January 20, 2018

Archives for September 2011

What’s an orbit

A physics riddle: When the space shuttle is in orbit, astronauts experience “weightlessness”. But weightlessness implies a lack of gravity, and we know that gravity doesn’t simply disappear in low-earth orbit. So how does this happen? What is “weightlessness” exactly?… [Read More…]

Mexico 2012

Hola – There will be a “Mexico 2012” meeting on Wednesday October 12th – the same night as high school conferences – from 7:30 until 8:00pm. Any interested students and their parents are encouraged to attend. Ideally, I would like… [Read More…]

What I am Hearing from the Community

A Recap of the First Month of School We are drawing close to finishing our first month of school and I wanted to pause, look back at all of the great things that have happened on campus so far, and… [Read More…]

Principals’ Coffee Chat

On October 6 Ms. Luna and Mr. Pearson will hold the first Secondary Principals’ chat of the year. We’ll meet in the MPB starting at around 8 am and running until we’re finished. The topics will be whatever those folks… [Read More…]

Week 5 – Sept. 26 – 29

Each morning we begin our day listening to a couple of poems read by our classmates.  The variety of the poems has been delightful and it is really a terrific way to begin the day!  We have also been listening… [Read More…]

Week 5 in Mr. Houck’s class, by Carly Eggers

Every week one student in our class gets to sit out the super quiz and write the weekly update on our class.  This week’s update was done by 7th grader Carly Eggers.  Thanks, Carly! This week in Mr. Houck’s class… [Read More…]

Trillium Room News: Sept 29th

Dear families,                                                                                                Sept. 29, 2011 Boy did we have some fun this week!  On Monday, we got our identities as we role-play life in a Chinook village.  On Wednesday, we made paper replicas… [Read More…]

Week of September 25th

Unbelievably, October is almost upon us. We have crammed in a lot of learning in these first few weeks of school! Since our goal is to Live and Learn in a Community of Learners, I expect each person to do… [Read More…]

CSD Newsletter: October 2011

The October 2011 Corbett School District newsletter is now available for download as a PDF.  Read about ordering this year’s high school yearbook, an update on last year’s middle school yearbook, school activities, how to purchase Mt. Hood movie passes,… [Read More…]

Becoming Chinook

We began this week by assigning each child a Chinook identity. Some of the  identities are: chief, elder, gatherer, hunter, fisherman and warrior. Ask your child who they have become. Throughout this unit of study, your child will learn about… [Read More…]