Entries by Darsa Morrow

Why Mackintosh Academy’s K-8 Model is Ideal for Middle-Schoolers

Spoiler alert: parenting adolescents isn’t any easier than walking the floor at midnight with a newborn. The belief that parents can worry less as their children age washes away as parents witness their child go through adolescence—a period of change rivaling that of birth to age three. Adolescence can provide a wild ride at home, […]

Mack-Boulder Spotlight: Meaningful Service Learning Through IB Community Projects

Imagine being able to reconnect today with someone you helped through service twenty years ago. Better still, imagine that not only has that person grown to be an amazing adult, but that he is also living a life of service to others? Former Mack parent, Mara Rose, recently had that experience. Mara said, “In the […]

Boulder Spotlight: 4th Grade Presents Stone Soup as Rock Opera

In Performing Arts class at Mack-Boulder, the cornerstone event for each grade is the work-share. Work-shares are assemblies that are typically an amalgam of a performance, a play, and a demonstration, depending on what the students want to showcase. For each work-share, the performing class develops, rehearses, and then presents a “show” based on what they […]

Mack-Boulder Middle School Makeover!

While the Mack-Boulder Middle School has evolved and grown each year since the campus began, this fall has seen its most advanced iteration yet—physically and programmatically! Physical space – This summer, intrepid facilities manager Jaime Philp completed, with some contracted help, a radical renovation of the space formerly occupied by The Hillside School. In that space, […]

Boulder Spotlight: Service Learning is Off to a Great Start

Service Learning is in full swing for Mack-Boulder students, both on campus and in the community. Over the past few weeks, students have ventured off campus in the new ETVs (Experiential education Transportation Vehicles) to learn and serve. As part of their IB unit on the importance of community, the 4th grade toured the There […]