On Friday afternoon, our Middle School students participated in the Global Climate Strike. Partnering with Loula (8th), Blaise (8th), Taran (8th), Ella (7th), and Aidan (7th), our Science teachers, Simon Alejandrino and Alex Pollard, and our Middle School faculty, led our students to Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland to make their voices heard!
Yesterday we welcomed back all of our returning faculty & staff for the beginning of our Work Week. As a fun team-building exercise, the team worked on a large mural that will be on display somewhere on campus when school starts.
The goats are here! Our two instantly adored Nigerian Goat Wethers (neutered males) finally made their long-awaited appearance to Redwood Day on Mother's Day! Their names are Dani (mostly peanut butter colored) and Olli (white markings). The students have been so very patient waiting their turn to enter the pen and sit on the bench to pet our sweet little three-month-old boys.
Don’t forgot to stop by the Gallery to see the beautiful artwork on display from the middle school students. Middle School Art Teacher, Katherine Stark, will be present during the PGA Friday Coffee on May 17 for a gallery tour of the works. Students will have their gallery opening and art viewing during their Art classes that week.
Although there were no classes today, plenty of students showed up and were treated to a carnival, which featured face painting, a water balloon toss, a milk throw, Spin Art, a ticket booth, and bouncy houses!
Families, faculty, and staff were treated to an incredible K-4 Science Fair last night. K-4 students presented photos, notebooks, posters from science class, and several lab demos that they did throughout their unit. Great job future scientisits!
Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! From May 2-4, the Middle School Drama Department hosted three performances of Mary Poppins, Jr., based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time, which also became a smash on Broadway in 2006 and ran for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
8th-graders are working on their final projects. Some of the projects they’re working on include a binary counter (calculator), line-following robot, an electronic trumpet, and LED animations for mood lamps, signs, etc.
The 5th-8th grade students presented projects they have been working on for several months during last night's Science Fair. Great job by all of the students who worked hard on their projects. Thanks to all who came out to see this incredible event!
The Day of Silence is a day to recognize the people of the LGBTQ+ community that have been, and are silenced, including having to hide who they are/ not being able to show their identity or having to conform to heteronormative practices.
During our Founders unit, the 6th-Grade students were asked to apply their knowledge by creating civilizations of their very own. In groups of five or six, students imagined every aspect of their newly-flourishing societies:..
Register today for our new Summer Program! There are 11 summer sessions available to choose from, all led by Redwood Day faculty. At Redwood Day, providing children the opportunity to discover and hone their interests is paramount to preparing them for their next reach as engaged and empowered learners. This year, we’re launching an initial version of a summer program, with aspirations for it to grow each summer thereafter.
Today, the 8th-grade presented the annual Automated Wax Museum to the Redwood Day community. The Automated Wax Museum is the culmination of a four-week long project that enables students to immerse themselves in a novel and bring a character to life through body language, costume, props, interaction with an audience, and most importantly, an original, memorized monologue.
Join us for a special event featuring W. Kamau Bell, comedian, host and executive producer of CNN’s Emmy Award-winning series United Shades of America with Kamau Bell, in conversation with Alicia Garza, Black Lives Matter co-founder and the Principal of Black Futures Lab. Tickets are available HERE. The event is on Wednesday, April 10 at the Laney College Theater in Oakland beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Our 4th-grade students visited beautiful Pigeon Point for three days and two nights as part of our Outdoor Education program. The students were able to walk through the state park and learn about many of the native plants that grow in this part of California as well as the history of the land. While walking, they were able to make connections to the native peoples that lived there.
K-4 Bring Your Parents to Physical Education Weekis a week designed to give each and every parent in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade the opportunity to experience the same Physical Education program as their child participates in at Redwood Day
Welcome back! I hope you’ve all enjoyed Winter Break, and that you found downtime to relax and rejuvenate with family and friends. As we all prepare ourselves for the routines of returning back to school, I write today with some exciting updates regarding the work we are doing around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Redwood Day.
Happy New Year! As we begin the year, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you a little about the Board of Trustees and our work. We are currently 23 members strong. We attended public schools, independent schools, and international schools. We come from urban cities, rural towns, and abroad. Professionally, we have backgrounds that run from the traditional (such as education, law, human resources, and finance) to the more specialized (such as food justice, artificial intelligence, and independent school architecture).