Act Now to Join SA Volunteers at Maker Faire Pittsburgh

Here is more official information about the Maker Faire Pittsburgh field trip option that we talked about in morning announcements on Tuesday. Student Volunteer Team to Work at Maker Faire Pittsburgh What: Maker Faire Pittsburgh When: Saturday, October 10, 10am-3pm (“on duty” at 11am) Who: Anyone who’s interested in engineering, creating, building, tinkering, or MAKING This is a great STEM-related

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Maker Courses Announced: Boat Building, “Chopped”, Podcasting, and More

After a few rounds of proposing ideas and refining groups on our online sign-up, we announced this fall’s project courses today and they will begin next week. The project courses  are small, passion-based electives for 7th-8th graders that are designed by faculty to help build teamwork and resilience. The courses meet once per cycle for about an hour and are organized around

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Hector Tobar: “Writing is Power”

As part of the Sewickley Series, Middle School students met with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hector Tobar on Monday. In an engaging presentation, Mr. Tobar encouraged students to keep writing and to explore the many doors writing can open in life. Paraphrasing Mr. Tobar, here are a few of the important take-aways I heard Mr. Tobar offer our students: “I started

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Digital Parenting Tips For Healthy, Safe Teens

We continue to talk at school about the ways that students and adults can work together to establish healthy, safe, and productive digital habits. Learning about COPPA is a small but important step in setting students, parents, and school up for the year – see this post about the COPPA verification letter if you have not already. When it comes

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A New Year’s Resolution: Reduce Stress with Family Meetings

As the dust begins to settle from first few days of school, we can now turn to looking ahead and deciding on routines for the school year. After living many years in Middle School, I’ve learned to never let a motivational opportunity pass us by, and so this weekend I think it is fitting to set some new year’s resolutions.

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