD.
Tracy Collins Schwartz Endowment Event
Each year we commemorate the memory of Tracy Collins Schwartz, a former President of the Parent Association who passed away unexpectedly, with a special event designed to deliver an extraordinary experience for our students. This year we are delighted to welcome a visiting storyteller, Richie Castro, to the MSD campus for a week early second semester. He’ll be teaching students how to tell stories (voices, facial expressions, how to relay information effectively, etc), what the parts of a story are, and much more. Stay tuned for more details!
Parent Education Series
MSD offers a series of unique adult education events during the school year. While the specific topics change yearly, Parent Education events always provide the opportunity to learn more about child development, best practices when it comes to teaching and parenting, and more about the hallmarks of the different MSD programs. There are morning coffees with the Head of School, as well as evening presentations about curriculum. All Parent Education events are dynamic, engaging, and leave you wanting to come to MSD every day with your child.
We welcome all of our current parents, prospective parents, and members of the community to join us for these Parent Education Events. If you are interested in attending an event, please call 303-756-9441, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to RSVP.
Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grade Cheley Camp Experience. Middle School students spend four days and three nights at Cheley Camp in September, learning leadership skills, Colorado History, community service and team building with their classmates.
Eighth Grade Historic Boston Trip. Eighth grade students travel to Boston in the spring and visit Plymouth, Salem, and explore the great legacies of Pilgrims, revolutionaries, academics, and literary giants. The Eighth grade works throughout the year on fundraising to help ofset the cost of the trip.
Upper Elementary Keystone Trip. All Upper Elementary students (Fourth and Fifth Year students) spent three days at the Keystone Science Camp demonstrating courage and determination and bonding with their classmates as they camped out in the wilderness.
As part of our school’s commitment to professional development and to mission driven curriculum and programming we have read a number of books this summer. We invite you to check out the following Board/Faculty/Staff reads: The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey or How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims.
Montessori Continent Study Cycle. Each year MSD students collectively study a number of the continents. This year, the study is focused on North America and South America. We look forward to the many events and experiences that will enrich our students' world view this year.