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Acts in this year’s Talent Show

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

News

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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Faculty Profile: Rebecca Fensholt, Instructional Assistant

One of our newest faces at TDS isn’t really new at all. We first met Rebecca Fensholt as a substitute teacher in 2018. Her good-natured adaptability and intelligence quickly made her an indispensable part of our faculty. This year, we are so pleased to have Mrs. Fensholt as a permanent faculty member. As an Instructional […]

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Twister Trot

October, 2006. A crisp, autumn weekend morning. I remember standing outside my kids’ preschool in Bethesda, MD. Will and Emily had just finished the toddler sprint – 40 yards across the parking lot – and it was time for the parents to take the stage. A 5K was planned through the neighborhood. Two friends approached […]

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Middle School Newsletter – September 20th, 2019

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Turn It Off

In recent years, researchers have attempted to document and quantify the extent to which various forms of media have monopolized our children’s lives. Though its tenth anniversary is approaching, the comprehensive study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation is still cited by nearly all those who write about the subject. The central role of media […]

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A Day in the Life of TK

A Typical Day in TK 8:15 AM We arrive in the classroom and unpack our bookbags. Once our things are put away, we find an activity to keep our hands busy. 8:30 AM We start our day with Morning Meeting. We greet our classmates, learn about the calendar and the weather, and count the days […]

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Faculty Profile – Danielle Cosgrave, 4th Grade

Our Back to School days have been filled with all things new: new students, new books, new classes, and new teachers. This year, Danielle Cosgrave has joined our upper elementary team, bringing her patience, organization, and teaching talents to guide her fourth graders. We are so fortunate to have her as a part of the […]

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Middle School Student Council

Each year, the middle school elects the president, vice president, and secretary of the TDS Student Council. These officers are responsible for running our all-school assemblies, coordinating meetings, and helping plan school events such as spirit week, dances, and MS movie nights. So far, our candidates for the officer positions have submitted their applications. Next […]

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