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Thu., March 26, 2015  - NY (Buffalo) School News
Buffalo Seminary
Harkness Tables at SEM Foster Collaboration - SEM's Harkness tables and the way they foster discussion among everyone in the class, including the teacher, is the subject of sophomore Aerin Wagner's story, "Learning Legacy," in The Buffalo News. The News took pictures in Kanika Durland's American literature class for sophomores and juniors, which is held in Carey Miller's room. 

Thu., March 26, 2015  - NY (Buffalo) School News
Buffalo Seminary
SEM's Unique WNY History Class Was Inspired a World Away - Buffalo magazine (March 22, 2015) features SEM teachers Doug and Kyle Hopkins in a story about the nearly seven years they spent at sea with their daughters Abby '16 and Eliza '13.

The Hopkins family odyssey inspired both Doug (an environmental lawyer) and Kyle (an actress and singer) to become teachers. Onboard Estrela, their 32-foot boat, Doug hatched a plan to teach about home - Western New York - when they returned. The plan came to fruition in the fall of 2013, when the SEM history department launched a new curriculum, one that begins with a freshman year of WNY history.

Said Doug, “To understand the world, we have to first understand our home. That’s what our history course is doing.” 

Wed., March 11, 2015  - NY (Buffalo) School News
Buffalo Seminary
SEM's Harkness tables and the way they foster discussion among everyone in the class, including the teacher, was written about by sophomore Aerin Wagner in The Buffalo News.

Wed., March 11, 2015  - NY (Buffalo) School News
Buffalo Seminary
SEM IS A US SQUASH HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION CHAMP - SEM's squash team went to the US Squash nationals at Wesleyan University in Connecticut on February 5, 2015 and returned on February 8 as Division V champions.

Tue., January 06, 2015  - CA (San Marino) School News
Southwestern Academy
http://pasadenanow.com/pasadenaschools/annual-holiday-classical-music-concert-at-southwestern-academy/#.VKxASivF-zY - Annual Holiday Event.

Tue., January 06, 2015  - CA (San Marino) School News
Southwestern Academy
http://pasadenanow.com/pasadenaschools/southwestern-academy-historic-metal-poles-rededicated-for-peace/#.VKw-MyvF-zY - Wearing white on a day of rededication, students and faculty at San Marino’s Southwestern Academy restored Peace Poles crafted of metal from the Hiroshima atomic blast and placed originally by Southwestern’s Class of 1986.

Tue., January 06, 2015  - CA (Monterey) School News
Santa Catalina School
http://tedxsantacatalinaschool.org/2014-lineup/ - Our second annual TEDxSantaCatalina event was a great success! For those who have been waiting to hear the talks, they are now available online.

Tue., January 06, 2015  - CA (Monterey) School News
Santa Catalina School
http://www.santacatalina.org/news/article/index.aspx?LinkId=2946&ModuleId=79,116 - Student involvement in a local film fest brings a personal element to world issues.

Thu., December 18, 2014  - AR (Subiaco) School News
Subiaco Academy
http://www.subiacoacademy.us/shadow-days - The Shadow Days for Spring 2015 are February 6, March 13 and April 10.
Private individual Shadow Days are available upon request.
479-934-1034 or email ebauer@subi.org

Thu., December 18, 2014  - AR (Subiaco) School News
Subiaco Academy
https://www.facebook.com/SubiacoAcademy - The Facebook page for Subiaco Academy.

Thu., December 18, 2014  - AR (Subiaco) School News
Subiaco Academy
http://issuu.com/subiacoacademy/docs/dec_15_2014_trojan_rule?e=2812848/10576068 -

The Trojan Rule


Mon., December 15, 2014  - MS (Bay St. Louis) School News
St. Stanislaus College-Preparatory
http://ststan.com/student-life/rock-workshop/ - This year, the guidance department has rolled out a new initiative to openly discuss topics with our boys that we hoped they would pick up intrinsically. Each Wednesday, for 25 minutes between 1st and 2nd periods, teachers cover a range of topics including: Character FormationLife and Social SkillsAcademic SkillsHistory of St. Stanislaus and The Brothers of the Sacred Heart The options of the group conversations are limitless and spread into a wide range of subtopics. 

