Welcome back from what I hope was an eventful summer full of fun and, of course, reading! My name is Mrs. Foote and this marks my first year teaching at Seven Peaks. I moved to Bend this summer with my husband, Collin, and our French Bulldog, Wellington. I am looking forward to learning with you as your Language Arts teacher for the year. As a student in my classroom, I am confident you are going to accomplish a lot, while also growing as a reader, writer, and empathetic citizen. Since I am new to Seven Peaks, we will begin our year by getting to know each other and building a classroom culture that makes each of you feel welcomed, seen and valued. I can’t wait to meet you all next week!
As we begin the 2017-18 year there are so many new faces and new directions I’m excited to see and be part of. Many of our students attend Upper School Orientation last Thursday and for the new students it was a great way to meet fellow students, the teachers and become comfortable with the campus. I want to restate my offer, if any of you need help please ask me, I’m happy to answer all questions and provide assistance. For those returning, it was great to see many of you as well. I love seeing the smiles and hearing fun memories of last year. It does my heart good to have students laugh as they share what was most entertaining and why. Our school has many new teaching faces; all of whom bring great talents and expertise to our school. Many teachers, including myself, have moved to different classrooms creating a little shake up – kinda like when you go to the grocery store to find they moved everything so you can’t find it – a treasure hunt no doubt. One of the most exciting addition is the new Design Lab. Ryan Lenz, the new Design Tech teacher and others have transformed the old library into an incredible space to invent and create – yup, it’s gonna be a blast. Last, I will be sharing teaching duties throughout the year with Ms. Brannon. I will be teaching 7th and 8th graders Humanities “half” the year and Ms. Brannon will be teaching Science the other half of the year. Can’t wait to see everyone, parents, be sure to stop and say hi and share your summer stories with me. See y’all Wednesday! — Mr. Conrad
I hope you all had a wonderful and refreshing summer. I spent most of mine outside backpacking, paddle boarding, and camping with my dog and occasionally other human companions. While summer was incredible, I am very much looking forward to seeing all of the SPS students and starting off another fun year in Science! We have many new and exciting changes this year, including a state-of-the-art Design Lab that I can’t wait to use during class. Science and Humanities have a bit of a difference schedule this year, which I’m excited about because this new schedule allows us to engage in more in-depth labs and investigations without feeling constrained by short, 50 minute class periods! Feel free to stop by my room with any questions you may have or just to say hello – my door is always open! — Ms. Brannon
Welcome back to a new year here at Seven Peaks, and I’d like to send a special “welcome” to our new 7th grade student, Joe Woll, joining us from Colorado Springs! I hope everyone is excited to be back to school as we anticipate a very exciting year full of new challenges and opportunities. There have been quite a few changes since last year; the addition of myself, Mrs. Vicknair, as your 7th grade math teacher being one of them. The math team will be introducing new and innovative curriculum that will have you on your feet (literally) so I hope you are ready for some fun and challenging thinking! Welcome back and I look forward to learning and growing with you all.
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
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.
Welcome back to school, 7th 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 some new options in music that are more “project” focused – lots of fun for you to use your own creativity – 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!
Welcome back to art. Looking forward to a year full of fun and creativity. I am so excited to have the 5th grade as part of our upper school this year! 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.