Kelly Nelson Named Incoming Lower School Head

Dear Sheridan School Community, With great pleasure, I am announcing we have hired Kelly Nelson to be Sheridan’s Lower School Head, beginning July 1, 2018. Kelly brings a wealth of classroom and administrative experience to the role and we are delighted she will be joining…

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Standing Up For Peace

On Friday, April 20th, Sheridan students gathered on the turf to mark a day of peace.  April 20th was set as a National School Walkout Day in observance of the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting.  The Young Activist’s club (YA), which formed following the…

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Problem-Solving Our Way Into The Future

What does a plumbing problem have to do with readying our students for the future?  Head of School Jessica Donovan explains. My garbage disposal broke a few days before Winter Break. If this has ever happened to you, you know it can only happen when…

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Helping Students Understand The World

We could not be more proud of Helping Students Understand The World,  an article by Sheridan 6th grade teacher Noel Sheppard that has been published by Independent School magazine in its Winter 2018 issue. The outgrowth of a professional development project undertaken with  Dr. Katy Swalwell to…

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Teaching Kids To Be Smart About Social Media

A few years ago, a group of middle school girls posted some mean pictures on a “private” Instagram page. They didn’t worry about anyone outside of their group seeing the pictures, because one had to be invited in to see the page. About 20 minutes…

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The Power of Outdoor Education

Head of School Jessica Donovan explains why Mountain Campus is integral to our curriculum and shares our priorities.  Friday afternoon, as the third graders climbed off of the Mountain Campus bus, threw their tired bodies over their bags and waited for their parents to catch…

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Goal-Setting Helps Students Invest In Their Growth

Jay Briar, Head of Middle School, explains why goal-setting is a priority in our classroooms at this time of year.  The beginning of each school year provides our students an opportunity to set goals for the year ahead. While the style and substance of these…

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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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