Parent Teacher Communication

September 2nd, 2022|

Effective parent-teacher communication can be challenging, especially if one or both parties don’t put enough effort into the child's learning. As much time as teachers spend with the students attending the school, the parents
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What Are Midterms

August 19th, 2022|

What Are Midterms for Middle School Students? Midterms are the graded examinations that take place in the middle of an academic term to determine student progress in school. This can offer a barometer
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Trash and Treasures

April 14th, 2022|

With a one-year-old in daycare, I’ve joined the club of parents who receive daily works of art by their children. I know that some of Freddie’s masterpieces will someday be fridge-worthy, but I also
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Meet Mrs. Turkington

February 24th, 2022|

Shelley Turkington has fearlessly stepped into our science lab and filled it with experimentation, exploration, and wonder. Where were you on your teaching journey before joining us at TDS? I was
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Positive Changes

February 17th, 2022|

We’ve had a successful transition to our new protocols this week. Many students have removed masks for recess and outside times, while others have made a different choice. On Monday, I spoke to all
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Traditions

February 10th, 2022|

For me, one of the highlights of the past month has been bringing back some of the middle school traditions and activities that we didn't get to do during the 2020-21 school year, such
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Joy

February 3rd, 2022|

As many of you know, I celebrated a milestone birthday last week. I was lucky enough to receive cards from many of our Lower Schoolers, and (aided by Coach Morrison) every eighth grader gave
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