Thursday, May 2, 2013
Students presented hand-made gifts to Abington Memorial Hospital patients.
As part of a community service initiative, 12 Meadowbrook School students accompanied Headmaster David Stephens, along with school representatives, to Abington Memorial Hospital to provide comfort-based gifts to patients. The gifts, presented last week, were created by the students as part of Meadowbrook’s Choose Your Own Adventure Program. “At Meadowbrook, a core component of our educational mission is to ensure that every one of our students understands the importance and value of community service. Our dedicated faculty and staff consistently weave the lessons of humanity toward others throughout the curriculum on a yearlong basis,” Stephens said. As part of this year’s program, the fourth, fifth and sixth graders made fleece ponchos, …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Wissahickon School District helps 'Art Go to School.'
At The Meadowbrook School, grades first through sixth enjoyed mini art history lessons made possible through the Wissahickon School District’s Chapter of “Art Goes to School.” Denise Felsenstein (mother of Devon ’18) and Heather Knopf Reeves (mother of Liam ’16 and Lucas ’18) served as volunteers on April 10 and 11 to enhance the existing art program. During their visit they brought poster-sized prints of famous art work and explained about art history, famous artists, types of art, art periods, social context, and how to critically view artwork. Discussions with the Meadowbrook children were conducted in a lively, interactive way that encouraged critical thinking and imagination with the students, who were eager participants. Specific …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The school and the residents of Holy Redeemer Village have forged a unique relationship.
Monday, February 25
On Feb. 20, third-grade and kindergarten students from The Meadowbrook School visited the senior citizens of Holy Redeemer Village where they held a talent show. The third grade curriculum at The Meadowbrook School includes a year-long unit on developing an understanding of, and a respect for older Americans. Over the years, Meadowbrook has forged a unique relationship with Holy Redeemer Village. The Understanding Aging Unit for the third graders begins with a visit from a social worker at Holy Redeemer Village. The children participate in hands-on activities, which allow them to experience how physical constraints faced by older adults may feel. The third graders wear glasses coated with Vaseline, use walkers, listen with cotton balls …
Monday, February 4, 2013
More than 1,500 pieces of art on display at festival.
Monday, February 4
The Shuttleworth Gymnasium at the Meadowbrook School was alive Jan. 26 with the artistic talents of the Meadowbrook School students, alumni, faculty and friends. More than 1,500 pieces of art work were on display and the artists ranged in age from 3 to 80. The festival showcased the musical talents of Tana Liu, Class of ’16; Peter Proenca, Class of ’15; and Emmit Fitzgerald, Class of ’15. The Meadowbrook School is an independent, non-profit, co-educational, nonsectarian day school encompassing preschool through sixth grade. For more information about The Meadowbrook School, visit www.themeadowbrookschool.org. -- Information and photos courtesy of Megan C. Brogan, The Meadowbrook School Director of Institutional Advancement
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
On Friday, Meadowbrook School Headmaster David Stephens welcomed Joe McKeown, President of the McKeown Foundation to the school. The McKeown Foundation was formed in 2007 in an effort to expand awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and to carry on a mission of caring, support and research in hopes of one day eliminating the disease As part of the third grade curriculum, Meadowbrook School students learn about aging and the classroom work is supplemented with a warm relationship with the Redeemer Village community. Students and residents visit with each other throughout the year to create a bond that transcends age. The students benefit from learning from their elders and the residents of Redeemer Village enjoy the visits. The McKeown …
Friday, May 27, 2011
The Meadowbrook School holds its Field Day
It started with the flag parade, then got more competitive. Students at The Meadowbrook School showed off their athletic prowess today during the 91st annual Field Day. Broken down into red and grey, each team led off with a cheer and then traded gifts with the other team. Some of the gifts included: tissues for the loser, pom-poms, a Super Mario-esque super mushroom for strength, bandages and Gatorade.
Monday, March 7, 2011
The Meadowbrook School holds its science fair
Monday, March 7, 2011
The Meadowbrook School held its science fair March 5. About 120 students presented their findings to their teachers and parents. The school's science fair combined natural curiosity, problem solving, field experiment, and the scientific method to create models, experiments or naturalistic observations. Students, teachers and parents were entertained as they learned about differences between frogs and toads, which salt melts ice the best and what batteries last the longest. This year's theme was "Our Universe, Reach for the Stars" and it included a planetarium show, hands-on science activities and a scavenger hunt that promoted directive learning. Sixth graders focused on the scientific method; students of other grades had the option to …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Sixth grade 'residents' of Athens and Sparta battle it out on the debate field
The following photos were taken at The Meadowbrook School Feb. 10 as part of sixth grade teacher Joe Gaines' annual debate. Students, representing residents from either Athens or Sparta, spoke about the merits of their city-state ... and the drawbacks of their neighbors' city-state. Story to follow