Learning Updates for March 21 to March 25

March 25, 2022

Fifth Grade Studies, Researches the Immigrant Experience

Over the past couple of weeks in fifth grade humanities, students have been learning about immigration, specifically the immigration station, Angel Island. During the fifth graders’ most recent project, each student created their own questions and interviewed someone about their immigration experience. The fifth graders then created a piece of work that illustrated what they learned from their interviews. The goal of this project was for students to understand that everyday people have their own unique experiences that add to our knowledge of American history. Furthermore, the sharing of stories adds to our understanding of the people in our lives and our communities.

– Vaniecia Skinner, grade 5 teacher

Sixth Graders Author Their Own Stories on Growing Up

Throughout the year, sixth graders explore the coming-of-age genre. They ask themselves and each other what it means to “grow up,” and explore how stories help us express universal themes of growth and change. This winter, they wrote their own! Inspired by the authors in Flying Lessons and Other Stories, sixth graders drafted and revised their own coming-of-age short stories. Last Friday’s middle school sharing assembly featured excerpts from a few of the young authors. All sixth graders will submit their stories to the class anthology, which is currently in publication. Stay tuned for your copy!

– Julia Juster, grade 6 English teacher

A student in the air catching an ultimate disk

By John O'Neill, director of athletics |

May 17, 2024

It was a slow start to the spring for the varsity ultimate team. After the first two games were canceled due to bad weather, the team opened with lackluster performances and entered last weekend’s Middle School Jamboree with a 1-2…

By Josh Sussman, school counselor |

May 14, 2024

On Thursday, May 2, Belmont Day was represented at the AISNE Health and Wellness Conference in Norwood by food program director Tara Lightbody, second grade teacher Nancy Fell, physical education teacher and mindfulness director Alex Tzelnic, school psychologist Arlene Silva,…

By Sarah Merril, director of high school placement |

May 14, 2024

Congratulations to our eighth grade class on their recent decisions on which high schools they will attend in the fall. We’re proud of every student for the journey they’ve taken to reach this milestone in their education. While the decision…


May 14, 2024

PE Update: Fourth Grade Olympians Shine In Competition In fourth grade, the study of Ancient Greece made its way out of the classroom and into their physical education classes! The young Olympians learned all about the spirit of the Olympic…
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