Classroom Happenings

11/16/2018

Upper School Student Group Leads at VCU HealthHacks

Steward students led the pack in the design challenge at VCU’s HealthHacks because of their previous training in design thinking.

11/2/2018

Spotlight on the Bryan Innovation Lab

Students in many different classes head to the BIL for interactive activities with a through line of coding.

5/31/2018

Psychology, Physiology, and BioMedical Design

Juniors use virtual reality to explore the connection between mind and body.

4/13/2018

From RVA Rocks to Steward Rocks

Middle School Oodles and Doodles Club aims to create Steward version of community project #RVARocks.

4/6/2018

Grade 7 Performs Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Susan Sanford, the entire seventh-grade class put on an abridged production of classic musical Fiddler on the Roof.

3/29/2018

Upper School Students Create Own Versions of Spanish Art

Khadijah Luqman’s Level 4 Spanish students learned about famous Hispanic artists through hands-on creations.

2/23/2018

Black History Month Gallery Showcases Steward's Creativity, Compassion

The gallery represents our school’s commitment to honoring diversity and preparing for a brighter future.

2/16/2018

Grade 4, 9 Students Partner to Study the Columbian Exchange

Students used programming software Scratch, Makey Makey to create interactive projects about history.

2/2/2018

Seniors Give Speeches as Part of Annual Tradition

Each member of the Class of 2018 presenting a speech to a live audience this month.

1/26/2018

Lower, Middle School Spanish Students Paint, Send Portraits to Mexico

Grade 3, 4, 7 Spanish students collaborate to write letters, paint portraits for nonprofit organization The Memory Project.

1/12/2018

Capturing a Satellite Signal on Camera

Upper School photography students experiment with light, technology to make a satellite signal visible.

12/8/2017

Middle School Reimagines Classic Poe Tales

Eighth-grade English, science students build interactive dioramas of Edgar Allan Poe stories in new settings.

12/1/2017

Grade 4 Experiments with Water Pressure

Katherine Goodpasture’s grade 4 students observe, hypothesize what happens inside a water pump.

11/15/2017

Grade 5 Writes About Thanksgiving Traditions

Jane Covington’s fifth-grade students explore the art of storytelling through personal narratives.

11/10/2017

Upper School English Explores Nigerian Culture

Grade 10 Honors English makes traditional food, crafts based on Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.

11/3/2017

Spanish Students Create "Day of the Dead" Kites

Middle School Spanish classes study how Guatemalans celebrate the Day of the Dead.

10/26/2017

Fall Favorites: Pumpkins and Apples in JK

What does an apple look like? How would you describe a pumpkin? What makes them grow? JK students can tell you all about this fall favorite!

10/17/2017

Middle School Digs Deep into Coding through "Think Tanks"

Middle School students are expanding their coding and computer programming skills through a new series of “think tank” sessions.

10/13/2017

Steward's First Ever Drumline to Perform at SpartaFest

Ninth-grade Harrison Gelber’s passion for percussion led him to form a student drumline at Steward.

10/6/2017

Grade 4 Classes Collaborate to Write Original Play

Grade 4 students improvised, wrote their own theatrical retelling of the Jamestown settlers’ journey.

9/29/2017

Upper School Explores Architecture through Spanish Lens

Honors Spanish III students are challenged to design structures based on the work of famous Spanish architects.

9/22/2017

Grade 8 Uses Design Thinking to Create Games

Eric Latourelle’s eighth-grade science students partner with advisory groups to develop unique games.

9/14/2017

Taking Reading to the Big Screen

Ninth-grade English students direct movie trailers for summer reading books.

9/8/2017

Using Design Thinking to Build Bridges

Fifth-grade students are challenged to construct bridges using limited resources.

6/2/2017

Creating Conductive Tattoos

Upper School art students design their own temporary tattoos that control iPhone cameras.

5/26/2017

Telling Greek Myths Through Robotics

Second-grade students program handmade characters to present Greek myths.

5/19/2017

Taking Writing Step-By-Step

Kindergarten students learn about nonfiction writing by creating “how-to” books.

5/12/2017

Making Maps That Talk

Eighth-grade History students create interactive maps to teach users about geography.

5/5/2017

Grade 4 Creates Circuited Quilt to Honor Black History

Fourth-grade students incorporate LED technology into a comprehensive art/history project.

4/26/2017

Living the Plot of Lord of the Flies

Ninth-grade English students work together as one during hands-on build project.

4/21/2017

Science Class Aims for the Sky with Air-Powered Rocket Launch

Eighth-grade students reflect on themes from aviator Barrington Irving’s visit to build, launch rockets.

4/13/2017

Preparing for Leah Buechley: Programming with Paper

Middle, Upper School students combine technology with everyday materials in advance of Visiting Innovator event.

4/7/2017

Turning Geometry into Art

Ninth-grade math students design geometrical tiles through coding, 3D printing.

3/31/2017

Collaborating on a Classic Tale

Seventh-grade students dabble in performance, music, and art to present West Side Story.

3/24/2017

Learning the Art of Puppetry

Lower, Upper School students work with Visiting Artist Heidi Rugg to create themed puppets.

3/17/2017

Expressing Innovation through Entrepreneurship

Upper School students pitch original products to expert panel in Steward’s Entrepreneurship Forum.

2/24/2017

Bringing History to Life

Fourth-grade students participate in annual Colonial Day with period costumes, hands-on activities.

2/17/2017

Visualizing Black History

Upper School coordinates contributions to gallery art wall in honor of Black History Month.

2/10/2017

Circulation Education

Grade 7 Life Science students design, build representations of the human circulatory system.

