Science Olympiad Goes to State

This past weekend, our middle school Science Olympiad team, led by Mrs. Khan, went to the state championship, where they competed against 34 other schools. The team won nine medals overall, placing eleventh in the state. With the competition being ...
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The Value of Persistence

My last missive focused on How Children Succeed by Paul Tough, and traits that comprise one’s performance character. Carmit Segal’s research showcasing the link between coding speed (a proxy for trying hard when there are no real incentives, or conscientiousness) ...
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Pi and Grit

One of my all-time favorite “educational books” is How Children Succeed by Paul Tough. Highlighting years of innovative social science research, Tough stresses the importance of certain performance character traits as predictors of achievement and life satisfaction. Twice in the ...
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Hard History with Dr. Jeffries

This past Tuesday, our staff was graced with the opportunity to hear from Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, a historian and professor who teaches classes centered on the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Among the many incredible things he has done ...
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SciOly and Odyssey Teams Advance to the Next Round

The middle school Odyssey of the Mind and Science Olympiad teams have been hard at work preparing for and competing in their regional competitions! Odyssey of the Mind Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition. Participants solve a ...
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Adaptation and Math Week

Several weeks ago, we invited prospective students to campus on a Saturday morning for admissions testing. Since parents were not allowed in the buildings, many took self-guided tours of campus, and I did my best to connect with all of ...
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