Middle School Student Newsletter, 12/13/19

Hello Quest Community!

I know it’s been a few weeks, but since the holidays are coming up, I’m going to make this short and sweet! First off, happy belated Thanksgiving to all that celebrate!

Secondly, we have started the next humanities unit which is also the last unit of 2019!

This unit is on abolitionism in the United States. Currently, each student is preparing a digital project on some sort of event, person or case. Some examples of things are Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Dred Scott case, Sojourner Truth, and many other major people, events, and factors in the abolition movement. On Tuesday, we took a trip to New Bedford, visiting the Polly and Nathan Johnson house, as well as the National Park Service’s New Bedford Underground Railroad walking tour. We learned about the abundance of jobs created by the whaling industry and the ways New Bedford provided a safe environment for the self-emancipated formerly enslaved African Americans. Although this unit is happening in the three short weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter Break, we are learning so much and having a lot of fun.


Middle School PE

In Middle School, PE can vary quite a lot from week to week. We do all sorts of fun things, from going out to various team building activities that are probably supposed to be non-competitive, but we have good-natured competition anyway. PE is usually full of giggles, jokes, games and energy like no one has ever seen before. For the last few weeks, Middle School has been traveling to Rock Spot on Friday afternoons for an hour and a half. We climb on the downstairs walls, the upstairs walls, and bouldering walls, using different muscles to help us reach the top. Unfortunately, the last Rock Spot trip is this week, but we had so much fun and can’t wait for more fun in gym!

Middle School enjoys the activities we do in PE but we also love our PE teacher, Tim, who has a slight obsession with shoes. And when I say slight, I mean he probably has over 100 pairs of sneakers. For the past month or so, we have been taking a picture a day of Tim’s shoes. His shoes range from neon yellow to self tying! How incredible is that? I have put together a little collage so you can see part of his impressive collection.

Happy Holidays!

-Sydney C., your Middle School News Correspondent

Middle School Student Newsletter, 12/13/19