Category Archives: Middle School

That’s a Wrap on Chicago, Days 3 & 4. Welcome Home!

Welcome home, Middle Schoolers and staff! A huge thank you to Mark, Dean, and Teresa for guiding our kids on a fantastic trip. Day three was “choice museum day.” Some folks went to the Field Museum of Natural History and … Continue reading

Posted in Middle School, Middle School Trip

Chicago, Day Two

Day two of the Middle School trip started with breakfast which we had shopped for the previous night. After fueling up, we hit the train and headed for Chicago’s Chinatown. It was a terrific opportunity to look at the positive … Continue reading

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Chicago, Day One

On Monday, McGuffey revived the Middle School trip. Students arrived in Chicago by Greyhound bus and got a taste of the Windy City right away. After settling in at our hostel, we headed back into the city for some Chicago … Continue reading

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Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day

Walk, Bike, and Roll to School Day was a huge success! We estimate McGuffey had 65–70% participation, especially impressive for a slightly drizzly day. A lot of our staff walked or biked, too, including our head of school, Nancy! Students … Continue reading

Posted in community, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Primary, Staff, upper unit

SunWatch Archaeological Park

This fall, our Upper Unit students had the opportunity to visit the SunWatch Archaeological Park to learn more about the prehistory of our region. In Social Studies this year, they will be studying the common needs of people and this … Continue reading

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2022 Egg Drop

At the Last Day of School Picnic, Wednesday, May 25, we will hold our annual Egg Drop. This is a tradition at McGuffey that goes back decades! Prior to the last day of school, students will spend time at home … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, community, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, Primary, Upper Elementary

Kites in Geometry

Students in Geometry classes have been putting their mathematical skills to practical use, designing kites for this windy, spring weather! Each student came up with a different design and took class time to execute their plan.

Posted in High School, intermediate unit, math, McGuffey, Middle School, Montessori method, sensorial, Uncategorized, upper unit

Upper Unit Physical Science

The Upper Unit is studying Physical Science this semester. Upper Elementary students have been exploring which metals are magnetic and visualizing magnetic fields using iron filings. Middle school students are studying Forces and Motion. This past few weeks they have … Continue reading

Posted in intermediate unit, McGuffey, Middle School, Montessori method, Uncategorized, Upper Elementary, upper unit

Celebration of Learning

The Upper Unit students were proud to welcome their families to this year’s Celebration of Learning. They cleaned the whole classroom, arranged flowers, decorated the board, and created work plans so that their families could sample their Upper Unit work. … Continue reading

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A Visit of Olympic Proportions

Students in Lower and Upper were excited to welcome guest speaker, Keli Smith Puzo. Keli is a two-time Olympian, competing in the sport of field hockey in Beijing in 2008 and in London in 2012. Many classrooms have been discussing … Continue reading

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