The Wonders of Winterim

Every January, Meridian students participate in Winterim, a two-day break from regular classes featuring intensive workshops chosen by the students. This year, offerings included Playwriting, Cooking, Economics, Rockets and Rocketry, Movement and Dance, Crafting, Creative Writing, Music, and Museum Sketching.

In Movement and Dance, students got to work with Carl Alleyne, a hip-hop dancer and choreographer, and Checka Antifonario, a local practitioner of restorative yoga. “It was really cool to see Checka do a warming hands technique to help our muscles relax,” said Twyla, an 11th grader. In Crafting, students learned to knit -- Alani, an 11th grader, said that she “never had the chance or time to learn to make hats,” and now she has two!

Other workshops built towards similarly dynamic goals; Economics students modeled the Euro Crisis and Cooking students created an original five-course meal.

In Music, students arranged and performed songs from Weezer’s first album, Weezer, also known as The Blue Album. The band will perform its songs at a mini-concert this Monday, February 8th at 7pm. Ever a pun-loving group, the concert will be called -- what else? -- Weezerim.