Ms. Campisano’s eighth grade history class recently delved into the importance of community in social activism and the instrumental role of food in the Civil Rights Movement. While enjoying homemade cornbread and fritters, the students talked about how food brought people together to plan, build strength, and organize. The students also analyzed the effectiveness of the 1963 Children’s March and discussed Paula Young Shelton’s book Child of the Civil Rights Movement.
Intermediate School Grandparents and Special Friends Day 2021
Our Intermediate Schoolers have worked hard and learned lots as they prepare for their high school years. From hands-on science projects to playing beautiful music at Potomac concerts, they have inspired our community at every turn.
Message from the Head of the
Intermediate School Postcard Assembly
Enjoy some musical performances by our Intermediate School students.
Read about what we are doing in the classroom!
During Advisory, in celebration of Earth Month, Intermediate Schoolers participated in activities focused around loving nature and living responsibly. Groups of seventh and eighth graders went on hikes, used items from nature to create art, and discussed how best to take care of the Earth. Even the rain didn’t dampen their spirits! Click here for a photo gallery.
The IS chorus presented a poignant setting of an enigmatic 1859 Emily Dickinson poem. Click here to hear a recording.
Seventh grade French students celebrated April Fool’s Day – à la française!
Last week, students in Blake Green’s seventh grade English class crafted Halloween-inspired found poems from selected pages in S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders.
After measuring the circumference of several trees, our students were able to determine the amount of carbon found in hardwoods and softwoods.
This year, our incredible IS music teachers have been wonderfully creative in finding locations to teach while keeping students physically distanced. Click here for photos.
Eighth grade physical science students got the school year started with their egg-drop project. To see an example by Charlotte Gabriel ’25, click here.
This year, due to social distancing restrictions, IS art classes have focused on drawing from observation and imagination, and color and design have been mainstays in our art classes. Click here for photos.
Eighth grade French students performed dialogues that they created, designed to hone their conversational fluency.
The IS Service Learning Student Committee invited IS students, faculty, and staff to design Valentine’s Day cards for our friends at Potomac community partner Second Story.
Our seventh grade scientists presented their research on biomes in the IS Commons. For a photo gallery, click here.
In the spring, members of IS Robotics spent some of their after-school time working in the Commons. Click here for pictures.
Our seventh graders learned about cell organelles and their function. See a photo gallery here.
Enjoy some of our photo galleries!
First Day on Campus
Advisory Welcome for Grandparents and Special Friends Day: