The Mosaic School is hosting an Information Night on Tuesday, February 7th, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 3402. Please invite friends and families to learn more about The Mosaic School and I.D.E.A.S. Academy. Staff and students guide tours and will be available to answer questions about the program.
The Mosaic School is hosting a Shadow Day on January 31st. Shadow Day is designed to give students an opportunity to explore the many opportunities offered at The Mosaic School. The morning begins with a team building activity, followed by attending classes and ends with a question and answer session. If you are interested in attending, please contact Erica Brown at email@example.com.
I.D.E.A.S. Academy and The Mosaic School are hosting an Information Night on Thursday, January 26th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in room 3402. Please invite friends and families to learn more about The Mosaic School and I.D.E.A.S. Academy. Staff and students guide tours and will be available to answer questions about the program.
For the last few weeks, Mosaic students have been reflecting on the first trimester of the 2016-2017 school year by planning for their Presentation of Learning (POL). What is a POL? This is a time where students share out with their parents and advisor about the growth they have made throughout the trimester and the goals they have for the future by looking back at the work they accomplished. Today in advisory, 7th and 8th grade advisories paired up with the 6th grade advisories to help model how to choose artifacts and explain how the artifacts can be used as evidence of the growth students have made.
In Particles, Mosaic's science class, students have been exploring the question "How does the quality of water affect life?" This real-world question prompts a range of topics from ethics of contamination in Flint, Michigan to the Sheboygan River restoration project that students participated in our first week of school. Particles is designed to give students opportunities to look at these challenges in their tiniest forms, atoms, by designing experiments and substantiating their conclusions with data.
The Mosaic School is hosting an event to discuss the unique opportunities and programs that are offered to students. If you are interested in learning more about the program and may be exploring other options for your child, please consider joining our staff and students on Thursday, October 20th from 6:00 pm.-7:30 pm for Information Night, Students will guide tours while staff members share detailed information about the various programs that make up The Mosaic School. Camp Étude cooking club members will be serving some delicious treats. Please join us!
Over the last three days, students at The Mosaic School participated in their first Town Hall, attended seminar previews, got a glimpse of what their academic classes will be like, and spent more time together with their advisory building community through multiple activities and discussions. The first Town Hall allowed students to meet each other, share out a movement that represented their advisory group, and share goals that they had for how Town Hall should be run this year. Town Hall is a whole school gathering that happens every Wednesday in an effort to build community, share out important information, enhance student leadership, and discuss community issues.
Today our students and advisors loaded up the busses and headed out to Camp Anokijig for a day full of activities that tested our ability to collaborate and communicate effectively to work toward a goal in an outdoor setting. Throughout the day, groups consisting of two advisories each completed three different activities which all had different goals. A student favorite was the voyager canoe, which allowed an entire advisory to get into the canoe together and navigate around the lake. Mr. Fredrichsen’s advisory collaborated by singing a song as a group which allowed them to row in rhythm. Other groups identified roles, noticing that once they had a leader it was much easier to row together and move the canoe effectively. While reflecting on this activity, Mr. Laborde and Miss Kooistra’s advisees identified that in order to be successful as a group they needed to listen to each student’s ideas, put forth maximum effort, focus on the task at hand, encourage each other, and take on leadership opportunities when appropriate. Students then tried to improve at each of these aspects throughout the rest of the day.
What is service learning? Today Mosaic students had the opportunity to go out into the Sheboygan community as they learned valuable skills throughout a day filled with providing service to different organizations. Each grade level went to a different location and fulfilled needs that we identified within the community outside of our school. Our sixth graders had the opportunity to go to the Sheboygan River[http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/greatlakes/sheboygan.html] area surrounding the UW Sheboygan and pull weeds as they learned a little about invasive species. Seventh grade students went to Nourish[http://www.nourishfarms.org/], a non profit organization in Sheboygan County, and helped harvest within the nourish garden as well as learn about the services of the Nourish organization. Eighth grade students headed over to the Habitat Restore[http://www.habitatlakeside.com/] building to provide extra hands in organization, taking care of the lot, and helping stock donated items.
Anticipation was building this morning as we finally got to welcome students back into our community to participate in activities we had been planning for the last several weeks! Today at Mosaic we focused on introducing students to the creative process by allowing them to experience it within their advisories. The creative process is a component of our schools that is used to develop new ideas or solutions to problems within project seminars and academics.