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Jim Eagen

 

Friends,
 
Today, under cold, grey skies, I went skiing at a local hill my family frequents at the holidays. It's a small ski hill outside of Syracuse, NY, a place that is about friends, loyalty, and endurance as much as it is about snow. Today, there wasn't much snow and they only had one run open. But that run, which I did over and over again with my son, was awesome. At the end of the day, we stopped at a Circle K off the highway and got hot chocolate and Drake's Coffee Cakes. It was the best day ever.
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Jim Eagen

 

This time of year can be busy with holiday gatherings, family and work obligations, and a sense that the year is coming to a close. But things are still humming at Synapse and here are some recent highlights with a focus on our middle school. Bear in mind this is by no means an exhaustive list, but did you know....
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Jim Eagen

 

Friends,
 
Thinking about this long weekend, I'm reminded of how fortunate we are to have a school community so committed to well-being and wonder. Children provide us with the most dazzling ideas and precious moments, warming our hearts and making us laugh. Yet, they also bring us big problems to solve and they challenge our ability to remain calm and carry on. 
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Jim Eagen
 
Lately, more and more schools say they teach to the whole child, or claim their approach is different than other schools because of their focus on the social and emotional well-being of the child. With the term whole child being thrown around so much of late, especially in the middle years, I began to think - what does it really mean?
Read more about WHO WANTS THEIR CHILD TO BE HEALTHY, SAFE, AND ENGAGED?