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In the Yosemite Backcountry
Joe Harvey, Head of School

As my trail crew of 7th graders and I went over the plan for our final day in the Yosemite backcountry, we began preparing ourselves for a big day on the trail. Two days earlier, we had hiked seven miles and climbed more than 2,000 feet in elevation from Tioga Road to our beautiful campsite right alongside the largest of the Ten Lakes.

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Students, Screens, and SEL
By Bonnie Nishihara, Assistant Head and Director of Educational Design + Innovation

Over the summer I listened to an episode of the podcast Note to Self, which is described by its host, Manoush Zomorodi, as, "the tech show about being human." The topic of the episode was kids and screens and the special guest was Elizabeth Englander, a researcher, professor of psychology, and the executive director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University. I found the episode surprisingly comforting. Why?

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What is Education For?
Joe Harvey, Head of School

The opening of the new school year calls us to reflect: What present and future are we preparing our students for? What challenges and opportunities will they face in their lifetimes? How will they use all they learn here to act--to lead--in facing challenge and opportunity alike? Indeed, how will they turn challenge into opportunity?

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