The Lower School students enjoyed a breakfast with their “pops” in the Mess Hall. The breakfast was catered by SAGE Dining Services and school staff captured moments to cherish for a lifetime!
Congratulations to the following 4th-6th graders: Aiden Geis, William Seeley, Grace Vernine, Jillian Aprile, Garrett Fisher, Calli McKee, Jack Sokolowski, Austin Gay, Matthew Levin, Helena Panuthos, Dylan Rice, Tobia Spinelli, Jada Tadros, and John Antonucci.
The day started off with a flag ceremony overlooking the waterfront and a march of flags representing many countries of the world and our diverse student body.
Following the flag raising ceremony was a breakfast social hosted by Captain Fine and Mrs. Fine at Farragut Hall’s West Lounge. Parents mingled and enjoyed hot coffee, pastries, and fresh fruit. Then, Upper School Parents were invited to visit their child(ren)’s classrooms.
7th grade created race cars out of Vex Robotics pieces during their Project Lead the Way engineering class.
In Mrs. Lynch’s science class, 2nd grade learned about the different types of energy. They discussed thermal energy and constructed solar powered ovens. In each oven, students were able to even cook s’mores!
Marilyn Reynolds has been a teacher in the Lower School since 2011 and has ties to MacDill Air Force Base through her husband Roy’s role as the Business Financial Manager for Special Operations Forces (SOF) there. She was able to work with Roy to start a tradition for the summer camp she runs here called “Little Captains” by bringing SOF soldiers to campus for a demonstration. The demonstration was a part of a community outreach program of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) which is intended to strengthen its ties within the community. Read more