Every year Sra. Moffat celebrates Chilean Independence Day (Sept. 18) with her 7th graders. But this year the celebration had a special twist. "All of my students were deeply touched by the fact that the Chilean miners have been trapped underground since August 5," said Sra. Moffat.
Kate Raskauskas '09, a sophomore at Georgia Institute of Technology, spent her summer working as a research assistant studying Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR) and concrete damage. ASR is the process by which alkalis (basic ionic salts), reactive silica (silicon dioxide) and moisture combine to form what's called ASR gel, which, when it expands, causes concrete expansion and cracking.
At Friday's all-middle school assembly, head of middle school Jamey Hein unveiled the theme for this year: Global Citizenship. "Now more than ever, we see and read the world’s events in real time and in concentrated doses," Hein told students.
Since its launch in April 2010, Real Time Foods - a website that connects people to local food producers and locally-sourced foods - has been steadily gaining attention. Founded by Karl '98 and Cara Rosaen '99, "the mission of Real Time Farms is to excite and educate people about where they can find fresh, local sources of food, bringing transparency to the food web." Says Karl: "We believe that when people know where their food comes from, it leads naturally to choices that are healthiest for themselves and the environment."