Flow in the Adolescent Brain by Head of Middle School Colleen O’Boyle
The single most underutilized attribute used in schools, classrooms and households is the adolescent voice. As educators and parents, we tend to find ourselves unconsciously constructing meaning for our children, rather than allowing them to express and identify interests and preferential goals. Focus on mundane nuisances such as tidiness, organization of binders/notebooks or physical appearance can, at times, take center stage muting the intimate intricacies that a student is feeling, thinking or imagining at any given moment.
Empowering Athletes to Be Independent Young Adults by Athletic Director Jeff Hutzler
When my eldest son was coaching at Stanford, the head coach, Jim Harbaugh, posted a sign that everyone walked by every day. The sign was titled "Four Ways to Cheat Your Players" and at the top of the list was, “Doing for them what they can do for themselves.”
More than 70 students and faculty members traveled to D.C. from January 17-22 to witness the inauguration. While on the trip, students also attended oral arguments at the Supreme Court, met with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Senator Elizabeth Warren, visited museums and national monuments, and some participated in the Women’s March.
Xin Nian Kuai Le! That’s Chinese for Happy New Year. This Lunar New Year, starting Saturday, January 28, marks the start of the Year of the Rooster. The Middle School celebrated cultural activities throughout the week, thanks to the parent-led Chinese Culture Workshop, student-run Asian Explorers Club, parent volunteers and faculty members.