Conceptually, the program is designed to help students, “Understand the past, put the present in context, and imagine a better future.” Grounded in the five elements of social studies – history, culture and society, geography, economics, and government – each grade focuses on a major period, views it through a global lens, and connects learning [...]
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CAUGHT BEING AWESOME!
The assignment was out and students were excited about being able to do anything they could dream up. Riley sat quietly and brainstormed ideas. Towards the end of class, she said, “Ms. Weber, I’ve got it! I want to build a model scale of the school around the Quad, the school’s main community space. 3D [...]
Year of the Tiger
This week THS students celebrated the Chinese New Year welcoming the Year of the Water Tiger. They were busy in Mandarin making papercuts and practicing their calligraphy skills to write Mandarin spring couplets expressing good wishes for the upcoming year. The festivities were kicked off at Tuesday’s Community meeting as First Grade paraded through the [...]
Third Grade Wax Museum
Our Third Grade's recent inquiry of Where We Are in Place and Time began with the Age of Encounter where students learned about navigators discovering the new world and then expanded upon the idea of exploration through the passing of time, in which discoveries led to new understandings in regard to water, land, space, culture, [...]
Día de los Muertos
To celebrate Día de los Muertos, students helped decorate an altar in the Campus Center. Third and Fourth-Grade made clay alebrijes, Fifth-Grade decorated sugar skulls/ calaveras de azúcar and Sixth and Seventh-Grade created small alters remembering a loved one. They put so much love and soul into these works and the results are beautiful.
Kinder & Eighth Grade Buddies
Kindergarten met with their Eighth Grade buddies to do some fun Halloween activities. They built haunted houses with blocks, decorated ghost and pumpkin cookies and wrapped the play structure in cobwebs. THS Buddies are just one of the many ways we strengthen our community and build long lasting friendships.
Fourth Grade Visit St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Cathedral
Fourth Grade enjoyed their first field trip of the year to St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Cathedral in Santa Rosa. Father Lawrence explained the rituals and history of the Cathedral and shared some of the stories behind the many elaborate fresco paintings all over the walls and ceilings. Students took notes, asked questions, and even [...]
Middle School Electives
This year THS Middle School students get to choose two electives each semester from a choice of ten. These include chorus, theatre/drama, band, guitar/keyboarding, 2D art, 3D art, drawing, plant your plate, dance, and French. The students are loving the opportunity to explore new interests in a mixed grade environment. Many thanks to all the [...]
Healdsburg Fire Department Visits Kindergarten
Kindergarten had a very special visit from the Healdsburg Fire Department as part of their "Who We Are" unit. They have been learning how exploration helps us understand our place in the world and how safety is an important part of this. The firefighters discussed fire safety and explained the different parts of the fire [...]
How We Express Ourselves
Fourth Grade held an art exhibition in the THS quad as part of their summative project in the IB unit "How We Express Ourselves." With the central idea being "Art reflects life and affects society," the students studied different artists to learn how they express their message and its impact on the viewer. Each student [...]
Where We Are in Place and Time
Our First Grade students did a deep dive in their IB unit "Where We Are in Place and Time” as they explored airplanes and helicopters at the Pacific Coast Air Museum. The excitement was palpable as students took turns sitting in the cockpit of a Cessna T-37 Tweet. Upon returning to campus, students created art [...]