This November our Middle School spent a full day working on service-oriented projects, some at our doorstep and some as far as Baltimore. With Mr. Dan Keller and Ms. Diana Talbott leading the charge, our faculty and students rolled up their sleeves to give back to those in need. As we work together to help others, we strengthen our own community and bring alive our mission to develop “a lasting desire to serve.”
Voting. Elections. Campaign promises for a better tomorrow. It’s hard to turn on the radio or TV without hearing these words repeated over and over again. But while elections across the world seem to forge a divide between their citizens, Severn’s Middle School Student Council elections bring our community closer together. After creating campaign posters and presenting thoughtful speeches to each grade, our newly elected officials are ready to represent the Middle School and make positive change for our community. Join us in congratulating our 2018-2019 Middle School Student Council.
For middle school students, the social and emotional side of learning is equally as important as academics. Severn’s advisory program is an important part of teaching the whole child. The program is a living, breathing part of our curriculum and as the needs of our students and community grow, we intentionally change to meet those needs. Over the past several years, the program has evolved in scope and depth. And this year, it all comes together with a new schedule that gives our students exactly what they need, exactly when they need it.
Guest article by Middle and Upper School Learning Specialist Mr. Robert Laffey
In the Hoehn-Saric Family Center for Academic Excellence (Learning Resource Center) both Susan Jackson and I are committed to making sure students are put in positions to be successful. This can take many forms, but the common denominator in all that we do is meeting the needs of our students. Our primary focus is to ensure that they remain at the center of every decision we make, every lesson we plan and every assignment we give. With our support, my hope is that teachers continually ask themselves, “Is this what is best for my students?” Or, more importantly, “Is this what is best for all of my students?”