Our School Reopening Plans

middle schooler doing school work outside

When our staff members came together for their end of the year retreat last June, we all had one question on our minds: could Arthur Morgan School reopen in a COVID-19 world? We felt confident we could maintaining social distancing norms and implementing new health and safety precautions . However, if students and staff were […]

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Why Should Teenagers Work?

two middle schoolers doing work with a wheelbarrow

As a consensus-run school, AMS practices, traditions and norms are heavily shaped by community dialogue.  One question recently mulled over during our All School Meeting was “Why Should Teenagers Work?”  And, from this lively discussion, we heard strong support for school traditions built around student labor.   Some of the most nourishing experiences of AMS life […]

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Hands On Science Experiment In Your Own Kitchen

middle schooler holding tray of uncooked cookies in kitchen

One of the biggest challenges for remote education is keeping lessons interactive. While stuck at home, students don’t have access to the same tools and materials they do at school. Everyone appreciates how Zoom and Google Classrooms are allowing us to continue teaching. Yet, even with these technologies it can be challenging not to reduce […]

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Emotional Lessons on 18 Day Field Trips

middle schoolers standing around wearing happy and sad faces

Arthur Morgan School’s  18 day field trips make for powerful learning experiences that help middle schoolers see real world examples of what they learn in the classroom. They also learn other things as well.  Here is Rey, an alumna, explaining some of the unexpected lessons that come from a long road trip. “At AMS, our […]

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Birth Death and Medicine Trip 2020

Middle schoolers and teachers posing for a picture

Every year during their 18 day field trips, the middle schoolers of Arthur Morgan School create a blog, documenting their trip. The students post pictures and write about what they did each day. They get to choose what moments they want to highlight and show off to their parents and friends at home.  The blog […]

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Forced Migrations Trip 2020

middle schoolers visiting the site of the Tulsa Massacre of 1921

Every year during their 18 day field trips, the middle schoolers of Arthur Morgan School create a blog, documenting their trip. The students post pictures and write about what they did each day. They get to choose what moments they want to highlight and show off to their parents and friends at home.  The blog […]

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Philosophy Trip 2020

middle schoolers tickling each other and having fun

Every year during their 18 day field trips, the middle schoolers of Arthur Morgan School create a blog, documenting their trip. The students post pictures and write about what they did each day. They get to choose what moments they want to highlight and show off to their parents and friends at home.  The blog […]

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The Unseen Work of Running a School

office staff smiling and talking

This week most of the students and staff of Arthur Morgan School embarked on their 18 day field trips. They are having a wonderful time learning about philosophy, birth, death and medicine, and forced migrations. This blog post isn’t about them though.  We will share their adventures next week, including many firsthand stories from each of […]

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Field Trips Offer Many Middle School Firsts

two middle schoolers sitting on a bus

The buses are packed and their engines running. The students run back and forth filling water bottles and grabbing forgotten items as staff go over the last minute details of their itinerary. Finally everyone climbs aboard. The doors shut and they are on their way. You can hear the excitement bursting through the windows as […]

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