Middle School Moments
Grade 7 students spent some time with their Kindergarten buddies. The children spoke about their favorite things about Thanksgiving and what they are thankful for this year.
Grade 8's study of the Constitution culminated in a moot court exercise at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse. Students spent weeks studying Supreme Court cases that define the parameters of the 4th Amendment, protection against unreasonable search and seizure. With briefs and questions they wrote themselves, the students entered the federal courthouse to become lawyers and justices, arguing a case in which public school students argue that their constitutional rights were violated when school administration searched their cell phones and backpacks, and found evidence of criminal behavior.
In response to Pittsburgh, Grade 7 art students were asked to create a message for action with suggestions for just some of what we can do in our daily lives. As the students have been studying a range of 20th century artists, they were challenged to create a work of art in the style work of Keith Haring.