The goals being to: help teachers develop relationships with students in and environment that is devoid of grades and therefore purely focused on education; allow teachers to offer personal attention to students, which has the potential of leading to improved discipline and class cohesion; and add value beyond the classroom as students broaden their horizons into more practical life lessons

Fri., December 12, 2014  - NC (Asheville) School News
Asheville School
http://www.ashevilleschool.org/news/detail.aspx?pageaction=ViewSinglePublic&LinkID=3231&ModuleID=101&NEWSPID=1 - Thanks to a matching grant from the Morgridge Family Foundation, Varghese Alexander was able to purchase 18 new Google Chromebooks and some accessories for his Algebra II students to use in the classroom.

Tue., December 09, 2014  - NY (Buffalo) School News
Buffalo Seminary
Yuha Tomita '16 Holiday Dancer In Demand - Yuha Tomita '16, a Japanese residential student at SEM, danced the Halloween classic, Baba Yaga, at Shea's Performing Arts Center this October. Yuha is a member of the Neglia Ballet Artists dance company and next she performs with them at Shea's in The Nutcracker, over Thanksgiving Weekend. It's Yuha's third year dancing with Neglia, and her third year at SEM, which she entered as a freshman. 

Tue., December 09, 2014  - NY (Buffalo) School News
Buffalo Seminary
Awards for SEM Women - Now and Alum - Five alumnae and current student recent awards - from National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist to a Wharton School of Advertising award, a Cum Laude Society essay award, to a recent "Woman of Influence."

Tue., December 09, 2014  - NY (Buffalo) School News
Buffalo Seminary
#SEMGivingWeek - Throughout the year SEM students volunteer at a variety of nonprofits from Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper to the ENERGY after school program, to St. Luke's Mission of Mercy - but each December the SEM community organizes to donate specifically for the holidays. From time, energy and spirit, to lifting our voices to sing, to finding and donating winter clothes, food, and gifts - our students, faculty, parents and alumnae rally.

Mon., December 08, 2014  - OH (Hudson) School News
Western Reserve Academy
http://www.wra.net/page.cfm?p=360&newsid=2591 - Recently featured on Crain's Cleveland Business, Robert Aguilar, science faculty member, was recognized for excellence in teaching.

Mon., December 08, 2014  - OH (Hudson) School News
Western Reserve Academy
http://www.wra.net/page.cfm?p=360&newsid=2593 - A successful fall season is commemorated with top athletes recognized, and three Gold Medals awarded.

Mon., December 08, 2014  - OH (Hudson) School News
Western Reserve Academy
http://www.wra.net/page.cfm?p=360&newsid=2604 - Since this annual event began, the WRA community has donated more than 4,000 toys.

Fri., December 05, 2014  - PA (Exton) School News
Church Farm School
https://k12.niche.com/rankings/private-high-schools/best-overall/m/philadelphia-metro-area/ - Niche ranks Church Farm School #8 in its recent list of best private high schools near Philadelphia.

Fri., December 05, 2014  - PA (Exton) School News
Church Farm School
http://www.thebestschools.org/features/30-best-christian-boarding-schools-america/ - Church Farm School was recently named among the top Christian Boarding Schools in America by The Best Schools.

Fri., December 05, 2014  - PA (Exton) School News
Church Farm School
http://www.pageturnpro.com/The-Womens-Journal/58456-The-Womens-Journal-Northern-Edition-Holiday-2014/index.html - The November/December 2014 issue of the Chester County Womens Journal highlights the critical role women have played at an all-male boarding school over the past nearly 100 years.

