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HUSKY WEEKLY: Friday, April 28, 2017
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Elementary Spring Carnival!
Tonight: Friday, April 28, 5-7pm

Achievement Testing: May 9-16

Team 7 Studies

As part of our comprehensive approach to evaluating your child’s progress throughout the year, we will administer the Stanford Achievement Test 10 beginning Tuesday, May 9. Some teams will continue their testing on the following week, as well. Here are steps you can take to help us to get the most accurate information possible. 

  • Prepare the brain. Make sure your child gets adequate sleep and a nutritious breakfast each day.
  • Be present and punctual. Please ensure that your child is here on these days, unless he/she is ill. Make-up tests will not be provided. Most tests will be administered during the morning hours, so make sure he/she arrives on time so as not to miss a test.  
  • Encourage your child to do his/her best work. These tests can be difficult and will probably contain questions that the student cannot answer. Students may be tempted to answer quickly with little thought. Remind your child about de Paul’s emphasis on Confidence, Drive, and Resilience – all key contributors to success.
  • Put your child at ease from anxiety. Standardized tests can be intimidating to students, particularly students who have a history of academic struggles. Remind your child that these tests are not used for grades; they simply help teachers and families to understand what the student has learned and what he/she needs to work on more. Point out that teachers and families will also consider other views of the student’s progress along with these achievement test scores, to get the most thorough understanding possible.

- Phil Howell, Dean

Friday, May 5
HOLIDAY: NO SCHOOL

Geometry Season

Measuring Shapes
Applying Formulas
Team 7 has been studying Geometry, particularly the perimeter and area of various shapes. This week they stepped into the spring air to measure shapes from around campus, plug in the appropriate formulas, and calculate their results.

13 Reasons Why

Administrators from our local independent schools have been exchanging thoughts this week about the popular Netflix miniseries, 13 Reasons Why. This show focuses on a high school student who commits suicide and leaves behind audiotapes describing her mistreatment by others that led to her decision to take her life. There is concern that students who are impressionable or who are struggling with negative emotions may glamorize thoughts of self-harm. The show’s content – including graphic violence, sexual assault, and alcohol use – is not intended for elementary or middle school students, but the show is easily accessible on Netflix and YouTube.

The National Association of School Psychologists states, “We do not recommend that vulnerable youth, especially those who have any degree of suicidal ideation, watch this series. Its powerful storytelling may lead impressionable viewers to romanticize the choices made by the characters and/or develop revenge fantasies."

Huskies On The Move!

Team 8 Volleyball

The month of April in Physical Education was dedicated to volleyball. Students participated in various drills to hone their skills, and then they played matches full court.
Equestrian Club 16-17


Members of the Equestrian Club went horseback riding this month!
Most Improved Swimmers

Jack Augustus and Wyatt Johnson received "Most Improved Swimmer" awards for their age groups from a local swimming club.

The Wall of Achievement!

Wall of Achivement
de Paul alumni have contributed so much to our lives, our communities, and our world! As you enter The de Paul School, you will now see an exhibit that celebrates the achievements of our alumni. If you or an alum in your life has a graduation/cap & gown photo or anything else to share, please contact Christina Janisch, and we'll add them to the display. We're so proud of all our Huskies!

The de Paul School: Month At A Glance

Fri, Apr 28 - Elementary Family Carnival & Pancake Dinner, 5-7pm, Gym
Fri, May 5 - HOLIDAY: NO SCHOOL
Weds, May 17 - NOON DISMISSAL: Professional Half-Day
Fri, May 19 - Field Day
Fri, May 19 - T8 Retrospective, 6-7pm, Husky Hall
Thurs, May 25 - T8 Recognition Ceremony, 7-8pm, Gym
Fri, May 26 - Final Day of School Year
*Check our website calendar by clicking the Full Calendar button below to see all that's going on at de Paul! We update our website calendar regularly to reflect any changes in our schedule.

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