This year has provided several occasions for the Turning Point community to reflect upon our history and our future, and to set goals to chart our progress in the years ahead.
When Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder of World Savvy spoke to our parents and faculty on January 18, her focus was to explore and understand what is most vital in preparing students for the future.
At Turning Point, we know that there are fascinating connections between our minds and our bodies. The ability to express ourselves through movement and performance can make us happier, instill pride, and even improve learning.
You may know that last Monday was Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution, a day which honors the legacy of Fred Korematsu, who fought for racial equality, social justice, and human rights.
If you are like me, you have a stack of books next to your bed that threatens to topple like a game of Jenga. As I work my way through the stack, I thought I would share just a few recent selections that have made an impression.
Democracy is about managing differences, not about universal chorus, and now more than ever our children must grow up with the tools to successfully navigate these dissimilarities.
As a student, I spent one year living abroad in Tokyo and one year in London, life-altering experiences that made me reconsider many assumptions I had about myself and about the world.
The symbolism of a new year is powerful. We slough off the old year like a snake sheds its skin, and we revel in the possibilities of a fresh start. Even the changes we cannot see can contribute to the betterment of our community.
As we approach the Winter Solstice, darkness is conspicuous. It is no surprise, then, that many winter holidays celebrate and honor the light that illuminates the darkness and reassures us of the return of spring.
At Turning Point, we trust in the untimed timelines of children's development. We know that by cultivating each child, the best of them will unfold. We wait patiently for them to navigate early adolescence and emerge as capable young people, ready to thrive in high school.