Annual Middle/High School Winter Chess Tournament
The Journeys School High School senior class will be hosting a chess tournament for the middle school and high school to be held the week of December 5. While the event will be, for the most part, designed for students in grades 6-12, students of all ages and chess experience are welcome to join. They will refine and test their chess skills against their peers for a grand prize of $20 or two movie tickets, and hopefully have lots of fun in the process!

Extended Essay Presentations
Please join Journeys High School 12th grade students for their International Baccalaureate Extended Essay defense presentations next week!

Thursday, December 8th, Block 5, 2:05-3:15
Student: Adele Farag
Research Question: To what extent did the Elizabeth Smart case impact the movement to combat sexual violence in the United States?

Student: David Ekvall
Research Question: Why was the Catholic Church threatened by the Heliocentric Theory?

Friday, December 9th, Block 5, 2:05-3:15
Student: Griffin Reichert
Research Question: To what extent did United States naval policy in the interwar years (1921-1940) and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor influence American strategy in the Pacific in World War II?

IB Diploma Program Re-Authorization Self-Study Submitted

This week, David submitted the self-study documentation for re-authorization of the IB Diploma Program. The self-study, completed by the high school team and Nancy Lang, documented implementation of the program for the past five years and was comprehensive in scope from administrative structures to curriculum and assessment to an update of the school's action plan for the next five years of the implementing the Diploma Program. About 100 pages of documentation were submitted. International Baccalaureate will study the document and issue a report to Journeys School within the next three to four months.

Journeys School Juniors’ and Seniors’ Digital Projection Art at POP (Place of Possibility) Event!
Friday, December 9, 5:00-9:00 pm
Center Street (between E. Gill and E. Deloney streets)

We are excited to announce that the Brazilian artist team, VJ Suave, will visit our IB art students to teach simple animation. Join us for art + food + beverages + bonfires + music! The students' work will be projected at the POP festival on Center Street, Friday, December 9, from 5-9PM. Check out the artist’s website here:  vjsuave.com.  We hope to see you there!