A huge thank you to all the generous families that contributed to the Allen AME Church’s Turkey Drive! We were able to help 33 families have a turkey dinner this Thanksgiving. Students received a standing ovation when they entered the … Continue reading
Yesterday we had our last visit to a place of worship and were able to visit the Allen AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church in Tacoma. This church’s roots go back over 300 years to Philadelphia, where Richard Allen, a former … Continue reading
We were fortunate to be able to visit the Sikh Gurdwara today. Students were welcomed with gracious hospitality. We were able to hear the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book, being chanted aloud. It is currently being read aloud … Continue reading
Educators from Korea Poly School in Seoul visited our school this week. They are learning more about gifted education, inquiry, and project based learning. The students shared several projects they are working on and cordially answered their questions. It’s an … Continue reading
We visited the Hindu Cultural Center in Bothell last week. Students were able to learn more about Hinduism through direct experience. They were able to ask questions, see a Hindu prayer, and share a delicious meal. It was an amazing … Continue reading
Students have been working on Science experiments for the past couple weeks. First we became familiar with the concept of parallax. If you’re not familiar with parallax, close one eye and hold up your thumb in front of an object, … Continue reading
Black holes, monsters, lederhosen, clowns, ghosts, punks, creepy masks, corn maze, parades, parties, whew.
Rounding out our study of Christianity, we visited St. Patrick’s Church in North Tacoma. Built in 1906 in a Gothic Revival style, this beautiful building held a plethora of symbols of Catholicism. We were lucky to have a 7th grade … Continue reading
Some of our students came up with the suggestion that we all wear pink today. Why? To teach other students about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink abounded. They are concerned that one in eight women will be diagnosed with … Continue reading
We are drumming! What a great time we had leaning about rhythms and getting to explore making sound with different drums and percussion instruments. Thanks to professional percussionist, John Hargis for leading this 6 week session. The kids are fired … Continue reading
Today students got a chance to visit Urban Grace Church and meet with Pastor Elizabeth Archer-Klein. She talked to them about the history of the church, from its Baptist origins to its current ecumenical congregation. We then toured the building … Continue reading
Seabury teachers were able to advance their training in gifted education at the annual WAETAG (Washington Association for the Education of the Talented and Gifted) this weekend. We spotted some familiar faces selling their wares to raise money for our … Continue reading
Students had a chance to work on engineering and design principals with the folks from Innovate studios. Using just balsa wood and glue they have to build a bridge that can withstand the most weight. Students have to go through … Continue reading
In our study of world religions, we have been fortunate to visit the Islamic Center of Tacoma and have guest speakers Bilal and Shamaela Khan. Students had the opportunity to learn the basic tenants of the faith, ask questions and … Continue reading
We’ve had a busy two weeks here at the Middle School! Last week, we visited Temple Beth El, where students go to hold a Torah scroll, learned about Jewish traditions, and saw how Temple Beth El celebrates Sukkot. Yesterday, we … Continue reading
Did you know that many of our students have blogs of their own? Check out this literary blog with book reviews, writing exercises and cool things learned in class! http://rea1itylapse.wordpress.com/
We closed out our stay at Camp Colman by finishing the high ropes elements, playing a game called “pirates” and wishing a student Happy Birthday in that special Camp Colman way. We left knowing each other a little more, trusting … Continue reading
Camp is full of kids with a bit more swagger in their steps. Each one of them has faced the rope course and challenge elements head on. Whether they made it half way or to the top of the climbing … Continue reading
It’s been a beautiful day for our first day of camp. The students had had to conquer many obstacles and learn to work as a team. So far they’ve forded a chocolate river with marshmallows, sung new songs, cheered new … Continue reading
To close out our first full week of school, we made our own hula hoops and had a blast hooping away! In addition to fun, check out this article to read about the health and brain benefits of hula hooping. … Continue reading
We seized a last minute opportunity to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at the Tacoma Art Museum. The students had the opportunity to see dancers from the Puyallup tribe, and hear speeches from congressman Derek Kilmer, Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Governor … Continue reading
A new school year has begun! What a great time we had with our new 2013-2014 crew. We did all the basic “back to school stuff” and then managed some three-legged races, started French classes and took a tour of … Continue reading
A busy day! We had a backstage tour of the theaters, a prologue to King Lear, lunch, park and Lithia water time. Then we watched King Lear. There was no holding back on Gloucester’s eyes being removed! After the show … Continue reading
What are these kids up to? Acting of course! We’re here in Ashland warming up for a full day of Shakespeare tomorrow.
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Check out our online ad for the most fabulous play of the century! Thanks to E.M. for the description and A.K.M. for the poster. Make sure you invite a few friends and families to see these actors amaze you with … Continue reading
Congratulations to K.C. for winning the Grand Champion award at the Puyallup Spring Fair for her essay, “Heroes”! This essay was inspired by our visit to Normandy and our study of WWII last year. We’re so proud of you Katelyn!
Seabury Kids really know how to recycle.
King Lear is much more action packed to read when students get to shout insults at each other. Here, Kent is shouting at Oswald: “A knave, a rascal, an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, … Continue reading