A big part of St. Barnabas Episcopal School’s mission is to serve our DeLand community by attracting and retaining students who aspire to reach their full potential. Many prospective and current families have searched for an institution where their children can feel safe, be nurtured spiritually, mentally, and physically, and become well-rounded individuals. They have found their answer at SBES.
In addition to the traditional academic subjects taught in schools, there are many other opportunities to enhance your child’s learning. Finding a school that incorporates other values and skills into the academic program is important to your child’s growth, and it’s even more important that those values and skills align with your priorities as parents. From religious and spiritual life to arts and culture, deciding between public and private education is as much about shared values as it is academics.
Continuing Education is essential for teachers and staff to continuously hone their skills. Our Board of Trustees and Head of School made a strategic goal to increase our professional development funds by $5,000 a year. This yearly increase gives our school ongoing opportunities to provide effective webinars, conferences, and seminars for all our teachers and professional staff.
This summer we, as a nation and as a community, have experienced a significant number of tragic and sometimes overwhelming events. From natural disasters, to violence, and even an agitated political climate, tensions have been running high for some time. These issues are complicated and difficult for adults to discuss, so how can you help your children understand and cope with them? Here are some parenting tips on how to best support your child in the midst of national tragedy.
Giving to charitable organizations today can leave many people feeling overwhelmed. There is an excess of causes vying for a chance to put your gifts to good use. However, it is important to research a charitable organization and make sure your funds are being used for what they are promoting. Many non-profits use their gifts largely to cover overhead expenses limiting the impact of your gift on the cause you choose to support.
The discussion around supporting children with attention issues has been on the top parents and teachers minds for years. Sometimes these issues require medical intervention, but other times they are situational and can be dealt with by placing students in an environment that is more conducive to helping them focus and learn.