Each block lasts approximately 10 weeks. The final PSD block is used to support the annual middle school production. During this time all students and teachers are involved in preparing and practicing for this event.
In the lead-up to the start of PSD, all the teachers’ options are published and students sign-up for the activities they are interested in. Although activities do vary, we always seek to provide a good variety of options for the students. Recent PSD activities included basketball, soccer, model making, touch rugby, French club, art club, crafts club, and badminton. PSD clubs are typically open to all middle school students, which allow them to work with teachers they may not normally have, as well as with students both younger and older than them.
We feel PSD is an integral part of our middle school program, something that enriches and adds value to our goals as middle school educators. PSD is extremely popular with the students who clearly enjoy and appreciate opportunities to try something new.