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Real World Application in Math and Physics

This spring students in Brian Lee’s Honors Physics – Electricity & Magnetism class were treated to a presentation by Mr. George Szatkowski, an Engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center. Mr. Szatkowski discussed his work with SansEC sensors, a technology that uses the principles of electromagnetic induction to detect small changes in in situ materials by measuring… Read more »

Spring Fine Arts Showcase

In a culminating event for the school’s performing arts community, the Spring Fine Arts Showcase was held on April 19th during Chapel. Upper School students were treated to performances from Advanced Guitar, Concert and Jazz Bands, Covenant Singers, and Vocal Ensemble, and concluded with a combined performance from Advanced Acting and Vocal Ensemble from the… Read more »

Celebrating VA Festival of the Book

By: Anne Bear, Librarian During the week of March 14-18, The Covenant Lower School Library was filled with talented authors, illustrators, storytellers and songwriters to help celebrate reading in our school. Each grade level was able to have a special program in the library designed exclusively for them to hear about how they bring the… Read more »

Lessons from the Garden

By: Brennan Schmidt This year the fifth grade science class is focusing on the garden. The garden is a wonderful teacher as it is constantly changing and provides a place where students can begin to wonder about the bigger picture of creation. Growing our own food was once a common practice among all people and we… Read more »

Having Fun with Shakespeare

By: Karen Zimmerman One of the privileges of teaching 5th grade Language Arts is that the students I teach have no idea that anyone could possibly consider the writings of William Shakespeare difficult or boring. My job, then, is to show them while they are young just how delightful Shakespeare is. And so in a… Read more »


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