This week, students in K-2nd/3rd Grade held an assembly honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, taking inspiration for their work from the following line in Dr. King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Click here to read more and see photos.
A Look Inside
Welcome to A Look Inside, the VCS blog! These stories highlight the exciting work of VCS students across all Grade levels and disciplines.
In their Science unit on the Earth's Structure, 6th Graders have been considering how and why the earth is constantly changing, what causes earthquakes and volcanoes and how engineers solve problems. After learning why earthquakes occur and how seismologists locate earthquake epicenters, 6th Graders turned their focus to how buildings are impacted by earthquakes. Click here to read more and see photos.
As 3rd Graders grow their coding and robotics skills, they are beginning to get a sense of how coded robots are used in the real world, such as the line-following robots who increase productivity by fulfilling orders in Amazon's warehouses. A smaller version of this type of robot – which uses optical sensors to follow visible or invisible lines – is available to students at VCS: Ozobots! Click here to read more and see photos.
In 2018, VCS established a partnership with the Manhattan School of Music (MSM), a world-leading music conservatory. We have continued that partnership in the years since, and this week, 3rd/4th and 5th Graders welcomed Maria, an opera singer from MSM, for the first in what will be a three-part series on opera. Click here to read more and see photos.
All year, 5th-8th Grade Art students have been sitting on stools painted by the Class of 2019, and now it's the Class of 2020's turn to leave their mark as they paint over the former designs in what is likely the most student choice-centered Art project of the 8th Grade year. Click here to read more and see photos.