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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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Twelfth Night

The Upper Unit enjoyed a warm summer night taking in Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night. Upper Elementary students read and discussed an adaptation of the play before going. Middle School students did a dramatic reading of the play in class, using a … Continue reading

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Food and Memory

The high school students have been talking about the relationship between food and memory. “Food memories involve very basic, nonverbal, areas of the brain that can bypass your conscious awareness,” writes Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Professor Emerita of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Primary Delivers a Treat

Every year, the Primary classroom makes a healthy trail mix as a treat for the entire school. Older kids love to see them coming, remembering how delicious it is and many remember when they themselves used to make and bring … Continue reading

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Musical Set Help

The musical sets are getting a new home of their own. At McGuffey, our yearly, all-school musical is on a five-year rotation which means sets need to be stored safely until they are used once again. They are big, beautifully … Continue reading

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Mindful Music Moments

In our classrooms, students and teachers take time each day to turn inward together and listen to a brief mindfulness prompt and world-class music. We do that every day thanks to Mindful Music Moments. As part of our Peace curriculum, … Continue reading

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Creek Outing at Peffer Park

High School students recently took the bus to explore the creek at Peffer park. They came out of the water with various treasures, such as 20,000-year-old wood. The wood was plowed over by the glaciers and then and then preserved … Continue reading

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Town Hall Meeting

Our Annual Town Hall Meeting was today! We always kicked off with our tradition of students, new and returning, telling jokes. It’s a safe place to tell a joke because each one is greeted with laughter and cheers. Afterward, in … Continue reading

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2021-22 Yearbook

Grades 1-12 got together to admire the 2021-22 yearbook. Students and staff got a kick out of seeing pictures and asking friends to sign their books. A hearty thank you to the Yearbook Committee for their hard work last spring!  … Continue reading

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Fall Kindermusik

Fantastic news for McGuffey families and our community: Hayley Schweitzer will be teaching Kindermusik this fall at McGuffey. Beginning in September, there will be a 4:30 class for infants 0-18 months and a 5:30 class for toddlers 18 months-2.5 years. … Continue reading

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