After learning about malaria, a few young students at Morganton Day School organized a fundraiser to send mosquito nets to children in Africa.
It all began when the second graders at MDS learned about the malaria problem in Africa and how the deadly disease is spread by mosquitoes. When word spread to the kindergartners that children die from this mosquito-borne illness, the younger students were very upset and wanted to know what they could do to help. They spent their free centers time researching and looking for solutions with adult help.
The students found an ...
On May 3rd, students at Morganton Day School enjoyed a literary treat. Visiting author Joy Resor, of Brevard, visited with lower grades at MDS to share her latest book of poetry, Designed to Shine.
The inspiring book walks students through a poem for each letter of the alphabet in an attitude of reflection and self-awareness. The letter P is for Peace: “Sink into Peace as a seed that you sow. With Peace in your heart kindness always will flow!” N is for Nature: “The sweet earth below us, the blue sky above. A world overflowing with Nature to love!”
Joy was ...
Morganton Day School’s middle school Science Olympiad team just returned from the state competition in Raleigh with some impressive awards to show for their hard work. In the state-wide competition including middle and high school teams, MDS won second place in the Team Competition event, which involved a series of puzzles and challenges.
MDS students Ellie Deacon and Ruthie Collett won first place in the Applied Anatomy and Physiology event. The girls had to read descriptions of rare physiological issues and then complete tasks and answer questions.
All the ...
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 nonfict...
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 ...
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 ...
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 challeng...
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!...
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.
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. ...