Catherine Steiner-Adair to Present The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age.

Greensboro Day School will host Catherine Steiner-Adair on April 26 as the McLendon Society Speaker. Dr. Steiner-Adair will help parents understand the ways in which technology and media are putting children at risk at each stage of development, from infancy through young adulthood, and challenging what it means to be a family. 

Drawing on real life stories from her clinical work with children and families and her consulting work with educators and experts across the Country, Dr. Steiner-Adair offers insights and advice that can help parents achieve greater understanding, authority and confidence as they come up against the tech revolution that is unfolding in their living room.

The audience will learn the skills to distinguish between educational, healthy and unhealthy use, and practical strategies for nourishing deep attention, creativity, empathy and meaningful relationships.

Make plans to join us on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Sloan Theatre for this insightful speaker. This event is open to the public and admission is free. 

 

 

 

 

  

 


School News

US Director Letter: February 17
Posted 02/17/2017 10:00AM

Dear Upper School Families,

This week at GDS is marked by the tradition of Candygrams.  Candygrams are an initiative of the club Operation Smile which raises awareness and funds to provide safe surgery to children with cleft lip and cleft palate.  The club raised over $2000 with Candygrams and they spread good cheer among friends and colleagues at GDS.  The notes of kindness are always appreciated (and the chocolate helps too!).  Candygrams are a good reminder of the power of positive feedback.  Who doesn’t smile when someone says “thanks for being my friend,”  “thanks for your hard work,” or “thanks for making me laugh.”  

Students and faculty are deeply engrossed in semester two.  If your student has a grade below 73, they will have a comment in Netclassroom as of today.  We hope that comments at this early point in the semester can help students make adjustments that will improve their grade over the semester.

In addition to the focus on this semester, faculty and staff are busy preparing for the 2017-18 curriculum guide to be published in anticipation for the student-advisor-teacher conferences on April 3.  Please mark that day on your calendar as this is the time when students will be making course requests for next year.  

Please make note that there is no school on Monday, February 20.  The Upper School has school on Tuesday February 21 with a regular start at 8:15, and then on Wednesday, February 22 we start at 10:15. If you have children in multiple divisions, the Upper School schedule is different from the Lower and Middle School. 

Have a great weekend! 

Sincerely,

Robin Schenck, Ph.D.
Interim Upper School Director  
  • February 20, 2017
    • Presidents' Day, Winter Break School Closed
    • Swim Team States
    • Swim Team States
    February 21, 2017
    • Lower and Middle School Teacher Workday; No Classes BB-8
    February 22, 2017
    • 10:15 a.m. Late Start for Students; BB-12 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
    February 24, 2017
    • State Playoffs (Basketball)

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