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The Exp Summer Daily

Our summer news consists of daily updates while we're in session -- giving a window into past years.

The Final Countdown

Posted by Ben Grimm on Aug 3, 2019 11:35:21 AM

The end-of-summer showcase is nigh, and students in all of our classes are putting the finishing touches on their presentations. No spoilers, but scroll on for a preview of what our creative students have been hard at work on.

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Curtain Up, Light the Lights

Posted by Ben Grimm on Aug 2, 2019 10:02:55 PM

In the Acting Lab, kites are flying in the London sky, German children are singing, and Lost Boys (of all genders!) are refusing to grow up. In this year’s brand-new Musical Theater class, students are diligently preparing their performances for the showcase on Saturday. Look, listen, and watch to learn more!

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Assistants at the Helm

Posted by Ben Grimm on Aug 1, 2019 1:19:37 PM

Teaching Assistants play a special role in the Experimentory classroom. They share their own knowledge and insights with students. They act as consultants and facilitators as student groups test their ideas and learn to work together. They are essential elements in our learning community -- read Mr. Grimm's celebration of them below!

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Guest Post: Annabelle on Speak for the Trees

Posted by Guest Author on Jul 30, 2019 11:15:31 AM

Teaching Assistant Annabelle has been working closely with Ms. Cornelius this summer to teach Finding Your Voice: Public Speaking and Speak for the Trees: Environmental Citizenship. Here, she reflects on her experience with tackling issues of global concern with the next generation of environmental leaders.

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Weekend Round-up: Alleys and Quarries and Parks—Oh My!

Posted by Ben Grimm on Jul 29, 2019 2:58:09 PM

Monday is here again, and so our weekly weekend round-up returns! Read on to hear how our students kept busy during this hot weekend, and as always, there are more photos on our Flickr!

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A Day in the Life: Tasman

Posted by Ben Grimm on Jul 28, 2019 10:26:21 AM

Ever wondered what life is like at the Experimentory on a day-to-day basis? We followed four-weeker Tasman H. around for a day to give you a glimpse into her experience this summer. Check out photos and video below to hear more about what she’s been up to.

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Big Changes, Big Trees, Big History

Posted by Tim Schaffer on Jul 26, 2019 4:54:52 PM

"In most history classes, we talk about one specific thing -- like 'the South Sudan Civil War,' or 'issues in the Middle East.' Here we cover 13.8 billion years." 

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Guest Post: Mr. Brown on Leadership

Posted by Guest Author on Jul 25, 2019 9:41:55 AM

In recognition of the many people who make the Experimentory possible, we like to invite guest writers to contribute to the Experimentory Summer Daily. Today’s post is from Scott Brown, Co-Head of Residential Life. Mr. Brown, together with Ms. Erin Hutchinson, is responsible for the development and implementation of the new Leadership & Communication course that all of our students take in the...

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All Work(shops), All Play

Posted by Shawn Simmons on Jul 23, 2019 9:16:58 PM

The Experimentory feels a bit different in the days between the departure of our Session I students and the arrival of our Session II students. In that time, the 40(ish) 4-week students on campus find that things are much quieter than usual – the dining hall has more free seats, the dorm bathrooms are less crowded in the morning, and more time is spent outside the classroom. Even the recent...

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Lights Up for Dress Rehearsal

Posted by Ben Grimm on Jul 20, 2019 12:06:20 AM

As the Session 1 showcase on Saturday approaches, our classes are hard at work with their final preparations. While some students put the finishing touches on posters, others are mixing and mastering music videos. We stopped into Mrs. Hynds’s “Break a Leg: Performance for the Stage” to watch their dress rehearsal for the showcase.

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The Exp Summer Daily provides news and updates while we are in session in July and August. The rest of the year, check out the Experimentory Blog for posts feature our students, teachers, classes, values, goals, and plans for the coming year.