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Archive for November 2018

“Book Tasting” Spices Up 8th Grade English

A “Book Tasting” added some variety to a recent 8th grade English class. Librarian Julianne Ross set up the experience for students to “sample” different books and write reviews in their menus so they would be able to return to the library later and select favorite books for independent reading. Ross grouped the books in…

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EMS Students Earn College Credit With Robotics Classes

With Artificial Intelligence on the rise, Kevin Carini brings hands-on experience with robotics to Eastern Mennonite School, preparing students for the future. “There’s going to be robots doing something in most households in the not-too-distant future,”he reflects. “Somebody needs to know how to code them and fix them. That’s really the future.” In his second…

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At the Foot of the Tree: Reflections from Pittsburgh

Note: Hannah Cranston ’09 Godwin shared this reflection from Pittsburgh, where she is a Youth Care Worker at Holy Family Institute’s Journey of Hope Program. She went to Pittsburgh to work with refugee resettlement efforts through Compass AmeriCorps. Regarding the experience of living near the Tree of Life Synagogue and the aftermath of the Oct.…

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