Friday, April 1, 2016

Most Likely to Succeed

Earlier this week, the entire Hamilton-Wenham faculty participated in a Professional Development Day.  To kick off the day, we viewed a documentary called "Most Likely to Succeed".  This documentary was also available for parents and the community later that night.  The documentary focused on taking a different look at education and what is truly important for our students to learn in order to be independent, responsible, successful global citizens.  The demands we are making on them are changing to fit the needs of the workforce and the way they go about acquiring these skills must also change.  It is becoming increasingly important for students to not only meet academic goals, but also acquire what the documentary called "soft skills", which includes perseverance, collaboration, and resiliency.

The following article focuses on these "soft skills" - how our students can acquire them and how parents can help in the process.

Top 10 Skills Middle School Students Need to Thrive and How Parents Can Help

Calendar of Events
Wednesday 4/6/16: 6th Grade Field Trip
Friday 4/15/16: 3rd Quarter ends
Monday 4/18/16 - Friday 4/22/16: Vacation - No school

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