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Weekly Notes from Head of Upper School

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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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 9/27

Dear Upper School Families, Many thanks to all of our students and families for following our new formal dress uniform guidelines for picture day! All of our students looked great for their pictures. A reminder that formal uniform requires long black pants, purchased through Norman’s, or one of the formal skirt options (Black or Red Plaid).…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 9/20

Dear Upper School Families, As the new school year dawns, the yearly struggle of convincing freshmen that handwriting matters rears its head once more. Does handwriting really matter? Plenty of studies suggest that the act of handwriting something, especially if the writer is taking the time to translate what they are hearing or reading into…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, Sept. 13

Dear Upper School Families, It can be difficult, for families to help guide their children in choosing a college major. It is not uncommon for Upper School students, to “declare” a field of study, or a major when they apply to college. It seems so soon, to be making such big decisions, about the rest of their…
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