Thu., December 04, 2014  - Canada (Wellandport, Ontario) School News
Robert Land Academy
Four Myths About Attending A Military School - There seems to be a misconception and even a slight stigma surrounding military schools. While television shows and movies may have perpetuated the idea that military academies are tough environments for unruly and troubled youth – this in fact is not reality. So here are a few common myths surrounding military schools:

1. It’s a military heavy curriculum.
While students may have some military education, the military theme is more about adopting a structured and discipline learning environment. In fact, most military academies emphasize the importance on academics with mandatory supervised study periods. As with other private schools, military academies offer a plethora of resources to enhance the opportunity for academic success. This includes remedial assistance, smaller class sizes, extra-curricular activities and greater teacher-student time.

2. Graduates of a military academy will always go into the military.
While some military academy graduates will go on to enter a military college and/or services, most do not. Because military schools provide education on a wide range of subjects, students are prepared for entry into both military and non-military post-secondary universities and colleges, or other careers.

3. Attending a military school is for children who are troubled and/or have learning or behaviour disabilities.
It’s true that a military academy or private boarding type schools can offer an almost ideal environment for youth with disabilities such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Development Coordination Disorder (DCD), and other learning disabilities (LD). Those who display symptoms or characteristics of these disorders and disabilities benefit from the structured routine, academic resources and balanced diet and fitness plans in place in most private military schools. However, these factors are also beneficial for those who do not display symptoms of the aforementioned disorders. The regulations and structures in place in military schools are versatile in that most, if not all, graduates will emerge with newfound skills, knowledge, strength and core values – regardless of behaviour and learning disabilities.

4. Graduates will emerge as tough and anti-social individuals.
Redefining and strengthening social skills is an important aspect of the military school experience and environment. Students are provided regulations and roles which help improve self-care, self-integrity and self-esteem. Military academies are also founded upon core values such as honour and respect, which are passed on to the students through the numerous courses and activities. Military school students also often participate in more extra-curricular activities, giving the opportunity to play and work as part of a team.

If you’re a parent considering a military school for your child, it’s important to put these inaccurate preconceptions aside. A military school offers many benefits that will help your child to become a very capable and competent adult. Call or visit a military school to find out for yourself.

For further information call or visit Robert Land Academy

Wed., November 12, 2014  - CA (Los Olivos) School News
Midland School
http://www.midland-school.org/news/detail/?id=173 - The Geology class took their annual trip to Mono Lake early in October. Laurie Munger's large class, this year accompanied by Don Redl, explored a dramatic cross-section of California.  From Midland, the group drove across the southern end of the Central Valley and crossed the lower Sierra Nevada Mountains at Tehachapi, then drove north via the Owens Valley through Bishop and the Long Valley Caldera (Mammoth Lakes area) to Mono Lake. The annual trip is a hands-on exploration of the various igneous rocks in our region. In addition to Mono Lake, the group visited Panum Crater (an obsidian/pumice plug some), Devils Postpile (a columnar jointed basalt flow that was later scraped level by a glacier), Convict Lake (for spectacular views of a cirque, tarn, and lateral moraines), Fossil Falls (a Swiss cheese-looking basalt flow carved by an ancestral Owens River during waning glacial times), Red Rock State Park, and made a lunch stop at 10,000' in Horse Shoe Meadows to observe the grandiosity of the Sierra.   Here, Don, Crawford, and Cameron went for a run here while the rest of us "rested." Midland gratefully thanks Phil Johnson (Ashley's father) for letting us stay at his place in Mammoth Lakes!!

Wed., November 12, 2014  - CA (Los Olivos) School News
Midland School
http://www.midland-school.org/news/detail/?id=175 - Midland recently acquired a solar powered professional-grade weather station which, after installation on Thursday October 30 (the day before our first rain of the season) by Jeff Goddard and Junior Graham Mills, is now automatically recording data from the top of Serpentine Mountain and transmitting it to the web.The station will be used to collect data for classes and ecological research on Midland’s population of the rare Santa Barbara Jewelflower.
It was funded by the National Science Foundation, through a multi-year research grant to Dr. Alan Pepper (Texas A&M Univ.), who is heading up the Jewelflower study.

