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 Lloyd Mitchell
Friday, March 1st at 7PM the UPA Green Committee presents a screening of the award-winning documentary “A Plastic Ocean.”
This film explores the global issue of plastic pollution and the actions we can take to create change. All Unquowa families and guests are welcome!
Please note that this is not a drop-off event.
Bring something comfortable to sit on and your own reusable water bottle…or purchase one that night. Popcorn will be served!
Posted by Debbie Leidlein
The girls green (5th and 6th grade) basketball team began their season with a win, a loss (only by 1 point) and a tie. The most important part is that everyone on the team has improved their skills. Alyssa has learned to rebound and put the ball right back up, adding points to the scoreboard throughout the game. Cecibel is a versatile player who plays awesome defense, inbounds the ball, grabs rebounds and can dribble in a pinch. Madeline is learning to box out under the basket and Mandy improves her defense with each game. Bea is playing tenacious defense and has been an unrelenting shooter on offense. Sophia is also playing awesome defense and is improving in her ability to get open on offense. Marianella is a great team player who has learned to defend her zone and Karleigh and Madison are improving their defensive skills as well. Ryley, Erin and Elliott are invaluable to us when moving the ball down court, getting that fast break, and passing the ball inside. The best part is that we are playing well as a team and cheering for each other. So win, lose or draw, it’s a win in my book.
Posted by Lloyd Mitchell
Sixth grade is in the midst of their culminating activity for this year’s robotics unit where they are playing the game of bowling with a twist. Just like traditional bowling, there are gutters and an end to the lane. Robo bowling changes the game a bit where students can program their robot to do interesting things when it gets to the pins – anything goes as long as it doesn’t cross the line! Infused into this unit is also learning how to score a game of bowling. Ever gone bowling and not had a computer calculate the score? The students have enjoyed the challenge and now want to visit a real bowling alley and score their own game!
Posted by Faith Barbuto
Kindergarten has been honing their writing skills practicing using descriptive words. The other day we wrote words that could describe a bit of hair between a nose and mouth. If you could have a mustache, would it be curly, silly or long? Fortunately, mustaches these days are quite interesting so it was easy to find images that really sparked our imaginations!
Posted by Ms. Fernandez
Authentic Spanish Churros prepared in the kitchen by 6-H Spanish students were a big hit for dessert in both lower and upper school lunches last week! Students enjoyed preparing the churros, especially pumping the dough from the churro maker and dipping them in cinnamon sugar, but the best part was eating this delicious dessert!
Posted by Yajuan Zhang
As a tradition in Chinese culture, children receive 红包 (hóng bāo) with the pocket money from their parents and relatives at the first day of Chinese New Year. In Mandarin class students were quite amazed with the authentic 红包 (hóng bāo) I presented. Happily enough, I was even more amazed with 红包 (hóng bāo) students made in class. This year the first day of 猪年 (zhū nián, the year of the pig) is just around the corner, February 5th! When you look at the pictures of these 红包 (hóng bāo), no wonder you feel a good fortune of 猪年(zhū nián) is just coming our way. So here we are –猪年大吉大利 (zhū nián dà jí dà lì)! Good luck everybody!