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Summer Professional Development

June 16, 2017 | Academic , Community , Place-based Education , Professional Development , Social Emotional Learning

As our students head off on their summer adventures, our teachers prepare for a few weeks of relaxation, travel, quality time spent with friends and family, and continued learning! Every year, Meridian staff and faculty members participate in a myriad of professional development workshops.  We know that providing our teachers with opportunities to further explore … Continue reading Summer Professional Development

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First Grade Overnight at the Woodland Park Zoo

May 25, 2017 | Academic , Community , Global Studies , Grade Level Event , Overnight Field Trip , Place-based Education , Science , Uncategorized

First grade once again had a blast with our annual “First Grade Overnight at Woodland Park Zoo!” As always, one of the major highlights for our first graders was getting a behind-the-scenes look at the zoo both after it’s closed in the evening and again in the morning before it opens to the public. Not … Continue reading First Grade Overnight at the Woodland Park Zoo

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NatureBridge Overnight Trip

June 7, 2017 | Academic , Community , Grade Level Event , Outdoor Exploration , Overnight Field Trip , Place-based Education , Science

By Meridian 5th Graders NatureBridge is a field trip that all of the fifth graders go on at the end of the year. It’s an environmental science camp, and we were there for a whole school week! We went on lots of hikes and we went kayaking on Lake Crescent. We learned  about  forests, watersheds, … Continue reading NatureBridge Overnight Trip

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Global Studies Museum Day

May 15, 2017 | Academic , All-School Event , Community , Creativity , Equity & Inclusion , Global Studies , Uncategorized

As global structures and systems evolve due to changes in cultural and social ideologies, politics, the environment and technological growth, teaching and learning about the world also needs to be dynamic and relevant for students. At Meridian, we want our students to gain an understanding of how global social and natural systems interact and progress. … Continue reading Global Studies Museum Day

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Spotlight on Service Learning

June 2, 2017 | Academic , All-School Event , Community , Grade Level Event , Place-based Education , Service Learning

What is Service Learning?  Service Learning is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates community service with classroom learning. It results in meaningful projects where students’ efforts benefit their community while they gain experience in civic responsibility and teamwork, and deepen their knowledge of core curricular themes. Each year, grade levels partner with a … Continue reading Spotlight on Service Learning

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Young Designers’ Conference

March 31, 2017 | Academic , All-School Event , Art , Community , Creativity , Science

By Meridian Students (representing all grade levels!) Young Designers’ Conference was a day filled with “maker” activities. It started off with an all-school presentation by a keynote speaker, and they we go to attend two different workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Everything looked really interesting. There were science classes, technology … Continue reading Young Designers’ Conference

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