Students use Faculty-Designed Tool to Monitor Deadlines

University Prep students are busy, hard-working and are learning to balance involvement in academics, extra-curricular involvement and athletics. The U Prep faculty knows that helping students assume increasing responsibility for their work means that students must be able to advocate for their needs as well as to take on ownership of their schedule. Sometimes deadlines need […]

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Student Calculates Volume using Minecraft

Meg Shortell’s 6th Grade Math classes have been ending the year studying Geometry. She writes: “In class, we worked on transforming pictures of monuments into 2-D representations and 3-D models on paper. Then, they had to calculate the area, surface area and volume of their models. For an E-level (ed. note: “Exceeds standards” on our Middle […]

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Social Justice Class Projects

Laura Zaugg recently shared class projects from her Upper School Social Justice elective. She writes: “In our Social Justice elective, students picked topics where they would like to make a difference and created action steps to see progress.  Below are the students’ topics with links to their blogs.” Claire Mao is working to eliminate child […]

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U Prep Student Films Festival

Fine Arts teacher Ty Talbot shared a playlist of the student films premiered at our Student Film Festival last week. These films were produced between three classes: French 5, Filmmaking 1, and Student Produced Works. Students used a variety of devices and software to produce their works. All are fairly short (1-13 minutes), so take […]

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12th Grade Quantitative Physics Student Projects

In Ragini Narasimhan’s 12th Grade Quantitative Physics class, students have been researching and presenting their own applied physics projects and blogging about their work. Ms. Narasimhan calls it “A home-brewed cure for senioritis: A topic of their choice, Wrapped around with lots of Physics, Some saws, screwdrivers thrown in for builders (eg trebuchets, guitars, maglevs, […]

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Students Share their Quiz Study Guides

Creating study resources and sharing them via Schoology

  Knowing that a test was coming up soon, two students in 6th grade Integrated Science created an online study guide using Quizlet and shared it with their classmates through the Schoology Updates tool. This was all student-generated: no teacher input or prompting. They also invited their classmates to contribute to the Quizlet deck so […]

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