Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Return of a Derby Day Tradition

A school of many traditions, Derby Academy has been the focus of two different books, one by Ted Roscoe published in 1984 and one by Jay Sadlon published in 2010. Each book brings to life some of the traditions that … Continue reading

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Freedom of Expression and Faculty Staffing Updates

This blog has a bit of a different tone in that it underlines the fact we are almost at the end of the year. Field Day last week – a wonderful and resounding success!! Great weather; great spirits; great camaraderie. … Continue reading

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Thank you!

I have often heard the expression, “Gratitude unexpressed is not gratitude.” I am not certain of the origin of this saying but I become more and more conscious of it as we rush from place to place, from task to … Continue reading

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Twenty-first Century Learners

“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” This quote is from Rabindranath Tagore who in 1931 was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. He also was India’s first … Continue reading

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More Than Just a School

Do any of you recall the commercial, “Do you know where your children are?” It generally meant: “Are your children at the movies? Off at the park? Out with a friend?” Now the answer to that question may not be … Continue reading

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