Wed., November 12, 2014  - CA (Los Olivos) School News
Midland School
http://www.nais.org/Magazines-Newsletters/ISMagazine/Pages/Putting-the-I-in-Science.aspx - We are pleased to share  Putting the 'I' in Science in the Fall 2014 issue of Independent School written by Lise Goddard, Midland's Associate Director of Studies. 
Lise and Director of Studies, Laurie Munger, will present this work at the NAIS Conference in Boston in February as the Featured Presentation at the conference. 

Thu., November 06, 2014  - Canada (Victoria) School News
St. Michaels University School
Take a (Virtual) Tour Around Campus - Visit St Michaels University School without leaving home - our new virtual campus tour is *almost* as good as actually being here! Copy the link into your browser to see for yourself: http://goo.gl/Yw2eHd

Wed., November 05, 2014  - ME (Kents Hill) School News
Kents Hill School
The story of four co-captains from different parts of the world as well as a young woman competing on Kents Hill School's football turf field are the focus of a story by Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated's MMBQ published today. Deft portraits of Sebastian Falick Stigsby '15 of Denmark, Han Zhang '15 of China, Raphael Dagenais-Major '15 of Canada, Walter Washington '15 of New York, Lily McCutcheon '18 of New Hampshire and Coach Steve Shukie--as well Kents Hill School itself can be found here.

"The article captures the essence of Kents Hill School," said Head of School Patrick C. McInerney. "I'm so proud of our students, Coach Shukie and the values that they shared in this story."Bedard was on campus for three days, videographer Luke Korver and photographers Damian Strohmeyer and Sarah Crosby spent two days here.

According to Bedrad, "Kents Hill School looks like Hollywood’s version of a prep school. The boys and girls dorms are on opposite ends of sloping hills, and athletic fields—including the largest artificial turf expanse in New England—stretch as far as the eye can see. The Alfond Athletics Center houses a hockey rink, a basketball arena, two tennis courts and nine locker rooms. There’s also a skiing area, complete with a lodge. Nearly the entire faculty lives in apartments attached to the dorms, and it’s rare for spouses to be employed off campus. Everyone eats in the dining hall, especially on Thursday nights during family-style dinners. Kents Hill School isn’t a utopian experience—it is its own utopia."The video that accompanies the story can be found here.


Thu., October 16, 2014  - NC (Asheville) School News
Asheville School
http://www.ashevilleschool.org/news/detail.aspx?pageaction=ViewSinglePublic&LinkID=3209&ModuleID=101&NEWSPID=1 - Asheville School celebrated its tradition of Girls’ Sports Day on October 11 with impressive victories and entertaining fan support.

Fri., October 10, 2014  - CA (Carlsbad) School News
Army and Navy Academy
6th Annual Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony - Army and Navy Academy and the Rotary Club of Carlsbad are joining forces to celebrate Veterans Day November 11 in a late-morning ceremony and military review on the Academy’s Maffucci Field.The 11 a.m. community event is sponsored jointly by the Academy and local Rotary Club and is open to the public free of charge. Now in its sixth year, it has become one of the top events honoring the armed forces in all of San Diego County and is Carlsbad’s only official Veterans Day observance.

Fri., October 10, 2014  - CA (Carlsbad) School News
Army and Navy Academy
Ladera Ranch youth aims for the stars in planning for his future - Chris Salisbury of Ladera Ranch has high aspirations. He wants to be an astronaut or an environmental laywer.“I love space because it’s so unknown, and I like to do things not many people have,” the 18-year-old said. “I also love to protect the existence of the planet.”At the moment, he is battalion commander at his private high school – the Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad – in charge of 300 cadets. 

