December 2017

October 29, 2018

Dear Campus School Families,

At Monday’s PTO meeting (6:30pm, in the library) the main discussion topic will be our new learning goals. I will be joined by Graeham Dodd, our new Director of Curriculum Design and Innovation, and Marlene Musante to review these goals and discuss why they are important, how they will help prepare students for success now and in the future, and how they… Read More

October 22, 2018

Dear Campus School Families,

As you know, we are in year two of our strategic plan and have much significant and important work lined up this year. The following is a summary of this work. I will provide a “report card” of progress made toward these goals at the end of the school year and will also provide regular updates at PTO meetings. We continue to be fully engaged in work that… Read More

October 10, 2018

Dear Campus School Families,

The Nobel winning economist Herbert Simon made a keen observation about our information saturated world: “What information consumes is rather obvious. It consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.”

I think about children and the necessity of attention – this is how children learn about… Read More

October 1, 2018

Dear Campus School Families,

Did you know that 90% of recent Smith student teachers go on to teach in public schools?

This points to the important public purpose that our private school serves. By training Smith students who go on to careers in public or charter schools, we have a tangible impact on the quality of public schools in our country, and this impact stretches back… Read More