Earlier this month, the Middle School team opened their doors and welcomed in parents to meet their students’ teachers, learn about the innovative teaching and learning happening in the classrooms, and have a time of fellowship with other Mustangs.
Rotating through each discipline – math, science, world language, and humanities – parents were able to focus on the importance of relationship building between students and teachers. In addition to parents, other MV leaders were in attendance at Family Night.
“I was grateful to have the opportunity to join in and learn more about the exciting topics, activities, and intentions of our Middle School teaching and learning,” shared Head of Upper School Kristy Lundstrom. “Specifically, I was impressed with the references to the Mindsets, Visual Thinking Routines, essential questions, transdisciplinary connections, health and wellness references, and artistic/maker connections.”
Not only did Family Night give Mount Vernon parents a chance to learn more about their students’ everyday experiences in Middle School, but it also gave them an opportunity for connection. This event marked one of the first times in recent years that parents were able to be on campus and in the classrooms together.
Kicking off the event was a short reception that gave parents space to engage in fellowship with other Mustang parents, being a bridge of connection between classes and even grades.
At the end of the evening, parents were grateful for the opportunity to have this time to learn more about the Mount Vernon Middle School experience. A few of their quotes are below.
“I learned there is so much happening my child doesn’t tell me about!”
“It was so good to see the teachers’ faces. They care so much about our children and it showed.”
“Since last year was our first year in Middle School and we were unable to do this, it was very helpful to get a better glimpse of MS life! I really enjoyed getting to know the teachers better and understanding what my student is learning.”
“This was amazing!”
Thank you to the Middle School team for putting on this event for our families. We are Mustangs. And we are better together.