|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 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!
Middle School Principal
|An Evening with the Honey Bees|
A special thank you to Middle School science teacher Andy Wiley and SCDS parent Ted Dennard, owner of Savannah Bee Company, for hosting the recent honey bee informational session. Country Day is proud to be the first school in our arera to install an observational honey bee hive for classroom use. During the year, students of all ages have visited Mr. Wiley's classroom to learning more about the 25,000+ honey bees and their activity. The informational session was a great way to answer parent and student questions and learn more about the activities of both the bees and the members of the beekeeping club. For more information, visit www.thebeecause.org.
|Middle School Mini-Mester 2014|
Middle School students spent the week immersed in small groups studying topics of interest to them outside of the typical curriculum. This is an especially enjoyable time of the year when faculty have the opportunity to share their interests, in addition to the courses they teach, with students willing to try something new. Students enjoy a break from their daily schedule and look forward to learning a new skill or studying a subject more in-depth. Some of this year’s mini-mester line ups included, Sustainable Farming, Funtography, Scuba, Bee Keeping, World Food and Film Festival, Self-Defense, Cake Decocrating, Rock Climbing, Law and Order, World War II, Archeology, History of Baseball and many more. Click here to view some of the photos taken during mini-mester 2014.
|Robotics Generates Enthusiasm Among Students|
Studying robotics in 6th grade science has generated a great deal of enthusiasm among students. Working in teams and following a detailed instruction manual, they began by building their robots. Once constructed, students learned how to program the robots to get ready for daily challenges. Teams were presented with programming experiments that became increasingly more difficult; ranging from directing the robot to move in a straight line, making accurate 90 degree turns to complete a perfect square, and responding to verbal commands among others. Students enjoyed the exposure to a variety of engineering components; however, the toughest part of the lesson may have been packing up the robots until the next class.
In celebration of the irrational number Pi, the Middle School students spent Wednesday afternoon participating in fun Pi Day activities. The annual event, taking place each year on 3.14, is an exciting time for the kids to entertain their classmates with their knowledge of the never-ending number. Students dove in to their own slices of sweets as they cheered on the pie eating contest and the recitation contest. Congrats to winner Megan Kemp with 134 characters! It was irrationally good fun!