Hello, Middle School Students and Families! Welcome back from Spring Break!
Before we get into the recap, a quick reminder for 8th-grade families about Thursday night’s “Welcome to the Upper School” event. Click here for more details and to RSVP.
And now, here’s what happened at today’s meeting:
Lulu Muwina ’27 and Ruby Nielsen ’27 ran today’s meeting. You can check out the slides from this week’s meeting here.
THE WEEKLY FEATURES
FEED YOUR BRAIN PICK
Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman
Recommended by Toby Marsh ’28
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK …
“This is a graphic novel about a LGBTQIA+ relationship between two high school students. It hooks you right from the beginning, and you stay interested through the entire thing. If you don’t like waiting for a sequel you don’t need to worry, there are four books in the series and the fifth and final book is in the making. It’s just a feel-good book.”
WHY I THINK YOU WOULD LIKE IT …
“If you enjoy LGBTQIA+ characters and/or books this is the book series for you. This book recognizes the struggles of coming out to others and feeling accepted as you. I recommend it to anyone who likes a good romance and just a good book in general.”
LUNCH & RECESS PROGRAMMING
Today in RISE they played mindfulness games.
WHAT ELSE WE TALKED ABOUT
Ms. McDaniel encouraged the students to fill out the Athletic Task Force survey by Friday.
*Parent/caregivers: we also encourage you to fill out the survey (if you haven’t already).
Ms. Kelley-Mudie read a poem, “Hope” is a thing with feathers to kick off National Poetry Month. She encouraged the middle school community to share a poem at an upcoming Middle School meeting.
The next Hiatt BVR Leadership Institute is Monday. The Balance of Power will be the discussion about how the future of politics and power could shift to be more inclusive to benefit everyone. The event takes place in the Green Gym at 8 a.m.; students sign up with the form Ms. Wildes emailed.
The Community Action Leaders (CALs) will deliver leftover Dining Room food to Brookhouse during Thursday’s R-TIME. Students can sign up with the form Ms. Wildes emailed.
As soon as the weather cooperates, we will start eating lunch outside (a high of 40 today was not warm enough to go outside!)
Friday is the 8th grade visit day to the Upper School. 8th graders will gather at 9:55 a.m., attend two Upper School classes, and then have lunch with Upper School students and teachers.
We watched the You Got In video, which was sent to all admitted students earlier this month. Sadie Wylie ’27, one of the head admission ambassadors, announced our two revisit days next week. On Tuesday, April 5, all newly admitted 6th-grade students can come to campus in the morning to visit classes; on Wednesday, April 6, newly admitted 7th & 8th-grade students have their visit day. Sadie reminded the middle school students to be kind and welcoming—whether they are asked to be an official host or whenever they see visitors on campus next week.
Due to special schedules for our Revisit Days next week, we will not have Middle School meeting next week. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 12.