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MS Director Letter: March 30
Posted 03/30/2012 10:00AM

Middle School Parents:

Let’s Dash to the Bengal Dash
Thanks so much to the Parents’ Association for all of the preparations ahead of what will surely be a fun-filled Saturday. I hope to see most of our families at the Bengal Dash. If you haven’t registered, you can still do so at the Dash tomorrow.

A New Read
Mrs. Barbara Steslow is doing an amazing job teaching the 7th grade life science while Clarissa Marshall is on maternity leave. I am excited that she will be embellishing the students’ experience during their spring unit on nutrition by assigning Michael Pollan’s THE OMINIVORE’S DILEMMA; YOUNG READERS’ EDITION. Many adults have read this very important study of food production and our eating habits. Moreover, Pollan is known for the moderate position that he takes about our diet and the extremely helpful suggestions that he makes about food choices and balance. We hope to have these books to distribute to the 7th grade class in one week. Please help during this reading by asking questions and supporting the new knowledge gained by your children.

Eighth Grade Orators
Mrs. Dunbar escorted six 8th graders to the annual city-wide Optimist Club Oratorical Contest last week. The assigned topic of “How My Optimism Helps Me Overcome Obstacles” was spoken about eloquently by Grace Wilson, Caroline Jessup, Alley Milam, Shreya Shah, Jordan Burick, and Evan Tanner. Jordan and Shreya earned first place over all other boys and girls respectively , received a $50 award and will move on to regional competition. Caroline earned second place and Grace earned third place. Evan earned third place as well. We are very proud of these students’ participation and successes. They each spent a good part of their spring break preparing their speeches. This commitment and diligence reflect the maturity with which we are all impressed.

April 10 Parent Coffee
You should have received an email last Tuesday with more details about the meeting for all Middle School parents scheduled for Tuesday, April 10. Please contact me if you did not receive this message and/or need more details about this meeting.

Bengal Paws for Service
Our whole school community service event is extended to cover the week of April 9. Middle School and Upper School students will be participating in some off campus projects throughout the week, while most of our Lower School students can sign up for the grand finale day on Saturday, April 14. To read about all the possible projects and to sign up, click here.

Enjoy this Wonderful Carolina Spring,
Ed Dickinson, Middle School Director

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