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Wendy Schramm Featured in SDAWP Mini Newsletter

Our Middle School teacher, Wendy Schramm, was featured in the San Diego Area Writing Project’s (SDAWP) April Mini Newsletter with her article on her experience with our Grade 7 students. Her article, “In a Single Breath: The Art of Seeing in the Natural World,” was chosen to headline SDAWP’s April…
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Welcome Mrs. Molenkamp – New Preschool Principal

We are excited to announce that Cheryl Molenkamp will be joining The Rhoades School as our new Preschool Principal. Mrs. Molenkamp has been an educator for over 20 years, she is currently the Lower School Director at Stratford Mission Viejo and holds a B.A. in Child Development. She will join our Rhoades…
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Higher Orbits Art Contest Winner

Congratulations to Emma Lamoureux for her creative artwork which inspires the soul and captures the imagination! Scientists are developing a new form of travel to the edge of space. The project is known as “Neptune One”, and it is an ingenious idea developed by Space Perspectives. The project aims to…
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Grade 8 Students Create Podcast for “Historic America”

Last summer, Dr. Watts, the Grade 8 Social Studies teacher, was pondering how to make our 8th graders’ year unique and memorable outside of the pandemic. Knowing that we would not be able to explore Washington, D.C. in May, she wanted to give the 8th graders a hands-on history experience….
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Rhoades School students earn National History Day awards

Eighth grade students joined more than half a million students around the world to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice through National History Day. National History Day®(NHD) is a non-profit education organization that engage over half a million middle and high school students around the world annually…
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Fourteen Grade 7 Students Selected as Read-Imagine-Create Finalists

Annually, Mrs. Schramm’s Grade 7 literature students enter the Read-Imagine-Create (RIC) contest. Every year, a different author is chosen by San Diego’s Write Out Loud organization. This year’s author was Emily Dickinson and an impressive fourteen Rhoades students were selected as finalists this year. The task was to read the…
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Students Excel in the AMC8 Math Competition

            In Fall 2020, Rhoades middle school students participated in the AMC 8 Mathematics Competition. The AMC 8 is a national mathematics competition designed to promote excitement, enthusiasm and positive attitudes towards mathematics and to stimulate interest in continuing the study of mathematics beyond the…
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Rhoades School students Zoom with students in Bangladesh

On Monday, twenty-eight Rhoades middle school students met with students in Bangladesh over Zoom. The Girl Rising Club partners with a non-profit organization called Speak Up for the Poor that provides education opportunities for hundreds of girls in Bangladesh. Some of these high school girls live together in a dormitory,…
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Mrs. Schramm’s students participate in The Getty Challenge

                  Last year, Mrs. Schramm was seeking a way to combat Zoom fatigue with her sixth grade social studies students while, at the same time, capping off the classes’ unit on Ancient Egypt. Enter the Getty Museum Challenge, which is (and only…
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Middle School Students Participate in a Roundtable Discussion with Historic America

On Monday, November 2, Rhoades Middle School students participated in a Rhoades Foundation sponsored roundtable discussion with Historic America, “Assessing the Strength of Our Democracy on the Eve of the 2020 Election.” Dr. Watts prepped Middle School students for the roundtable by discussing the meaning of democracy, the election, and…
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