From September’s opening day to June’s closing ceremonies, we document and share events from all over our campus in an attempt to continuously communicate all the diverse goings-on at The Unquowa School. From school-wide events, assemblies, visiting presenters and other highlights from around campus, here’s a sample of what’s happening…
Posted by Vincent O’Hara
Much like the irises and daylilies that adorn Miss Shannon’s Bridge behind the school, early June is the time for Pen & Paper, Unquowa’s literary art magazine, to blossom. Like its predecessors, this edition is an exquisite amalgamation of art and a labor of love. Vivid photography, performance, poetry, and short-form fiction mature beyond their creators’ years fill over a hundred pages. Pen & Paper once again highlights the impressive creative force of our small yet mighty student population, celebrating the beauty and voicing their discontent with the shortcomings of our world. As the editorial staff states in the letter to their reader, “The depth of creativity and knowledge, especially the knowledge that fuels these quiet protests, in our small school is what makes Pen & Paper the work of art that it is.” It is with great pride that I present to you, Volume 11. Click here to read the full issue!
Posted by Karen Williamson
Posted by Megan Kirk
Wow! What a morning! Students at the Unquowa school walked the red carpet for their movie premiere of SpringFest The Movie, The Treehouse Adventures! The excitement in the courtyard this morning was contagious. Everyone was full of the biggest smiles, laughter, and joy. Hearing the students cheer for one another and seeing them strike their pose on the red carpet was a sight to be seen. Students are so excited to see the final product of the movie we created together earlier this month. I know they (and you!) will be blown away by the amazing film! BRAVO to all!!
Without further ado, I give you SpringFest, THE MOVIE:
Posted by Karen Williamson
Posted by Craig Knebel
The seventh grade completed a unit in Life Science about Digestion. They learned that the swallowing muscle reflex [Peristalsis] is involuntary. But how do you get a kid to remember something like that? Ask them to try swallowing something while upside down.
Posted by Karen Engelke
I am pleased to announce the release of UnquowaZine Volume 3, the Lower School literary magazine run and created by an editorial staff consisting of students from Grades 3 and 4. They have worked tirelessly on the various stages of magazine development.
This year’s magazine is particularly special as we have managed to assemble it during a global pandemic. For 3 months we met through google meets exchanging information and guiding each other through the magazine’s completion. Within its pages, we are proud to present a special section by Grade 3 exclusively created for UnquowaZine entitled “Lost and Learned: Third Graders Reflect on a Year Living with COVID.” Thank you Mrs. Kerr for assisting your students with this project.
The editors-in-chief Vivian K and Sierra, together with their staff, edited their peers’ work with compassion and respect. As their faculty advisor, I simply guided them, gave them structure and support.