NEW THIS YEAR IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL!
s are weekly electives offered to Middle School students every Friday during community time. They provide yet another opportunity for our fifth through eighth graders to connect with each other and explore topics and interests beyond Laguna's core curriculum and electives. Swoop Groups also provide students a chance to connect with a wider variety of MS and US faculty.
US student club leaders will eventually lead Swoop Groups to get MS students involved in their clubs. This quarter,
Natalie McCafferey '20
is leading a Farm Club Swoop Group for MS students, and next quarter, Storyteller and Sock Club members plan to have US student leaders offer Swoop Group activities.
"The first round of sign ups was a grand success," says MS Advisory Coordinator Anna Alldredge. A few Swoop Group activities to look forward to in the future include: Juggling, American Sign Language, Improv Theater, Knitting, Martial Arts & Yoga, Coloring, Miming, Life Skills, and No Soup For You: Seinfeld Appreciation Level 1.
Last year at the Lower School, a similar program called
was rolled out and was a big hit among students. "I like how Swoop Group deepens the continuity across Grades EK-8," adds Alldredge.