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Can You Hear the Quiet?

Can You Hear the Quiet?

“The devil has made it his business to monopolize on three elements: noise, hurry, crowds. He will not allow quietness.”  – Elisabeth Elliot It’s the same season that comes around this time of year without surprise. What also seems to be of no surprise is the reaction to the holidays by some. Rushing to finish…

Scoir

I wanted to take a moment to introduce our college planning system called Scoir.  Scoir will be used to help students navigate the college selection and application process to discover colleges that match their personal as well as academic interests.   Every student will have access to Scoir where they will build a profile detailing their…

Is Social Media Neutral?

We all have our opinions about social media, the impact it is having on our kids and teens, and even in our adult lives. We are now beginning to see the research on brain development, sleep health and the lifelong impacts of screen time on this generation and it’s not pretty! But, we live in a digital world…

Logic Lunch Groups

I recently had the privilege of going into all the study halls to talk with the logic students.While I was there I shared with them about lunch groups and gave them the ability to sign up for any they might be interested in. There was a great response and the 5 groups with the largest…

Facts and Feelings: How “I” Statements Promote Healing 

Relationships can naturally lead to confrontation. It’s easy to get entangled in your feelings and leave out the facts of the situation. It’s also easy to be a die-hard for facts and ignore the feelings of others entirely with a thoughtless delivery. Interestingly, Jesus was about the truth as well as the delivery of the…

Lights Out: Establishing a bedtime routine for healthy school habits.

It’s not uncommon for some students to struggle with anxious thoughts leading up to bedtime. Providing structure and reassurance is key when bedtime feels scary to children and tweens. But how do we do this without actually fueling the anxiety more? Here are a few tips to restart the training process if bedtime has become…