Chaffee-Cohen Sends Greetings from the Arctic Circle!

    US Science Department faculty member, Rose Chaffee-Cohen is currently participating in a Teach Earth Fellowship with Earthwatch in Churchill, Manitoba. While located on Hudson Bay at the transition zone between the boreal forest and the tundra, she is helping conduct …
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    Upper School Chamber Singers Depart for Rome

    The Upper School Chamber Singers departed today for Rome, where they will be participating in the choral festival “Passion of Italy.” The girls will have some sightseeing around Italy’s capital, but they will primarily be busy with rehearsing and performing. On June …
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    Iceland – Day 7

    We started out our day waking up in our hotel rooms in Reykjavik in the Center Plaza Hotel. We were told to get ready and pack our belongings to be ready for room checks at 8:30am. Teachers came to the …
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    Iceland – Day 6

    Today was a busy day. It was the last time we would wake up in our cabins, and we had to clean everything up and pack our bags. First we headed to a geothermal park. We had a guided tour …
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    Iceland – Day 5

    After breakfast, we headed to the Westman Islands for the day. The waves churned, crashing against the flanks of the looming white and blue ferry. The ride was an adventure in itself being that the boat caused your stomach to …
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    Iceland – Day 4

    Today was Day 4 of our trip to Iceland! We started by driving to the Thorvasldseyri visitor center to learn about the eruption at Eykafjallajökull. We got to watch a film this subject and how the eruption affected the families …
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    Iceland – Day 3

    After breakfast, we went into Reykjavik for an Icelandic dance lesson.  We learned many folk dances from Icelandic children our age and some Icelandic adults.  They were very different from our dances today, and represented things that people did at …
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    Iceland – Day 2

    After Breakfast we headed toward the Reykjavik Folk Dance company and learned several traditional Icelandic Dances. There were 5 young members of this dance company who taught us the dances and demonstrated everything for us. It was so funny watching …
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    Iceland – Day 1

    Today was our first day in Iceland! It was a long day. We arrived to school around 4 PM to gather before departing for the airport, and our flight was around 9:45. It was an overnight flight that was about …
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    And they’re off…to Iceland!

    This afternoon, 31 Middle School students and 6 chaperones left KPS for Iceland. During this biennial trip, students will explore the geology, geography, literature, and culture of the Land of Fire and Ice. Stay tuned to the KPS Global Learning blog to …
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