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  • Rock the Runway
    college preparatory curriculum is enhanced by unique programs that offer our students experiences that will enrich their lives and prepare them for the future Student Experience Activities and Clubs Leadership Opportunities Advising Dining Services Outdoor Program Global Citizens A Culture of Giving School Store Health and Wellness Educational and Counseling Services Student Experience Each student is encouraged to consider participating in a larger world community as a part of his or her educational experience Leadership Opportunities Students are provided with opportunities to build and test their leadership skills act as mentors to younger students and represent the student body Extracurricular Offerings The program provides opportunities for students to express themselves build interests establish and pursue passions and connect with other students in a welcoming environment Athletics Philosophy Team Pages Meet the Athletic Department College and the SCH Athlete Sports Medicine Facilities Camps and Clinics Prospective Athlete Inquiry Form Athletics Teamwork sportsmanship personal commitment are the building blocks for a culture of success Cheer on the Blue Devils Our Athletic Department seeks to generate a sense of pride within the student body the faculty and the larger school community for its teams and the overall school Where are they playing now Our athletic directors coaches and college counselors are dedicated to helping our student athletes find the college that is right for them The Arts Music New Media Performing Arts Visual Arts Community Arts Arts Honors The Arts and New Media SCH Academy s Arts curriculum provides an impressive breadth and depth of experience for students Pre K 12 Using Technology in New Ways We build digital competency through creative projects that are driven by each student s interests and passions and through classroom experiences that are designed to help students become digital creators Artist in Residence The Artist in Residence

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  • Special Lecture: Paul Assaiante, Trinity College Squash Coach
    New Media arrow Lower School for Boys New Media Lower School for Girls New Media Middle School for Boys New Media Middle School for Girls New Media Upper School New Media Performing Arts arrow Middle School for Boys Performing Arts Middle School for Girls Performing Arts Upper School Performing Arts arrow Players Visual Arts arrow Lower School for Boys Visual Arts Lower School for Girls Visual Arts Middle School for Boys Visual Arts Middle School for Girls Visual Arts Upper School Visual Arts Community Arts arrow Community Arts Stories Arts Honors Giving arrow Interim Head of School Message Culture of Kindness Faces of Change Support SCH arrow Giving Societies Planned Giving Ways to Make a Gift Make a Gift The SCH Fund arrow The SCH Fund FAQs Giving Societies Tax Credit Programs Matching Gifts Meet the Development Team School Calendar Alumni arrow Get Involved Stay Connected arrow Update Your Information Class Notes Photo Gallery Alumni Events arrow Reunion Weekend 2016 arrow SS Class of 1951 CHA Class of 1951 SS Class of 1956 CHA Class of 1956 SS Class of 1961 CHA Class of 1961 SS Class of 1966 CHA Class of 1966 SS Class of 1971 CHA Class of 1971 SS Class of 1976 CHA Class of 1976 SS Class of 1981 CHA Class of 1981 SS Class of 1986 CHA Class of 1986 SS Class of 1991 CHA Class of 1991 SS Class of 1996 CHA Class of 1996 SS Class of 2001 CHA Class of 2001 SS Class of 2006 CHA Class of 2006 SS Class of 2011 CHA Class of 2011 Alumni Profiles Support SCH CHA Hall of Fame arrow 2013 Inductees 2010 Inductees 2006 Inductees 2003 Inductees 2001 Inductees Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form mySCH School Calendar Alumni mySCH Search About SCH Our Mission Head of School Search Our History Contact Us Our Campus Employment Opportunities School Leadership Faculty and Staff Directory Summerside on the Hill 2016 Clothes Closet Resale Store Camp Fair News Archive About SCH Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is an independent school with a bold educational vision for success in college and beyond The Heart of Our Progress Meet our talented and passionate faculty The Joy of Discovery A robust state of the art academic program intently focused on preparing students for their future Admissions Why SCH Lower School Admissions Middle School Admissions Upper School Admissions Tuition Fees Financial Aid Admissions Events International Admissions Relocating to the Area Meet the Admissions Team Admissions We look forward to exploring the role that SCH can play in helping your child step boldly into the future Reasons to Consider SCH Our programs are planned deliberate meaningful and focused on student outcomes Join Us We are delighted to help you as you begin learning more about our school Academics Lower Schools Middle Schools Upper School College Counseling Our Difference Academics Finding just the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make Single Sex Pre K 8 Coed 9

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  • Calendar
