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8th Grade Students Create Original Song Inspired by Frederick Douglass

8th Grade students, Alexandra, Carly, Caroline, Emily, Kiley & Sadie, created an original song based on the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.  In Humanities, students have been reading about Frederick Douglass’ life and learning about the history and culture of slaves in America, including studying and analyzing slave songs.  Students…
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Using the Engineering Design Process to Solve Real World Problems

Third graders were tasked with the real world challenge of designing a better iPad charging station, one that would eliminate the problem of tangled charging cords. Using the Engineering Design Process, the students defined the problem and practiced a human-centered design approach. They tested different configurations to gain insight into…
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Rhoades School Bridge Club members agree with Bill Gates’ statement.

“Bridge is one of the last games in which the computer is not better” – Bill Gates

Congratulations to Master Chef Junior contestant, Rhoades School student, Grace Howard.

Congratulations to Master Chef Junior contestant, Rhoades school student, Grace Howard. Rhoades School student Grace Howard was recently selected from thousands of children across the country as one of the top 40 contestants to participate in Season 5 of Master Chef Junior. This show premiers February 9 on FOX; Grace…
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Students who move to Middle School for grade 6 or 7 lose ground in reading and math compared to their peers in K-8 schools

Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard Graduate School refers to several research studies that advise parents and policy makers to exercise caution before choosing a Middle/High School program over K-8 Read article here. 

How do you get into Carnegie Hall?

Practice, practice, practice!  There are some who believe that innate intelligence is the explanation for student success; these individuals quantify scholastic achievements or failures in terms of abundance of talent or lack of ability.   However, as the above whitticism suggests, innate talent must be combined with focused effort in…
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Middle School students at Rhoades spent two days at the San Diego Regional Junior United Nations Conference held at USD.

Written by sixth grade student, Alexandra Orczyk: Our Debating World Issues elective went to the San Diego Junior Model United Nations last week. It was very interesting learning about the problems in the world and how the UN works to solve these problems. We all had a country, for instance…
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Documentary “Most Likely To Succeed” leads to dialogue around college admission

Last week, close to 100 Rhoades School parents joined together in the Kittle Auditorium to attend the screening of the documentary film Most Likely to Succeed.  After the film, we discussed the benfits of project based learning and many participants questioned the need for changes in the college admission process.   Just…
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The Future Depends on Gifted Students

Education expert, Frederick Hess, makes a case for a school like Rhoades.  America’s future depends on gifted students whose needs are not being meet in our current educational system. Gifted students need like peers who are intellectually curious and an academic program that challenges them to reach their full potential….
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The Rhoades School to Host Public Screening of Most Likely to Succeed.

The Rhoades School will be hosting a public screening of the film Most Likely to Succeed on Thursday, January 14th, from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Kittle Auditorium. Admission is FREE but space is limited.  RSVP online at: http://rhoades-most-likely-to-succeed.eventbrite.com THE FILM For most of the last century, entry-level jobs were plentiful, and college was an affordable path…
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