Notes From The Workshop

Texting and Mac-n-Cheese: Not just your regular PTA!

The Home School Alliance held its monthly meeting on December 10, 2015. A guardian in November requested that a student teach the parents more about texting because he was confused by his student's text messages. A freshman volunteered to teach the entire HSA about...

Texting and Mac-n-Cheese: Not just your regular PTA!

The Home School Alliance held its monthly meeting on December 10, 2015. A guardian in November requested that a student teach the parents more about texting because he was confused by his student's text messages. A freshman volunteered to teach the entire HSA about...

Thinking about College as Sophomores

On Friday, December 4, 2015 Ms. Rowe's advisory was invited to attend a class at Temple University. A professor from the Temple Graduate School of Education visited Ms. Rowe's advisory in the Fall with some of her Temple students, and were so impressed by discussions...

Service Learning in the Community

Ms. Kimmel's 10th grade advisory initiated an incredible service learning project in the community. Last Thursday, December 1st, almost 20 sophomores walked to Locke Elementary School to teach younger students about the solar system. The sophomores worked hard...

Students encouraging students

"Think about your future." "Get ready for college." "What you do now, affects you tomorrow." Often students hear these phrases again and again from their teachers, but what happens when students begin to hear these phrases from their peers? On Wednesday, November 18th...

The work we do

At our staff meeting this afternoon, we took some time to share appreciations - of the community we've created and of each other as individuals. There were many riffs on a common theme: we all appreciate being a part of a community where we can be creative,...

Families Welcome: All of the Time

This week at the Workshop School families visited classrooms everyday. From 8:30 until 3:30, parents and guardians watched student exhibitions, providing feedback to the students about not only the quality of their presentation, but the content as well. Students...

Exhibitions: Presenting Accomplishments, Struggles, and Goals

This week (November 9, 10, 12, and 13) students at the Workshop School will be presenting all of their work from the first quarter in 20-30 minute presentations called "Exhibitions". Students reflect on their areas of strength and areas of growth as they present in...

Real World Application: For Real, For Real

What does real-world application mean to you? Lately, this phrase has become a buzz-phrase in education, used freely to describe any lesson that mighty loosely resemble something practical and tangible. However, at the Workshop School real-world projects are literally...

Saturday morning success

Saturday morning. 10:30 A.M. Our award-winning playwright, Iayanna Jones,  is viewing a stage artist’s conceptualization of what the set might look like. She’s watching five actors perform her play, The Nightmare that Never Goes Away. She’s sitting in front of the...

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