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.
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.
Matt Morrison, Beth Vallarino (Middle School Humanities), and Carolyn Highland attended the People of Color Conference (PoCC) as part of TEA’s commitment to JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) work. We wanted to see how other independent schools were ensuring an equitable and inclusive environment for students, families, and faculty of diverse backgrounds, and how they were galvanizing white allies to work for a better future for everyone.
This fall, TEA launched its first-ever Ultimate Frisbee TEAm – designed for high school age boys and girls. Student-athletes enjoyed practicing on the incredible Martis Valley Campus field twice a week from October till late November.
The sun came out and the stars shined bright even at 2 in the afternoon this past Sunday. The TEA drama club’s production of Lion King was full of fun, energy, and smiles as each of the kids brought their own sparkle to the stage. Thanks to everyone who made it magical.
In the spirit of celebrating TEA’s Adventure pillar, Rick set off for on a solo paddle-board journey of 22 miles across Lake Tahoe this Tuesday. Check out Rick’s personal account from the journey. And it’s not too late to donate to Rick’s paddle-a-thon!
Girls Middle School Basketball participants enjoyed their inaugural season competing against member schools in the Tah-Neva League, the governing body for middle school athletics in Truckee, Tahoe, Reno and beyond.
To kick off their semester-long thematic lens, our 1st-Graders started exploring the different types of food we eat as a way to build background knowledge for studying farming.
At the UNR Climate Strike, several of our students were interviewed by Reno news stations for news segments. Check out the segment produced by KTVN Channel 2 News.
In order to help our students investigate ways in which they can act as global citizens and be stewards of the world, our 6-12th-graders recently attended a Global Climate Strike in Reno, at UNR on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Students have the power to solve real-world problems here and now, so that’s what we do at TEA. And along the way, we integrate national standards into the work being done by our students. So what are they taking on this year? Here’s a quick description of a few each of our grades will be taking on.