    and 10 th grade parent evening to answer parent questions about the college process We will also have a guest speaker from the world of college admissions and following theâ formal portion of the program sophomore parents will break out into small groups with their child s college counselor for an informal conversation and Q A period Contact Monica Siltman 8 Parents Association Exec Mtg 8 15 AM to 10 15 AM Contact Lori Smith Literacy Study Family Celebration 3 30 PM to 6 00 PM MS Girls Gym As a culminating activity for the Literature Study please join our Family Celebration Students and their families are welcome at any point within this time frame to enjoy the West African and Canadian inspired celebration Families attending the event are welcome to bring a non perishable food item for donation to St Vincent s A special thank you to our co chairs Rae Allen and Laura Johnson for all of their time and effort coordinating and planning this event along with the many other parent volunteers Contact Maeve Malone 9 Rock the Block VIVA Las SCH 6 30 PM to 11 30 PM Harris Commons Woodward Gym Willow Grove Campus It s time to roll the dice and don your dancing shoes for Rock the Block Viva Las SCH this year s fundraiser We are thrilled to bring the iconic excitement of Las Vegas to our school You can count on professional gaming tables and dealers fabulous food desserts and cocktails and a toe tapping band to help us dance the night away For more information to become a Sponsor or to purchase tickets please visit Viva Las SCH Contact Leslie Newbold 10 11 Caron Foundation Parent Night 7 00 PM to 9 00 PM Lower School Auditorium Please refer to email Caron Foundation Program Contact Crystal Jackson 12 Class of 2020 Outward Bound Parent Student Information Session 7 00 PM to 8 30 PM Upper School Auditorium Cherokee Campus Contact Matt Norcini POSTPONED to 4 18 Astronomy to Go Star Party 7 30 PM to 10 00 PM Cherokee Campus Field behind the Lower School for Girls Playground This event has been postponed to NEXT MONDAY due to weather with backup dates Tuesday April 19 and Thursday April 21 Everyone in the SCH community and their families are invited to this event It is strongly encouraged that 6th and 7th grade boys and 6th grade girls attend A decision regarding poor weather rain or clouds will be made during the school day on Tuesday based on the weather forecast and will be posted on mySCH calendar Refer to letter here 13 Grade 4 Girls Move Up Morning in Middle School 8 15 AM to 10 15 AM Middle School Girls Cherokee Campus Contact Saburah Posner PreK Girls Trip to City Hall 8 20 AM to 12 00 PM Contact Kathie Daley Grade 5 Girls Trip to Waste Water Treatment Facility 9 00 AM to 12 35 PM Spring Recital 6 30 PM to 7 30 PM Recital Hall CC Private Music Lesson Program students perform a recital featuring their work Student of all levels are permitted to perform with consent of their private lesson teacher or their classroom music teacher Free of Charge all are welcome Contact Roland Woehr 14 Players Spring Production Almost Maine 7 00 PM to 10 00 PM The Rec Get your tickets here sch ticketleap com almost maine ALMOST MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love with a touch of good natured magic realism witty romantic unsentimental A beautifully structured play with nifty surprise endings most but not all of them happy The New York Times Sweet poignant and witty Nearly perfect AMOST MAINE s charm is real It packs wit earns its laughs and like love surprises you New York Daily News Mega hit ALMOST MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town Unabashedly unhip There is no pretense of an edge here the show offers a sweetness and decency that s become rare at the theater At this point it s a welcome breath of fresh air New York Post Contact Jessica Satryan 15 Players Spring Production Almost Maine 7 00 PM to 10 00 PM The Rec Get your tickets here sch ticketleap com almost maine ALMOST MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love with a touch of good natured magic realism witty romantic unsentimental A beautifully structured play with nifty surprise endings most but not all of them happy The New York Times Sweet poignant and witty Nearly perfect AMOST MAINE s charm is real It packs wit earns its laughs and like love surprises you New York Daily News Mega hit ALMOST MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town Unabashedly unhip There is no pretense of an edge here the show offers a sweetness and decency that s become rare at the theater At this point it s a welcome breath of fresh air New York Post Contact Jessica Satryan 16 Girls Climate Summit 2016 9 00 AM to 3 30 PM Cherokee Campus The Girls Climate Summit mission is to strengthen the knowledge and leadership skills of young women who are passionate about the environment Over the course of the summit middle and high school girls from the Philadelphia region will come together to talk about climate issues and to cultivate leadership skills that will enable them to become environmental change makers in their own communities Girls will participate in workshops presentations discussions and other team building and intergenerational activities that help them begin to see their role as future leaders https www eventbrite com e girls climate summit 2016 tickets 20996220260 Contact Rekha Dhillon Richardson Players Spring Production Almost Maine 7 00 PM to 10 00 PM The Rec Get your tickets here sch ticketleap com almost maine ALMOST MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love with a touch of good natured magic

