Congratulations to the Yearbook class on producing another epic volume of the TEA Yearbook. Here’s a digital flipbook version for all to enjoy!
The Water Song: Performed by the 2022 2nd-Grade Crew
This Water Song was written to express loving gratitude for the water and raise the consciousness and connection with Mother Nature’s greatest gift.
Ms. Steph’s Pre-K kiddos have been focusing on their 4 legged friends!
They talked with experts at the Pet Network, met Jackson the avalanche dog at Palisades Tahoe, and hosted an ER vet! Then they took action by holding a doggie treat bake sale to benefit the Truckee Tahoe Humane Society.
TEA 10th grade student places 2nd in nation-wide “Voices of Democracy” Essay Contest
We are so proud to announce that our very own 10th grade student, Cameron Tatara, has placed 2nd in this nation-wide contest with over 60,000 entrants. Please help us in congratulating Cameron on this well-deserved win!
Solargrams of the Sierras
Anna Atkins was an English botanist and photographer. She is often considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images. Some sources claim that she was the first woman to create a photograph. The Photography Intensive Students created this flora and fauna field guide inspired by the work of Anna Atkins. Students utilized a process known as “solargram” which closely replicates the cyanotype process.
The American Education System Desperately Needs Change
TEA Class of 2024 student Sebastian Law shares his opinion on why schools should change their current curriculum to be more “Hands-On.” This article originally appeared in the “TEA Today,” a student newspaper produced by our 8th-Grade Class.
7th-Grade Study on JEDI at TEA: How Can Our School Be A More Inclusive, Welcoming, and Open Environment?
Seventeen 7th grade TEA students sat on Sproul Hall’s concrete steps at the University of California at Berkeley. Beth Vallarino, Loren Trux, and Alex Pugenot were supporting students as they composed questions to ask university students about their experiences with Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (JEDI) at UC Berkeley. The goal was to use this data to help inform their pitch to our school’s leadership about how TEA can grow on its journey to be a more inclusive, welcoming, and open environment.
Learning Math, Science, Art, and Craftsmanship by Building a Gigantic Camera Obscura
Imagine seeing an image that has never been altered and it never can be, just a clear original piece of art that looks just as it did through the lens of the camera. That is what the camera obscura captures, an unaltered image. This year in our High School film intensive, we worked with Ian Ruther and his partner Will to capture a photo of our own in a creative and unique way that exemplifies craftsmanship. Thank you to Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company for supporting our project!
Marching from Selma to Montgomery
Through anchor readings, expert conversations and experiences in the epicenter of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, these 11th-grade students were aiming to understand the conditions that led to the need for an organized movement towards civil rights. Students would end up walking 30-40 miles in the very footsteps of Voting Rights marchers of 1965 as they journeyed from Selma to Montgomery.
Middle School Students Examine the Impact of Car Culture on the Environment, People, and Society
How can cities overcome the challenges of making it more bike-friendly? How do we develop, protect, and enhance the Tahoe/Truckee bike experience through trail stewardship, advocacy, collaboration, and education? TEA Middle School students recently traveled to Bend, Oregon to examine these very questions.
Pre-K Science Photo Gallery
A huge thank you to our HS Program Science Teacher Jessica Svoboda for spending some time with the Pre-K crew recently for a little Pre-K science! What better way to understand the literal meaning of “kind heart” than by examining actual hearts!