Fri., October 10, 2014  - CA (Carlsbad) School News
Army and Navy Academy
Barona Tribe Selects Army and Navy Academy to Receive Next Education Grant - The Barona Band of Mission Indians awarded another $5,000 education grant to the Army and Navy Academy, a college-prep boarding school for boys in grades 7 through 12. The grant application for the Carlsbad academy was sponsored by Assemblyman Rocky Chavez.

Tue., October 07, 2014  - IA (Fairfield) School News
Maharishi School
http://www.maharishischooliowa.org/about-us/school-news/the-world-is-my-family - Great article about Daniela Robles Hillman, boarding student from Mexico, and her experience of life at Maharishi School.

Tue., September 30, 2014  - NY (Stony Brook) School News
The Stony Brook School
SBS Team Takes First Place in Protein Modeling Competition - A team of five SBS students, composed of current and former AP biology students, won first place in a Protein Modeling Competition hosted by Stony Brook University (SBU) on February 28. This year’s challenge was to research and create a model of a specific human protein—the Ras protein—which causes cancer if mutated.  Congratulations!

Tue., September 30, 2014  - NY (Stony Brook) School News
The Stony Brook School
S.T.E.M. Program Launched - Preparing students to thrive in the world they will inherit lies in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) program launched this fall.  Heading up the first phase of the program, includes teaching the first course titled Engineering Innovation and Design, is S.T.E.M Director Stan Winston.  Now in his tenth year at SBS, Stan is structuring a program that has components in robotics, computer science, and 3-D modeling.  "Our emphasis will be on using the engineering process coupled with innovative thinking to solve a variety of problems in a collaborative environment," says Stan.  "I want our students to have the freedom to aim high and succeed, or to fail spectacularly, learn from their mistakes, then try again without worrying about a grade.  In the education process, both are equally valuable."  

Tue., September 30, 2014  - NY (Stony Brook) School News
The Stony Brook School
Senior Conducts Research at Stony Brook University - Jason '15 participated in summer research at Stony Brook University's Laboratory for Computational Neurodiagnostics.  Under the guidance of Dr. Lilianne Mujica-Parodi and Dr. Shinsuke Ide, Jason's project centered around how people evaluate certain behavioral dispositions in others, such as sociability and intelligence.  "My time in the lab challenged me as a mathematician, but it also helped me learn and grow," says Jason.  "The best part of the program was that I was able to work with incredibly smart and motivated students from all over the country.  I am also thankful for supportive mentors with extensive experiences and insights."Stony Brook University's Laboratory for Computational Neurodiagnostics is an interdisciplinary laboratory that fosters independence and innovation, with a strong commitment toward mentoring future principal investigators.  Data collection occurs at Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY), as well as the Martinos Center for Biomedical Research (Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA) and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA).  

Tue., September 30, 2014  - NY (Stony Brook) School News
The Stony Brook School
Sophomore Competes in Televised Poetry Competition - Lin '17 competed in a nationally televised poetry contest in China on July 11.  Out of 18 finalists, Lin was the youngest.  She was responsible for memorizing approximately 1,000 poems.  "For me, it's a stage to express my love of poetry with so many others who have the same interest," says Lin.  "I had my sixteenth birthday during the competition, and in China, 16 is a significant milestone for a girl.  I am so glad to remember it with something I love: poetry." To test her knowledge, the judges gave a prompt of the first line of the poem with the remainder recited by Lin.  In addition, questions were asked about the poet's name and background, the inspiration of the poem, the relationship of the poem to other poems, and any other relevant information.  

Sun., August 31, 2014  - Czech Republic (Karlovy Vary) School News
Carlsbad International School
Carlsbad International School Officially Open! - Carlsbad International School's Founding Head of School, Mr. Tim Sloman, formally announced the new school's opening on August 27th, 2014, before an eager audience of students, parents, faculty and administrators. "We are honored to count twenty-two fantastic students from fourteen different countries in our Founding Class, including students with highly distinguished credentials in academics, athletics and the arts. Furthermore, with 11 Faculty Members, 5 Administrators, and 15 support staff, our student to staff ratio is one of the best in the world. These students and their families will forever be remembered as an important part of our history, just as we know this world-class education will be in theirs."

