You can learn so much at the Omega Middle School Open House
Our Omega Middle School Open House is right around the corner. We hope you will take some time to be part of this event, no matter your child’s grade in elementary school or middle school. It gives you an opportunity to see a Rainbow / Omega education across the grades, culminating with the 7th and 8th grade years in which students engage in larger projects, presentations, and leadership opportunities.
What made me a supporter of Rainbow, was the kids’ strong sense of self. They knew who they were and were not. They knew their strengths and weaknesses. And even though high school and college brings its own set of social and educational challenges, the students I met were at peace with themselves, ready to take on the challenges of young adulthood with confidence and determination. —Bill Drew, parent of a current 5th grader
Here is this year’s schedule:
8:30 – 10 am
- 8:30 – 8:45 coffee/tea/chocolate in the auditorium foyer
- 8:45 – 9:00 short presentation about Omega Middle School
- 9:00 – 9:30 tour classes in progress
- 9:30 – 10 Q & A with current teachers & students back in the auditorium
6:30 – 8:00 pm
- 6:30 – 6:45 – pizza and salad in the auditorium foyer
- 6:45 – 7:00 – short presentation about Omega Middle School
- 7:00 – 7:15 – tour classrooms
- 7:15 – 8:00 – meet recent graduates and ask questions with our alumni panel
The five big reasons you should come to the Omega Open House:
1. Meet teachers
During the school year, it’s not always so easy to speak with a teacher who is not attending to other tasks – students, planning, teaching, training, in a meeting, etc. Having their undivided attention to answer all your questions about what they teach and how becomes such a gift! The open house provides you this opportunity. Meet all the teachers in our Omega Middle School: Susie (division head), Susan, Jason, Niki, Justin, Lisa, Jenny, and some of our specialists.
2. Meet students
We love opening up our campus so that you can meet students and see how incredible they all are. The programs and curriculum in the Omega program allows them to explore their interests more in-depth through our regular academic program and through our electives classes. We have extensive electives courses and our students can tell you about them.
3. Meet recent graduates
You also have an opportunity to hear from recent graduates who can give you candid answers about how prepared they felt for high school. They can share about their Rainbow experiences, the transition to high school, and tell you much more about their academic and extracurricular careers as a result of their Rainbow / Omega experience.
You can get a great feel for how this works with our past alumni panels who have spoken at other Open Houses:
4. Visit classes
On the morning of the Open House, you can see classes in progress. On any given day, students engage in different experiential activities involving collaboration, problem solving, math, language arts and social studies.
5. Get all your questions answered
We cannot stress enough the value in being part of an event like this. You get to see the “whole Rainbow story” and how proud we are of our young students and who they grow to be.
Last year, one parent attended and felt so moved by the event, he wrote a long letter of how this event alone helped him decide on a middle school for his child. Take a look! at Bill Drew’s Testimonial Letter.
We hope you will join us for an evening of connection, information, and fun! We’ll have door prizes and other giveaways, too!