Category Archives: guest speakers

Beautiful glass creations from 4/5 art

Fourth and Fifth graders had a special opportunity to learn about glass crafts with Lisa Ellram, mom of Celeste. Lisa played a video that showed some of the techniques used in the creation of glass artwork and shared examples of … Continue reading

Posted in art, guest speakers, parents, Upper Elementary

Student Marketing Committee

The Spring Musical takes a village – and then some. This year we are employing a lot of different types of help into supporting our Spring Musical. We have a steering committee and people leading up the different areas of … Continue reading

Posted in community, drama, guest speakers, McGuffey, music, parents

Peer Mediation Training

Early this morning, when most of our McGuffey families were enjoying a lazy Winter morning at home, nine students from Grade 5-8 along with three teachers and three parents, gathered to learn about peer mediation and conflict resolution. While staff brought … Continue reading

Posted in guest speakers, McGuffey, Middle School, parents, peace, Upper Elementary

Primary Pajama Read-a-thon Day!

Today in the Primary unit we had pajama day, a special day where children are invited to wear their pajamas to school instead of their regular clothes. Even the teachers wore pajamas. It’s completely silly! We took a little time … Continue reading

Posted in fundraising, guest speakers, language arts, McGuffey, Primary

Primary explores the holidays

It’s been a busy week in the Primary unit as we discussed the many holidays that happen at this time of year. Because we are a class of many faiths, we place our emphasis on traditions rather than doctrine. During the … Continue reading

Posted in guest speakers, McGuffey, Primary, social studies

“The Girl Who Could Only Sing Three Notes”

Students in kindergarten through sixth grade were treated to a spectacular operetta this morning, given by a troupe of Miami University students. The operetta was titled “The Girl Who Could Only Sing Three Notes.”  The performers used the story to … Continue reading

Posted in community, drama, guest speakers, McGuffey, music

Another visit from Author and Illustrator, Will Hillenbrand.

On Wednesday, grades 1-8 were treated to a presentation by Will Hillenbrand, who visited the Primary class on Tuesday. I asked grades 6/7/8 to contribute a comment about his presentation: I liked when he talked about how he makes the … Continue reading

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A visit from author and illustrator, Will Hillenbrand!

Thanks to the generous folks at the Friends of the Oxford Lane Library, the Primary unit was treated to a visit from Cincinnati Children’s book author and illustrator, Will Hillenbrand. Mr. Hillenbrand is known for such wonderful books as Louie, … Continue reading

Posted in art, community, guest speakers, language arts, McGuffey, Primary

Empty Bowls 2013

The students have been working hard on an art submission for the Empty Bowls benefit. Today we had a visit from Connie Malone, who helped the students understand the purpose of this yearly event. Here is a sneak peek of … Continue reading

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Caroline Scott Harrison presentation

We were recently treated to a wonderful presentation by Marjorie Bowers and Kathleen Fox.  These two lovely ladies gave a wonderful talk to grade 3/4/5/6/7/8 students about Caroline Scott Harrison, wife of Benjamin Harrison, our 23th president.  Caroline Scott was … Continue reading

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