JU-D Weekly Note

Dear JU-D Families,

It’s hard to believe that December is already winding down and that we are headed to a restful and joyful holiday season. Looking back on the blank classroom where we started, it’s amazing to think of all of the ground we’ve covered. We have honed our acting skills, jumped into the wild world of critical research, explored questions around identity, and analyzed current events. All the while, we’ve been making connections to ancient Greece.

JU-D students left today having drafted plays that capture the most important things we learned about the patron gods we’ve chosen for our classroom: Athena, Artemis, Hermes, Hephaestus, and Dionysus. Over the break, students may be meeting through their shared Google documents to continue revising and editing these plays. When we return, students will launch their building project, erecting a structure that memorializes the group’s patron god. This will bring Greek notions of beauty into our empty classroom project. Students will also be practicing their play in preparation for the JU-D Open House, which will be held on February 11th. Please save the date!

You will be receiving an email with information about community service. We had a logistical complication, and JU-D students did not get the chance to choose their jobs.

We hope that the break is a good one for you and your family. We look forward to more exciting work upon our return in 2016.

Truly, Noelle & Nick