April 13, 2017 -- Seventy-two sophomores—up from 38 last year—have completed their IB Personal Projects, which serve as a capstone to the IB Middle Years Programme. The projects provide an open-ended way to evaluate outcomes and is a more individualized, authentic, performance-based measure of student achievement and success than standardized tests. Student projects must demonstrate research, collaboration, communication, global contexts, goal-setting and reflection, among other skills. Sophomore Ava Byrne designed and painted a Little Free Library, which has been installed at Fernway School. She collaborated with John Murphy, who built the library, and with Carol Boyd, a Fernway neighbor who will serve as the library's steward. The project was made possible by a donation from the Teeter family, who also reside in Fernway. Congratulations to Ava and to those sophomores who completed IB Personal Projects.
Click here to view the video of the Personal Project Assembly.