Essays and explanations about how we do our summer transition program called Connections.
During the last year Matt Kiesow and I have been writing a book about our summer work. We hope to publish it this summer. Here is a cutting from the Philosophy section of the book including our [...]
On the first day of Connections, the stunned, silent and newly minted freshmen sit in rows like statues in our Little Theater. They are holding their Connections schedule, eyes forward, and straining [...]
Last year as I was being introduced to a group of eighth graders at a middle school, the 8th grade teacher paid Connections a wonderful compliment. She said, “In all the years that I’ve [...]
Connections is ten days long. We start at 8:00 and end at 3:15. In ten days students go from concerned eighth graders to more knowledgeable freshmen who can better manage themselves and lead others [...]
The Amazing Race Vision: This is the most intense and the most difficult event of the team challenges. We wanted to do two things: 1.) We wanted to amp up the difficulty and really put pressure on [...]
Guest Blogger – Matt Kiesow This is part of our summary of what we do each summer. “Warrior Olympics” Vision: We created this to help establish a team type atmosphere amongst our groups. [...]