Middle School

Do The Math: Club Doubles in Size

When Math teacher Kathy Zolla held her first meeting of the Middle School Math Club this year, she couldn’t believe her eyes. Forty Middle School students fille...

Technology: Friend of Foe?

Not to give away the punchline in the first sentence, but I think we all know the answer to this one. Technology is the “frenemy” that we love most of the time,...

CA Asks Students to ‘Unplug’

Disconnect and unplug. That’s the new message for Colorado Academy students when they arrive at the CA Campus Center. It reflects the conviction of Head of Scho...

A New Year for Learning in Middle School

Beginnings are important.  Setting a tone, creating a thoughtful school culture, helping others get off to a good start; this ALL matters in the early part of a...

Retracing a Refugee’s Journey

By Sue Counterman, MS Science teacher Edited by Anne-Claire Siegert, Digital Media Specialist I met Aguil Lual Deng for the first time in July 2017, tho...

Can a Good Cup of Joe Reshape Learning

Creighton Williams Abrams was a U.S. Army General who served in Vietnam, Korea and World War II. Hailed even by Gen. George Patton, Abrams was known as an aggre...

School Years Travel at Light Speed

            Einstein posited that as you approach the speed of light, it can make it seem to the observer as if time slows down, almost to a standstill.  In som...

Parenting in an Anxious Age

A parent recently asked me, “How do I set high standards for my child without creating a family environment that produces too much stress and anxiety?” It is an...

Summer Magic

The month of May reminds me that summer is right around the corner.  With warmer, longer days come the chance to be outside more.  Whether you like to walk, rid...