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.
Our hearts and buckets are full with appreciation for the cast and crew behind the performance of “Matilda The Musical,” a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Thank you Nina, Katie, Beth, Alex, Norah, Toby, Veronica and the parents of our cast!
On April 23, 2022, Maya West, our very own 9th grader was honored in Reno at the Terry Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. Maya took 2nd place in her division in this year’s astropoetry contest sponsored by Tahoe Star Tours. Maya’s eloquent and beautiful poem beat out hundreds of other entries, and she won a pair of binoculars to boot! Excellent job, Maya!
As a capstone to their “We The People” project, our 5th-grade students ran a mock hearing with a panel of judges consisting of TEA faculty and administration. We hope you enjoy the video recording!
In early March, the 8th-Grade students traveled to California’s Lost Coast. They embarked on a 26 mile backpacking trip, and worked together to persevere through physically challenging and demanding situations. While much of the trip focused on the physical aspect, we asked questions like: How and why would we push through hard things? What lessons can we learn and take away from working through challenging situations?
The academic focus of the trip honed in on aspects of travel writing. How do we write in a way that weaves in an emotional and physical aspect of an experience? How do we shed light on our personal perspective when experiencing a place?
Our 9th and 10th graders recently did battle in our own version of Medieval Warfare, in the first ever “Siege of TEA — A Game of Thrones Story.”
They were given an open-ended challenge to launch a grapefruit as far as they could. Using a $200 budget they had to engage in a week-long engineering design process, inclusive of planning, budgeting, shopping, building, testing, iterating and finally…competing!
The Arts are alive and well at Tahoe Expedition Academy and, in typical TEA fashion, take on many forms. On Saturday, March 19th we had our first all-school in-person event in quite a while in order to celebrate the creativity our students encompass.
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!
We write this to you as we wrap up 10 days of traipsing through rain-soaked boreal forests, following moose and lynx tracks up mountains, witnessing trees let go of their summer skin, plucking green crabs out of rocky intertidal zones, and learning each other’s stories on windy two-lane roads.
TEA 6th graders began the year studying the history of Owens Valley in the Eastern Sierras, learning about the uprooting and relocations of numerous groups of people, including the construction of an internment camp where more than 100,000 men, women and children were imprisoned during World War II. Students tried to imagine what it must have felt like to be uprooted and torn from their homes.
All TEA students learn about their hearts, bodies, and minds from different angles with larger overlapping concepts. Collectively we are all learning about self-love, self care, differing personalities, and how to identify and manage emotions.