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Cantilever Group Project

Originally posted on Synergy School's 4/5 Class:
On Thursday, students took on the challenge of building a structure out of 30 straws and 3 feet of tape that cantilevered out…

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thank you, Russ!

This year is an important one for Russ Curtis, our Director of Technology.  2016 marks his 10th year at Synergy! Yesterday afternoon we had an all school “surprise” assembly to commemorate … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Makers in the Mission

In Kristi’s elective tinkering class, students are makers: they take random materials and make light-up bracelets, wire sculptures, and puppets, among other creations. One afternoon last spring, they got a … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Synergy Science with Kristi

Making and tinkering come naturally to middle school science teacher Kristi Coale. Her grandmother was a seamstress and a pattern maker, and her mother taught Kristi to sew. Her father, … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Synergy Math Night

Two students sat in tiny chairs at the front of the classroom as third grade teacher Teresa taught a math lesson. The goal was to learn the multiples of 13, … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Farm School 2015

The 6th and 7th graders spent a glorious week at Ocean Song in Occidental, CA, studying diverse environments, playing badminton, sanding soapstone, putting flowers in their hair and generally reveling … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

4/5 Farm School

Farm School, Synergy School’s main outdoor ed program, is one of my favorite parts of the year. Kids learn so much when they are out of their comfort zone: away … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment