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Bus!

My good friend Rob used to tell of a day, not unlike Tuesday, when he was on foot out in blustery rainy weather, waiting at a long traffic light to cross a busy street. He heard a garbled uttering and saw a person crouching next to a shopping cart full of who-knows-what, sheltering himself from the […]

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Exclamation Points and ALL-CAPS

The Giants got CRUSHED 7-2!  The Royals’ bullpen is UNHITTABLE!  The Giants’ pitchers are too old!  The Giants’ bullpen is too susceptible to IMPLOSION!  The Royals’ stadium is too LOUD!  The Royals are too fast, too quick, too relentless!!! Perhaps all or some of these statements are true. If last night’s Game 2 of the World […]

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mindLESSness

In reading Alex Soojung-Kim Pang’s The Distraction Addiction, I find solace that I am not the only adult challenged by the myth of productive digital multi-tasking. As an educator, I see our students struggle too. While our emphasis on boys-only classes offers fewer distractions of one kind, the introduction of classroom devices offers more of another, […]

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Getting it Right and the SAT

My first grade son is starting to get pretty enthusiastic about applying numbers to sports, along the lines of “what does it mean that a team is ‘down 3 possessions’?” when we are watching college basketball on TV and a team is losing by 8 points. Channeling the instincts of his mother (the Math teacher), […]

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Not the Flat Route…

As many of you know, the flattest and often quickest walking route from the Pine/Octavia campus to the Broadway campus is along Pine Street to Webster Street. Recently I was walking to Broadway from my office with our President, Dr. Ann Marie Krejcarek, and the Head of the girls’ high school, Rachel Simpson.  At Laguna […]

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Mater Admirabilis

The Feast of Mater Admirabilis is Monday, and Sacred Heart schools around the world are celebrating it this week.  “Mater” commemorates the fresco painted in 1844 by Pauline Perdrau, an RSCJ novice, at the Trinita dei Monti (formerly a convent of the Religious of the Sacred Heart that sits at the top of the Spanish Steps […]

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Cards for Soldiers in Afghanistan (Guest Blogger: Bill Jennings)

  CES Latin teacher Bill Jennings has a brother in the US Army who is currently deployed in Afghanistan. First Lieutenant James Jennings is a member of a 12-person team working with the Afghan National Army; they are somewhat isolated from the other US military bases in the country. For that reason, Mr. Jennings wanted […]

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The Two Madelines

“Our current version of success is a failure.”-Madeline Levine This quote stings.  It stings because when polled, most parents identify raising their children to be happy and successful adults as the ultimate goal of parenting. While trends and buzz words in the education world tend to come in and out of vogue like hemlines, the […]

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Devin DeMartini - Service Trip to New Orleans

Welcome (back) Devin!

For the first blog of the school year 2012-13, it seems fitting to share some information about our new adult community members.  They are: –       Devin DeMartini, Community Life Coordinator –        Mary Bicanic, Spanish teacher –        Jordan Lewis, math teacher –       Michael Ryan, physics and math teacher –        Heather Wells, French teacher Ms. DeMartini is […]

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Six things parents want to know…

During the summer months, my stockpile of articles/books/movies on education and parenting has been building up.  My hope is to share these with the community over the course of the school year.  The tough decision now is to choose the first one (ok, maybe not so tough but it makes for better copy). Six things […]

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