From Drive-In Dioramas to realistic-looking newspaper articles…is there anything Briarcliff Middle School Eighth graders can’t do?
Yoga, podcasts, bingo games and live feeds of puppies and kittens – the Briarcliff Virtual Wellness Suite is jam-packed with a variety of ways for students to decompress. With so much to do, it’s no wonder Bernie Sanders paid a visit!
Everyone knows Martin Luther King’s famous speeches, “I have a dream,” “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” and “To serve” but how much do we really know about the true meaning of those speeches? In honor of MLK’s birthday, Briarcliff Middle School social studies teacher Christopher Quinn discussed and analyzed those three speeches together with students in his seventh grade class.
This year people have been stepping out of their comfort zone and rising to the challenge in many ways. At the Briarcliff Middle School Math Club, students had to finds ways to motivate themselves, and several of them did well on the AMC 8 Competition despite having only about two weeks to study.
What started as a simple creative competition snowballed into a massive barrage of paper snowflakes decorating Briarcliff Middle School’s hallways. Indeed, the walls, classes and hallways of the school are now adorned with hundreds of snowflakes of all sizes, shapes and even colors!
While fifth graders at Todd are learning life skills such as time-management and accountability, sixth graders at Briarcliff Middle School are learning about values. The lesson, presented in Diane Guida’s Home and Careers class, Can be a springboard to making decisions about their future careers.