Entries by Darsa Morrow

Boulder Spotlight: Ball Aerospace Mechanical Engineer Visits Mack-Boulder

 In November, NASA successfully launched the first of four Joint Polar Satellite Systems (JPSS) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). (JPSS-1, once reaching its final orbit, is renamed NOAA-20.) “Satellites in the JPSS constellation gather global measurements of atmospheric, terrestrial and oceanic conditions, including sea and land surface temperatures, vegetation, clouds, rainfall, snow […]

Boulder Spotlight: 3rd Grade Spanish Class Raises Money for Puerto Rico

Mack-Boulder 3rd graders recently put “Keen Minds, Compassionate Hearts, Global Action” into effect with their amazing Mercado that raised $750. It all started one day in Spanish class. “We were studying the verb comprar (to buy) in Spanish,” explained Carolina Miralles, Mack-Boulder’s Spanish teacher. “I asked the students if they wanted to make a fictional […]

After School Enrichment and Macktastic Specialty Camps at Mack-Boulder

Mackintosh Academy students often have passionate interests and wild imaginations. While our school program encourages and allows for a tremendous amount of exploring personal interests, afterschool and summer enrichment opportunities are still vital to Mack-Boulder students. Alex Bradley, mother of a Mack fifth grader, recently joined the staff as Enrichment Coordinator to help further develop […]

Boulder Spotlight: 6th Grader Overcomes Challenges to Become Gymnastics State Champ!

Mackintosh Academy-Boulder sixth grader, Emmy G., recently tumbled her way into a Level 4 State Championship victory in women’s gymnastics. The twelve-year-old gymnast had an all around score of 38.30, scoring first in bars, beam, floor and all around in the senior division at the state meet. The championship took place over the weekend of […]

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

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 […]