Solution Assessment—“It’s a Problem” by Matthew Abbondanzio, assistant head of school for design and innovation
Some days I feel cursed. I can’t help it. It’s constant and uncontrollable. I have to admit it. I have a problem. I am addicted to assessing solutions around us. I can’t go into a store without touching everything. My wife will be on task picking up the items we came in for, and I will be two aisles over examining a new product on the shelf.
Mental wellness includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. It’s also something we care deeply about at LJCDS. Michelle Hirschy, Upper School counselor, shares with Jennifer Fogarty, communications content manager, what programs are in place to support our students and what’s on the horizon.
On March 21,18 Middle School students and three faculty members embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. The destination: the Andean town of Ollantaytambo, nestled into the Sacred Valley of Peru at just above 9,000 feet. Historically an important resting point for those traveling the extensive network of Inca trails leading to Machu Picchu, the town retains importance as a vibrant community where past and present intersect.