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Brenda Ajbour's grade six Humanities students had an opportunity to present their research findings in a unique way this Spring. In a fusion of language arts, history, art, library class, and a bit of technology, sixth graders worked in pairs to tackle the topics of immigration to the USA and migration within the USA.
Problem-solving and skill-building extends well beyond the 'school house' for many Seattle Country Day School (SCDS) students. In particular, those who participated in Destination Imagination (DI) activities this year, have honed their ability to work in teams to solve open-ended service learning and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) Challenges.
In observation of Mental Health Month (recognized throughout May since 1949), SCDS Counselor Aaron Burrick invited speakers to campus to educate and inspire students. Topics have included major mental illness, power and control within peer and family relationships, homelessness, and the importance of "being seen."