This sign is pretty funny. It made the rounds on FaceBook, and while I probably wouldn’t post it at New Covenant, I sympathize with its message. First, let’s admit it: kids forget stuff. In grammar school parents pack their children’s backpacks and lunches carefully so if something is left out, it’s usually mom’s fault. … Read more
It’s become increasingly common for parents of students as young as fourth and fifth grades to provide phones for their children. While I have opinions about this matter for my family, I’m not advising you on when it’s appropriate for yours.… Read more
Do you need more control with your child when it comes to phones? Consider using a “Phone Contract” with your student. Here is an example that might help you have a conversation with that child who really wants a phone: Phone Contract… Read more
It’s predictable and it happens every year. Our friends at Independent School Management (ISM) have studied and documented it. February and March tend to be hard months for students, teachers, and parents alike.
The trend goes this way: In late August and September, spirits are high as students rejoin friends at school after a long summer.… Read more
It’s the time of year in which our seniors are applying to colleges. At New Covenant we’ve always taken the approach that a college is a fit to be made, not a trophy to be won. Parents and students alike suffer from a bit of anxiety as they investigate their options for that next step.… Read more
On Monday, October 26, Dr. Jennifer Cline presented research on social media during professional development with our faculty. Later that day she summarized her presentation for parents in our school community. What follows is a brief overview of her remarks as summarized by Headmaster, John Heaton.… Read more
“…speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way…” St. Paul
Speaking up is part of growing up. This came through loud and clear at a recent parent meeting with Dr. Jennifer Cline, a clinical psychologist who has done research on social media and its effects on young people.… Read more
Part II of a series by Kyle Alexander, Athletic Director
So you want to play in college?
Previously, Athletic Director Kyle Alexander published the first in a two-part article, listing do’s and don’ts for parents of athletes who want to play at the college level.… Read more
Last week’s middle school retreat was a great success, with beautiful weather (after Thursday’s rain cleared to sunshine on Friday) and very happy students. We were joined by former parent and long-time friend of the school, Brian Donohue, who spoke to our students in four sessions, teaching into issues that challenge all kids at this age.… Read more
This is the first in a series of articles from our Athletic Director, Kyle Alexander.
Do’s and Don’ts for Middle and High School Athletes
Many young athletes dream of someday playing college athletics. There is something very natural in a young person’s desire to excel at the sport he or she loves and envision him or herself as a college athlete.… Read more