Our fifth-graders visited the nation's capital this month, a long-awaited highlight of their final year at The Raleigh School! Students prepared for the trip by researching landmarks and preparing guide materials; then, they presented at each stop on the tour. During fifth grade, they also studied the colonies and the American Revolution and practiced debate skills in a loyalists vs. patriots debate.
Everything we do here is intended for one purpose – educating young children in the ideal manner.
We are passionate about nurturing children’s natural inclination to wonder, explore and discover.
Using an active, inquiry-based approach, we engage children’s hands, hearts and minds every day.
Our three Science Olympiad teams were captivated by science this weekend at the annual competition. Congratulations to our junior varsity team that won second place overall and our varsity team that won third place, as well as to our many individual winners! Students competed in many categories that showcased a love of science and critical thinking skills. They prepared all year under the guidance of Faculty Advisor Steve Sather and many volunteer coaches.
What a wonderful Grandparents Day we had last week! Grandparents watched a program that included poetry, dance and song from all ages and then had a chance to visit classrooms. Interview topics ranged from memories of 5-cent trolley rides to milk delivered via water buffalo — a wonderful change for inter-generational exchange of ideas! Thank you to all the grandparents who joined us, including two who have come each of the nine years we have held this fun event!