Message From the Principal
Friday was an exciting day at MCS. It began with an early morning power outage that allowed for an additional half hour of morning recess. Just as we were about to execute our alternative plan for the day, the power returned. Are you curious what we had planned? Thanks to Chief Frank and the Montshire Museum, we were planning to have a school-wide day at the Montshire Museum. How fortunate are we that this was an option for MCS! Had the power stayed off we would have gathered all staff and students at Tracy Hall, taken attendance, notified families of our plans, and headed to the Montshire with police escort. I am grateful that we have a strong team comprised of MCS staff and many other Norwich organizations that allow us to successfully manage a crisis without sending kids home to potentially empty houses.
It is hard to miss the blue snow fence on the green. It has been decided to fence off the leach field as a way to keep the ground from compacting. The hope is that our septic system will function better without packed snow and ice. Keeping this area fenced off will also avoid having children play in the “brown” snow should the septic system follow the same pattern as the past few years.
On a kid note, I have enjoyed watching the development of the solar catchers in the 6th grade. Over the past week I spent time talking with kids about their projects and learning about the process. What has impressed me most is the level of scientific thinking that has occurred. Students have drawn up blueprints, calculated the cost of materials, and implemented their designs. The final products will be tested to see if they can boil water. This project reflects learning at it’s best and involved all the right stuff - collaboration, engineering, authenticity, and presentation skills.
Enjoy the weekend,