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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. 

Newton's laws of motion seem to work perfectly on the chalkboard, but in real life, we find that surfaces are seldom frictionless and that few moving objects are truly predictable. As a hands-on way to explore how outside forces interfere with Newton's perfect situations, 8th Grade Science students recently built balloon racers, balloon-powered cars that are pushed forward when air rushes backward out of the balloon. Click here to read more and see photos.

In both Art and STEAM, Upper School students often have the opportunity to make functional objects they can enjoy long after the project has concluded. This winter, 7th Graders are at work on two related patch-making activities as they create patches for a communal denim jacket in Art and design and 3D print personal crest patches in STEAM. Click here to read more and see photos.

Lights are an important symbol of fall and winter holidays like Diwali, Chanukah and Christmas, and they are central to a beloved annual tradition here at school, as well: The Ceremony of Lights. At this all-school assembly, students and staff come together before parting for Winter Break to sing songs in recognition of each of these holidays and engage in a candle-lighting ceremony. Click here to read more and see photos.

Students in the Upper School and the upper grades of the Lower School all have the opportunity to collaborate musically, and we finally had a chance to hear what these choruses, bands and ensembles have been working on at the Winter Concert. Click here to read more and see photos.