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All Stories for the ‘Middle School’ Category – 323 Total Stories

Students Combine Science with Art

Eighty-six grade 7 science students combined their artistic talents with math skills to create a 72” x 52” recreation of an iconic portrait of Isaac Newton. The idea was created as a physics-art collaboration between middle school science instructor Raji Swaminathan and fine arts instructor Elizabeth...
Feb. 22, 2011 | Read More >>

Hawaiian School Staff Observes Middle School Classes

Hawaiian School Staff Observes Middle School Classes
Representatives from the Punahou School in Honolulu, which counts President Barack Obama among its alumni, visited the Harker middle school campus in mid-February to learn how Harker uses technology in the classroom. During their tour, they watched science teacher Raji Swaminathan give a lecture using...
Feb. 17, 2011 | Read More >>

Update: Middle and Lower School Sports Report

Feb. 22, 2011 [Update] The grade 5 boys soccer team, coached by Jared Ramsey and Walid Fahmy, had an exciting win over Sacred Heart 2-1, after playing the same team to a 3-3 tie earlier in the season.  The team is currently 2-0-2 and is tied for first place in the league! The grade 7 boys soccer team,...
Feb. 16, 2011 | Read More >>

Japanese Students Create Origami for Culture Project

Beginning Japanese students in Harker’s middle school finished their culture projects on Feb. 4, by creating beautiful origami lilies for their mothers, to be given on Valentine’s Day as a token of appreciation and love. The students also made Japanese-style cards and attached them to the...
Feb. 16, 2011 | Read More >>

Japanese Students Take Field Trip to Local Restaurant

Middle school students taking Advanced Japanese went on a culinary and cultural field trip on Feb. 4 to practice their language skills. The students traveled to the authentic Japanese restaurant Tanto in Sunnyvale, where the Japanese-speaking wait staff was instructed to ignore any student request spoken...
Feb. 16, 2011 | Read More >>

Grade 5 Show a Triumph of Production and Performance

This January, Harker’s entire grade 5 class – with a little help from a few talented upper school technical theater students and a cadre of adventurous teachers – took part in multiple performances of the musical “Go West,” by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson. The musical, a fantastical retelling...
Feb. 15, 2011 | Read More >>

Chinese Students Visit Harker for Annual Exchange

Nineteen Chinese students from the World Foreign Language Middle School in Shanghai, China, visited Harker for a week in mid-January as part of an annual exchange program organized by the global education department. The Chinese students were paired with Harker “buddies,” whose families hosted the...
Feb. 7, 2011 | Read More >>

Middle School Holds Orientation Event for Grade 5 Parents

Middle School Holds Orientation Event for Grade 5 Parents
The middle school played host to Harker grade 5 parents on Jan. 9 for a “What’s Brewing” event aimed to present the myriad opportunities and activities available to students in grades 6-8. After Head of School Christopher Nikoloff welcomed the parents, they were treated to presentations on topics...
Jan. 20, 2011 | Read More >>

Harker Math Invitational Registration Open to Middle Schoolers

Harker Math Invitational Registration Open to Middle Schoolers
The Harker School is hosting its tenth annual math invitational on March 5, 2011, open to all middle school students in grades 6–8. Students are invited to participate as individuals and in teams of  four to seven students. Schools that do not have complete teams will be combined with others to create...
Jan. 12, 2011 | Read More >>

Grade 6 Lego Robotics Team Qualifies for State

Grade 6 Lego Robotics Team Qualifies for State
The Harker grade 6 Lego Robotics team advanced to the state championship after taking first place in the First Lego League (FLL) competition held on Dec. 4 in Daly City. Aditya Dhar, Rishab Gargeya, Manan Shah, Kayvon Solaimanpour and Peter Wu took the first place teamwork award in the qualifying tournament...
Jan. 12, 2011 | Read More >>