Our newest Alumni this photo will take it's Place next to the other classes on our walls forever.
Trying to find your you pals? You can zoom into this Class Photo and also pop it out to a larger window.
Thanks to Ms. Hanson for creating this slideshow of 8th grade memories. And thanks to Nishitha and friends who offered to sing for us live when the sound wouldn't load at the ceremony!
So, without further ado, here it is, by popular demand, the full 2015 Pirate Awards featuring some of the best young talent you will see anywhere:
Pirate Awards Part 2
Pirate Awards Part 3
Pirate Awards Part 4
Pirate Awards Part 5
Pirate Awards Part 6
Pirate Awards Part 7
Pirate Awards Part 8
Pirate Awards Part 9
Pirate Awards Part 10
Pirate Awards Part 11
For the third year in a row, Piedmont hallways have been taken over by flashmobs, furry critters, and student creations as our sixth graders engaged in a choice-driven genius-hour project called "Love of Learning."
Students had a class period over the quarter to explore a topic of interest to them in greater detail and then to share their new knowledge and skills as well as learn from others at the annual LOL showcase.
I first wrote about the innovative PBL we call "love of learning" last year, but the best way to learn what genius hour is all about it is to watch these videos and hear first-hand:
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!