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  • Photo Gallery
    students in a welcoming environment Athletics Philosophy Team Pages Meet the Athletic Department College and the SCH Athlete Sports Medicine Facilities Camps and Clinics Prospective Athlete Inquiry Form Athletics Teamwork sportsmanship personal commitment are the building blocks for a culture of success Cheer on the Blue Devils Our Athletic Department seeks to generate a sense of pride within the student body the faculty and the larger school community for its teams and the overall school Where are they playing now Our athletic directors coaches and college counselors are dedicated to helping our student athletes find the college that is right for them The Arts Music New Media Performing Arts Visual Arts Community Arts Arts Honors The Arts and New Media SCH Academy s Arts curriculum provides an impressive breadth and depth of experience for students Pre K 12 Using Technology in New Ways We build digital competency through creative projects that are driven by each student s interests and passions and through classroom experiences that are designed to help students become digital creators Artist in Residence The Artist in Residence program supports visits to the school by performing and visual artists Artists interact with students sharing their insights about art and the artistic process and working on a collaborative project Giving Interim Head of School Message Culture of Kindness Faces of Change Support SCH The SCH Fund Meet the Development Team Giving We invite you to participate in supporting our mission to educate students to be innovative leaders breakthrough thinkers and imaginative problem solvers Make a Gift We invite you to participate in supporting our mission Support SCH A tradition of inspiring young people to transform the world Photo Gallery Home Photo Gallery 2015 2016 School Year Meet Mark Segar Senior Opening Assembly Lower School for Boys Lower School for Boys Lower School for Boys Lower School for Boys Lower School for Boys Lower School for Boys Lower School for Boys Lower School for Girls Lower School for Girls Lower School for Girls Lower School for Girls Lower School for Girls Lower School for Girls Lower School for Girls Lower School for Girls Lower School for Girls Lower School for Girls Lower School for Girls Middle School for Boys Middle School for Boys Middle School for Boys Middle School for Boys Middle School for Boys Middle School for Boys Middle School for Boys Middle School for Boys Middle School for Boys Middle School for Girls Middle School for Girls Middle School for Girls Middle School for Girls Middle School for Girls Middle School for Girls Middle School for Girls Middle School for Girls Middle School for Girls Middle School for Girls Upper School Upper School Upper School Upper School Upper School Upper School Upper School Upper School Architecture Architecture Architecture Architecture Architecture Architecture MS Boys NYC Trip MS Boys NYC Trip MS Boys NYC Trip MS Boys NYC Trip MS Boys NYC Trip MS Boys NYC Trip MS Boys NYC Trip MS Boys NYC Trip MS Boys NYC Trip MS

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  • Video Gallery
    of his or her educational experience Leadership Opportunities Students are provided with opportunities to build and test their leadership skills act as mentors to younger students and represent the student body Extracurricular Offerings The program provides opportunities for students to express themselves build interests establish and pursue passions and connect with other students in a welcoming environment Athletics Philosophy Team Pages Meet the Athletic Department College and the SCH Athlete Sports Medicine Facilities Camps and Clinics Prospective Athlete Inquiry Form Athletics Teamwork sportsmanship personal commitment are the building blocks for a culture of success Cheer on the Blue Devils Our Athletic Department seeks to generate a sense of pride within the student body the faculty and the larger school community for its teams and the overall school Where are they playing now Our athletic directors coaches and college counselors are dedicated to helping our student athletes find the college that is right for them The Arts Music New Media Performing Arts Visual Arts Community Arts Arts Honors The Arts and New Media SCH Academy s Arts curriculum provides an impressive breadth and depth of experience for students Pre K 12 Using Technology in New Ways We build digital competency through creative projects that are driven by each student s interests and passions and through classroom experiences that are designed to help students become digital creators Artist in Residence The Artist in Residence program supports visits to the school by performing and visual artists Artists interact with students sharing their insights about art and the artistic process and working on a collaborative project Giving Interim Head of School Message Culture of Kindness Faces of Change Support SCH The SCH Fund Meet the Development Team Giving We invite you to participate in supporting our mission to educate students to be innovative leaders

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  • "Animals in Winter" project goes on the road...
    country Read More Around the Globe and Still Back in Time for Lunch 2 22 2016 Andrew Hallowell Mandarin teacher I m still new here at SCH I can t always find my way around campus I m still learning some names and faces and I m trying to figure out the nuances of our dress code In the six months I ve been working here however I ve been consistently struck by how much time energy and enthusiasm we as an institution put into capturing our students imaginations and engaging them in creative ways in the academic work that is the lifeblood of our school Our students have opportunities to explore the world around them through to name just a few examples film projects entrepreneurial ventures and international travel Read More Teaching for Relevancy and Curiosity 2 12 2016 Vince Day Program Director for Computer Science and Interactive Technologies Three years ago which in the world of gaming might as well be a lifetime I had the opportunity to offer a Game Design class to a group of SCH Academy Upper School students While my classroom teaching experience up until that time had been limited teaching teachers I was more than ready for the chance to connect and collaborate with students At the time my gaming prowess was bound by a childhood immersed in Atari Nintendo and Sega Genesis along with a freshman year of college solaced in NHL 97 on the Genesis console Although an argument could be made that I should have been more dedicated to course work the hours I spent gaming were the most engaging and focused time for me during that transitional year Read More Authentic Purpose 2 1 2016 Christy Yaffe Lower School Girls Reading Specialist Authentic purpose That is what makes the 4th grade news tick Each week a news team of three 4th grade students in the Lower School for Girls comes to meet with me to plan the following week s broadcast I never cease to be amazed by the creativity thoughtfulness and hard work that the girls put into this project Students have assumed responsibility for reporting the news and are careful that the stories they present will appeal to their youngest viewers Seriously a piece on Ebola would be too scary if you re in Kindergarten one team decided this year While we always keep an eye on the weather and report something related to health or wellness all of the stories come from the students I coach and mentor but the ideas belong to the girls We ve covered everything from current events and green initiatives to ear piercing and black holes It isn t fancy but it is always an adventure Read More Visit a world outside your own 1 19 2016 Richard Blyweiss Lower School for Boys 5th Grade Teacher Have you ever read a book so powerful that you say How are more people not reading and talking about this book If we re lucky we ve read a few of these books in our lifetime When I spoke with fellow teachers about the books that they claim really taught them or moved them in a way they never thought possible before I got some amazing answers The Giving Tree The Last Lecture Oh The Places You ll Go The Giver and dozens more When I began my teaching career I made a promise to myself that I would vow to my students on the first day of each school year You may leave this room at the end of the school year smarter than you were when you came in But I guarantee that you ll all leave here as better people I always wanted to keep an open and honest relationship with my students one full of discussion and celebration for their accomplishments both inside and outside of school I wanted to make sure my students understood my care for their lives not just as students but their lives as athletes musicians brothers cousins artists and any number of other ways they describe themselves But talking alone wasn t enough I needed stories and examples outside of our own I needed us to have the opportunity to each day visit a world outside of the one we lived in I decided that literature was one way to do this Unfortunately being a math and history teacher that doesn t exactly lend itself to much story reading time during class So I did what any teacher would do I improvised Read More Lessons that Stick 12 17 2015 Josh Budde Head of Middle School for Boys We have all been inspired in some way by the people in our lives people who knowingly or unknowingly have helped guide us and helped us to be who we are For many our parents play or played a large role but I have difficulty identifying exact moments turning points if you will when they set me on the course I am on The lessons they taught are not so singular as to be identifiable as distinct moments in time yet I cannot deny their influence on who I am My wife has had a more direct effect on inspiring me to be the person I am An educator herself my wife has always pushed me directly through her words and deeds and indirectly by being an example of what a teacher parent and spouse can be It is not an overstatement that I would not be the educator or person I am today were it not for her presence in my life Read More Service and the Global Travel Program 12 8 2015 Michael Ferrier English Department Coordinator Global Travel Programs A week ago I returned from an 11 day immersion trip to Peru with 19 students and two of my colleagues At the end of our trip we spent four days in a Quechua village called Llanchon nestled on the southern shores of Lake Titicaca

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  • Around the Globe and Still Back in Time for Lunch