Tue., August 19, 2014  - MS (French Camp) School News
French Camp Academy
$1,000,000 to Renovate Auditorium -

The Selby and Richard McRae Foundation out of Jackson, MS gave a generous gift recently to help French Camp Academy renovate and expand its existing auditorium.  FCA is in the final stages of tweaking its design plans.  Students and faculty will be looking forward to utilizing King Auditorium again in the Fall of 2015.


Fri., August 08, 2014  - GA (Gainesville) School News
Riverside Military Academy
Kim is a National Merit Scholar -

RMA Class of 2014 graduate DoYeun Kim has been designated as a 2014 National Merit Scholarship Finalist.

Around 1.5 million juniors from over 22,00o high schools entered the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Kim was one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists chosen in the 2014 program. He competed with other semifinalists for an estimated 8,000 National Merit Scholarships totaling $35 million. Students had to fulfill several requirements, including submission of an essay and presenting a record of very high academic performance, in order to achieve the finalist level of competition and become eligible to earn the Merit Scholar title.

In February 2014, Kim received notification of his advancement to the finalist level of competition, and he was notified about his scholarship offer in early June.

Kim was placed as third chair oboe in the 11th-12th grade All State Orchestra earlier this year, and he became the first Riverside band member to ever qualify for the All State Orchestra the previous year. He was a member of the National Honor Society, the RMA Horton Society, the Junior Engineering Technical Society-Technology Student Association (JETS-TSA), and the Science National Honor Society. Kim was also a nominee for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program in Music (Oboe).


Thu., May 01, 2014  - CT (Litchfield) School News
Forman School
Executive Functions Expert McCloskey Presents Findings - Educational evaluators attended a seminar hosted by Forman School that featured Executive Functions expert George McCloskey, Ph.D. McCloskey shared the latest research on assessments for students with issues in the area of Executive Functions (EF) at an invitation-only seminar held last week at the Cornell Club in Manhattan. Often referred to as the CEO of the brain, the term Executive Functions still awaits a formal definition. It generally applies to brain processing skills used to cue, direct and control perceptions, working memory, thoughts, actions, and to some degree, emotions. "EF issues are not directly related to Dyslexia or Attention Deficit Disorders (ADHD), but they often occur together." McCloskey explained, "All kids with ADHD have EF issues, but not all kids with EF issues have ADHD." Forman School offers Executive Function coaching for students through its Institute for Cognition and Learning. Associate Head of School and Center Director Helen Waldron was on hand to discuss how Forman addresses EF issues through its programs. She was joined by Kelli Miller, Ph.D. who is on staff in the Institute for Cognition and Learning to do psycho-educational testing of Forman students in preparation for the transition to college. The current model posits 33 executive functions organized into seven basic groups: Attention, Engagement, Optimization, Efficiency, Memory, Inquiry, and Solution. Students with ADHD mainly struggle in areas related to focus, sustaining attention, and controlling impulses. "Of course this varies from one person to the next," said McCloskey. "This raises a challenge to traditional diagnostic tools that are based on quantitative measurement." McCloskey presented a multidimensional EF assessment matrix with behavior rating scales that includes a greater emphasis on observation over task completion. He noted that these assessments are designed for the purpose of enabling students to qualify for support services in school. Some activities that McCloskey has observed that improve actually improve Executive Function include meditation, playing music, aerobic exercise, and face-to-face dialogue, particularly one involving different opinions. "Believe it or not, another activity is simply yawning," he said. "Anything that refreshes the blood circulation in the brain will help with EF skills." For more information, visit: www.georgemccloskeyphd.com

