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Piedmont Middle School takes 1st Place in Crimebusters, 13th overall Nationwide
A series of six student-written and student-directed original plays, titled "Tales from the Hallway" was performed Friday in the auditorium. In typical Piedmont fashion, the plays did not sugar-coat, but explored how the issues young people care about- from LGBT rights, to recycling; bullying to parenting- play out in real life today.
The students were so good in their roles that I am still typecasting them as I see them in the halls-trying not to be mad at the mean girls!
As part of the peer walk-through initiatives by the the Piedmont Middle Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) Ms. Barone, Ms. Adornato and I walked through sixth grade Tuesday morning. In the space of an hour, just minutes in each class, this is a snippet of what was going on.
From quiet rooms with zen like atmosphere, to rooms buzzing with excitement, from test prep tips to virtual field trips to Florence, from an exercises in expanding one's individual perception inspired by Dead Poet's society to EOG fact reviews If I had to choose a word to describe sixth grade, I'd say "amazeballs" is about right.
It's been a cold and rainy spring but that hasn't stopped Piedmont. Here are a few scenes of Spring at our school:
Celebrating Piedmont : a blog of Happy Happenings
"Celebrating Piedmont" logs only a small fraction of the learning magic the teachers of CMS' Piedmont Middle School, an IB World School. create daily. In that sense, it is authored by all the staff and students of Piedmont. It is curated by Ms. Gurthie who can be reached at the icons above. She'll be happy to brag about Piedmont's teachers and students any chance she gets! Please note this blog has only just begun and we have so much to show off! Come back again soon!