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SOS – Youth Suicide Prevention

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By Karen Fritchley, School Psychologist – Middle School Is it spring, yet?! The winter months can be a very challenging time for students, parents and teachers as less daylight hours and cold temperatures appear to be endless. Historically, this month has been a time when the Park Tudor counseling team, consisting of school counselors and psychologists, pay special attention to…

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Unplug and Create Time for Unstructured, Outdoor Play

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By Patti Duckworth, Lower School Counselor “Kids, go outside and play!” Do you remember hearing those words as you were growing up? As it turns out, our parents were right! Spending time playing outside actually enhances brain development and the overall health of our children. According to the book, The Importance of Outdoor Play and Its Impact on Brain Development…

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Exploring the Woods Around Park Tudor

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By Mark Dewart, Science Department Chair and US Science Teacher Upper School students in Kathy Madren’s Environmental Science classes have been conducting a botanical survey of the woods around Park Tudor on the north and west ends of the campus. By carefully documenting the plant species that are present and mapping their distributions, the students have uncovered evidence of past…

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Don’t Let Worry Get in the Way

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By Lisa Mercurio, School Psychologist; US Academic Support Coordinator Last week at the monthly PTPA general meeting, the division School Psychologists (Lisa Picha, Karen Fritchley and myself) along with Dr. Dana Lasek, Psychologist and Park Tudor parent, provided a talk on the topic of anxiety. The title of the presentation was “Don’t Let Worry Get in the Way: Strategies across…

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Indianapolis Screenings of “Most Likely to Succeed”

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Year three of the Innovators Institute summer program will kick off this month with two Indianapolis screenings of “Most Likely to Succeed.” This acclaimed film offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of – if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official…

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