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T2 High Honor Roll 2017 2018
Alex Amaral, Cate Anderson, Errol Apostolopoulos, Drew Botta, Bradley Byrne, Harrison Curtis, Avery DePiero, Paul Flacke, Reid Hamilton, Katie Kara'a, Karlyn Mazow, Madeline McCormick, Elsa McKernan, Autumn Morant, Alex Nassar, Zach Nassar, Maya Robie, Elizabeth Savage, Lilly Schaeffer, Mia Shapoval, Natalie Suhr, Allie Vasserman, Aidan Wyse

T2 Honor Roll 2017-2018
Grace Arnold, Colin Berg, Kendall Brant, Paloma Carter, Owen Doherty, Jake Doren, Francesca D'Orio, Isabelle Ferrante, Will Grinnell, Patrick Jenkins, Ben Kahn, Caden Krauter, Gigi Lombardi, Joachim Margetson, Camila Marte, Alexander McCullough, Lilly O'Meara, Chase Stafford

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018

Our eighth graders confirmed their plans for secondary schools and local high schools. Please join us in congratulating them on their choices.

Alex Amaral, Bishop Fenwick; Cate Anderson, Milton; Drew Botta, Pingree; Kendall Brant, Tilton School; Owen Doherty, Marblehead High School; Jacob Doren, Bishop Fenwick; Francesca D'Orio, Holderness; Paul Flacke, Swampscott High School; William Grinnell, Pingree; Liam Jenkins, Newman School; Patrick Jenkins, Newman School; Ben Kahn, Marblehead High School; Katie Kara'a, Boston University Academy; Gigi Lombardi, Marblehead High School; Nick Lopez, St. John's Prep; Joachim Margetson, St. John's Prep; Camilla Marte, Academy at Penguin Hall; Karlyn Mazow, Pingree; Ashley Mehlman, Marblehead High School; Alex Nassar, St. John's Prep; Zach Nassar, St. John's Prep; Lilly O'Meara, Pingree; Mia Shapoval, Boston University Academy; Chase Stafford, Pingree; Aidan Wyse, Swampscott High School

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Rachel Simmons, The Importance of Teaching Self-Compassion

COMING FEBRUARY 26, 2019!

Rachel Simmons is the author of Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives, and the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl. As an educator, Rachel teaches girls and women skills to build their resilience, amplify their voices, and own their courage so that they—and their relationships—live with integrity and health.

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Congratulations to our Eighth Grade Students

Please join us in congratulating our eighth grade students on their wonderful choices of secondary schools.

Academy at Penguin Hall, Belmont Hill School, Bishop Fenwick, Brewster, BU Academy, Commonwealth, Holderness, Lynn Classical High, Marblehead High, Milton, Newman School, Northfield Mount Hermon, Peabody High, Pingree, St. John's Prep, St. Mary's School, Stevenson School, Swampscott High, Tabor, Tilton, Waring

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First Grade Study of Penguins, Video

First Grade teachers, Sarah Clark and Susie Schneider have been invited to present at next month's Joint Spring Conference of New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics and Science Teachers' Association. They will present their study of penguins, which is a project-based learning unit involving several species of penguins, plus important data collection and analysis.

Susie and Sarah will demonstrate the project, beginning with the challenge for first graders: Design and collaboratively build a penguin model that mimics the group's assigned penguin species' physical characteristics and behavior, including the ability to float like a penguin.

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Los Monstruos

by Anna Walcutt, Spanish Teacher (Excerpted from the Tower School Blog)

The winter months present the perfect opportunity to "sink our teeth" into a topic in Spanish class. My fifth grade students spent the winter doing just that—while learning about monsters.

The unit began in a flurry of red eyes, green heads, blue horns, and orange fangs. Imagine a classroom of students reading descriptions of monsters in Spanish and drawing their own versions. Imagine the room erupting in laughter as we share our drawings with each other. Imagine students acquiring language almost effortlessly with each...



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