Acts in this year’s Talent Show

“Kids seem to really love it here. We take pride in our school.”


50,000 Words

November is National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as “NaNoWriMo.” National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 with a challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Since then, over three million people have completed the challenge. Of the thousands of people that set out to complete this challenge last month, four […]

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An Attitude of Gratitude

With Thanksgiving only a week away, I trust that many of us are anticipating some time-honored family traditions. As a kid, I looked forward to a family football game, a crowded dinner table, my Aunt Rosemary’s pies, and my uncles engaging in a protracted, boring conversation about politics. Thanksgiving is a time when we all […]

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Faculty Profile: Samantha Lazar, 5th Grade Teacher

When we interviewed Samantha Lazar for a fifth-grade teaching position last June, it seemed like kismet. She was an experienced, well-educated teacher who was ready to bring her talents to a new classroom. Even more than that, she was a part of the Triangle Day School family, having taught in our Middle School – partnered […]

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Raising Problem Solvers

With our Lower School intramural program in full swing and Middle School practice starting next week, I find myself thinking a lot about basketball these days. The missive below is similar to one I wrote seven years ago for the Parents Council of Washington blog. Immediately following graduate school, I taught and coached at Bryn […]

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Lower School Update

These are bright, busy days in Lower School! We’ve had family tree presentations in TK, pumpkin investigations with tasty pumpkin seeds in first grade, and oh so many crazy costumes for Spirit Week. The PJs were extra cozy on Monday, and we saw plenty of poodle skirts, hippy outfits, and side ponytails on Tuesday. Wacky […]

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Supporting Imagination

Each year, the graduating 8th grade class gives a gift to the school. In years past, these gifts have included items such as the new water fountain and funding for our covered seating area. This past year, the 8th grade class donated a makerspace, which is located in the middle school lounge. At graduation, two […]

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Crossing the Finish Line

This past Saturday, nearly 300 runners and walkers alike wound their way through American Village in the 2019 Twister Trot. Thank you for taking part in this wonderful event, for honoring Marcy Speer and the many others in our community who have battled cancer with courage and strength. I was struck by how many names […]

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Lower School in October

October is one of the sweet spots of the academic year. We’re past the getting-to-know-you period, but not yet into holiday craziness. We’ve mastered all the new names and routines, and the fall weather has us energized. We’re into the rhythm of the school year, ready to be productive learners and community members. Lower Schoolers […]

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Blind Spot

Professional development days offer a unique gift during the sprint from late August to early June – the gift of time. Yesterday, faculty and staff came together for an energizing day of learning. We began with a review of emergency medical procedures during a training and recertification in CPR and First Aid. Following this, teachers […]

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Middle School Conferences

Today is the first day of middle school conferences for the 2019-20 school year! We’re excited to see all of the parents and check in about the students’ progress so far this year. One important note about our conferences is that they are student-led. Students prepare comments about their worries, goals, and growth in each […]

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