Friday, May 3, 2013

MERSD Supports Boston Strong!

The tragic events surrounding the Boston Marathon certainly cast a long shadow on our return to school from Spring break. As expected, our staff did a wonderful job of providing a welcoming and supportive environment for our students’ return. Elementary Principals reported that, while the younger children were business as usual, our upper elementary students did want to engage in some discussion. This was handled through the Responsive Classroom morning meeting routine.

At the Middle High School, the Social Studies Department developed and delivered a lesson on terrorism and its roots, and student leaders stepped forward to plan a day of remembrance event. Junior Fiona Davis took the lead in organizing a very respectful remembrance. She wrote and delivered a very thoughtful piece on the meaning of the marathon, and the Soundwaves sang a beautiful rendition of America. Click here for pictures of the ceremony and to read more about the event.  Please join us for an Evening of Jazz to benefit Boston's The One Fund -  May 23rd ~ 7:00pm in the Middle High School Auditorium.