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Topic: Middle School
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
All 6th grade students went on an immersive day trip to explore Asian culture and art in San Francisco in March. Mandarin, history and art teachers all worked together to prepare this multidisciplinary field trip. In the morning, students explored the galleries of the Asian Art Museum and they... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Between after school clubs, organized play-dates and other extracurricular programs, children are engaged in more activities today than ever. This is a result of a popular trend among parents; in order to fully support your child and their development, your child must be engaged in a multitude of... read more
Topic: Community Service, Middle School
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
EB Middle School students visited and volunteered at the Alameda Food Bank last week as part of our annual effort to support the county’s nonprofit. The Food Bank through food and dollar donations feeds over 300,000 people a year. It was founded to help Alameda residents in need by providing... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Monday, April 8, 2019
Every year National History Day (NHD) celebrates and supports students around the world to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice. The annual theme frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history... read more
Topic: Arts, Middle School
Date: Monday, April 8, 2019
6th graders performed different "teledramas" at their fictional K.I.D.S. T.V. station on March 14 on the stage, at Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley. The theme for the evening was "La télévision en folie" (“Television Gone Wild”) and they sure provided their audience with, if not tears, at least laughter... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
French teacher Emmanuel Labadie decided to try a different approach to the study of a classic novel by Michel Tournier: Vendredi ou la vie sauvage, a story inspired by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. Instead of having his 7th graders simply summarize their reading of the book, M. Labadie turned it... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The Middle School Student Council has had a busy couple of months. January was spent planning for another Spirit Day--Twin Day--and for the East Bay Independent School Association dance held on February 8. EB ended up welcoming over 200 students from six different schools. The Student Council did... read more
Topic: Community Service, Middle School
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Eighth graders made their annual trip to Glide in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco this past January. In addition to spiritual ministry, Glide offers social services to its community. Mme. Bishop and Mme. Filato accompanied 8B while Ms. Hedlund and M. Labadie traveled with 8E.... read more
Topic: Middle School, Athletics
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Both the boys and girls Jaguar teams are in the middle of extremely successful seasons. The girl's team was undefeated against bay areas including Black Pine Circle, Julia Morgan School for Girls, Park Day School before running into a buzzsaw against a very strong St. Paul's Varsity team. They... read more
Topic: Diversity, Middle School
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Several G7 students created a Girl Power club that meets weekly to discuss how to handle conflict, to assert themselves in and out of the classroom, and to put their ideals to work. Alexandra K, Stella P, Sasha P, Claire A, Leyla A, and Sonia S put together a petition to abolish the so-called... read more
Topic: Alumni, Middle School
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
After EB, students have a variety of options to choose from for high school. A typical graduating class at EB matriculates on average to anywhere between 10 to 15 different high schools -- public, charter, independent private, parochial, boarding, and French bilingual. On January 24, 7th grade... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Assemblage boxes telling a story, anthropomorphic representations, and portraiture in photography were some of the themes and projects students worked on since the beginning of the year in Art.  Grade 6 created assemblage art tiled “Amazing World”. Inspired by the assemblage boxes of artist... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
What did 6th and 7th graders learn in English this semester? Persuasive essays in 6th grade In 6th grade English this fall students just finished a unit on rhetorical strategies, ethos, pathos and logos, used in advertising and essay writing that culminated in the outlining and drafting of a six... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
This year, French Middle School teacher Emmanuel Labadie has built bridges between the Lower and the Middle School. Some 7th and 8th graders go visit some Kindergarten and 5th grade classrooms to encourage the love of reading (in French!). “This experience is very good for the Middle School... read more
Topic: Middle School
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
The Middle School has been actively giving back in November and December to the communities around us. In November, the Middle School’s Social Responsibility Action Corps (SRAC) braved the smoky air to donate their time serving meals at a local community meal organized through the Berkeley Food... read more

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