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Learning Updates: Highlights from October

Eighth Grade Math Tackles Spreadsheets We’ve been getting acquainted with spreadsheets (specifically, Google Sheets) in some of the eighth grade math classes this week. As we’ve been studying one-variable statistics, students have also had the chance to see how a spreadsheet can increase the efficiency and simplicity of data analysis

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Two students work on a sound recording in an arts elective

Arts Update: Middle School Students Produce New Songs

Seventh and eighth grade students in the song production arts elective have been working on their keyboard skills. After spending some time working on the basics of successfully recording and editing MIDI, students began to construct their own multi-layered songs. Some were creating airy dreamscapes, and others were working on

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Belmont Day Students Honored (Again!) by Do Your Bit Challenge

Congratulations to seventh graders Liv Dawson and Lucy Yin for being named runners-up in this year’s Micro:bit Do Your Bit Challenge. Liv and Lucy chose to tackle UN Global Goal 14: Life on Water, and specifically to target the sustainable fishing objective within that goal. Their project–the ‘Overfishing Weight Detector

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A student with his original finger puppet design

Arts Update: Be Handy

Seventh and eighth grade students in the “Be Handy” arts elective this term are working on their first major challenge: to tell a story using finger puppets. Working independently or in small groups, students decided on the story they wanted to tell and then created a storyboard and individual character

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Middle Schoolers Pitch In To Pick Up Recycling

Middle school students began their school-wide recycling job last Friday. Every space in the school has bins to collect recyclables, including paper, bottles, and cans. On Fridays, each advisory group will take turns with this important community service job. The students collect recycling from offices, classrooms, and shared spaces and

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Four students demonstrate their character portraits in theater arts class

Arts Update: Students Create Character Portraits

To begin the year, students in Ms. Dempsey’s theater class dusted off their acting chops in the activity “character portraits.” After a physical warm-up to get their creative juices flowing, the students became groups of ballerinas, spiders, wilting flowers, cats, and wizards. An added challenge was to use different levels

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Congratulations to the 2022 Coaches’ Award Recipients

2022 Sports Achievers – Eliza Kuechle and Bernie Mattox The Coaches’ Award recognizes the two eighth grade student-athletes who best embody the Belmont Day School values through athletics. Recipients of this award value HONESTY on the playing fields by following the rules of the game. They demonstrate CARING by participating unselfishly

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Athletics News, June 3, 2022

Athletics Update: Successful Season for Mountain Biking Mountain biking was introduced to Belmont Day as a middle school club almost a decade ago. With the pause on interscholastic athletics last year, mountain biking worked its way into the athletics program as a COVID-friendly, non-competitive offering. This week, mountain biking wrapped up

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Learning Updates for May 16 to May 20

Sixth Grade and Kindergarten Continue ‘Big Flower’ Tradition Last Friday, kindergartners met with their sixth grade partners during a scheduled cross-graded time to engage in a Belmont Day tradition that goes back several decades. When kindergarten and sixth grade were the youngest and oldest grades respectively at BDS, the two

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Middle School Students Seated and Reading Books at Belmont Day School

Learning Updates for May 2 to May 6

Middle School Researches and Reads More Diverse Books In these final five weeks of school, middle school students are embarking on an independent reading challenge—to seek out and read books with characters, settings, plot points, or themes that we don’t frequently or typically see represented in books. The eighth grade

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By Belmont Day School |

November 7, 2022

Eighth Grade Math Tackles Spreadsheets We’ve been getting acquainted with spreadsheets (specifically, Google Sheets) in some of the eighth grade math classes this week. As we’ve been studying one-variable statistics, students have also had the chance to see how a…
Two students work on a sound recording in an arts elective

By Tyler Cotner, music and ensembles teacher |

October 28, 2022

Seventh and eighth grade students in the song production arts elective have been working on their keyboard skills. After spending some time working on the basics of successfully recording and editing MIDI, students began to construct their own multi-layered songs.…

By Kurt Robinson, assistant director of innovation and IMPACT Lab |

October 28, 2022

Congratulations to seventh graders Liv Dawson and Lucy Yin for being named runners-up in this year’s Micro:bit Do Your Bit Challenge. Liv and Lucy chose to tackle UN Global Goal 14: Life on Water, and specifically to target the sustainable…
A student with his original finger puppet design

By Anne Armstrong, visual arts teacher and arts coordinator |

October 14, 2022

Seventh and eighth grade students in the “Be Handy” arts elective this term are working on their first major challenge: to tell a story using finger puppets. Working independently or in small groups, students decided on the story they wanted…

By Kathy Jo Solomon, visual arts teacher and sustainability coordinator |

October 7, 2022

Middle school students began their school-wide recycling job last Friday. Every space in the school has bins to collect recyclables, including paper, bottles, and cans. On Fridays, each advisory group will take turns with this important community service job. The…
Four students demonstrate their character portraits in theater arts class

By Susan Dempsey, theater arts teacher |

September 16, 2022

To begin the year, students in Ms. Dempsey’s theater class dusted off their acting chops in the activity “character portraits.” After a physical warm-up to get their creative juices flowing, the students became groups of ballerinas, spiders, wilting flowers, cats,…

By John O'Neill, director of athletics |

June 9, 2022

2022 Sports Achievers – Eliza Kuechle and Bernie Mattox The Coaches’ Award recognizes the two eighth grade student-athletes who best embody the Belmont Day School values through athletics. Recipients of this award value HONESTY on the playing fields by following…

By John O'Neill, Director of Athletics |

June 3, 2022

Athletics Update: Successful Season for Mountain Biking Mountain biking was introduced to Belmont Day as a middle school club almost a decade ago. With the pause on interscholastic athletics last year, mountain biking worked its way into the athletics program…

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May 20, 2022

Sixth Grade and Kindergarten Continue ‘Big Flower’ Tradition Last Friday, kindergartners met with their sixth grade partners during a scheduled cross-graded time to engage in a Belmont Day tradition that goes back several decades. When kindergarten and sixth grade were…
Middle School Students Seated and Reading Books at Belmont Day School

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May 9, 2022

Middle School Researches and Reads More Diverse Books In these final five weeks of school, middle school students are embarking on an independent reading challenge—to seek out and read books with characters, settings, plot points, or themes that we don’t…
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