Pooh says in one of “his” books, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” Such a profound thought from a small stuffed teddy bear.
The study of the arts is integral to our society and culture as it is art that connects deeply with what makes us human.
As we finish out the semester, there are some things we can do as parents and students that can make this busy time a little bit more manageable.
The big question is do we have the courage and perseverance needed to make some fundamental shifts and changes in how we do school?
I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer—Jim Carey, comedian, actor
We need to make sure we are helping our children shoot at the right target.
Ultimately, when you have purpose in your life you are able to answer the question many can’t, why. Why do I exist? Why am I here? Why have I been born?
We need to encourage our students not to pursue a university because it fits our formula for them but to find the one that is right for them, the one that is best for them, the one that helps them pursue their passions and dreams for their careers and life.
Let’s create a culture that encourages excellence and doing well academically, but one that does not make grades the only purpose of school and elevate them to an unhealthy level.
If there is one thing to take from the discussion so far, it is that we cannot boil down the idea of preparation for life to just getting good grades.
Over the years of the ever-evolving educational systems around the world, we have all agreed to subtly, or maybe even overtly, accept a formula for the good life or successful life.
This will make us one of only 15 schools in the world and the first one internationally to receive this level of recognition from ACSI.
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