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Global Grizzlies

By: Tiffany Cowman

This year, Bear Creek is taking students to different countries around the world. To kick it off, over Mid-Winter Break, Dr. Gephart will lead a group of students to the Dominican Republic. As the winter comes to an end, there will be two trips heading off over Spring Break to …

Posted by cglass in Student Blog on Thursday January 11
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Jesus Memes and Tree Hugging: Bear Creek Clubs and Committees

By: Zara Robinson

Jesus memes and tree hugging. Just two of the many things our clubs and committee heads have to offer. Meet Kathryn Horvath, tree hugger and head of Eco Club and Cody Clayhold, the perpetrator of the Jesus memes and head of BASIC Committee. Both leaders bring new memes and ideas to …

Posted by cglass in Student Blog on Thursday December 14, 2017 at 12:08PM
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Ensuring ‘All the world’s a stage’

A Successful Play through the eyes of Dr. Lynch

By: Lucy Caile

The curtains close on the cast of your favorite play and for a moment you are left with the feeling of endless possibility. What makes that feeling possible? I wanted to learn more about the process, so I sat down with Bear Creek drama …

Posted by cglass on Friday December 8, 2017 at 03:53AM
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Chapel Changes

By: Juliette Shields

With the new House system, Chapel has changed dramatically in the Upper School this year. As a student, I noticed the improvements and wanted to learn more. Being part of the Athanasius House (the best House), I asked Sandy Shao and Mariana Gomez about the new Chapel system.

Posted by cglass in Student Blog on Friday December 8, 2017
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Empathy: The Foundation of Effective Parenting Part 1

We hear a lot of talk about empathy these days. “Kids need their feelings affirmed,” is a far cry from “Kids need to be seen and not heard,” the familiar mantra from days past. Is a soft and squishy response to our children’s behavior really going to help anything? Turns out, the answer is a …

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Senior Season

By: Juliette Shields

The fall of senior year, what a time. Seniors both count the days to graduation and cherish every second they can grasp before their departure. Seniors started their last year at Bear Creek in August and are already working hard to reach that anticipated date in June: graduation!…

Posted by cglass in Student Blog on Monday November 13, 2017 at 03:10PM
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New Upper School Teachers

By: Lucy Caile

Both in and out of the classroom Bear Creek teachers have stories to tell. When I set out to write about some of the new Upper School teachers, I was excited to learn each of their stories. I was surprised to find that Mr. Armstrong, Ms. Wilson, and Mr. Visker all shared a common
Posted by cglass in Student Blog on Monday November 13, 2017 at 02:59PM
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House System

By: Zara Robinson

In Harry Potter, first year students are sorted into one of four Houses: Slytherin (my favorite), Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff; this year Bear Creek students were sorted into one of five Houses: Athanasius, Robinson, Hildegard, Lewis, and Meitner (Icebreaker Champions). The…

Posted by cglass in Student Blog on Monday November 13, 2017
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“A,B,C,D,E,F,G… Reading is what’s next for me!”

Going beyond letters and sounds…..

My child knows her (or his) alphabet and sounds! Now what?

Children who know their basic letters are ready for the next step in their reading. However, all too often parents aren’t sure what to do next with their children’s ability to start reading. If a child knows …

Posted by rurban in Early Years, Elementary Age on Tuesday October 31, 2017 at 01:20AM
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Fall Fan Favorites

By: Tiffany Cowman

For Haley Jones and George Anderson, fall means cheering on the volleyball team. To get a perspective from someone not on the court, I chose to interview fans instead of athletes. They don’t have any obligation to go to the games, yet they don’t want to miss one. I sat down with …

Posted by cglass in Student Blog on Friday October 27, 2017 at 08:13AM
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