Dialectic Dynamics

Dialectic Dynamics is an orientation that welcomes the seventh and eighth grade students back to school in a fun and casual way, while accomplishing some important goals. They are given time to connect with old friends and make new ones, meet and interact with the dialectic teachers, receive some important training for RenWeb (Geneva’s online academic tracker), build their new dialectic notebooks and planners, decorate their lockers, look over their class schedule, receive their course materials, and learn about opportunities, resources, and expectations. This is accomplished through ice breakers, house activities, workshops on organization and interpersonal relationships, modified classes, eating together and a day off campus working on communication and leadership skills with the wonder staff of Ties That Bind.

Here is what some of the students have said about Dialectic Dynamics:

  • When we arrived on our first day back, after the long summer break, a delicious breakfast buffet was waiting for us. After a filling meal, we played some games in the gym. Then we were divided into teams and each team choreographed a cheer, decided on a team name, and made a flag.
  • I liked the games and hanging out with my friends. I had time to decorate my locker. I liked the food and the ice cream party!
  • Excited chattering. Delighted laughter. Exuberant greetings.
  • Many of us have been at Geneva for a number of years. During that time, we have constantly looked up to the ‘big kids.’ Not only did Dialectic Dynamics reduce the anxiety of making it to the ‘upper school’ and being an example to the younger students, but it directed us on how we should do that.

Dialectic Dynamics is an exciting and informal way of helping the seventh and eighth grade students meet their teachers, get organized, and understand what will be expected of them as upper school students.

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January 17, 2020
  • AP Photography Trip

    Date: January 16, 2020 - January 20, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • US - A Schedule

    Date: January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 3rd Gr - Greek Olympics and Feast

    Date: January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
    Time: 8:15 am- 3:00 pm
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  • 4th Gr - Cathedral Tour

    Date: January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
    Time: 8:30 am- 2:30 pm
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  • Prospective Parent Event (7th-12th Grade)

    Date: January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
    Time: 9:00 am- 10:30 am
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  • 1st Gr - Peter Rabbit Kick-Off Celebration

    Date: January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
    Time: 1:30 pm- 2:00 pm
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  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs Warner Christian (Senior Night at home)

    Date: January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • Geneva Girls Soccer vs Crooms (Senior Night at home)

    Date: January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
    Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
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January 18, 2020
  • AP Photography Trip

    Date: January 16, 2020 - January 20, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • JV Girls Basketball Away Game vs. Faith

    Date: January 18, 2020 - January 18, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am- 11:00 am
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  • 5th Gr - Parents Knight Out

    Date: January 18, 2020 - January 18, 2020
    Time: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
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January 19, 2020
  • AP Photography Trip

    Date: January 16, 2020 - January 20, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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January 20, 2020
  • AP Photography Trip

    Date: January 16, 2020 - January 20, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • MLKJ DAY HOLIDAY

    Date: January 20, 2020 - January 20, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Meet & Greet with Brad Ryden

    Date: January 20, 2020 - January 20, 2020
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
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January 21, 2020
  • US - B Schedule

    Date: January 21, 2020 - January 21, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • LSC Convo (Meet Brad Ryden)

    Date: January 21, 2020 - January 21, 2020
    Time: 8:25 am- 8:40 am
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  • US Assembly - Student's Meet Brad Ryden

    Date: January 21, 2020 - January 21, 2020
    Time: 9:40 am- 10:25 am
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  • JV Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Osceola Prep

    Date: January 21, 2020 - January 21, 2020
    Time: 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • Varsity Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Osceola Prep

    Date: January 21, 2020 - January 21, 2020
    Time: 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
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January 17, 2020
  • AP Photography Trip

    Date: January 16, 2020 - January 20, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • US - A Schedule

    Date: January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 3rd Gr - Greek Olympics and Feast

    Date: January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
    Time: 8:15 am- 3:00 pm
    See more details

  • 4th Gr - Cathedral Tour

    Date: January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
    Time: 8:30 am- 2:30 pm
    See more details

  • Prospective Parent Event (7th-12th Grade)

    Date: January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
    Time: 9:00 am- 10:30 am
    See more details

  • 1st Gr - Peter Rabbit Kick-Off Celebration

    Date: January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
    Time: 1:30 pm- 2:00 pm
    See more details

  • Boys Varsity Soccer vs Warner Christian (Senior Night at home)

    Date: January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
    See more details

  • Geneva Girls Soccer vs Crooms (Senior Night at home)

    Date: January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
    Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
    See more details

January 18, 2020
  • AP Photography Trip

    Date: January 16, 2020 - January 20, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • JV Girls Basketball Away Game vs. Faith

    Date: January 18, 2020 - January 18, 2020
    Time: 10:00 am- 11:00 am
    See more details

  • 5th Gr - Parents Knight Out

    Date: January 18, 2020 - January 18, 2020
    Time: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
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January 19, 2020
  • AP Photography Trip

    Date: January 16, 2020 - January 20, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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January 20, 2020
  • AP Photography Trip

    Date: January 16, 2020 - January 20, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • MLKJ DAY HOLIDAY

    Date: January 20, 2020 - January 20, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Meet & Greet with Brad Ryden

    Date: January 20, 2020 - January 20, 2020
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
    See more details

January 21, 2020
  • US - B Schedule

    Date: January 21, 2020 - January 21, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • LSC Convo (Meet Brad Ryden)

    Date: January 21, 2020 - January 21, 2020
    Time: 8:25 am- 8:40 am
    See more details

  • US Assembly - Student's Meet Brad Ryden

    Date: January 21, 2020 - January 21, 2020
    Time: 9:40 am- 10:25 am
    See more details

  • JV Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Osceola Prep

    Date: January 21, 2020 - January 21, 2020
    Time: 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
    See more details

  • Varsity Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Osceola Prep

    Date: January 21, 2020 - January 21, 2020
    Time: 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
    See more details

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