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The Buzz: J-Term Excitement at the Upper School

Friday, January 24, 2020

Celeste M. Brooks P'12, '21, Director of Communications

This week we bring you an extra episode of "The Buzz" podcast! (There was simply too much going on over the last three weeks to do just one podcast on J-Term!) Since we talked to a few Middle School teachers last week, this week we visited with a few Upper School teachers. Once again, these are teachers who stepped out of their "normal" subject area.

J-Term Class Builds Hydroponics Lab

Monday, January 20, 2020

Celeste M. Brooks P'12, '21, Director of Communications

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, Randolph-Macon Academy introduced its new hydroponics lab to the R-MA community during an open house. The lab features five different kinds of hydroponic systems, all of which have been built by students taking the “Hydroponics and the Food We Eat” J-Term (January Term) class. Each system has been built with materials purchased at Lowes or on Amazon--such as gutters, plastic containers, hoses, boards and lights--developing systems the students can later recreate for themselves at home.

The Buzz: Middle School J-Term Classes

Friday, January 17, 2020

Celeste M. Brooks P'12, '21, Director of Communications

The Middle School teachers (and staff!) are full of energy, enthusiasm, and excitement over the J-Term courses! Seeing students in a new way and in new roles, learning things themselves, taking trips, and developing tons of hands-on projects has made this inaugural January Term one to remember. Hear from Ms. Kuehl, Mr. Davis, and Mr. Peter as they talk about the engaging activities in their J-Term classes, and why they love J-Term. (Just one reason: Farewell winter blues!)


Yellow Jackets Host Invitational

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Frank Sullivan P'20, '23

R-MA Hosted the 5th Annual Yellow Jacket Athletic Association Wrestling Tournament.

The Jackets had a solid performance while knocking off the rust from a long Christmas break.  Of our 10 varsity wrestlers, seven wrestled well enough to place in the on-campus Yellow Jacket Tournament held on January 11th:

The place winners were: