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Why We Give to the Annual Fund

              By Leslie France Patterson I made a cool connection this week: Cornerstone and my son Oscar were born the same year: 1999.  Oscar entered Miss Patty’s kindergarten class in 2004, and since then I’ve had the privilege of watching my son and his school grow, hit important milestones, […]

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A Peaceful Place in Kindergarten

What makes our kindergarten unique?  Look here at an excerpt from Ms. Patty’s Friday News from the second week of school: Our second week in Kindergarten has been a busy and productive one. We are continuing to build a class family by stressing the importance of being kind. We are also learning to better communicate […]

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Core Virtues Alive and Well in 2nd grade

A few times a month, 2nd grade receives a very special visitor, our own Ms. Bev.  Ms. Bev speaks to us about the Core Virtues in a unique and helpful way.  This week she referenced Jon Muth’s The Three Questions and spoke to us about the word “evidence.”  2nd grade defined the word using the […]

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Talking Points: Your Brain on Learning

There’s an often spoke truism at the intersection of neuroscience and education: Practice makes permanent. It refers to the process by which the brain makes connections between neurons. Neurologist turned educator, Judy Willis, defines this “neuroplasticity,” as “as the selective organizing of connections between neurons in our brains.” Author Sara Bernard expands on the topic […]

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Sights and Sounds of the Middle School Science Week

By Karen Metcalf, Middle School Lead Science Teacher Middle school this week has been an interesting place. Were you to have placed a few hidden cameras and microphones around campus, this is what you might have seen and heard. “Do you have magnet wire? My windmill needs some to light the bulb.” “Have you ever […]

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