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Spring 2020 State of the School Presentation

On Monday, May 27th we held a live (virtual) State of the School event that was open to all current families, new families for 20/21, and prospective families. Watch the Video Replay, View the Live Q&A Transcript and Read the MEMO that was distributed during the event.

How Can We Use the Arts to Raise Awareness of Human Rights?

In fall of 2019, Tahoe Expedition Academy’s 5th-Grade class studied Human Rights in the North Lake area particularly following the essential questions of “What are Human Rights and how are they threatened?” and “How can we use the arts and technology to advocate for Human Rights?

Have We Become a “Throw-away” Society?

The second grade Silver Peak crew at TEA explored the new norm of a “throw-away” society. In modern day, people buy unnecessary amounts of “stuff”; this includes clothes, toys, games, trinkets, accessories, magazines, this list goes on. The “stuff” is used for a while, but eventually, the possessor will grow tired of it and throw it away. Why is this?

TEA Sliced Season 2

Part of leading a healthy and active lifestyle is filling our bellies full of the proper foods. Another part of living a healthy and active lifestyle is laughing at ourselves. In season 2 of TEA Sliced our students definitely leaned a bit more heavily into laughter, and we couldn’t appreciate it more!

Update: Virtual Silent ART Auction Benefiting Keep Tahoe Blue Raises $1000!

13 TEA high school students and our art teacher Charlotte Semmes had been collecting and transforming waste materials found in their homes during this “shelter-in-place” into art. Our CommuniTEA then helped us continue this cycle of alchemy by turning our sculptures into gold (well cash) by bidding on the sculptures and raising almost $1000 for Keep Tahoe Blue.

The university down the hall

The Covid-19 pandemic is another experience that is changing us all. Now we have TEA@Home and in our house we have the university down the hall.

Class of 2020 College Acceptances

We are very proud to share these college acceptances! 100% of our graduates were accepted to 4-year colleges and universities with a scholarship offers totaling over $398,000! The students applied to academically rigorous and selective colleges. Their experiences at TEA were transformed into compelling narratives to highlight their character and academic achievements.

The Decline of Children’s Free Play

The Kindergarten class of Tahoe Expedition Academy is focusing on how children’s free play with other children has declined over the years and brainstorming ways to bring more free play into our TEA community.

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.

TEA Super Crew 3rd-Graders Fight for Lake Tahoe Water Quality

What are the threats to the local freshwater resources and how can we protect these resources? Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, the third grade “Super Crew” at TEA studied climate change, water quality, and how this can affect our community.