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Middle School Adds Advisory

October 5

If you’ve been on campus this fall, you may have noticed small groups of middle school students assembled with a faculty member in various campus gathering spots . . .

It’s all part of the Brick Venture Advisory Program, which Charleston Day added this fall to directly address the needs of our students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

This week’s activity was the “Paper Tower” challenge. The instructions were:8th advisory

Without speaking to each other, you are now to build the tallest free-standing tower possible, using only the paper given to you (no tape, scissors, etc.). Each of you may use only your own paper to build your own segments. Then, when you are done, put your individual pieces into the middle, and, as a team, assemble your tower. You have 10 minutes to complete this exercise.


Advisors have between 5-8 students they meet with several times each month to provide guidance, oversee the students’ management of responsibilities, and help them strive for personal levels of excellence academically, socially, creatively and physically. To learn more about the program, see the Advisory page on our website.

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