Thu., May 01, 2014  - CT (Litchfield) School News
Forman School
Thirteen Inducted into National Honor Society - Thirteen students were inducted into the National Honor Society at Forman School this morning. The selections were based on scholarship, service, leadership, and character. The NHS was formed in 1921 to recognize scholastically outstanding high school students. It was modeled after Phi Beta Kappa, the undergraduate collegiate honor society. Forman has a long history of participating in the Society. The Forman students who were selected come from seven different states and represent the highest level of scholarship and accomplishment in academics, student leadership, community service, leadership, athletics and the arts: Sara Auch '15 (Old Greenwich, CT), Amanda Berger '14 (Briarcliff, NY), Kyle Budlow '15 (Boca Raton, FL), Emily Cross '15 (Millburn, NJ), Dan D'Amato '15 (Westerly, RI),Allison Gluck '15 (Weston, CT), Geena Kapur '16 (Short Hills, NJ), Samantha Macrae '14 (New York, NY), Samuel Man '15 (Litchfield, CT), Todd Midler '14 (Calabasas, CA), Peter Newmark '15 (Greenwich, CT), Mirielle Pioppo '14 (Bedford Corners, NY), David Shaw '15 (Conway, MA). The ceremony was led by Ryan Lowe ('14), president of the local NHS chapter. He was joined at the podium by current members, Coleman Walter IV ('14) and Melissa Lipset ('14), who spoke about the different qualities that a member of the National Honor Society must possess and lit a candle to honor each. Head of School Adam Man closed the ceremony with congratulatory remarks for the inductees. "You exemplify what Forman is all about. I encourage you to challenge others to follow in your path. Always be curious, work hard, have a strong moral compass, and recognize that it is more important to help others than to help yourself," he said. "We are all so proud of you!"

Mon., February 10, 2014  - CT (Litchfield) School News
Forman School
Psychologist joins Institute for Cognition to Offer Testing - Kelli Caldwell Miller, Ph.D., joined Forman School to offer psycho-educational evaluations to Forman students as they progress through the college admission process. Students with learning disabilities who apply for accommodations for college entrance exams need testing within three-five years of the application, depending on the exam. These evaluations include measures of cognitive functioning, academic achievement, and social/emotional functioning. Additional measures may be administered, depending on the evaluation needs of the student. Such measures may evaluate memory, learning and/or executive functioning skills or specific behavioral/emotional concerns. Miller recently published an article in Gifted Child Quarterly about her work screening twice-exceptional students, those identified as having a learning disability and whose cognitive functioning falls within the gifted range. Approximately 20% of Forman students are gifted. As part of the faculty at the Forman Institute for Cognition and Learning, Miller also consults with teachers on customizing programs for students' unique learning styles. "I am impressed with the outstanding level of support that Forman students receive. Teachers are always examining what is effective and what is not. They go to incredible lengths so the kids can be successful," said Miller. Miller received her Ph.D. in school psychology at the University of Tennessee. Her pre-doctoral internship was completed in association with Cherokee Health Systems and the University of Tennessee’s Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills (KLASS) Center, both in Knoxville.

