1/26: Both campuses open on time. Eldred, Monticello, and Sullivan West buses on a 2 hour delay. Use caution on roadways.

“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.” ~ Haruki Murakami What do we gain by investigating death? To study death is to learn about the extraordinary world we live in. Some of history’s most amazing artwork and writing has focused 
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“Montessori is an education for independence, preparing not just for school but for life.”  – Maria Montessori One of the many qualities of a Montessori education is our focus on the whole child, investing not just in academics and physical education, but personal growth. Montessori 
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(to access the entire Newbery list go to: www.ala.org) 2022: The Last Quentista by Donna Barba Higuera Había una vez . . . There lived a girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra’s world is 
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teacher, and as the creator of an amazing fiber arts program.  She was only recently retired when we learned of her tragic death last December.
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"Musical theater is a way to bring people together, to open others to a new voice and perspective that maybe they haven't discovered yet," says seventh-grader Audrey Shannon of Homestead Collaborative College High School (CCHS)...
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As a young author at the start of my career, one of my peers was asked to judge a book award. At the time, that felt like a far-away goal – something I could never imagine being invited to do. I remember thinking, I hope I get to have that experience someday. Fast forward twenty years...
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Two Homestead Collaborative College High School students took home top prizes at the first annual Sullivan Youth Poetry Festival. Colin Kinney, a ninth grade student at CCHS, won first prize for his poem “A Fickle Young Mind” and Sindhu Villarheal, also a ninth grade student, won third prize for her poem “Sestina”. 
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As St. Patrick's Day drew near we studied the words of the famous Irish poet William Butler Yeats. "The world is full of magic things," he said, "patiently waiting ...
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For those who don’t know, The Root Children starts off with a sweet little image of several children sleeping cozily underground in a big warm looking bed when Mother Earth comes along, ...
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This past two years has been an unprecedented global experiment in the increased use and ubiquity of screens and with it the consumption of media, social and otherwise. Whether out of feelings of compassion, overwhelm, or just plain survival children were granted greater access and license to life mediated through a screen. As we observe this hyper-digital generation and the impact of media to learning, emotional states, sleep habits, attentiveness, and socialization, to name a few, I’d like to share some recent reflections I have had on this subject. 
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