Heads' Letter - Weekly & Archives
Middle School students are preparing for amazing off-site learning experiences during New Horizons Week.
For more than 30 years, New Horizons Week has created opportunities that embrace highly engaging activities that produce lifelong memories. The excitement is increasing as the days get closer. All students will be responsible for a project that combines creativity, critical thinking, inquiry and a deep understanding of the purpose of their experiences.
Sixth grade is off to the Circle F Dude Ranch for lessons in respecting and caring for the environment, participating in team-building activities, and actively engaging in outdoor education endeavors. Seventh grade is off to Wolfcreek, a Junior Outward Bound program. Eighth grade is heading for Washington and Philadelphia with the Close-up Program to experience "History Alive."
We look forward to a productive, fun and meaningful trip for students and teachers.
Beginning April 16, we administer the national Stanford Achievement Test to our Middle School students. The following week, we will administer testing to our second through fifth grade students. First graders practice what it's like to take an official test, so that they have the experience to prepare them for the following year when required testing begins. At Corbett Prep, test-taking practice takes place throughout the year and even more in the last few weeks. Please note that the process is integrated into the curriculum.
Beloved storybook characters learn about friendship, loyalty and community in the creative and colorful Warriors' Pride production of Seussical Kids. Fifty-nine fourth and fifth graders in the Warriors' Pride Chorus have worked since December to bring Dr. Seuss' stories to the stage in this imaginative musical directed by Music Teacher Michael LeBlanc!
The show is double cast to feature more performers. All students appear in all performances, taking turns in the larger roles. Evening performances at 7 p.m. April 10 and 12 are open to families, friends and guests.
The Middle School study tour to Madrid was an amazing experience for our world travelers and their chaperones.
Six adventurous students were given the annual opportunity to travel to Spain for two weeks with former Corbett Prep teacher Odette Figueruelo and her husband, Jose Bosqued, a native from Spain. Thank you to our Spanish teachers for helping to prepare our students for this annual study program with our sister school in Madrid, Colegios Ramon y Cajal.
Our Corbett Prep students spent time in the classrooms of their host buddies just like our Spanish visitors do when they come for a study tour to Corbett Prep every year. They also spent time touring Madrid and the amazing cities of Toledo and Segovia.
Please join the talented and dedicated Corbett Prep Fine Arts Team for the 22nd annual Pancake Breakfast, one of our favorite family mornings of the year. Full of delicious food, good friends and student activities, the Pancake Breakfast features amazing student performances where we celebrate and appreciate the arts!
After your child performs, stop by the Middle School for a special fundraiser for academic programs. Test drive a new Ford vehicle, and Elder Ford will donate $20 to Corbett Prep on behalf of every family who participates. There are zero follow-up calls unless you request one.