Category Archives: Staff Voice

Hall Middle Through the Eyes of Our New Teachers

 New Cougar energy radiates between Mt. Tamalpais (in the fog) and our very own “milpa” (cornfield)! For our new teachers’ first day on campus we decided to take a walkabout and take pictures of things that inspired/interested us and things … Continue reading

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Blackout Poems in 6th Grade Core w/Ebanks!

Black Out Poetry is a way that allows emerging poets to “let the poetry find you.” Blackout poetry focuses on rearranging words to create a different meaning. A blackout poem is when a poet takes a marker (usually black marker) to already established text–like … Continue reading

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Hall Cougars Go To the Halls of Congress (and Other Places in DC!)

Cougars just hangin’ out with Congressman Jared Huffman! “Our annual pilgrimage to D.C. is always an 8th grade highlight for many reasons. Students get a chance to see first-hand the places, documents, and monument we’ve been studying all year creating strong … Continue reading

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Making Our Values Visible: Cougar Code At Hall Middle!

Art/Yearbook teacher Jennifer Fry created a memorable image to capture our Cougar Code! What are the values we aspire to as a community? We posed this question to our entire community last spring in anticipation of some seismic changes at … Continue reading

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The New School Year Hath Begun!!

ASB Prez Abby S. getting the attention of her Leadership compadres. The first day of school happens exactly ONE time a year. This is an unusual year at Hall in that we don’t have an entire incoming class of students … Continue reading

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Unmeasurable Impact

The end of a school year is a time of celebration – all of us can step away from the rigid schedule and fast pace of each day of working and learning. The end of a school year, however, is … Continue reading

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Learning Walls in Mr. Owens’ 5th Grade: Students Teaching Other Students!

Olivia, Georgia, Hollis, Cleo (in back), Maisie and Lucy are FIRED UP to share their knowledge! By David Owens, 5th Grade Teacher WHY create Learning Walls? As part of our class culture, we strive to make it a safe place … Continue reading

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