Learners in Action!

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Our first vocabulary day dress up event to celebrate Read Across America week was a great success.  Students, families, and teachers were very creative to demonstrate the meaning of a word through our appearance.

students dressed up in costumes
These students dressed up as a calendar, a hobby, a math problem, and camouflage.

Our students are enthusiastic about staying fit, by running in the Boosterthon.  This is an annual technology fundraiser where students collect pledges for running laps, prior to the day of the event.

     kids running in green shirts, one with a white flag

Our First Lego League Robotics team shows confidence, enthusiasm, and practices cooperation.

students wearing matching robotics shirts and a robot made out of boxes   

Teachers, students, and parents share projects with the community at a Technology Showcase.
adults and children holding a laptop and iPad

Learning goes beyond the classroom as we go on field trips to places including Luray Caverns.

5th grade class in front of luray caverns sign   girls inside luray caverns


Inquiry is an important practice in an IBPYP school.  Look how we work with students in another grade to explore the five senses.

students observing apples

The Buckland Mills Chess Club has shown we are thinkers by winning tournaments.

     many students playing chess in cafeteria

Our fifth graders show knowledge and demonstrate cooperation by completing a collaborative project, ending with an exhibition:

student game wall

Each year, 4th graders show we are knowledgeable by making a salt map of Virginia:
salt map of virginia

PTO events have been a time for students, families, staff, and the community to connect.

       moms, kids, and the mascot at the family dance

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