Today the Year 3 students (otherwise known as the 8th Graders) became witnesses as they listened to the story of Vera Federman, a young Hungarian Jew who survived both Auschwitz and Allendorf, a sub camp of Buchenwald during the Holocaust. Her granddaughter, Breeze Dah...

Year 3 Individuals and Societies students had the opportunity to become more knowledgeable and to practice their reflection skills last week. Kenji Onishi shared his experiences in a Japanese internment camp and helped students to transfer their new understandings to c...

Last week, parent Dawn Locke spoke to the 8th Graders about government accountability and the role of the GAO ( Government Accountability Office). This office serves as a congressional watchdog and provides nonpartisan, objective, fact-based information to Congress. Sh...

Elizabeth Murphy, from the Intercommunity Center for Peace and Justice, presented the harsh realities of human trafficking to our 8th grade students last week.  Inquiry and communication skills dovetailed in an IB interdisciplinary lesson on Human Trafficking...

Last week, I had the pleasure to witness eight student representatives, from
both the Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme, share with a St. Luke parishioner one of their culminating projects from the IB Units of Study. The room in which they presented wa...

The Eighth Graders used their creative skills to respond to a prompt from Elie Wiesel about the dangers of remaining silent when they witness an injustice!

Way to go Eighth Grade!

Washington State Representative Ruth Kagi visited the Eighth Grade and spent an hour discussing the duties, challenges, and highlights of serving  the people of Washington 

as a state legislator. Judging from the students' questions we have some future politicians...

The 8th Graders spent Friday morning asking Rabbi Jason questions about the Jewish faith and learning about the similarities an

d differences with their own faith! We learned a lot, laughed a lot, and ended class with a new understanding of one another! Friday fun!

Last week the 8th Graders strengthened their skills of looking at history by examining different perspectives. They were fortunate to have Sharon Sakamoto tell about her experiences of serving on the legal team that won an appeal in federal court for the Gordon Hirabay...

Rosemary Conroy - 8th Grade Teacher, St. Luke School:  The Year 3 Individuals and Societies class had the opportunity to host Kenji and Martha Onishi on Friday. They listened, questioned, made connections and will do a follow up reflection next week. Listening to oral...

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