IB Program Newsletter
I hope everyone has had a great start to their year!! It is truly wonderful having students back in the building. This monthly newsletter is our opportunity to let the wider school community know what is happening in the Program.
You will see evidence of the IB Approaches to Teaching and Learning. These approaches target certain skills we work to develop in students using research-based strategies.
We will also show how our students are embodying the IB Learner Profile attributes. In addition, there will be a section devoted to the Core of the Program, which all full diploma students must complete.
Mrs. Jan Normile
IB Program Coordinator
Friday, October 22, 2021
Full Diploma Seniors
Full IB Diploma Juniors
Students in Mrs. David's IB Biology HL class learned the importance of the surface area to volume ratio and its limitation on cell size. They practiced this concept in a lab where each group had different sized special "blue jelly" cubes that turned yellow in vinegar. They observed the time required for the cubes to turn completely yellow; smaller cubes turned yellow faster than larger cubes due to their larger surface area to volume ratio! Then, students competed in a contest where they designed their own blue jelly "cell" that maximized the surface area to volume ratio. Congratulations to Maddie Tusa, Braydon Dutton and Lia Lazare for having the winning designs and creating a cell with the most surface area relative to its volume!