Saturday, June 29, 2013

The General: June 2013

Keeping Our Minds Fresh - Avoiding the Summer Slide
The summer provides myriad opportunities for teenagers to continue growing as students. The extended freedom throughout June and July offers our Generals a time to read, write, and think that aligns directly with their interests. The often referenced "summer slide" points to the loss of learning when young minds sit idle. Indeed, enrichment of the mind comes in a variety of forms and it is essential that we continue to find ways to support our children with an environment that nurtures their own academic and social interests within the context of reading, writing, and thinking. 

The article below is a thoughtful discussion of this issue as it relates directly to parental supports for summer reading enrichment.

Summer Reading Tips: How to Support Your Child as a Reader

History Making Events - Mark Your Calendar

Opening Community Event - Moved to August 5th
We are set to continue making history in early August with our first ever community event taking place on Thursday, August 1st from 5:00 - 7:00 at the TNHS Football Field. This event will serve as an opening to the school year and allow our Generals, parents, teachers, and community members to meet and greet, while enjoying some contests and games hosted by each of our houses. Please join us on the the 1st of August for this event. 

General Orientation - August 5th 
Student orientation for all grade levels will be from 5:00 to 7:30 on Monday August 5th. Student orientation will allow all students and parents to learn more about our college and career culture, review course expectations, while also receiving locker assignments and hard copies of student schedules. More details will be shared about orientation in the coming weeks.