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St. Louis, Part One

The St. Louis trip for Grades 6, 7, and 8 began with a cancelled bus and remarkably happy kids. Their first full day included a visit to the Gateway Arch and Museum then a narrated riverboat sightseeing cruise on the … Continue reading

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Celebration of Learning

For many McGuffey students, Celebration of Learning is their favorite day of the year. Parents and grandparents visit after school to see their child’s classroom and get a peek into what they’ve been working on. The day of Celebration of … Continue reading

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Staff Openings For Fall 2023

McGuffey Montessori is seeking staff for our Extended Care program. During Extended Care, which includes before and after school care, students spend time outside and are part of a “neighborhood” setting with friends of all ages and the choice of … Continue reading

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2023 Trivia Night

Trivia Night had a triumphant return! Parents, staff, and McGuffey friends gathered in teams to raise money and have a fantastic time. Themes included Fast Food, Mardi Gras, The Addams Family and more. The brand new Fancy Pants Bake Sale … Continue reading

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Catapulting in High School

High School students had a great time creating catapult experiments to study quadratic equations. The catapults were built with popsicle sticks, bottle caps, clothes pin, and a hot glue gun. Students used properties of parabolas to graph quadratic functions and identified characteristics … Continue reading

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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

Posted in community, field trip, Middle School, social studies, Uncategorized, Upper Elementary, upper unit

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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