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“Worry Bully” speaker enlightened both parents and students

On Friday, September 29th, Dr. Adria O’Donnell visited The Rhoades School and presented to parents and then to students in grades 4-5 and 6 & 8. Dr. O’Donnell’s focus was on helping children “navigate their social and emotional” worlds. She provided parents with very useful information on the importance of…
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Rhoades Middle School Instructor Teaches Writing Workshop at UCSD

This past summer, Wendy Schramm, along with two other teacher-consultants with the San Diego Area Writing Project (SDAWP), led the workshop “Building a Writing Community” for K-6 teachers. This workshop was created to help teachers develop authentic experiences designed to build a safe, inclusive community of writers starting on the…
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Every day, The Rhoades School community begins our day with a flag ceremony.

Today, we gathered and remembered those who served as heroes for our country on September 11, 2001. We honored these heroes in towns and cities all across America who have sacrificed greatly to provide a service to others.

Two Rhoades students named as Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS

Two Rhoades students were selected as members of the top 300 MASTERS in the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS®. Current 8th grader Aidan Byrnes (pictured) and recent graduate Alexandra Orczyk’s middle school science and engineering projects are among the top 300 in the United States from over 6,000 nominees. They qualified for this honor…
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Enhanced Dialogue at The Rhoades School.

Head of School, Dr. Regina McDuffie, Dean of Students, Jeff Nolan and teachers, Syd Molenkamp and Wendy Schramm attended a conference held by Essential Partners this summer where they learned techniques to foster civil discourse.  They look forward to sharing these techniques with faculty and students. The methods, philosophy and research…
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Tips for Building Emotional Intelligence in Your Children

Emotional intelligence and developing a strong EQ is being widely discussed in schools across the country as students spend more and more time on social media and communicate in new and different ways.  What can parents do to help their children develop a strong EQ?  See below for some tips…
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Rhoades School teacher attends Gilder Lehrman seminar at Princeton University.

Dr. Julie Watts participated in a Gilder Lehrman seminar at Princeton University from July 23-28. Morning seminars were on Colonial America from 1607 to 1763, led by Professor John Fea. The afternoons were professional development seminars on Teaching Literacy Through History (TLTH) using primary source documents. Dr. Watts developed a…
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Five Rhoades students were recently nominated as Broadcom MASTERS.

Five Rhoades students were recently nominated as Broadcom MASTERS. Recent 8th grade graduates Christopher Kulick and Alexandra Orczyk, and rising 8th graders Aidan Byrnes, Jake Danowsky, and Colin Kovarik all qualified for this honor by competing at the prestigious California State Science Fair in April 2017. Only 10% of science fair projects nationwide are selected…
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8th Grade Students Create Original Song Inspired by Frederick Douglass

8th Grade students, Alexandra, Carly, Caroline, Emily, Kiley & Sadie, created an original song based on the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.  In Humanities, students have been reading about Frederick Douglass’ life and learning about the history and culture of slaves in America, including studying and analyzing slave songs.  Students…
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Using the Engineering Design Process to Solve Real World Problems

Third graders were tasked with the real world challenge of designing a better iPad charging station, one that would eliminate the problem of tangled charging cords. Using the Engineering Design Process, the students defined the problem and practiced a human-centered design approach. They tested different configurations to gain insight into…
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