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Home Stretch and the Way Forward
  • Head's Note
Tobin Bechtel

Scorpion School is coming down to the home stretch!  We all must do our best to keep our students engaged until the end and promote a smooth transition into what will likely be an unusual summer.  While I cannot predict exactly what our fall school year will look like, we know that schools will need to continue to have a distance learning capability. While we have pivoted and launched distance learning quickly in response to COVID, we know we can continue to evolve our program and need to consider how it supports our in-school learning...

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Priceless Volunteerism
  • Head's Note
Tobin Bechtel

While I have written about gratitude in the past, as we near the end of our academic year I am reflecting on the importance of volunteers. Sherry Anderson has wryly pointed out, “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” And it goes deeper than that because when we volunteer we are usually committing time, energy and resources to what we are passionate about and want to help succeed...

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Donate Sign
  • Development
Jay Howard

We are truly gratified by the early generous response to our appeal for the Community Emergency Education Fund. The Fund was created to be a temporary bridge to support current families who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Excitingly we have a challenge grant that will add 50% to every gift up to the match amount of $30,000! Link to Fund Update page in post.

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Working Together
  • Head's Note
Tobin Bechtel

I have heard almost ad nauseam in the last few months that “we’re all in this together.” But being in something together is not the same as working together. I believe one key reason for our success with Scorpion School has been that we have all been able to work together...

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Our Head of School Talks Nationally About the Creation of Scorpion School
  • Academics
  • Accomplishments
  • Student Life
Jess Thibault

What did it take to create Scorpion School? Take a peek behind the curtain at the work and innovation that went into our virtual program. Head of School, Tobin Bechtel, recently spoke on a National Association of Independent Schools' webinar for other school administrators on the success of our distance learning program, Scorpion School. Using a few different frameworks for innovative thinking...

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Robbie and Work
  • Academics
  • Community Events
  • Student Life
Jess Thibault

April 30 we held our second webinar in the series, Engage Your Child's Mind During Social Isolation. Week 2 focused on enriching your child's education. Our administrators covered much of the "essence of education" and key educator strategies that parents can implement at home. Read on for one of our recommended Family Activities and access to all activities from the series.

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Teachers Serve
  • Head's Note
Tobin Bechtel

This year marks my 25th year of having the honor to serve as a teacher and leader in schools around the world. I have learned as much from my students and colleagues along the way as I have ’taught’. One of my students from long ago recently reached out to me just to say “Thanks for instilling a deep love of history and thought provoking conversations in me as a teen - it’s served me well in life.” I feel so fortunate to be able to have this type of positive influence through sharing, caring, and connecting with students...

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