In May, Potomac community took part in an exciting schoolwide challenge in which students, teachers, staff, alumni, and family members recorded the number of miles that they moved. In this video, the Panther demonstrates how far our community can go when we all work together.
Potomac's faculty and staff are working to ensure that our distance learning program helps students thrive, grow, and stay connected. Innovative technology tools like Zoom, Google Classroom, and Padlet are opening up new possibilities, sparking students' curiosity, encouraging their creativity, and supporting their quest for knowledge. Below are just a few of the exciting things happening at Potomac as we continue down the path of distance learning.
Feeling inspired by the story of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who lived in Hiroshima during WWII, the IS Student Sunshine Club recently made more than 200 origami cranes to serve as a message of peace and hope.
Phoebus, Potomac’s literary magazine, now has an online edition! This year, the Phoebus team used a color-wheel theme to organize their submissions, which came from more than 60 students and faculty members. Click here to access the website.
How many ways can you spell "Potomac"? Lots, as it turns out! This Middle School learning exploration challenged teachers to spell "Potomac" with whatever creative materials they might have on hand.
Seventh grade art students set up their looms and began weaving before Spring Break. The transition to distance learning didn’t break their stride, as they were able to bring their work home.
Upper Schoolers Charlotte Krilla ’22 and Buse Dayioglu ’21 were accepted to the prestigious Governor’s World Language Academies this summer, for Spanish and French, respectively. This year's programs will take place virtually.
One afternoon each week, Potomac theater students have had the opportunity to meet with professionals from across the country, courtesy of Zoom.
Seventh grade advisories participated in a virtual community action program as part of their grade-level service learning focus on the environment.
The students in Ms. Morgan’s sixth grade class performed their play, Romeo and Juliet on the West Side, via Zoom.
Inspired by Yo-Yo Ma’s “Songs of Comfort” videos, many Upper School orchestra students are sharing their talents with anyone who might need comfort, a pick-me-up, or a smile.
Lower School students celebrated May 4 (Star Wars Day) with a Star Wars-themed music lesson.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak limited most juniors’ ability to visit colleges during Spring Break, the College Counseling Office wanted to give juniors the chance to hear from college admission officers from around the country.
Six peer helpers from the Math and Science Collaboration Center (MSCC) volunteered to help facilitate an after-school genetics study session for more than 20 students in Ms. Vignolini’s and Mrs. McLane’s ninth grade biology classes.
Katherine Pommerening ’20, a student in Potomac's Science and Engineering Research Center program (SERC), recently placed third in the nation in the environmental science category for the poster she presented virtually at this year’s Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS).
Sixth graders celebrated Potomac Earth Day by taking on the role of graphic designers and creating shoe designs that depict eco-friendly messages. For a video displaying a selection of banner designs, click here
On April 15, students, faculty, and staff participated in Potomac’s K-12 Virtual Earth Day celebration. Click here to see a photo gallery.
Seventh graders used everyday household items to construct models of DNA. Click here to see their work.
The first US Meeting of the distance learning era took place last week and streamed to more than 500 screens.
This past week, the IS Student Council and faculty members created a video for our weekly divisional gathering, Common Time, which will continue to take place each Monday. Click here to see the video.