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Introducing the Class of 2024 Senior Projects and Your Opportunity to Get Involved

A successful individual Senior Intensive is a graduation requirement, but more importantly, it is an opportunity to demonstrate your highest level of learning at TEA.

Springtime on a Farm in Cool, CA

TEA 7th Graders had a productive trip to 49er Farm last week, where they helped prep the garden for Spring planting. It was hard, messy work and the students even impressed themselves with how much they accomplished. But they also got to enjoy a beautiful sunset, and some quiet moments of reflection on this beautiful property in Cool, CA.

2nd-Grade Visit to the Nevada Humane Society in Reno

For the past several weeks our 2nd-grade crew has been learning all about our four legged friends and how we can best love and care for them through their “Humane Education” project. Their guiding question for the project is “What problems do animals in the Tahoe/Reno area face?”

The goals of this service learning unit are based around developing empathy and building knowledge around government, animal welfare and while practicing writing and presentation skills. Check out this trip report from our 2nd-Grade Crew Leader Marisa Capellan and the Half Moon Crew’s field study to nearby Reno, Nevada.

A Chicago Immersion: Unveiling the Heart of America

TEA 9th Graders immersed themselves in the heart of America on a recent trip to Chicago. They explored the city’s rich history, culture and architecture through the lens of human geography, learning about the patterns and processes that shape cities around the globe.

Appreciating Achieve Tahoe for Hosting Our 1st-Graders

TEA First Graders learned this lesson during an eye-opening meet and greet with Achieve Tahoe. The children did a beautiful job of recognizing that everyone has a heart with feelings and everyone wants love & connection. They also learned about inclusivity and using people-first language to help remind disabled people that they are seen and respected as individuals. Much appreciation to the folks at Achieve Tahoe!

Kindergartners Kick off Their “Food to Tummy” Project With an Overnight Trip to Area Farms

This past week, the Mt. Rose Kindergarten Crew kicked off their semester-long project with an overnight trip to the Grass Valley/Nevada City area. It was a farmtastic time for the Mt. Rose Crew to celebrate the start of all their kindergarten adventures and learn a whole lot about food and farms.

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!

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.