Category Archives: field trip

Chinese Opera

McGuffey students recently attended a performance of Jing-Ju Opera presented by the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts. Jing-Ju Opera, combines music, singing, mime, dance, and acrobatics. Jing-Ju Opera costumes are graceful, with handcrafted embroidery. The makeup is rich in … Continue reading

Posted in drama, field trip, Lower Elementary, Middle School, social studies, Upper Elementary

Cincinnati Symphony

Lower Elementary recently spent the morning with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, attending a Young People’s Concert at Music Hall. These performances are geared toward elementary aged children, encouraging audience participation and appreciation. After the performance, we headed to nearby Washington … Continue reading

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Simple Acts of Kindness

Every year we go to Glen Helen we spend the week with students from another school. This year our students surprised us with a simple act of kindness. The “Golden Dustpan” is a Glen Helen prize for the cleanest dorm. … Continue reading

Posted in field trip, Middle School, outside, peace, Upper Elementary, upper unit

Learning about the piano with Robin Spielberg

This week the kindergarteners and Lower Elementary were the guests of Robin Spielberg and the Miami University Performing Arts Series. Robin talked to children about how a piano works and then discussed why and how she composes music. We learned … Continue reading

Posted in field trip, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, music, Primary

More Fun in St. Louis

It’s our second full day in St. Louis with the Middle School students, and the major attraction of the day was the City Museum: “Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of … Continue reading

Posted in field trip, Middle School, outside, practical life

Middle School Students on the Road

Our Middle School students (Grades 6-8) are out and about on their annual spring trip. This year’s destination is St. Louis, Missouri. On our first full day we participated in a mock trial of the Dred Scott case; visited the … Continue reading

Posted in field trip, Middle School, outside, practical life, upper unit

Free Time at Glen Helen

The Upper Unit’s stay at Glen Helen isn’t always full of scheduled activities. There is still time to hang out at the dorm with classmates and have a little unstructured fun. Students have been playing card and board games, playing … Continue reading

Posted in field trip, Middle School, outside, Upper Elementary, upper unit

Daily Activities at Glen Helen

The Upper Unit students are enjoying the outdoors at Glen Helen this week, but what are they doing? They are hiking the Glen and learning about birds and forest animals, forest ecology, geology, and local cultural history. The students go … Continue reading

Posted in field trip, Middle School, outside, Upper Elementary, upper unit

School Send-Off

Grades 4–8 took off today for their four-day/three-night annual trip to Glen Helen’s Outdoor Education Program. Students in Primary and Lower Elementary took a few minutes from their day to give high-fives as the travelers boarded the bus. The weather looks … Continue reading

Posted in field trip, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Primary, Upper Elementary

Lower Elementary Visits the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Lower Elementary students took a field trip to the see the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Taft Theatre last week. We watched a performance called “The Orchestra Lab,” which introduced students to all of the different instrument families in the orchestra, … Continue reading

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