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  • Trombone
    First Baptist Academy students selected to 2015 all-state band
    First Baptist Academy’s Kevin Beck-Perez was selected as the first chair trombone student at this year’s 2015 All-State middle school band competition hosted by the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB). Auditions were held...
  • Veteran's Day 2015 celebration
    First Baptist Academy honors veterans at special celebration
    First Baptist Academy students, faculty and parents gathered last week to honor Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard veterans who served in times of war or peace at Houston’s First Baptist Church. Veterans and their guests enjoyed a...
  • Bridget Hughes
    Hughes named director of First Baptist Academy's Center for Academic Success
    First Baptist Academy announced this month that Bridget Hughes will be assuming the role of Director of the Center for Academic Success (CAS). This comes with a broadened menu of services to meet the individual learning needs of their students.The...
  • New School Year
    Tips for your first day at a new private school
    It's back to school season, and that means that thousands of students will be starting their first day at a new private school, whether they're moving over from being homeschooled or attending their neighborhood public school, or if they&...
  • The Village School at 2015 Oppi
    The Village School sends student and teacher to Oppi Festival in NYC
    Last month, The Village School’s Head Librarian Yvette Rose and student Devika Manish Kumar had the opportunity to attend the 2015 Oppi Festival, a world-class learning event, held at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School in New York City....
  • Success!
    10 Tips for Student Success
    Every parent wants their child to be successful. The definition of success varies from one person to another, but we can all agree that the new generation needs to learn skill sets that will enable them to solve the many challenges that the future...
  • Flu season
    Time for students to prepare for cold and flu season
    Over the last several months, the United States has experienced a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with severe respiratory illness. From mid-August to December 4, 2014, CDC or state public health laboratories have...
  • Meagan Walsh
    Private education opens global doors for The Village School senior
    Private education can sometimes open doors to alternative learning opportunities that large, overcrowded public schools just do not have the resources to offer. Meagan Walsh, senior student at The Village School in Houston, was able to spend time...
  • Acceptance Letters Coming Soon
    What to do after you receive your acceptance letter
    Right around Spring Break is when private schools from across the city begin to send out their acceptance letters for the upcoming school year. If you have applied for a school for the next school year, keep your eyes on your mailbox - there...
  • Classroom yoga with Cosmic Kids Yoga Episode 1 Squish the Fish
    Classroom yoga with Cosmic Kids Yoga Episode 1 Squish the Fish
    Yoga is a great way for children to experience some productive movement within the Montessori classroom. It can help them to center themselves, as well as to kickstart their brains into learning mode. Inclement weather can prevent us from getting...
  • South By Education Expo
    SXSW Education EXPO 2014
    SXSW (also known as South By) is many things to many people. Some think of it as a music scene, others focus on the films. There are also technology and interactive events. Not enough? For educators, there is even an Education Expo!Many think of...
  • Division II medals
    Houston area swimmers medal at TAPPS 2014 state meet
    The state swimming championships for TAPPS private schools were held this past weekend, and many of the Houston-area schools had a fantastic showing. In Division I, St. Agnes Academy won first place and Duchesne Academy took third for the girls...
  • Pope John XXIII High School goes to state championship game
    Pope John XXIII High School goes to state championship game
    For the second year in a row, the Pope John XXIII High School Lion Football team headed to the playoffs. With a strong varsity team led by a large, talented group of seniors, Pope John Football had a great regular season full of firsts, including...
  • Reconstructing America's Failing Schools
    Reconstructing America's Failing Schools
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a coalition of mainly developed nations recently released results of its most recent study, and the news was not good news. The research focused on people ages 16 to 65 in 24 countries and...
  • Message stones from MorgueFile
    Message stones for the Montessori peace corner
    Call them message stones, peace stones, worry stones, meditation stones, friendship stones. However you decide to classify them, you need to add them to your classroom peace corner.Choose ones that have words whose meanings you wish the children...
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