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High School Exam Preparation and Planning Tips

Posted by Dr. Jamie Segraves, Associate Director of Upper School on Dec 11, 2018 2:01:56 PM

Part of preparing for exams is not so much recalling information but rather putting the information in context and being organized.

Before Your Exam Review Day for each subject:

  1. Organize Materials.
    1. Collect old tests and quizzes and put them in chronological order or by topic
    2. Be sure that you have all of your notes in one place (this also includes handouts and review sheets that you may have received during the study of each unit)
    3. Locate your textbooks, workbooks, and any supplementary materials during the semester
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Topics: Teachers as experts, become ready, Insider

Preparing for Advent

Posted by The Reverend Sean Cavanaugh on Dec 7, 2018 12:36:24 PM

I was asked recently by a faculty member about the meaning of advent. The faculty member was intrigued about Advent and how our school celebrated the season. I was struck by the yearning of this community member to better understand the significance of this time of year. As a priest, and a person of faith, this conversation compelled me to provide my own understanding about the meaning of Advent and how it can impact all individuals.

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Topics: Spiritual Life, St. Stephens and St. Agnes

Tech Toys That Teach!

I love my job! And this time of year, I am often sought out by parents looking for ideas about how to bring educational technology tools into their home as toys. As a Technology Educator, I am so glad parents are considering giving coding and robotics gifts! Some experts say that learning to code is going to be as important for children today as learning to read and write, as so many of the jobs today’s students will have will require coding skills. Here at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, where I teach and chair the technology education department, we start teaching basic coding skills in junior kindergarten with students who are 4 or 5 years old.  

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Topics: Teachers as experts, PreK, Kindergarten, become ready, junior kindergarten

'Tis the Season for Admission Playdates!

Posted by Katherine Carbo on Nov 30, 2018 3:52:34 PM

I want to start by saying our Saturday School Visit may just be the best day of my year. Something magical happens the day your children visit our school.

As a parent you might be opening the email invitation with apprehension. You could be thinking: will they separate without crying, will they participate, will they listen?!!!

This is what we are thinking on the other end:

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Topics: jk, junior kindergarten, School search, Kindergarten, become ready, PreK, Looking at private schools

Become Ready!

Practical Advice for Parents of School-Aged Children

Through this blog we intend to share the ways in which our students become ready. We will highlight our faculty, experts in their fields; we will dive into topics such as the joyfulness of learning, the balance of school and home, college readiness, and service. We hope to offer sound advice and guidance, while also sharing what it really means to be a member of our Saints community.

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