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Davidson Day Community Blog

List of 5 news stories.

  • First Day of Kindergarten

    Reflections of a Senior Parent

    Jeanine Calcagno, Assistant Teacher & DDS Parent
    2,340: That’s the approximate number of school days the average high school graduate attends from kindergarten through 12th grade. That's more than a third of their time on Earth up to that point.
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  • Big Hearts, Big Impact: Davidson Day Students' Grant Project Empowers Nonprofits

    Megan Gray, Director of Marketing & Communications
    In a world where the spirit of philanthropy can feel distant, eight students from Davidson Day Upper School's Community Engagement Council (CEC), inspired by DDS parent and entrepreneur Vincent Calcagno and Director of Community Engagement Jennifer Shiley, decided to bridge the gap between big hearts and little kids in need. Their mission? To fund four nonprofits that embody the ethos of "big kids helping little kids."
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  • Reflecting on Davidson Day's Vibrant Black History Month Celebrations

    February was filled with enriching activities commemorating Black History Month. The school community came together to celebrate the achievements and contributions of African Americans in shaping the fabric of our nation's history. Let's take a moment to recap the highlights of our memorable celebrations.
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  • Executive Functioning in Children & Teens

    Anne McGraw, LEC Faculty
    Davidson Day’s highly skilled faculty and staff bring a variety of expertise to our school, and the tutors in our Learning Enrichment Center (LEC) are no exception. Targeted training allows us to complement and support the school’s curriculum both inside and outside of the classroom. Some of our most recent training includes multisensory phonics instruction, writing strategies, technology addiction, anxiety in the classroom, and the one area about which I am most passionate, executive function in children and teens.
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  • Cultivating Excellence: Our Faculty Mentor Program

    Priscilla Saunders, Lower School STEM Faculty
    Being a Davidson Day teacher is more than having content knowledge and effective instructional practices. We are a highly relational school: A sense of belonging for our students and families, and the connection between students and teachers, is at the heart of a Davidson Day education. For new faculty, a mentor program is important to ensure they are welcomed into this vibrant community of educators and families and to help them understand the importance of the strong school-home connection we have within the Davidson Day community.
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