20 results for author: Rachel Hale


Young Authors Honored for Writing at State Level

Eighteen talented writers from Morganton Day School were recently honored during the North Carolina Reading Association’s state level Young Authors celebration. Their writings were published in a compilation, along with other young authors from across the state. The Blue Ridge Reading Council chose works from 22 young authors, all of whom were from MDS, to submit to the North Carolina Reading Association for judging. Other regional reading councils did likewise, and state winners were chosen in January. Young Authors may write prose or poetry, fiction, or non­fiction about their personal experiences with kindness, tenacity, or anything uplift...

Cultural Pavilion – All about Argentina

On March 21st, students at Morganton Day School taught their families all about the South American country of Argentina. For the school’s fifth annual Cultural Pavilion, students researched Argentinian culture and presented their findings in the form of art, dance, music, food and drink, and written displays. Each year, Spanish teacher Carolina Barbosa helps students choose a Latin-American country, learn about that country, and share their knowledge with families at the Cultural Pavilion event. Students researched and prepared display boards on many aspects of Argentinian culture ranging from government, religion, and food, to sports, family ...

3rd Graders Celebrate Greeks and Romans

After studying the ancient civilizations, 3rd graders at Morganton Day School recently celebrated Groovy Greek Day and Rotten Roman Day. Wrapped in white sheets with laurel wreaths on their heads for Greek Day, students decorated Greek masks and clay pots. Then they had their own Olympics with a pentathlon including javelin, discus, long jump, wheelbarrow “chariot” races, and a memory “boxing” game. On Roman Day, dressed in togas, students enjoyed designing gladiator shields and tasting a Roman feast, complete with kid-friendly foods representing sea urchin, jellyfish, pork brains, and peacock eggs. Students toured the CoMMA to see ...

Middle School Students Take 3rd in Regional Science Competition

On March 16th, fifteen Morganton Day School middle school students packed up a battery buggy, a roller coaster, a bottle rocket, a boomilever, their test tubes, and lots of knowledge and headed to CVCC to compete in the regional Science Olympiad competition. Throughout the day, they participated in twenty-one different events against seventeen middle school teams. Teams of students used the engineer design process to accomplish various challenges. They took tests, participated in labs, and tested previously created prototypes. After a full day of scientific challenges, students waited for their results. Excitement filled the air as each and every ...

Visiting Artists Make Pottery with MDS Students

On February 8th, students at Morganton Day School enjoyed an artistic treat. Visiting artist Sid Luck, a 5th-generation potter from Seagrove, NC, has visited the school since 2015-16. Luck made some of his popular face jugs with 4th and 5th graders. MDS students watched his demonstration and learned how traditional pottery has been made for centuries. Then they decorated their own jugs with creative faces. MDS art teacher Kara Jones said, “We enjoy having Sid Luck come each year to share his talent with us. Exposure to visiting artists inspires our student artists!” On March 15th, 7th graders at Morganton Day School enjoyed making clay ...

2nd Graders Meet the Mayor

Mrs. Cook’s second grade class has been studying our community and local government, so on Tuesday, the students met Mayor Thompson and toured City Hall.

MDS Celebrates S.T.E.A.M. with Science Night

Morganton, NC, Jan. 9, 2019 – Tuesday evening, students and parents reveled in the joy of science at Morganton Day School. The annual S.T.E.A.M. Night at MDS is an opportunity for younger students to explore a variety of integrated science topics, including physics, chemistry, and engineering. The special evening also gives parents a chance to experience the school’s inquiry-based, hands-on learning philosophy in action. This year, activities included making catapults, creating chemical reactions, and building structures.   In addition to the engaging S.T.E.A.M. activities, middle school students presented their Future City project to parents ...

Pre-K Acquires Cubetto Coding Toy

MDS Pre-K Acquires Cubetto Coding Toy

Middle School Students Design a City

MDS Middle School Students design a city

Making a Difference through Service

MDS Students Reach Out to Community