Month: September 2010

Good Listening – September 1, 2010

Another school year is upon us and I can’t wait to get started with this good work that we are doing here at Beechwood School. The staff spent last week preparing for the arrival of the students. I can tell you that they are eager for the year to get underway as well.

At our opening meetings we spent some time talking about how we can make sure that the social and emotional needs of our students are being met. As a staff we want to be sure that we go beyond academics and nurture the whole child. Beechwood students should leave our school with an understanding of what it means to work together, to rise above challenges and respect all the people that they come in contact with. In other words, one of our responsibilities is to help our students become emotionally intelligent.