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 wonderful 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.

The Geneva School
The Geneva School
October 27, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Flex -Chapel

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Dialectic C

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (Rowe)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 8:30 am- 9:15 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (Donnelly)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 9:40 am- 10:25 am
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  • USC Chapel

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 10:30 am- 11:05 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monologues (Drummond)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 10:50 am- 11:35 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (White)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 pm- 12:45 pm
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  • Brioso Choir (3rd–6th)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • 5th Gr - Williamsburg Parent Meeting

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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October 28, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Dialectic D

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Chamber Orchestra

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 7:00 am- 7:45 am
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Play Rehearsal

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 12:30 pm
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  • Prospective Parent Event (K4-5th Grade)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 9:30 am- 11:00 am
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  • Ladies Choir (8th–12th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:00 pm- 3:45 pm
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  • Percussio (3rd–5th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • Art & Creativity Class (1st–5th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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October 29, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Flex -House

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Dialectic E

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Smith)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 9:45 am
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Warner)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 8:45 am- 11:00 am
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Gutierrez)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 9:45 am- 12:00 pm
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  • USC House Meetings

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 10:15 am- 11:05 am
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  • Youth Golf

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • Strategika (3rd–5th)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm
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  • Rhetoric Homecoming/Flag Football Game

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm
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October 30, 2021
  • CC District Meet

    Date: October 30, 2021 - October 30, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 9:30 am
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  • Upper School Fall Dance

    Date: October 30, 2021 - October 30, 2021
    Time: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
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October 27, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Flex -Chapel

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Dialectic C

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (Rowe)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 8:30 am- 9:15 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (Donnelly)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 9:40 am- 10:25 am
    See more details

  • USC Chapel

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 10:30 am- 11:05 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monologues (Drummond)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 10:50 am- 11:35 am
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  • 1st Gr - Animal Monolgues (White)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 12:00 pm- 12:45 pm
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  • Brioso Choir (3rd–6th)

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • 5th Gr - Williamsburg Parent Meeting

    Date: October 27, 2021 - October 27, 2021
    Time: 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
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October 28, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Dialectic D

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Chamber Orchestra

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 7:00 am- 7:45 am
    See more details

  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Play Rehearsal

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 12:30 pm
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  • Prospective Parent Event (K4-5th Grade)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 9:30 am- 11:00 am
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  • Ladies Choir (8th–12th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:00 pm- 3:45 pm
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  • Percussio (3rd–5th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
    See more details

  • Art & Creativity Class (1st–5th)

    Date: October 28, 2021 - October 28, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
    See more details

October 29, 2021
  • Rhetoric Spirit Week

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 7th Gr - North Florida Trip

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • 8th Gr - Common Arts Activities/Trips

    Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

  • Flex -House

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Dialectic E

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Smith)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 9:45 am
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Warner)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 8:45 am- 11:00 am
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  • 3rd Gr - Trojan War Performance (Gutierrez)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 9:45 am- 12:00 pm
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  • USC House Meetings

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 10:15 am- 11:05 am
    See more details

  • Youth Golf

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
    See more details

  • Strategika (3rd–5th)

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 5:00 pm
    See more details

  • Rhetoric Homecoming/Flag Football Game

    Date: October 29, 2021 - October 29, 2021
    Time: 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm
    See more details

October 30, 2021
  • CC District Meet

    Date: October 30, 2021 - October 30, 2021
    Time: 7:30 am- 9:30 am
    See more details

  • Upper School Fall Dance

    Date: October 30, 2021 - October 30, 2021
    Time: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
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