Earth Day 2021!
Articles by: Leslie Monteiro
Earth Day 2021!
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." — Native American Proverb What does celebrating Earth Day look like for you and your family? At THS, we like to think that Earth Day is every day! Educating our students about resources, climate change, and eco-responsibility is embedded in [...]
Virtual Science Day
Virtual Science Day THS students put on their mad scientist hats, rolled up their sleeves and joined an exciting virtual Science Day on Tuesday, January 19th! The THS Science Day Team and the Parent Organization worked hard to create a fun day full of a variety of exciting home-based experiments and challenges to celebrate everything [...]
Third Grade Wax Museum
Third Grade Wax Museum Third Grade explorers come to life in the annual THS Wax Museum. Learn about inspirational people who pushed boundaries to reach new discoveries and understandings that have significantly impacted our world and redefined the impossible.
Fourth Grade Realistic Fiction
Fourth Grade Realistic Fiction In our first writing unit, students were tasked to create a realistic fiction story with a well-developed character and logical story arc. They implemented the strategies used by their favorite authors to create a character that was complex and had clear desires and obstacles. As they drafted, students used strategies from [...]
A Letter To My 8th Grade Drawing Class
Dearest Drawing Students, By definition, drawing is "a form of visual art in which one uses various drawing instruments to mark paper or another two-dimensional medium. ... A drawing instrument releases a small amount of material onto a surface, leaving a visible mark.." The trouble with defining art is that art is boundaryless. You have [...]
THS Flag Salute
THS Flag Salute Songs At THS we have a beloved tradition of song and spirit during our morning flag salute. Despite pivoting to remote learning, we have kept our love of singing alive. Our risk-taking students have endeavored to create beautiful moments for our school community to enjoy. Please take a moment to delight in [...]
Kindergarten Votes Count!
Kindergarten Election Day In the spirit of election season, our Kindergarten students exercised their voice by using an election to democratically determine the name of our class mascot. After choosing six names, the Kindergarten students narrowed the list down to four qualifying names: Harry Darry, Lady Dot Glitter, Skiez, and Brownie Skip. The class filled out [...]
Brighter Days Art Contest
Brighter Days Art Contest Amidst a pandemic and local fires, The Press Democrat hosted a community art contest titled “Brighter Days” with the intention of engaging and uplifting students by inviting them to create and share their original artwork. Over seventy risk-taking THS students submitted their beautiful art pieces! After much deliberation, the judging [...]
Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos On November 2nd, many families honor relatives who have passed away in a commemoration we call Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. This tradition originated in the souls of ancient Mexicans, but now has crossed borders, and is widely celebrated in the United States. Offerings or Ofrendas are [...]
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Indigenous Peoples' Day 10/12/2020 Celebrate the culture and rich traditions of the Pomo People The Pomo, are the Hokan-speaking Indigenous North American People of the west coast of the United States. Their territory was centered in the Russian River valley some 50 to 100 miles (80 to 160 km) north of what is now San [...]