2/3/2017

Navigating an Outdoor Path

Fifth-grade students familiarize themselves with compasses to complete Bryan Lab scavenger hunt in preparation for Visiting Innovator Barrington Irving.

1/27/2017

Promoting Food Sustainability

AP Environmental Science students grow organic microgreens with local company Gourmet Greens.

1/20/2017

Creating a New Country

Eighth-grade History students make maps, flags in library makerspace for fictional countries.

1/13/2017

Constructive Coursework

Upper School technical theatre students gain real-world skills through hands-on projects.

1/6/2017

Overcoming the Odds

Eighth-grade science students construct towers from everyday materials to survive an earthquake.

12/9/2016

Observing Nature through Philosophical Lenses

Upper School English classes create discovery centers in connection to study of naturalism.

12/2/2016

Building a Twigloo

Grade 5 students construct a willow dome to use as an outlet for outdoor learning and math application.

11/18/2016

Bringing Reading to Life With Technology

Middle and Upper School English classes use Library 2.0 to create in response to reading.

11/11/2016

Encouraging Civic Participation

Academic divisions promote respect, civility among students through election-themed lessons, activities.

11/4/2016

Unleashing Creativity Through Math and Art

Upper School math students design original art by coding with linear equations, inequalities in PixelMath.

10/27/2016

Spreading Knowledge through Motion

Fourth-grade students prepare for annual Minds in Motion performance with Richmond Ballet.

10/21/2016

Solving Modern Health Problems

A team of Upper School students lead by Shane Diller built a concussion-detecting helment at VCU HealthHacks.

10/14/2016

New Forms of Musical Expression

SpartaFest band, choir concert will incorporate music improvisation concepts learned in class.

10/6/2016

Middle School Community Week Promotes Engagement, Service

Students in grades 6-8 participate in teambuilding activities throughout Virginia.

9/30/2016

Supporting the Monarch Migration

Grade 2 students build a monarch butterfly waystation to support their hibernation journey.

9/23/2016

Collaborations in Science and Marketing

Upper School Design and Innovation students launch campaign to represent new “Library 2.0.”

9/15/2016

Trading Spaces: From Spain to Richmond

Spanish exchange students experience American culture while living with Steward Upper Schoolers.

6/3/2016

Reinventing the Game of Chess

Shane Diller leads Bryan Lab Ambassadors to create interactive chessboard using LED, Arduino technology.

5/26/2016

A Scientific View of Hiroshima

AP, Honors Chemistry students explore the impact of the atomic bomb through scientific, cultural, and historical lenses.

5/19/2016

Visualizing Melodies

International poster contest honors artwork by Lower School music students.

5/13/2016

Imagining in Different Languages

Lower, Middle School students collaborate to create illustrated children’s books in Spanish.

5/6/2016

Researching the Path to Freedom

Fifth graders incorporate art, technology to complete study of Underground Railroad.

4/28/2016

Teaching Lessons in Empathy

Seventh-grade collaboration spotlights challenges facing migrant workers through study of The Circuit.

4/21/2016

Spreading the Wealth

Tenth-grade World Studies project encourages creativity with focus on international business.

4/14/2016

Lighting the Way

Fourth-graders build circuits, tour Bryan Lab to gain broader understanding of electricity.

4/8/2016

Making Music Around the World

Sixth-grade chorus students experience new cultures through multi-faceted research project.

3/31/2016

Math Goes Digital

Lisa Moore uses technology to promote student engagement in math lessons.

3/24/2016

Tackling Global Issues

English students apply scientific systems to conceptualize for English essay.

3/17/2016

Building to Scale

Eric Latourelle encourages creativity, independence for student design projects.

3/3/2016

Putting Mathematics Into Action

Senior Statistics students bring probability to life with Math Carnival.

2/25/2016

Learning Economics Early

Fourth-graders design, sell original products in multi-part study of economics.

2/18/2016

Planting Seeds of Change

Grade 7 science teachers use Virginia Tech plant project to teach human genetics.

 

Steward Voices

Steward is an atmosphere that fosters confidence—something we have seen in all three of our kids. Whether it is playing a new sport, running for a seat on the Honor Council, or singing a solo on Talent Night, they have been encouraged to try, to experience, and to grow.
- Dan and Kathi Campbell, Parents of Abbie ’19, Emma ’17, and Ben ’14

Steward Voices

Steward is the right place for Micah and Kiri because they are able to develop strong connections with their teachers, which in turn facilitates confidence and resilience in their learning. Everyone at Steward knows your name and makes you feel so welcome.
- Paul and Janet Yoon, Parents of Kiri ’27 and Micah ’26

Steward Voices

Steward helped me develop the skills I needed to succeed in college and the courage and confidence to set competitive career goals for myself. But, these skills weren’t lessons I learned just in Steward’s classrooms; they came from the athletic fields, in the hallways, and during Honor Council meetings, too.
- Grace Henderson ’10

Steward Voices

Steward provides Andrew with a nurturing environment which fosters his individualism, develops exemplary character traits, and continuously provides him with creative learning experiences. Consequently, Andrew ‘loves’ school and anticipates each day with joy, enthusiasm, and excitement.
- Betsy Jollay, Grandmother of Andrew O’Leary ’25

Steward Voices

I love all that The Steward School has done for Trace. Steward has uncovered Trace’s talents, celebrated his individuality, and strengthened his belief in himself. The faculty and staff offer an amazing balance of challenge and comfort, encouraging the best from all students. I can’t imagine Trace being anywhere else. Thank you, Steward School.
- Ron Coles, Father of Trace Coles ’19 and Grade 5 Teacher

Steward Voices

Being a member of The Steward School international program has been an awesome experience. The community has helped me tremendously along the way.
- Bowen Chen ’15

 

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