I am so excited to unlock your child’s amazing potential this year, and make it their best year ever! Like many teachers, I have clear routines and expectations. I aim to create an environment that is welcoming and comfortable, but also stimulating to the students. With that said, for me as a teacher, cultivating a strong classroom culture is the number 1 priority. As a school, we are not just in the business of curricula, test scores, or data. We are in the business of relationships. And when relationships are the business of the classroom, the product is community and learning. Here’s to a wonderful year of building relationships, community, and learning!

I am thrilled to see you all on Wednesday morning. The classroom doors will open at 8am, and pick-up will be at 3:05. Be sure to pack snacks (we’ll have snack twice a day) and a lunch for your child. — Mrs. Jenson

Spanish

Bienvenidos! I am looking forward to seeing you all following a super busy and fun-filled summer. I’m excited to start off this year with you and look forward to sharing our new Spanish classroom, which I designed with each one of you in mind! We have a great year planned with a lot of new vocabulary to learn, conversations to share and cultures to experience! Hasta luego, amigos!  See you next week. –Sra. Jylan Maloy

Design

The Design Lab is welcoming all lower school students starting on day one. Your classroom teacher will join us on a lab tour and get-to-know me, Mr. Lenz and Mr. Seehausen. We will model design thinking as we discuss ways to make sure that the design lab is a safe, comfortable and inspiring place for all students. A common question regarding design thinking is about curriculum: It is important to emphasize that design thinking is intentionally not a stand-alone curriculum. The goal is to integrate these concepts and skills into existing units of study. My role as lead design thinking teacher is to help classroom teachers find meaningful and relevant ways to incorporate design. Lower school classes will use the design lab on an as-needed basis, with the entire morning blocks reserved for lower school use.

Music

Welcome back to school, 3rd grade students and families! I am Mrs. Sara Miller and I am so thrilled to be your music teacher this year. This year in music, we will continue our study of recorders, xylophones, drumming, singing, dancing and playing – all while having tons of fun in our well-appointed music room. I teach Pre-K through 8th grade music at Seven Peaks as well as enjoy cooking, reading and walking in my spare time. I have a fun family of 7 that also keeps me hopping, with kids ages 16-14-10-8-5. I look forward to getting to know each one of your families – feel free to stop by the music room any time and introduce yourself!

Art

Welcome Back Artists! Looking forward to a new adventure in art this year as we welcome new students and work in new spaces to create new things. We have one amazing art room now and we have worked hard to prepare it for all ages. I look forward to welcoming your young artist to the new space and am excited to start creating with them! Every year I am amazed at your students ability to problem solve, try new techniques and mediums and persevere through challenges to see their hard work pay off. See you soon! — Mrs. Santucci

 

Hello incoming 6th graders!  We are super excited to see all the familiar faces of our returning students and we look forward to welcoming our new 7 peaks families into our community. We will greet students next Wednesday at 7:50 in the commons where kids can reorient themselves to opening their assigned locker.  We will also let kids know which homeroom they are in and direct them to that location to start the day.  All school supplies will be provided by 7 Peaks, so do not worry about showing up with anything but a positive, inquisitive attitude and a lunch. We look forward to seeing you all!

Spanish

Bienvenidos! I am looking forward to seeing you all following a super busy and fun-filled summer. I’m excited to start off this year with you and look forward to sharing our new Spanish classroom, which I designed with each one of you in mind! We have a great year planned with a lot of new vocabulary to learn, conversations to share and cultures to experience! Hasta luego, amigos! See you next week. — Sra. Jylan Maloy

Design

The Design Lab is welcoming all upper school students starting on day one.  Their classroom teacher will join the students in a lab tour and some get-to-know Mr. Lenz and Mr. Seehausen activities. We will model design thinking as we discuss ways to make sure that the design lab is a safe, comfortable and inspiring place for them.  A common question regarding design thinking is about curriculum:  It is important to emphasize that design thinking is intentionally not a stand-alone curriculum. The goal is to integrate these concepts and skills into existing units of study.  My role as lead design thinking teacher is to help classroom teachers find meaningful and relevant ways to incorporate design. Upper school students will be in the design lab three times per week during the afternoon, with additional time available in the morning if the lower school is not using the lab.

Music

Welcome back to school, 6th grade students and families! I am Mrs. Sara Miller and I am so thrilled to be your music teacher this year. This year in music, we will be exploring more “project based” learning in the music room as we experiment with homemade instruments, dramatic play and unique rhythm learning and composing – all while having tons of fun in our well-appointed music room. 6th grade is tons of fun in music and I can’t wait to get started! I teach Pre-K through 8th grade music at Seven Peaks as well as enjoy cooking, reading and walking in my spare time. I have a fun family of 7 that also keeps me hopping, with kids ages 16-14-10-8-5. I look forward to getting to know each one of your families – feel free to stop by the music room any time and introduce yourself!

Art

So excited to have the 5th grade as part of our upper school this year! Welcome back to art. Looking forward to a year full of fun and creativity. My name is Hope Macauley, and for those of you who have had me in the past, my new last name will take some getting use to for all of us, me included! This year in art we will be creating with a wide range of materials and will be working through a number of art movements, looking at the masters within each. We have lots of new and exciting things going on this year from exploring and learning about our new glass kiln to utilizing the design lab as an extension of the art room! See you soon.