MVCDS Students Place in the Regional Focus Art Exhibition
Congratulations to Maumee Valley students Sean Kling '16, Bari Resnick'15, Kennedie Jackson '15, Zoe Pham '16, and Osama Alkhalili '15 for placing nine works of art in the regional Focus Art Exhibition. With over 1,100 entries this year, the exhibition is highly competitive. The Focus Art Exhibition winners will be on display this fall at the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery at BGSU from September 12th - October 4th.
Sponsored by the Toledo Symphony League and Orchestra, students were asked to listen and respond to selected music by creating a piece of art. The work was on display at the Imagination Station until May 17 when these students were honored at an awards ceremony. More than 1200 students from various schools participated in this competition, which includes art, music composition and writing. Congratulations to the following students.
MVCDS Students Take Top Honors in Solo & Ensemble Competition
The Maumee Valley Country Day School Middle School string students received all top marks this year at the Northwest Ohio Solo and Ensemble Competition held at Defiance High School on Saturday, April 11. Their strings teacher, Colleen Sieberg, could not praise this group of talented young musicians enough for their stellar performance.
Upper Intermediate SOLVE Team Wins Two Competitions
Since October, the Upper Intermediate SOLVE Team has been working hard to find the solution to a very important problem on the Maumee Valley campus: bird strikes. Students observed that a number of birds have had fatal collisions with the glass connector which links the Smead Building to the rest of MVCDS. Through their research, the 5th and 6th grade students learned that birds see a food source on the other side of the connector and don’t realize there is a wall of glass in their way. The SOLVE Team eagerly went to work to find a solution to the problem, with the added component that their work be submitted to two national science competitions.
This past November, during her month-long Winterim immersion, Maumee Valley Country Day School freshman Ishani Gupta researched the return on investment for well known philanthropic organization Udayan Care. During her studies, Ishani learned that Udayan Care plays a pivotal role in the education of young underprivileged young women. If you would like to learn more, Ishani's impressive research article called "Small Investments, Big Returns" has been published on Udayan Care's Website.