Fifth Grade Exhibition Tackles Real-Life Issues
Posted 04/20/2018 05:45PM

As part of the IB Primary Years Programme, 5th graders hold an annual exhibition demonstrating the five essential elements of their learning journey: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action.

This year's unit (How We Organize Ourselves) tackled a wide range of real-life issues with local and global implications... from "Urban Planning Impacts How Our Cities Function" to "Your Wealth and Gender Affects Your Opportunities in Society."

After identifying and researching a relevant topic, students employ different methods of communication to create engaging and effective presentations (in both French and English) that inspire the viewers to take action.

The students themselves are required to take action to address their chosen issues, and for some groups those actions depend on YOU! Gabby, Vikram, Hannah, and Quinnlan, whose topic was, "Animals Without Rights and Freedom Impact Humankind and the Environment," propose the idea of Meatless Mondays. Click here to read their Action Article.

Bravo to all 5th graders for their spectacular work!

Download Exhibition brochure.

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Celebrate our school community while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres and wines from local vineyards and wineries! Tickets are now available for Fête du Vin: 6 PM on November 3, 2018 at FlexSpace.

Registration is open for both ACE Week (Lower School students) and Arts Week (Middle School students).

ACE / Arts Week is an optional extracurricular program that takes place during one week in fall (Oct. 22-26) and one week in spring when school is not in session. Students may sign up for as many days as they wish throughout the week.

The theme for this October's ACE Week is "Cooking: A Chef in the Making." Sign up now!


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