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Mad about Middle School

By Carolyn Baldwin
Head of School

 

One day during lunch last spring, we sat outside on the patio, surrounded by tables of laughing Middle School students happily sharing French fries. Other students were darting across the lawn, throwing footballs to each other.  Continue reading “Mad about Middle School”

A New Year

By Carolyn Baldwin
Head of School

 

This year marks an important milestone in the history of our school: We are celebrating 20 years of All Saints Academy graduates!

A few days ago, I challenged our staff to think back to a time when they were 20 years old – full of life, minds full to the brim with the promise of the future. Continue reading “A New Year”

Quiet reflection

By Carolyn Baldwin
Head of School

In your quiet reflective times this summer, give these words some thought. We are all called upon to lead.

The pioneering management theorist Peter Drucker maintained that all thriving organizations require two things simultaneously: Holding firm the fundamentals of mission and values, while changing how they are implemented to meet new times.

There is an interweaving of continuity and change always present. And leaders champion both.

Our Job as Parents

By Carolyn Baldwin
Head of School

Our job as a parent never really ends, but it is most challenging when our children are growing up. Babies, toddlers, and school-age children need and want far more attention, direction, and discipline than adult children.  Continue reading “Our Job as Parents”

Music and Math

By Carolyn Baldwin
Head of School

 

Over the years, I have frequently written about music and the important role it plays in brain development.

My friends and colleagues know that I love music, and my own children participated in church musical performances, school music classes, and private lessons. In fact, my daughter started small group piano lessons at age 3, which led to the cello in fourth grade. She still plays today, and credits the discipline she learned through music with her success in the legal profession. Continue reading “Music and Math”

Leaving the Nest

By Frances McMichael
Director of Communications

 

This is an exciting time for our families, especially for parents whose children are graduating and heading off to college. When my oldest son left for college, I remember overwhelming feelings of extreme pride and sheer panic.  Continue reading “Leaving the Nest”

Future Innovation at ASA

Carolyn Baldwin
Head of School

 

In the days following our Innovation Studio Exhibition (April 27), I have continued to think about the amazing prototypes, projects, presentations, and performances. Our ASA students showed tremendous creativity, and I am very pleased with the large crowd of parents and friends who visited our very first Innovation Studio Exhibition.

Continue reading “Future Innovation at ASA”

Inspiring Dignity and Respect

By Carolyn Baldwin
Head of School

 

One component of our school mission is inspiring principled leaders. We strive to help each student develop strong leadership characteristics, and then use those successfully in every stage of life. Continue reading “Inspiring Dignity and Respect”

Reading with Bigger Kids

By Heather Womersley
Intermediate Teacher

 

Have you ever wondered about the strategies used by reading teachers and tutors with older students?  As a teacher of students in the intermediate grades (as well as the parent of teenagers), I have a few tricks to share that have worked in my family as well as with the Middle and Upper School students I have tutored over the years.  Continue reading “Reading with Bigger Kids”

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