Life in the middle is always interesting. Here are a few things I've initiated.
Designed scope and sequence for integrated ELA/SS courses using open-source systems theory curriculum
Caltech scientists and MacArthur "Geniuses" visit students to share scientific research on extremophiles
Students take charge of their own learning with The Great Independent Learning Project (GILP)
Math and history connect with "Data-slicing: The Story of Us" book