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Asking the Tough Questions

During a recent senior current events seminar, alumna Margaux Delomez (Class of 2010) zoomed in from Colombia to discuss with the group the history of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Ukraine's history, and what is going on now.

Margaux recently lived and worked in Ukraine for a few years as part of her job with the International Committee of the Red Cross. She is still doing the same job but is now stationed in Colombia.

Before the class began the students were given a comprehensive study assignment from Margaux that was intended to prepare them for the seminar to be able to ask the tough questions and not just accept a surface understanding. The in-depth discussion lasted for two hours and was very educational for the students and the staff present.

Thank you Margaux for your time and for your work!

Delphian Jazz Choir Takes Home Scappoose Win!

The Jazz Choir recently went to a District competition in Scappoose. Here they performed two choir songs for a judge. 

The judge was very happy with the choir and even admitted to not having much that we needed to work on.

The Delphian Jazz Choir won their ensemble category! This qualified them to compete in the State-level competition. A Delphian ensemble has not made it to states in over 10 years! 

Felix also performed in the solo competition which he won and had great reviews from the judge. He will get to perform his solo at the state competition in May. 

Later that day the choir headed to Portland to perform in the Oregon Symphony lobby as a pre-show for the symphony. A large crowd gathered to watch and the symphony director thanked them for their performance at the beginning of the symphony performance.

Form 6 Entry Completion

"This form was amazing. I learned a bunch of new things that I never thought that I would ever learn, got really into my program, and also got prepared for my next journey into form six.

I would like to thank all my friends who pushed me to graduate and all of the people who helped me along the way.

Going to this school was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time."

-Roman

Congratulations to Roman on completing form 6 Entry and moving to the Upper School. His academic supervisor Nikki writes a poem for each of her students when they graduate and leave her class. Pictured above is Roman holding the poem which reads:

Our next latest and greatest graduate, Roman
We celebrate with a big hurrah!
He was determined and worked hard to finish Form 6 Entry!
He had plus days by the plenty.

He studied reading, writing, ethics, math, and geography;
With this basic foundation, he can now go off to fulfill higher curiosity!
Never was a subject too hard for him,
He could push through any barriers to achieve the win!

23 checksheets he completed,
And 9 MFC he defeated!
A teacher's dream to work alongside,
It was my pleasure to be his program guide.

An artistic genius in his own right,
I can tell his future will be the most bright.
A caring soul and intelligent student,
He also brings to those around him much amusement.

To his next class, he will bring creativity, diligence, brilliance, and more!
To a bigger game, he is now ready for.
Now he is off to Form 6, with all that he knows,
Onto his next adventure he goes! 

 

 

Scholastic Book Fair

It is the Scholastic Book Fairs time at Delphian. Zoe and Romeo did a great job managing this project and making sure every student finds a fun new book to read. Zoe gave us a little more information of the purpose behind the book fair:

"The purpose of the fair is to raise money for Delphian and at the same time provide the students with books. Scholastic books will give us 20% of all the sales. Our goal was to sell $1000 of books and school supplies. This way Delphian would get $200 to spend on books, classroom supplies, and other items from Scholastic. Over the first two days of the fair, we exceeded our target by almost $300.

"Another part of the book fair is that the teachers can make wishlists of books that they want for their classroom. Anyone can buy these books and donate them to their classroom. So far we have had over fifteen books donated to lower and elementary school classrooms.

This has been an exciting project to run. We are very excited to see what else we can get done during the remaining days of the fair!"

 
Inventors Take Home First Place

A team of six Elementary and Middle school students competed in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at Ashbrook Independent School in Corvallis. They made a chain-reaction physics machine to accomplish a simple task in an overly complicated, creative fashion. Eight teams from across the region competed, each with the same goal and list of materials. A panel of judges awarded Delphian's team the top prize!

Rube Goldberg, Inc. says this about their contests:

"A Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (RGMC) is an event where students of all ages compete with the machines they have imagined, designed, and created in a fun and competitive forum. The competitions encourage teamwork and out-of-the-box problem solving, in a fresh learning environment and level playing field. Remember, to compete in an RGMC all you need is a good imagination and a pile of junk!

"Since 1988, thousands of students have celebrated Rube’s legacy by creating Rube Goldberg Machines™ in our annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest® and they’ve learned – and laughed – a lot. On a formal basis, this learning experience now falls under the category of STEM / STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art and Math) education – something which came naturally to Rube who was trained as an engineer but was an inventor and artist at heart."

video of the experiment

Delphian Dragons Team Roster:

Henry, Team Captain
Dublin
Evie
Coco
Boston
Tristan

More Highlights

Form Six Entry helped me so much. When I first started the program I understood very little math but now I feel much more competent.

Emma

The Delphian Upper School track team competed in their first meet of the year at McMinnville High School. Our 25 athletes set 34 personal best scores. In a meet with 14 schools, including seven 6A schools, Portia took 3rd in the 100m and 1st in the 300m hurdles.

The Middle School hosted a virtue tea the week before the break. Each student selected a virtue from The Way to Happiness book and then chose someone who they felt represented that quality in life.

Senior student Angela made these miniature paper costumes as part of a recent research project she did studying traditional dress in China

Alumna Margaux Delomez zoomed in to discuss the past and present conflict between Russia and Ukraine during a recent current events seminar.

If you missed the Spring Festival performance in person or virtually, there is a link below to watch the recording.

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