Middle School Student Newsletter, 2/15/19

February 15, 2019

Hello and Welcome Dear Readers,

There have been some big decisions happening in the Quest Middle School. Narrow River Naturals may be adding a new product to our microbusiness…lotion bars! Our lotion bar will be made with natural ingredients and packaged in recyclable materials. This bar will help with the problem of one use plastic while acting the same as hand cream. We believe it will be a great addition to our product line!

On Wednesday the Middle School welcomed author Padma Venkatraman to spend the morning with us. She wrote Climbing the Stairs, the book we recently studied as a group, as well as three other wonderful books. Padma talked to us about her history, the books she has written, and the book that we read. She also shared how she came up with her ideas for her books and the writing process for them. After she spoke, she showed us how to make a wonderful and delicious dessert. The desert was made of plain yogurt, rose water, powdered sugar, and cardamom. We wish to extend a sincere thank you to Padma for coming and teaching us so much in just one morning.

Middle School Student Newsletter, 2/15/19
Preparing Lunch
Middle School Student Newsletter, 2/15/19
Students with Padma
Middle School Student Newsletter, 2/15/19
Discussing Her Work

We would also like to thank Julia, our lovely Spanish teacher. On Wednesday afternoon she brought in two plantains. Plantain is a fruit that is very popular in different parts of the world, as well as here. One plantain was ripe, and the other was not. Julia cooked or prepared the fruit and it was quite delicious. After that she taught us about different types of music and dances!  It was a wonderful experience.

As you may have read in previous posts, Lacey’s peace studies grant was selected for funding. One project the middle school may do as part of this grant is to create a mural of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Six Principles of Nonviolence. We discussed this in our weekly council meeting and will continue to explore possibilities for a mural at school that connects to Peace Studies and Nonviolence.

Your Middle School Correspondent,

J. Coghlin