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The Marin School Weekly Update: Friday 1/22/16

Donuts for the whole school?? Yes! In celebration of our Annual Fund, Thursday, January 28th is TMS Donut Day! What else is happening at TMS? The annual Poetry Out Loud recitation competetion is this week, Zoology students cared for a pelican at Wildcare, and it's time to vote for Teacher of the Year! All this and more in this week's Weekly Update.

Poetry Out Loud

Students in the drama program and junior English classes are currently hard at work preparing for the national high school poetry recitation contest, Poetry Out Loud ( The winner of the TMS competition (to be held Thursday, January 28th in the PAC), will then move on to represent TMS at the county level on Sunday, February 7th at the Mill Valley public library. Good luck to all of the participants!

Challenge Day comes to TMS!

As part of our ongoing effort to foster an empathetic, cohesive, and supportive educational environment, TMS is excited to announce that students, faculty, and staff will be participating in a Challenge Day on campus on Wednesday, January 27th. Challenge Day was created in 1987, and has been used in schools all over the world to inspire diverse groups of students and adults to work together, break down social barriers, and model positive communication. The organization has received numerous awards; it has also been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, MTV (which created a show about the program, called If You Really Knew Me), the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Teen Files: Surviving High Scho

Cosplay Alert!

TMS Junior "Crash" (aka Kimberly D.) is a HUUUUGE fan of cosplay - creating props and costumes from some of her favorite fictional works. In FabLab, she has been working diligently on Jack Frost's staff form the movie "Rise of the Guardians". After designing a real world version based on imagery from the movie, she combined PVC pipe, EVA foam strips, liquid plastic and special paint effects to a make a really nice replica prop! Crash completed the rest of the costume at home, then put it all together for a special photo shoot in the snowy forests around Lake Tahoe during a recent ski trip. The result was a pretty dead-on recreation of the original character. Cosplay WIN! Great job Crash!!

Recordings Arts: Live Sessions

Last Friday, TMS Recording Arts students had an in-house session with the jazz band, doing a live recording of the songs featured at last week's winter performance. Under the guidance of Director Jimmy Sage, students put separate microphones on each instrument (some instruments required multiple microphones!) and ran each of these to a separate channel in our ProTools software. Set up took about 2 hours, then checking each input took about another hour. Finally, playing the six songs multiple takes took another couple of hours. It was a long day, but they recorded some great music! The jazz band and recording arts students will record the second half of their album this Spring! Here we have

TMS Jazz Band: Performance & Photos

Congratulations to all of the members of The Marin School Jazz Band for the terrific jazz band performance last week! You had the appreciative audience members dancing in their seats. This year's performers: Reyna Parker (guitar), Sophie Jonak (flute and drums), Leo Gershik (guitar), Kai Donicht (bass), Liam Wallace (drums), Eli Archer (cello), Jacob Weber (piano), Andy Kaplan (trumpet), and Oliver Mansbach (percussion)--and of course our band leader,Jimmy Sage. Click this link to see all the photos from the performance! Many thanks to our wonderful photographer Fred Kral, who is not only talented, but also dedicated enough to put together this website gallery! Here is a snippet of the f

MLK Discussion

A scene from yesterday's all-school discussion in honor of MLK day. Some of the questions we tackled together: What do you think Dr. King's biggest concern would be today? Do any of you feel that Dr. King's work has had a direct impact on your life? What do we as adults hope for the future, with regards to our students becoming adults? It was an amazing discussion, and we were blown away by the input from our students.

Robots and Brobots

Congratulations to The Marin School sophomores Harrison Powers and Nick Maley! This weekend, they participated with Marin Robotics in the Vex Robotics Tournament against 80 teams! They worked really hard on the bot over the last 6 months, and according to eyewitness reports, learned quite a lot and had a great time! Way to go you guys! #STEAM #STEM #brobots

TMS Weekly Update

What's going on at TMS? Poetry Out Loud and a recap of Thursday's lovely Jazz concert, plus photos of a Photography field trip, and a visit from a local Poet, Claire Blotter. What's coming up? Challenge Day, summer internships for high school students, and more! Click here to get the full scoop!

TMS Jazz Band Winter Concert! Thursday, 1/14/16

On Thursday, January 14th, The Marin School Jazz Band will hold their annual Winter Concert in the Performing Arts Center We hope everyone from the TMS community will join us for an evening of live jazz. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, contact Jimena in the Main Office: 415-339-9336, or The first 10 people to RSVP and the first 10 people to arrive the concert will receive a TMS Jazz Band CD from The Marin School archives!

Welcome Back! TMS Weekly Update for Friday, January 8

The Marin School Weekly Update - welcome back from Winter Break! This week, we share some sad news, investigate Scotland's National Animal, and the freshmen students embark on The Passion Project. Click here to read this week's update! Click here to subscribe!

TMS' Alumni Reunion

At TMS, not many of our traditions are what you'd call....traditional. Take our alumni reunion for example: why wait ten years? Why only celebrate with just your graduating class, when they weren't the only people who had an impact on your life! Each year during the Winter Break, we invite ALL our alumni back to campus to celebrate, reminisce, and catch up! Click here to read more about this year's reunion!

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