In today’s ever changing world, it seems as though we live in a constant state of stress. Every time we turn around, we are adding another thing to our plate. Watching the news, completing homework, keeping everyone healthy, getting the kids ready for school or practice, getting to work on time, preparing for the holidays - the list is never ending.
I distinctly remember that feeling. It is a unique and distinct energy that can only come from a mass of students when an unexpected, unplanned break from school arises. Just as an impending snow or other weather day off of school excites students like nothing else can, the transition to remote learning had that same feel.
As our Upper School students started back to school in this uncommon time with the COVID pandemic, one of the big questions from our students was, were we still going to be able to have their class retreats.
During this time of uncertainty in our world, the one thing that we can all agree upon here at Calvary is that we have been and still are extremely blessed! From the typical day to day routine to the addition of 270+ new students, it is amazing to see some sense of normalcy being restored in our school system today.
Whether you are in 6th grade, 8th grade, or even in Upper School, finishing the first semester strong can often be a difficult task. For some of our new students, and all of our 6th grade students, this is the first time they have taken exams.
Private schools are a sacrifice for parents. The partnership between the school and parents provides an experience unlike any other. As a private Christian school, Calvary Day School can offer components within education that sets us apart as the number one choice in education.
In 2012, as a High School Sophomore Burnam Smith helped establish one of the first Lacrosse programs in the greater Savannah Area at Savannah Christian Preparatory School. Burnam would lead SCPS for the next three years as their starting Goalkeeper and Team Captain.
Recently, I saw the hashtag #alonetogether. I feel like, for some of us, this time of alone-togetherness brings a sense of loss, confusion, and perhaps loneliness. Those whose personalities lean more toward being an extrovert may feel the burden of this alone-togetherness more than others.
Many children struggle to read. For some, it is developmental, and they may simply grow out of it. One day the light bulb for reading comes on, and they can do it. For others who have a disability, reading can be a lifelong struggle. There are tools that can be put in place for struggling readers.
"I knew that Calvary was different than other schools because of the relationships and bonds that were made between the students, teachers, and parents. These relationships that I made almost thirty years ago are still going strong." - Phillip Lee
This year, the College Board released scores to students in December. If your student(s) provided an email address on the PSAT answer sheet, they received an email notifying them to check their College Board account, where they are able to view their scores. PSAT scores will be passed out to the 9th, 10th, and 11th graders the week of January 21st.