Beyond the Classroom
Middle School Explorations is an opportunity for middle school students to explore electives that are an extension of the regular curriculum, to pursue an interest or talent, or discover a new one. Small, cross-grade groups provide a setting for students to interact with students in other grades. There are two six-week Exploration Blocks throughout the year. Explorations meets for one class period each week. Offerings have included: Kent School Video News Program, News from the Middle, Edible Art, Alternative Dance, Math Warriors, Up, Up and Away (Rocketry), Slam Poetry, Exploring the World of Drums, Make it Homemade cooking, Hand Modeling Animals with Clay, Monologues for the Masses, Pumpkin Chunkin’ (trebuchet), Origami, Neuroscience, Forensics, Calligraphy, Nature Buddies, Quilting, Fun with Physics, Ghost Hunters, Robotics and Chem-is-try.