Intersections: Giving Thanks 2018

November 21, 2018 by Bill Ivey

Doves adorn the staircase to the middle school, twirling gently in the air currents, still exuding the active hope for peace expressed by the students who made them and arranged them. At the top of the staircase sits a totem pole, made by the class of 2019 back when they were seventh graders, expressing who they were at the time and thus, in many ways, who they are now. I walk into the middle school lobby, where soon enough kids will start to flood in, flopping on the chair and couch, half sitting on each other’s laps as they chatter about any- and everything that crosses their minds. I walk into my room, past the Black Lives Matter, Girl Power, and LGBT Safe space signs on the door, and arrange the blue beanbags in a half circle. Soon, kids will half-walk, half-run into the room and either drop their backpacks on their beanbag of choice, whirl, and return to the lobby, or drop down to relax and hang out with their friends as they arrive.

Filed Under: Middle School, Student Writing, StudentVoice, student-centered learning, #GirlsRock, Rock Band, Humanities 7, Thanksgiving

Poem #3

April 26, 2018 by Guest Student Author

by Luna Patience '21

Filed Under: student voice, Poetry Festival, National Poetry Month, Poetry Month, Student Writing, Student work, StudentVoice

Stealing

April 24, 2018 by Guest Student Author

by Miles DeClue '18

Filed Under: Poetry Festival, National Poetry Month, Poetry Month, Poetry, Student Writing, Student work, StudentVoice

回家 Homecoming

April 23, 2018 by Guest Student Author

by Ruofan (Cynthia) Wang '19

Filed Under: Poetry Festival, Poetry, National Poetry Month, Poetry Month, Student Writing, Student work, StudentVoice

What can we do...?

February 14, 2018 by Guest Student Author

Hello SBS community, 

Earlier this school year, I gave a speech in class meeting about gun violence and the Las Vegas mass shooting that killed 58 people and injured hundreds. As a united class, we wrote emails to our state officials, senators, and representatives, asking what their plan of action was, to protect the lives of citizens and anyone in the United States. 

Filed Under: Student Writing, StudentVoice, gun violence, school shootings, Safe Schools

Essay on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Be Somebody" Speech

January 18, 2018 by Guest Student Author

by Ember L.

Filed Under: StudentVoice, Student Writing, Student work, anti-racism

Untitled Poem

January 17, 2018 by Guest Student Author

by Ferima Islamyate

 

Unity,

Together we stand,

Against the greatest challenges,

That covers our light,

Regardless of race or personality,

Filed Under: Poem, Poetry, Martin Luther King Day, Martin Luther King Jr, anti-racism, Student Writing, Student work

The Future

January 16, 2018 by Guest Student Author

By Mia Mullings

Filed Under: Martin Luther King Day, Poem, Poetry, Student Writing, Student work, StudentVoice

As I began to ponder...

November 15, 2017 by Guest Student Author

(reflective poem written by Zinnia Hull '23 following an activity in Humanities 7 examining intersecting aspects of identity in different situations)

Filed Under: Student Writing, Poetry, identity, intersectionality

Untitled

October 02, 2017 by Guest Student Author
Seventh graders in the Humanities 7 class have free-choice "independent writing" every week. Eleanor has agreed to share this lovely piece on the blog.
 
Smooth stones dotted the shoreline as the golden sun settled in its resting place behind the mountains. The sound of water gently lapping onto the shore drifted by the slate gray stone house. The taste of fresh peach pie lingered in her mouth and she smelled the welcoming musty smell of the old house. She was home for the summer, home at last. Skipping a stair she bounded up the flight of long endless stairs to the tower. Out of breath she leaned on the forest green railing she had painted a decade ago with her mom. Sitting down on the pale sofa she grabbed the first book that came to her and opened to the first page. A flutter of colors shapes and objects flashed past her eyes. Nothing had changed not even the books.

Filed Under: Student Writing