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August 25, 2016

Welcome Back Mosaic School!

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We are excited to start the 2016 - 2017 school year! Our first few days and weeks of school are intentionally designed to introduce students to the ideas of our school culture. While the school days will still begin at 8:05am and end 3:10pm, we have a arranged the schedule differently for the first few days. The details of those days are below: 

September 1st - Creative Process with Advisory

All students will engage in the challenge of completing a collaborative project in one day. This low-stakes, high-fun creative experience will help students get to know their Advisory groups and provide an introduction to the creative process. The day will begin with inspiration at The John Michael Kohler Arts Center using Thinking Routines. Each Advisory will create a product that interprets a school wide theme developed from shared thinking after inspiration. (The Maker Movement is among us and the benefits such as student engagement, tinkering and innovation are pouring out of research publications like Edutopia.)

Schedule

  • Advisory (Advisory Rooms)
  • Introduction to the Creative Process (Cafeteria)
  • Gallery Walk (John Michael Kohler Arts Center)
  • Mini-Project IDEATION and RESEARCH (Rotary Park)
  • Lunch (Cafeteria)
  • Mini-Project CREATION, PRESENTATION, REFLECTION (Rotery Park)

September 2nd - Service Learning Day

On the second day of school, each grade level will provide service to the Sheboygan community in various locations:

We will begin the day getting to know the organizations and setting personal intentions related to the service. While this day is another opportunity to build community, it is also a way for students to understand their own habits and develop long term goals. Student will reflect on Service Learning Day in a way that connects students’ intentions with their academic goals for the year. (We encourage students to bring a lunch from home on this day, but we will also have bag lunches available from the school district.)

Permission Slips for 6th grade, 7th grade or 8th grade. (Most families signed permission slips at registration. However, if you do not recall signing one, please stop in our school office to do so or print ad sign one from the links above.)

Schedule

  • Grade Level Meetings (6th Drama Room, 7th, Math Room, 8th, Science Room)
  • Service Learning Projects (at community locations listed above)
  • Lunch (at community locations listed above)
  • Service Learning Projects Continue (at community locations listed above)
  • Return to school for dismissal at 3:10pm

September 6th - Camp Anokijig

Students will experience team building through camp activities such as fire building, war canoe races, blind hunter, and a low ropes course. These experiences and the reflective practices that support them are meant to challenge and connect Advisory groups, providing an anchor experience when they are challenged in the future. Camp Anokijig Outdoor Education  and The Étude Group continue to collaborate to to enrich our community. 

Permission Slips for all Mosaic students. (Most families signed permission slips at registration. However, if you do not recall signing one, please stop in our school office to do so or print ad sign one from the links above.)

Schedule

  • Advisory (Advisory Rooms)
  • Travel to Camp Anokijig (Bus)
  • Advisory Development (Camp Anokijig)
  • Lunch (Camp Anokijig)
  • Advisory Development (Camp Anokijig)
  • Travel back to Mosaic for dismissal at 3:10pm

September 7th - 9th - Introduction to Mosaic

The rest of the week will be spent at school, with introductions to projects, seminars, academics, advisory, and all of the cultural aspects of The Mosaic School. The daily schedules will start and end with advisory to adjust to school supported, in a small group setting, with the ability to ask questions and will be different each day.  We will follow a regular schedule starting on Monday, September 12th.

Schedule for September 7th

  • Introduction to Seminar Classes and Projects (Cafeteria)
  • Seminar Overviews (Seminar Classrooms)
  • Advisory (Advisory Rooms)
  • Lunch (Cafeteria)
  • Town Hall (Drama Room)
  • Advisory Reflections (Advisory Rooms)

Schedule for September 8th

  • Advisory (Advisory Rooms)
  • Academic Classes (Blocks 1, 3, 5 in Classrooms)
  • Lunch (Cafeteria)
  • Project Seminar Previews (Seminar Classrooms)
  • School Culture Development (Advisory Rooms)

Schedule for September 9th 

  • Advisory (Advisory Rooms)
  • Academic Classes (Blocks 2, 4, 6 in Classrooms)
  • Lunch (Cafeteria)
  • Advisory (Advisory Rooms)
  • Seminar Previews (Seminar Classrooms)
  • Advisory & Chromebook Distribution (Advisory Rooms)

 

 

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