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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 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 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
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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 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 at 08:13AM
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What’s Your Parenting Style?

By: Kellie Anderson

I used to say, “There are as many different ways to parent as there are parents.” Over the years, I have amended that to, “There are as many different ways to parent as there are parent/child relationships.” By that I mean that every child is unique, and even the same parent will…

Posted by cglass in Early Years, Elementary Age on Friday October 20 at 05:41AM
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Ian's Mission Trip

by Lucy Caile

Mission trips shape the foundation of how one views unfamiliar cultures and offer firsthand experience as to what is behind headlines and conceptions. Many people in the Bear Creek community have travelled and served in a myriad of countries. The connections made and the insights gained
Posted by cglass in Student Blog on Friday September 15
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Serving Our Community

The Community Service Committee has been hard at work this year and has accomplished a lot. The committee meets every other Tuesday, led by sophomore Lucy Caile. Committee members have worked hard to serve our community. Events include working at a women’s homeless shelter, organizing the giving
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"Let’s Start at the Very Beginning, a Very Good Place to Start"

Three Ways to Foster Literacy Development

One of my favorite things about preschool students is watching them develop their reading and writing skills. I often think that we underestimate what they can do. If given the right direct instruction, children can begin their journey as readers and …

Posted by rurban in Early Years on Wednesday April 19
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The Best Way to De-stress

One of my favorite ways to relieve stress and get a break from school is to exercise. This includes playing on a sports team, going to the gym, or doing really anything that gets my heart rate up. We have all heard that working out is good for our muscles, bones, and overall health, but it is also a
Posted by jshields in Student Blog on Tuesday April 11
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