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Weekly Notes from Head of Upper School

Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 10/25

Dear Upper School Families, Teachers have a name for this time of year. We lovingly call it “DEVOLSON.” DEVOLSON, a term coined by an educator, is an acronym for Dark, Evil, Late September, October, and November. It is a fun word to say, but the concept is real. And it is not just teachers that deal…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 10/18

Dear Upper School Families, As the quarter comes to a close, many families are paying close attention to their student’s progress and grades for this term.  In the Upper School, grades are recorded differently than in the middle school.  Only the Semester grade, in January and June, are recorded on the official transcript.  Progress reports…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 10/11

Dear Upper School Families, Many families ask me for advice on how to provide support for learning at home.  Our families are already well committed to education and highlight its importance at home.  But there are some things that you can encourage your student to learn, and skills they can develop, that will continue to…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 10/4

Dear Upper School Families, October is a special month for our seniors!  We have several school traditions tied to October. This coming Friday, October 6, at the all-school assembly, seniors will receive their senior tie. The senior tie is a red tie, with the Firebird, and their graduation year.  A special commemoration that sets our seniors apart…
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