Semester 1 physics class projects

During semester 1 of the 2017-2018 academic year, students in Mr. Steven Pankratz’ physics class demonstrated the working principles and actual operation of devices that they designed and built with a $50 budget. Students brainstormed ideas, developed individual proposals, and then designed a detailed plan that included project execution, progress statements, and final reports and […]

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Students in General Biology grow a Three Sisters Garden

Orme students in the General Biology class this fall are growing a Three Sisters Garden. The class is reading botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book Braiding Sweet Grass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. The interweaving of science and plant reciprocity is a focus of the project. The students’ gardens are growing beautifully, […]

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Weekend fun at Orme

Every weekend, our faculty Duty Teams plan both on and off campus activities for students. Each Duty Team has several Prefects serving on it, and the Prefects help come up with fun ideas and things of interest for students to do. There is always plenty to do on campus on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays. […]

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Orme hosts Equine Trail Sports obstacle course competition

This fall, Orme hosted an Obstacle Course Competition for Equine Trail Sports. We had over 30 competitors and their horses take part in different trail obstacles. Some of the obstacles included a raised wooden bridge, “jousting” pumpkins, throwing a spear, walking through a Native American campsite, side passing over logs, and several other fun challenges. […]

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Fun in the chemistry classroom

Who says you can’t have fun while learning something new. Certainly not the students in Mrs. Strobel’s chemistry classes! In recognition of Halloween last week, students studied the Periodic Table of Elements, and then carved pumpkins to represent 40 of those 118 elements. In the AP Chemistry class, students performed a lab in which they […]

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