    Sands Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education This year kindergarten s annual Animal in Winter unit teamed up with the Sands Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership CEL to enhance and expand the scope of this much beloved unit in which each girl becomes the expert on a local wild animal researching her animal and eventually teaching the class all that she has learned Looking locally the kindergarten team was thrilled to partner with the Schuylkill Center one of the first urban environmental education centers in the country Read More Around the Globe and Still Back in Time for Lunch 2 22 2016 Andrew Hallowell Mandarin teacher I m still new here at SCH I can t always find my way around campus I m still learning some names and faces and I m trying to figure out the nuances of our dress code In the six months I ve been working here however I ve been consistently struck by how much time energy and enthusiasm we as an institution put into capturing our students imaginations and engaging them in creative ways in the academic work that is the lifeblood of our school Our students have opportunities to explore the world around them through to name just a few examples film projects entrepreneurial ventures and international travel Read More Teaching for Relevancy and Curiosity 2 12 2016 Vince Day Program Director for Computer Science and Interactive Technologies Three years ago which in the world of gaming might as well be a lifetime I had the opportunity to offer a Game Design class to a group of SCH Academy Upper School students While my classroom teaching experience up until that time had been limited teaching teachers I was more than ready for the chance to connect and collaborate with students At the time my gaming prowess was bound by a childhood immersed in Atari Nintendo and Sega Genesis along with a freshman year of college solaced in NHL 97 on the Genesis console Although an argument could be made that I should have been more dedicated to course work the hours I spent gaming were the most engaging and focused time for me during that transitional year Read More Authentic Purpose 2 1 2016 Christy Yaffe Lower School Girls Reading Specialist Authentic purpose That is what makes the 4th grade news tick Each week a news team of three 4th grade students in the Lower School for Girls comes to meet with me to plan the following week s broadcast I never cease to be amazed by the creativity thoughtfulness and hard work that the girls put into this project Students have assumed responsibility for reporting the news and are careful that the stories they present will appeal to their youngest viewers Seriously a piece on Ebola would be too scary if you re in Kindergarten one team decided this year While we always keep an eye on the weather and report something related to health or wellness all of the stories come from the students I coach and mentor but the ideas belong to the girls We ve covered everything from current events and green initiatives to ear piercing and black holes It isn t fancy but it is always an adventure Read More Visit a world outside your own 1 19 2016 Richard Blyweiss Lower School for Boys 5th Grade Teacher Have you ever read a book so powerful that you say How are more people not reading and talking about this book If we re lucky we ve read a few of these books in our lifetime When I spoke with fellow teachers about the books that they claim really taught them or moved them in a way they never thought possible before I got some amazing answers The Giving Tree The Last Lecture Oh The Places You ll Go The Giver and dozens more When I began my teaching career I made a promise to myself that I would vow to my students on the first day of each school year You may leave this room at the end of the school year smarter than you were when you came in But I guarantee that you ll all leave here as better people I always wanted to keep an open and honest relationship with my students one full of discussion and celebration for their accomplishments both inside and outside of school I wanted to make sure my students understood my care for their lives not just as students but their lives as athletes musicians brothers cousins artists and any number of other ways they describe themselves But talking alone wasn t enough I needed stories and examples outside of our own I needed us to have the opportunity to each day visit a world outside of the one we lived in I decided that literature was one way to do this Unfortunately being a math and history teacher that doesn t exactly lend itself to much story reading time during class So I did what any teacher would do I improvised Read More Lessons that Stick 12 17 2015 Josh Budde Head of Middle School for Boys We have all been inspired in some way by the people in our lives people who knowingly or unknowingly have helped guide us and helped us to be who we are For many our parents play or played a large role but I have difficulty identifying exact moments turning points if you will when they set me on the course I am on The lessons they taught are not so singular as to be identifiable as distinct moments in time yet I cannot deny their influence on who I am My wife has had a more direct effect on inspiring me to be the person I am An educator herself my wife has always pushed me directly through her words and deeds and indirectly by being an example of what a teacher parent and spouse can be

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  • Teaching for Relevancy and Curiosity
