Monday, June 29, 2015

What we are excited for today...

"I am excited to look around Philly because I have never been. I am also excited to visit historical sites and learn why Philledelphia is so popular" - Chloe

"I am looking forward to seeing other people's projects." -Ella

"I'm excited to share all the work we've been doing in Renaissance because we learned a lot about water quality while still having fun" -Jaylin 

"I'm excited to teach other people about what we have been working on." -Abbie

"I am excited to tell people about what our community has been doing and to show them all of our hard work that was put into these projects.   Along with hard work, we also had fun working on these Stewardship projects!" - Maya

Planning meeting

Renaissance met last night to talk about our presentation and plan a layout for our poster.  

Cheesecake Factory

We went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner the first night. We were able to talk to each other and plan events for the next two days. We all had dinner and dessert, that some of us brought back to the hotel because we couldn't finish it. We had lots of fun and I hope we can do it again.

ISTE Conference

Renaissance students are getting ready for the ISTE conference by making their tri-fold poster. These students will be presenting about how Renaissance and our school incorporates technology into our stewardship projects.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

We made it!

We have arrived in New Jersey!  Anxious to get out of the car, we hit up the hotel pool for a quick swim before dinner.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

8th Grade Celebration!

Today, the seventh graders hosted a celebration for our Renaissance 8th Graders.  If you were awarded a medal, please wear them to graduation.  Here is the slide show from the event.  Photos taken at the photo booth, and video of the event will be posted shortly.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Spirit of Ethan Allen

Last Friday, students traveled to Burlington for a boat ride on the Spirt of Ethan Allen.  We enjoyed a picnic at North Beach beforehand.  We all enjoyed the day.  It ended with chocolate chip cookies from the South End Kitchen.

Planting the ditch :)

Tuesday, students joined in on planting the ditch between the softball backstop and the basketball court. It now looks much better. We will continue to spruce up the area!

Traveler Field Day

Yesterday, Renaissance had the honor of joining the Travelers for a field day hosted by the Travelers. Kids played many games and enjoyed one another's company. Everyone loves water games and Popsicles on a hot day!  

Friday, June 5, 2015


Planting has begun on the rain garden!  Students have put wildflower seed in the lower portion of the garden, as well as the hillside.  We also planted some meadow grasses along the border and other perennials closer to the road.  The flower containers are full of color, and we anxiously await the color from the wildflowers.  The team has ordered two more containers to bring some color to the sedimentary fore-bay.  Here are a few pictures, with an album to come soon.

Important Dates

We wanted to let you know about some important dates and times for the last two weeks of school. Thursday, June 11 at 6:00pm eighth graders will be presenting their PLP speeches about their future careers. Grade Seven will be hosting the community Grade Eight Celebration on Wednesday June 17 at 1:00. It is at this time that Characteristics of Learning Awards will be presented, as well as Exploratory and Band Awards. Each eighth grader will be receiving their certificate from the Renaissance team teachers and there will also be some other fun presentations and events. There will be a dessert bar reception for the eighth graders and their families immediately following the short ceremony. Parents and other family members are cordially invited to attend this celebration with their student.
The second important date is Thursday June 18. Graduation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Students need to be here by 5:30 on Thursday and the dance is from 7:30 to 9:00. Students need to be picked up at the front of the building promptly at 9:00 PM.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We are excited for the Grade Eight students as they end their time at City School and prepare to enter their high school career.

Renaissance Team Teachers