|Welcome to the Middle School. Except during infancy, there is no stage of life when young people go through more changes in such a short time - and in every aspect of their lives. It is often bewildering to them and to their parents! |
So here at The Savannah Country Day, we offer opportunities for our middle schoolers to grow confidently as individuals, to take risks, to solve problems, to make a difference, and to have fun in a safe,supportive environment. Our faculty, exceptionally friendly and competent,understand that interacting with such curious, energetic students requires patience, humor, and sensitivity. Working in partnership with parents to see that every student experiences success is a top priority.
I invite you to browse our web pages and get to know us better. Middle School is an exciting place to be!
Head of Middle School
|Touring the Layers of the Earth|
Enjoying what might be the last of the warm weather, sixth graders headed outdoors to tour the layers of the Earth. Using measuring devices, students created a “scale” of the layers to better understand and illustrate the thickness of each one. As they traveled through each layer, from the crust to the inner core, Mr. Wiley quizzed them on the homework from the prior evening.
|Guinea Fowl |
After much anticipation, the Lower School Science Center is now home to several dozen guinea fowl chicks. While the Lower School students eagerly awaited the birth of the chicks in Mr. Eswine’s incubator, Middle School students were also interested. Last year, a handful of Middle School mini-mester students traveled to Daufuskie Island where they learned, among other things, about the guinea hen’s contribution to insect control. Back in Savannah, residents on Whitmarsh Island learned of the SCDS experiences on Daufuskie and reached out to Mr. Eswine to help rescue a nest full of guinea hen eggs that were in harms way. Whitmarsh Island residents will take several of the chicks back to their original homeland to keep the line of ancestry going and the other chicks will be available for adoption. This is just another example of Country Day's commitment to providing real life experiences for our students while also contributing to the well being of our Savannah community. Click HERE
to watch video of the chicks in the Science Center incubator.
|Exploring Interests in Middle School|
So much of Middle School is about discovering who you are and what things you are most passionate about. For a fourth year in a row, the Middle School teachers and administrators hosted a Clubs and Activities Fair so that students can learn more about the variety of opportunities outside of the classroom. The clubs help students find a sense of belonging and explore new interests without feeling exposed or embarrassed. The students were thrilled to learn more about the Debate Club, Diversity Club, Tech Wizards, Quiz Bowl, Beekeeping, Math Team, Chess Club, Animal Care, and Science Olympiad.
|Middle School Whirlygigs|
Serving as a fun refresher for the Scientific Method, Mr. Swanson’s Life Science students climbed chairs and used meter sticks and stop watches to measure the “hang time” of home-made whirlygigs. During the initial investigation, students applied the scientific method to test their hypotheses and determine the affect of wing length. Over the next few days, students will investigate the affects of other variables as they compile data that will help them succeed in the ultimate Whirlygig competition freestyle event.