Category Archives: Student Voice

Kindness Is…

What is kindness? Kindness is a word on our Cougar Code poster – but, more importantly, kindness is an action, an attitude, a state of mind, a way of being. Kindness is something you can see, feel, hear, touch – … 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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Telling the Story of Slavery Through Triptychs – 8th Grade ELA

Ms. Felton’s 8th grade ELA class is in the midst of studying slavery in America. After reading numerous texts, including Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, poetry, first hand accounts, articles and stories, students developed a thesis idea about … 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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Banishing Boring Words (and Eating Marshmallows) in Felton’s Language Arts

What if you an alien tapped you on the shoulder and politely asked you to describe something – for instance, a kiwi or key lime? How would you describe it? And, in describing it, would you resort to BORING or would you help … Continue reading

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