Living The Principles Of Progressive Education Every Day

Just a few weeks ago, fellow educator and Sheridan Trustee, Rodney Glasgow, led the Board of Trustees through an engaging discussion about progressive education and its principles. I came away from the meeting wishing everyone in our community had been able to listen in. To…

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Sheridan named NATIONAL School of Character

Dear Sheridan Community, In March, we shared the news with you that Sheridan was named the District of Columbia’s only School of Character by Character.org. As proud as I was about that designation, I am even prouder still to announce that  Sheridan School has won…

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How Parents Can Keep the Lines of Communication Open

Sheridan’s School Counselor, Phyllis Fagell, focused her latest article on how parents can keep the lines of communication open with their teen sons. “If parents want teen boys to be able to share their feelings, ask for help and express vulnerability, they need to address…

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Exhibiting Sheridan Artists

5th graders Nola Tischler and Emma Pardo had their paintings accepted into an art show at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore! Their work was on display during the month of March and it cumulated with a reception on Friday, March 24. STUDENTS FOR…

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Action with A Global Impact: Sheridan Student Shows The Way

Recently, the World Food Program USA, a nonprofit dedicated to ending global hunger, visited Sheridan’s Eighth Grade class in support of a Food Justice and Persuasive Essay unit. The presentation touched eighth grader Toomas Jeyarajah so powerfully that he couldn’t stop thinking about their work….

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Sheridan Named 2017 DC School of Character by Character.org

Sheridan is thrilled to announce that Character.org, a national advocate and leader for the character education movement, has named Sheridan a 2017 DC School of Character. The program recognizes Sheridan as a school that uses character development to drive a positive impact on academics, student…

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Ghana, Laura and Sheridan: Connected Forever

Laura García de Mendoza has always been passionate about traditional African music and culture. Last summer, she attended an Orff-Afrique Master Class Summer Course in Dzodze, Ghana. The Sheridan community was privileged to witness the fruits of that work in the 2016 Holiday Concert. Below…

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Design Thinking in Middle School

Middle School Head Brad Bernstein explains how Design Thinking will help as we assess our students’ Middle School experience. The Middle School has started an exciting process to redefine its identity as part of implementing the school’s new strategic plan. Based on prior experience, Head…

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Improving Literacy Through The Fundations Program

When Sheridan faculty member Jennifer Oliva made the switch from 1st grade teacher to literacy specialist, she brought with her more than just her extensive education and experience improving children’s reading. She also introduced Fundations, a research-based reading program that lays the foundation for lifelong…

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