All LS students will visit the National Building Museum for a two-hour guided tour and activities such as model-making and architectural drafting. This trip will tie in with a subsequent class project studying the new Discovery Center under construction at Bullis.
Mosaic artist Arturo Ho will work with a student design team to develop a plan for a special mosaic. He will then gather all the necessary materials and work with all students to produce the mosaic for one week during art classes. The finished piece—4 feet by 8 feet in size—will be hung in South Hall, creating a true legacy piece of art.
The annual Middle School Geography Bee will expand to include a Global Visit project that incorporates the 9 th grade Ambassadors Project, international food tasting, cultural and interactive performances, "visits" to countries with passports and crafts. The goal is to highlight the geographic diversity of Bullis by encouraging Lower and Middle School families to share representations of their countries.
The grant will provide for a student /parent workshop for 7th grade families, professional development, parent outreach materials, invitations to events and monthly tip sheets that will enhance the Advisory and Health curriculum. The partnership with Common Sense Media will help teach students appropriate and safe use of technology.
Students in all 8 th grade health classes will receive six CPR and AED training classes and certification.
Sculptor and lecturer Rebecca Kamen will work with 11 th grade biology classes to develop STEAM works that visualize and create greater understanding of biology concepts. The program will include a presentation at All-School Assembly, a one-day in-house field trip with mini-seminars and workshops, ongoing project work and installations and a display of artwork at a Science/Art show.
On October 20th, Canamac Productions will present their nationally acclaimed play "Defamation" to all Upper School students. All parents and staff are invited. The drama is interactive: it centers on a defamation civil case in which the courtroom proceedings highlight potential diversity and equity issues including gender, religion, race and socioeconomics. The audience will serve as the jury and openly discuss and deliberate the case.