Tue., July 02, 2013  - GA (Carrollton) School News
Advanced Academy of Georgia
Academy Student, Ajay Pillai - Youngest Graduate of UWG - The University of West Georgia made history when the youngest graduate in the University System of Georgia walked across the stage to receive his diploma. Ajay Pillai, 17, earned a degree in biochemistry and will study at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta in the fall. “Graduation was the most stunning day of my life,” said Ajay Pillai, who is a Warner Robins resident. “I grew up at West Georgia and I am so incredibly happy that I came to this university and that things occurred the way they did.” After graduating eighth grade, Ajay Pillai enrolled at the Advanced Academy of Georgia on the UWG campus at the age of 13, the youngest student to do so. The academy is one of 12 residential programs for teens in the country that allows students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Diane Darling, an Advanced Academy student who will graduate high school this month, met Ajay Pillai two years ago and became close friends. “Ajay is ridiculously hard working and humble at the same time,” said Darling, 18. “I’m always in awe of how he handles everything.” The quiet and unassuming student studied Honors College curriculum at UWG and holds the second highest number of honors courses, 19, in the history of the Honors College. But he still had time to play soccer, run five miles a day, practice piano and take up the guitar. Don Wagner, dean of the Honors College and director of Special Programs, said Ajay Pillai left his mark on UWG. “He is a remarkable human being, mature way beyond his years,” said Wagner. “He possesses excellent study habits and an extraordinary mind, and is a very nice person as well. “I have known him since he entered the academy, and I have always been impressed with his social skills. In addition to his academic abilities, Ajay has the bearing and manners of an adult. He is a rare individual.” Aruna Pillai, Ajay’s mother, said she should have brought Kleenex to the commencement ceremony. “It didn’t hit me until the president, Dr. Beheruz Sethna, began talking about Ajay and then I began bawling. I was not expecting that reaction. It was deep inside.” One of Ajay Pillai’s biggest fans at the university is the president, who established the Advanced Academy and gained the USG Board of Regents approval to open the Honors College, the only one of its kind in Georgia. “It has been my pleasure to get to know Ajay and assist him in what I know will be a spectacular career,” said Sethna. “I am glad that we have contributed to his growth, and that he will contribute to ours in the future, by virtue of his future accomplishments.” Ajay Pillai’s summer vacation will not be a typical one. A long time volunteer in hospitals and clinics, he will work with his parents, who are physicians and own a practice in Warner Robins. The couple needed help in their office and put their son to work taking electrocardiograms and checking in patients. “Normally, we have to train an employee for several weeks,” Aruna Pillai said. “Ajay picked it up in a day.” His interest in medicine stems from his years of volunteer work at a hospital and medical clinics, his undergraduate research in the laboratories at West Georgia and working as a student research assistant with Dr. Satyanarayana Swamy-Mruthinti, professor of biology. “I like having that contact with people and I am also interested in medicine,” said Pillai. “But, I haven’t decided what kind of medicine I am going into.” Swamy-Mruthinti mentored Ajay Pillai for three years and got to know the student well. “Rarely you come across a student who is intelligent, hardworking and has an intense desire to succeed, yet is modest and humble,” said Swamy-Mruthinit. “I am confident that he will make significant contributions to improve human health and well being." Under normal circumstances, the M.D. and Ph.D program at the medical college requires seven years of study. Students entering the program complete the standard two-year preclinical program with many of the preclinical medical school courses also earning graduate credit for the student. During the summer between the first and second years, Ajay Pillai will perform laboratory rotations at one of the four research campuses in Georgia. Choices for laboratory rotations are made by students in consultation with program advisers. Following the preclinical years, students enter graduate training at one of the four graduate campus sites. Students are required to complete all of the normal doctorate requirements, including preliminary exams, thesis and defense. For now, the youngest graduate in the university system will enjoy his summer saving up for an automobile, traveling and helping out in the family business. “I so appreciate all of the people at West Georgia and want to thank everyone that helped me with my research, at the Advanced Academy and in the Honors College,” said Ajay Pillai in a recent interview. “They really helped me to do this and now I have a group of close friends that I’ve grown up with.”

Fri., April 19, 2013  - NC (Asheville) School News
Asheville School
Asheville School App Now Available on App Store - The new Asheville School App for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch is now available for free on the App Store. Visit www.ashevilleschool.org/app to install the app today. "After a lot of hours developing this app, Charles Long and I are very excited to see the app available on the App Store," said Bob Williams, Director of Communications. "I'm not sure I know of any other private school or university that has designed an app without hiring outside help. We're proud of what we've been able to accomplish and we hope our parents, students, and prospective families will enjoy using the new app." The app was developed by Technology Coordinator Charles Long and Director of Communications Bob Williams. To read more about the app's development process, visit http://www.ashevilleschool.org/news/detail.aspx?pageaction=ViewSinglePublic&LinkID=1753&ModuleID=101&NEWSPID=1

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