Community Service Trip to Camp Hi-Rock
During the first month of the school year, the 9th and 10th Grades go to YMCA Camp Hi-Rock in a beautiful rustic setting in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. They participate in a variety of team-building activities as well as community service. Some of the community service projects have included staining one of the buildings at the Camp, gardening, clearing trails and reseeding a playing field. The trip offers an opportunity for 10th graders to welcome new members of their class and the 9th grade class to our school community.
Museum of Fine Arts Trip - History through Art
In their History through Art class with Ms. Delaney, the 9th grade looks at how human beings have expressed themselves through various forms of art from prehistory to the 17th century Dutch Masters. They visit the Museum of Fine Arts to see original great works of art, some of which they study in class.
The Novel Trip to Nantucket
The Novel block includes a curriculum trip to Nantucket, the site of the beginning of Melville’s tale and a center of American and global whaling.
Here, the 9th grade is reading and discussing Moby Dick at the home they stayed in during their class trip to Nantucket with Mr. O’Donnell. Much of their three days on the island was spent biking, visiting the Nantucket Whaling Museum, sketching and cooking. One of the highlights was biking across the island to beautiful Sconset Beach where they were able to observe several seals, including one sunning itself on the beach. (Seals played a key role in their Moby Dick reading the night before.)