Middle School Archive

November 17, 2014

Why Parents Lose It with Their Kids

Happy Monday, everyone!   Can you believe this is the final week of school before Thanksgiving Break?  As each year passes, I become amazed at how quickly the time goes. This time of year can be stressful as we feel ourselves pulled in many different directions.  And,... » read more
November 01, 2014

Student-to-Student Mentoring

Happy day after Halloween, everyone!  Thank you so much for the amazing decorating job and phenomenal party.  The kids had a blast, and the place looked positively spooky!  The Halloween party is another great example of the many ways that we come together as a Middle School.... » read more
October 24, 2014

Are Good Leaders Born or Made?

Happy Friday!  I hope you all are enjoying the mild weather.  I am currently in Denver, having accompanied 23 Middle School students to the STAMP conference (Students Taking Action and Making Progress).  Middle school students from all around the Denver metro area came together this... » read more
October 19, 2014

Lessons Learned from a Sixth Grade English Class

Hello everyone, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.  I saw many of you at Dawson Live on Friday.  What an amazing performance by our children!  It is so fun to see them up there rocking out to the tunes from our youth.  Thank you so much to Matt and Amy White for... » read more
October 07, 2014

Lessons Learned from a Seventh Grade Life Science Class

Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  The weather was beautiful! One of my favorite things to do in my role is to visit classes.  I get to visit my own class everyday – and that brings me a great deal of joy.  The kids are so energetic, friendly, and just plain... » read more
September 18, 2014

Back to School Night Thoughts

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful week.  Unbelievably, we are about a month into school, and we are busy!  This week is Spirit Week, and we have been dressed crazily and engaging in several fun competitions.  Our teams are the 5th and 8th grades vs. the 6th and 7th... » read more
August 28, 2014

Want to Be a Supportive Parent? Let Your Child Take Risks.

Hello all, What a wonderful first week we have had.  The kids are so full of energy and enthusiasm, and teachers are excited to try out new ideas in class.  I had my math class outside yesterday timing how long it took each of us to walk ten meters and then figuring out how to... » read more
August 22, 2014

Kids and Friendship: When to Back Off

Hello everyone, Well, we’ve almost made it through the first week of school, and what a week it was!  I’m sure your children are exhausted after the last few days – be sure to let them get lots of sleep this weekend. I’ve been thinking and talking a lot lately about the idea of... » read more
August 16, 2014

Living our Mission Statement

Hello everyone, Welcome to the new school year!  I can’t tell you how excited I am to see everyone.  We have had a fantastic week of faculty meetings.  I can say with great enthusiasm that our Middle School faculty is made up of extraordinary individuals who bring a great deal... » read more
Lily Photo-Bombing Me at Gettysburg August 06, 2014

Time to Savor Life

Hello Everyone, Sure enough, the school year is upon us.  Teachers are coming in and getting their classrooms ready, maintenance crews are busy making the buildings look amazing, and the grounds crew is doing some amazing work on this lovely campus. I was here for much of the summer... » read more
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