Great is thy faithfulness

Even though our garden has been the subject of an earlier blog (remember the squash growing through the fence?), truth be told I have never been what you would call an avid gardener. I do most of the planting of the seeds and make the frames for our pole beans to grow on. I will […]

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Stories From 1,000 Kids

I spent the better part of this evening (at the time of this writing) watching the Academy Awards with my family. It’s not really a family tradition, but our kids are coming of age where we feel comfortable with them watching it with us and not having to change the channel due to adult content. […]

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Humble Pie, Anyone?

Anyone who is a parent has probably been served the odd piece of humble pie. It goes with the territory. I’d be shocked if there is a parent who has made it through their kids’ childhood without suffering the humiliation of a public toddler temper tantrum, or a moment of innocent curiosity followed by a […]

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Recently, we have been receiving resumes and applications for the position of Educational Administrative Assistant in the secondary office. The other day, I planned to meet with the current admin assistants to go through all the resumes and decide on whom we should interview for the position. But before the meeting, I went into my […]

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How to Get an “A” in Free Time

What do you think about adding column on a report card assessing what students do during recess? Luigi Giussani, Italian priest, educator and intellectual, once told a group of parents that young people are not judged by how seriously, tenaciously and loyally they take to their school work, but by how they use their free […]

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We Are Human

Last week our entire staff spent 24 hours together on a retreat where we were enriched by the music and stories of Steve Bell. Steve is a Christian singer/songwriter who recently completed an album called Pilgrimage. It’s a great album and shows off his incredible musical abilities. He has found a passion and a gift that […]

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