TEA Adventures

Adventured Filled Kindergarten Trip to the Frog Bog

The Kindergarten x-country skiing trip to the Frog Bog was quite the adventure! It was also quite an opportunity for perseverance!! The kids learned how difficult x-country skiing on icy bumpy trails can be. Lots of falls, tears, frustration, as well as smiling, laughing, success and fun.

Urban Vibes: A TEA Middle School Investigation Into Homelessness on America’s West Coast

Our Middle School students are spending their Spring Intensive diving in and getting real with gritty issues that impact all of us. Students will be doing their May fieldwork in and around Sacramento and the Bay Area, investigating the factors and contributing causes to homelessness. This past week, these students used Reno as a case study for looking at what happens when people who are left behind by economic growth can’t compete with young professionals.

What’s Up in the Sky? A First-Grade Study of the Sun, Moon, and Stars

Our 1st-Grade Chickadee Crew students are building their literacy and science skills as they engage in a study of the sun, moon, and stars.

High School Basketball Season Wrap-up

Did you know TEA fielded a co-ed HS Basketball TEAm this Winter? Incredibly the TEAm finished its inaugural season undefeated. A big thank you to all players, parents and coaches for an outstanding first season!

TEA Dominates the Podium at the 42nd Annual Great Ski Race

When TEA students Sadie and Joachim Tucker woke up on one very blustery Sunday morning, they may have collectively wished their parents’ alarm would fail to go off. But in true TEA fashion, staying home was not an option for ninth grader, Sadie Tucker, sixth grader Joachim Tucker, and TEA’s extraordinary biathlon coaches, Eric Martin and Karen Ropers.

4th-Grade Hutchinson Lodge Overnight Hut Trip 

While on this overnight adventure, students learned all about how the Leave No Trace principles apply to shared spaces like a backcountry hut, spent several hours cross country skiing both off-trail and on, and talked about how to keep themselves warm, dry, and safe in the backcountry in the winter.

TEA Volleyball Season Wrap Up

The Girls MS Volleyball TEAm just finished its first ever season this week. Looking ahead to the next school year, this dedicated TEAm will compete in the Tah-Neva middle school league against schools like ACMS, Lake Tahoe School, South Tahoe, Carson City, and other nearby schools.

Heroes of High Fives

For their 6th-grade Learning Expedition, our students were involved in a deep study of mythology, its purposes, and elements. Students studied the archetypal storyline of the hero’s journey which has been repeated in literature throughout the centuries. Our students were then connected with several High Fives athletes to interview, record and narrate each of their hero’s journeys to create their final product book “The Heroes of High Fives.”

Communicating Your Personal Brand Identity Through Math. Wait? What?

Imagine you’re in your HS math class and your teacher tells you that you’re going have to convey your emotions through math. Wait? What? Introducing “The Line Logo Project” by TEA Math and Science Teacher Natalie Bladis.

January 2019 Celebration of Learning Photo Gallery

The Celebration of Learning (COL) is one of the many wonderful Elementary School traditions at TEA. The bi-annual event is an opportunity for our students to share what they’ve learned with an authentic audience comprised of our older students, teachers, parents, grandparents, friends and special guests. If you’ve never attended a COL, hopefully, this photo gallery will give you a taste of the experience. Well, maybe not the chocolate covered grasshoppers part.

Free Resources to Enhance Your College Search: Campus Reel

Katy Watts is our College Counselor at TEA, and wanted to share some of her favorite resources for college planning. The first one she wanted to introduce to you is Campus Reel. With this resource, you have REAL students walking you around a specific campus and giving you their own tour.