In May we hosted our 4th Annual Student Exhibitions Night. This is an event open to all families, where academic, internship, & art work is on display by each student. It is a wonderful opportunity to see how hard our teachers and students are working each day, learning about so many facets of our world.
One of the highlights of the night is always the internships display. Each advisory creates an internship board, where they show each of their students' internships on a city map, and then the students write about their favorite experiences at their internships. One student, working at A Wider Circle, wrote, "The best thing about my internship is that I get to make a difference in someone's life." Another student, who works at Breads Unlimited Bakery, wrote, "The best two things about my internship are that the employees are so nice, and I get free donuts!"
We also saw arts displays, including pring making and ceramics. We saw academic projects around the building: short novels written by middle schoolers, speech and debate videos, World Georgraphy travel guides, Psychology infographics, and more. Students and parents were given a scavenget hunt, where they had to find the answers among the projects to a number of tough questions.
To top it all off, parents brought a delicious array of potluck items! At the end of the evening, we were treated to a few Parkmont Poetry Festival winning poem recitations, as well as a narrated slide show of the Ecology Everglades trip last month. It was a wonderful evening and really showcased Parkmont's dynamic and creative approach to learning.