    our collection of blog posts List of 21 news stories Animals in Winter project goes on the road 3 11 2016 The Lower School for Girls signature Kindergarten Animals in Winter Project goes on the road to the Sands Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education This year kindergarten s annual Animal in Winter unit teamed up with the Sands Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership CEL to enhance and expand the scope of this much beloved unit in which each girl becomes the expert on a local wild animal researching her animal and eventually teaching the class all that she has learned Looking locally the kindergarten team was thrilled to partner with the Schuylkill Center one of the first urban environmental education centers in the country Read More Around the Globe and Still Back in Time for Lunch 2 22 2016 Andrew Hallowell Mandarin teacher I m still new here at SCH I can t always find my way around campus I m still learning some names and faces and I m trying to figure out the nuances of our dress code In the six months I ve been working here however I ve been consistently struck by how much time energy and enthusiasm we as an institution put into capturing our students imaginations and engaging them in creative ways in the academic work that is the lifeblood of our school Our students have opportunities to explore the world around them through to name just a few examples film projects entrepreneurial ventures and international travel Read More Teaching for Relevancy and Curiosity 2 12 2016 Vince Day Program Director for Computer Science and Interactive Technologies Three years ago which in the world of gaming might as well be a lifetime I had the opportunity to offer a Game Design class to a group of SCH Academy Upper School students While my classroom teaching experience up until that time had been limited teaching teachers I was more than ready for the chance to connect and collaborate with students At the time my gaming prowess was bound by a childhood immersed in Atari Nintendo and Sega Genesis along with a freshman year of college solaced in NHL 97 on the Genesis console Although an argument could be made that I should have been more dedicated to course work the hours I spent gaming were the most engaging and focused time for me during that transitional year Read More Authentic Purpose 2 1 2016 Christy Yaffe Lower School Girls Reading Specialist Authentic purpose That is what makes the 4th grade news tick Each week a news team of three 4th grade students in the Lower School for Girls comes to meet with me to plan the following week s broadcast I never cease to be amazed by the creativity thoughtfulness and hard work that the girls put into this project Students have assumed responsibility for reporting the news and are careful that the stories they present will appeal to their youngest viewers Seriously a piece on Ebola would be too scary if you re in Kindergarten one team decided this year While we always keep an eye on the weather and report something related to health or wellness all of the stories come from the students I coach and mentor but the ideas belong to the girls We ve covered everything from current events and green initiatives to ear piercing and black holes It isn t fancy but it is always an adventure Read More Visit a world outside your own 1 19 2016 Richard Blyweiss Lower School for Boys 5th Grade Teacher Have you ever read a book so powerful that you say How are more people not reading and talking about this book If we re lucky we ve read a few of these books in our lifetime When I spoke with fellow teachers about the books that they claim really taught them or moved them in a way they never thought possible before I got some amazing answers The Giving Tree The Last Lecture Oh The Places You ll Go The Giver and dozens more When I began my teaching career I made a promise to myself that I would vow to my students on the first day of each school year You may leave this room at the end of the school year smarter than you were when you came in But I guarantee that you ll all leave here as better people I always wanted to keep an open and honest relationship with my students one full of discussion and celebration for their accomplishments both inside and outside of school I wanted to make sure my students understood my care for their lives not just as students but their lives as athletes musicians brothers cousins artists and any number of other ways they describe themselves But talking alone wasn t enough I needed stories and examples outside of our own I needed us to have the opportunity to each day visit a world outside of the one we lived in I decided that literature was one way to do this Unfortunately being a math and history teacher that doesn t exactly lend itself to much story reading time during class So I did what any teacher would do I improvised Read More Lessons that Stick 12 17 2015 Josh Budde Head of Middle School for Boys We have all been inspired in some way by the people in our lives people who knowingly or unknowingly have helped guide us and helped us to be who we are For many our parents play or played a large role but I have difficulty identifying exact moments turning points if you will when they set me on the course I am on The lessons they taught are not so singular as to be identifiable as distinct moments in time yet I cannot deny their influence on who I am My wife has had a more direct effect on

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