Lower School Journey

Throughout the Lower School journey, students experience growing self-confidence and movement towards independent learning. As each year prepares them for future exploration, Lower School students experience rigorous and engaging curriculum to become fully prepared for the challenges of Middle School. 

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  • STEAM and the Power of Exploration in Lower School

    Debra Koppelberger
    Our annual Family Math night has evolved over the years and has become STEAM night. Lower School hosted record numbers of families and students exploring Science Technology Engineering Art and Math in a variety of engaging formats.
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  • Leadership in Lower School

    Debra Koppelberger
    Student Council, 6th grade and Kindergarten buddies, 2nd grade and Pre-K reading buddies, and grade level community service projects are just a few ways we practice leadership skills in Lower School. True leadership is demonstrated day in and day out through the choices our students make.
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  • Mitigating Anxiety

    Debra Koppelberger
    Stress is part of everyday American life. For adults it can stem from work, raising a family, and a multitude of commitments. Students may experience stress from many sources, but often the unknown can add stress and anxiety. Routine and consistent expectations give students a sense of security and comfort. Knowing what will happen next in their day or schedule provides a framework to understand their world. This is true of children of all ages.
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  • "Inclusion Starts with I"

    Debra Koppelberger
    Inclusion is one of our overarching themes in Lower School this year.  The “Inclusion Starts with I” video that the company Accenture has openly distributed is a powerful tool in raising awareness for all of us. As a faculty, we have focused on leading by example and reflecting on our roles affecting inclusion in the Lower School.
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  • Genius Hour

    Debra Koppelberger
    Genius Hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom.  It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school.  Our third grade classes have piloted Genius Hour this year. 
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  • Grace, Grit and Growth

    Debra Koppelberger
    As we support our students’ academic growth, the balance of supporting their character growth is an equally important goal.  As a school community, we are both blessed and thankful to have an amazing school counselor who is available to work with students from every division. Laura Dickinson is using Grace & Grit Boxes to work with 6th grade girls this year.
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  • Time for Rest

    Debra Koppelberger
    One challenge we all face is finding balance and enough time in the day to fit everything in. Overscheduling can happen so quickly and easily, it often is not a distinct issue until you are facing an exhausted child in tears and the end of a long and busy day. Many times the exhaustion surfaces during the homework time. At this point in the year, I have had a number of conversations with parents and teachers alike about how our children are dealing with day to day challenges and learning. A consistent theme keeps resurfacing: Our children are tired. 
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  • Developing Global Leaders

    Debra Koppelberger

    The beginning of every school year is a fresh start and an opportunity to establish new “Hopes and Dreams” for each student and faculty member alike. As students and faculty set our yearly “Hopes and Dreams” (goals), I like to add a challenge for each classroom. This year our Lower School wide challenge is based on inclusion and looking beyond ourselves to help and learn about others. I’ve been meeting with classes and reading the book, What Does It Mean to Be Global? by Rana DiOrio. The devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have certainly made the topic of helping others more prevalent and meaningful.
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