October 25, 2019
Friday, October 25 – International Expedition Applications Due
October 28-November 1 – Midterm Conferences
Friday, November 1 – Discovery Day
Monday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day: No School
High School Students Return Today
Theater and Crime & Punishment clusters returned from Seattle on Friday. The trip was exceptional, featuring visits to the University of Washington, Seattle University, and Seattle Repertory Theater. Above, the Crime & Punishment cluster gathers in the conference room of law firm Davis, Wright, Tremaine, where two firm lawyers walked scholars through the “fact pattern” for an environmental law case they’ve represented so students could debate the merits of the legal action. Scholars brought passion, critical thinking, and humor to this exercise, and it was definitely a highlight of the trip.
International Expedition Applications Are Due
Last call for applications! If your high school student needs an extra day or two to complete their packet after the Seattle trip, please let their advisor know if they can expect an application by Monday 10/28/2019. We will announce groups no later than Monday, November 4th, 2019.
Our teaching staff looks forward to meeting with families next week for midterm conferences. Throughout the week, faculty set aside time to meet with the parents of their advisees to discuss academics, goals, upcoming events, and social topics. Advisors will have a summary of progress in each of their advisee’s classes, along with a “snapshot” grade. These conferences generally last about a half-hour. You should have received an email from your child’s advisor about scheduling. If you have not yet arranged a time to meet with your child’s advisor, please contact them directly to set up your midterm conference.
On Friday, November 1, Explorations Academy will open its classrooms to interested students for the day so that they can experience first-hand the EA difference. That is an in-service day for Bellingham public schools, allowing many prospective students to join us without missing class. If you know any students who might be interested in what we do, we would love to host them in either middle or high school classes. Contact Bacchus for more information or to arrange a visit.
Don’t Forget to Log Your Hours!
EA has a web-based tracking system for parents to log their volunteer hours. We value your gift of time and want to be able to celebrate all of the hard work you contribute. Additionally, all families commit to a certain number of hours for the school year as part of enrollment, so make sure that your time gets documented.
Photo of the Week
Middle school scholars in the art elective share their love before class. Thanks to Joy for capturing this EA moment.