Last week was ISW at Maret! Whether visiting peaks, parks, and politicians or learning about baking, food insecurity and the Philippines--the options were amazing and too vast to list! Thank you to everyone for making it a huge success!
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Last week's Black History Month assembly in the Upper School was a joyful celebration of many cultures across the African Diaspora, honoring the trailblazers, visionaries, and the resilient spirits that shape a shared history. Over 20 of Maret's Black Student Union leaders educated, elevated, and celebrated the beauty, brilliance, and contributions of the Black community.
Congrats to the Middle School Math Club who had a great showing at this past weekend's MathCounts competition! 🐸
An article written by Maret's Director of Institutional Research, Mr. Heilman!
Research Insights: The Importance of Institutional Research From suggested shows on Netflix to shopping recommendations on Amazon to our phone's autocorrect abilities, we're all familiar with the concept of Big Data being harnessed to make our lives easier. Although it might not seem obvious, independent schools...
Congratulations to the amazing cast and crew of the Upper School musical, School of Rock! 🎸 🐸
Through cross-divisional assemblies, Chinese class activities, and affinity group gatherings, Maret shared celebrations and stories for the Lunar New Year! Happy New Year to all who are celebrating!
Maret Swimming had a strong showing in their last meet with two top finishes: a 1st in the 500 freestyle, and the 400 freestyle relay team also secured a 1st-place finish! Up next: Metros Fri.–Sat., Feb. 9–10 and the DCSAA Swim Championship on Wed., Feb. 14. Congrats and good luck in tournament competition! 🐸 🏊
One of the joys of having all of our students on one campus! Upper school Spanish students listened to and learned from our second grade Spanish students as they shared their books, Mi libro de la familia.
For a recent upper school assembly, we were honored to welcome Dr. Amer Ahmed from the University of Vermont. His presentation, "Addressing Islamophobia: Dispelling Myths to Break Down Barriers," was followed by a well-attended lunch meeting to share thoughts and reflections from the presentation.
February is Black History Month! For more information and local events, visit blackhistorymonth.gov!
Let's go, Frogs! MAC Varsity Basketball plays this week against Potomac today at 5:45 at Maret and Thursday at St. James! 🐸 🏀
Our Upper School Photography class recently took a field trip to see Simone Leigh’s exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum. The assignment was for students to craft visual representations on film reflecting their interpretations and impressions of Leigh's sculptures!
Don't miss your chances to check out ISL Varsity Basketball this week! Tuesday against St. Andrew's and Friday against Potomac! Let's go 🐸 🏀!
In art class, Kindies are mixing the many variations of green that we observe in leaves, and painting on corrugated cardboard presents the challenge of applying paint in both the ridges and the gullies! 🍃 🐸
We were excited to welcome author Adam Gidwitz who spoke at Wednesday's MS assembly about his soon-to-launch new book: Max in the House the Spies. Students peppered Mr. Gidwitz with questions about being an author, finding inspiration, and his writing process. Thanks again for coming, Mr. Gidwitz!
Snow day! School is closed due to inclement weather. Stay safe, everyone! 🐸 ❄️
For a recent upper school assembly, we were honored to welcome Rabbi Schwartzman. In June of 1998, Rabbi Schwartzman was installed as Senior Rabbi of Rodef Shalom, giving Temple Rodef Shalom the distinction of being one of the largest congregations headed by a woman rabbi. Rabbi Schwartzman presented about the historical roots of antisemitism and antisemitic tropes and shared how antisemitism is playing out globally, nationally, and in the DMV area.
Campus is quiet with the first measurable snow in around 2 years! We already had an in-service day for teachers scheduled today, so no ‘official’ snow day, yet! ❄️ 🐸 Have fun and stay warm, everyone!
To honor MLK, Jr, students in our Lower School participated in various service activities to help support local organizations. Kindergartners made cards for the organization Valentines By Kids, First Graders put together oral care kids for A Wider Circle, Second Graders made boredom buster kids for Children's National Hospital, Third Graders made sandwiches for McKenna's Wagon/Martha's Table, and Fourth Graders made blankets for the Humane Rescue Alliance!
This week, Upper School students gathered to learn more about gender in society as part of the annual Day of Dialogue. Students started the day with a panel discussion and continued in sessions led by fellow students, faculty, and community members. Thanks to everyone who made the day a success!
Happy 2024! 🐸 🎉
Happy Kwanzaa to all who celebrate!
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!
It’s that time of year!
Happy Winter Solstice! Here’s a throwback picture to when we actually had snow at Maret! ❄️ 🐸
It's officially Winter Break! An annual tradition in the Upper School, faculty sent students into the break with a spirited version of "'Twas the Monday Before Break," with a special appearance by Head of School Dennis Bisgaard. We hope everyone has a relaxing and wonderful break!
In math class, first graders recently stretched their thinking to come up with as many different expressions of the numbers 10 and 25 as they could think of!
Don’t miss Maret’s It’s Academic team on WETA at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm, Saturday, 12/9! 🐸
Maret humanities teacher, Kurt Prescott, had an article published recently exploring strategies for effective student feedback. Take a look at the link!
Use It or Lose It: Making Feedback Work for Students Explore three strategies for effective student feedback with Kurt Prescott, educator from Maret School.
To everyone celebrating, Happy Hanukkah!
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