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  • Shining Light on Gratitude

    Malia Gregory
    Our third gathering as JTD families gave us an opportunity to learn about and celebrate Diwali. Grade 6 students took the reins and led a discussion about the significance of Diwali. They shared stories from Indian mythology, explaining the triumph of good over evil and the return of Lord Rama after defeating the evil king Ravana.
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  • Halloween at JTD

    Malia Gregory
    Few things are more fun than Halloween at JTD! The day is jam-packed with activities, games, and of course, CANDY. From sunrise, as the first Harry Potter arrives on campus, to sunset, when the last beleaguered teacher leaves, October 31 at JTD is a nonstop spooky-themed celebration. This year’s party was no exception.
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  • Identity Showcase

    Malia Gregory
    What is identity? How is identity developed? How does identity affect our relationships? What makes me who I am? Why and how do identities change over time? These are the important questions Grade 4 students asked themselves as they began their social justice unit focusing on identity.
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  • Community Helpers

    Malia Gregory
    The offices and work stations of JTD came alive as second grade students celebrated their social studies unit on community helpers with a fun project that took them out of their classrooms and into unexplored parts of the school. These inquisitive learners took on the role of interviewers, and turned the spotlight on our dedicated staff members. Armed with curiosity and notebooks, they posed thoughtful questions to JTD’s administrators, business office staff, maintenance team, and many other behind-the-scenes community helpers. The interviews were not just an educational exercise but an opportunity to show appreciation for the heroes who keep our school running smoothly.
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  • Alumni Spotlight: Michael Karsh '04

    Lauren Goulston '94
    It was a risk, he knew, and a life-changing one at that: quitting his day job at a New York music publishing and talent management company, buying a van, and hitting the road with his college bandmates to pursue a dream that had been gestating since his childhood. Recently, I spoke with Michael Karsh '04, a member of the band Lawrence, during their 65-show tour alongside the Jonas Brothers. I learned about Karsh's decades-long musical journey that traces back to his days as a JTD student.
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  • Big Sunday Books N’ Brunch

    Malia Gregory
    Absolutely everyone has some way that they can help someone else.
    This inspiring motto originates from Big Sunday, a non-profit organization JTD has partnered with for over 5 years.
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  • Student Council Elections

    Malia Gregory
    On a warm September afternoon, campus was buzzing with excitement as eager sixth graders took to the stage to deliver their student council speeches.
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  • Helping Hounds

    Sigita Newsom
    John Dye Hall was buzzing with happiness as students eagerly assembled hygiene kits using family donations. 
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  • Greyhounds Partner with Wags & Walks

    Kate Merritt
    On a sunny February morning, many JTD students could be found caring for (and cuddling with!) rescue dogs. 
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  • Alumni Spotlight: Adam Presser

    Lauren Goulston '94
    Adam Presser '96 recently sat down with JTD to chat about his accomplished career and how JTD prepared him for everything that followed.
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  • Students Celebrate Black History Month in the Library

    Kate Merritt
    Think for a moment about the books you read and enjoyed as a child. What characters are the most memorable? Do they look or act like you? If they do, you're in the fortunate majority of readers. 
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  • Art Teacher Lindsay Parker Illustrates Book

    Kate Merritt
    This Spring, JTD will add a new book to the school library, My Extra Mom, written by Gina Grad and illustrated by beloved JTD art teacher Lindsay Parker!
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  • Spread the Love!

    Kate Merritt
    On a chilly February morning, JTD students poured into John Dye Hall to decorate valentines. 
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  • Honoring Artist Alma Woodley Thomas

    Kate Merritt
    To kick off Black History Month at JTD, students were invited to learn about African-American artist and teacher Alma Woodsey Thomas. 

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  • JTD Celebrates the School's 94th Birthday!

    Kate Merritt
    On Wednesday, February 1, the JTD community gathered together to celebrate the School's 94th Birthday!
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  • The Year of the Rabbit

    Kate Merritt
    This year, January 22 marks the start of Lunar New Year, a celebration honored by many cultures across Asia.
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  • The JTD Mentor Program

    Sigita Newsom
    The Mentor Program is designed to foster belonging, connection, and community as new hires (mentees) learn about JTD's history, traditions, culture, and the many unique aspects of the independent school experience.
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  • inSTED Celebrates Computer Science Education Week

    Hayley Roberts
    Our inSTED program strives to inspire joy at the idea of discovery, create a culture that fosters innovation, and equips our students with the skills and mindsets they will need to navigate the world they live in. So when Computer Science Education Week launched this week, the JTD robots plowed snow, paraded around classrooms, and even played golf! 
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  • Upper School Teachers Present at National Conference

    Hayley Roberts
    On December 3, Upper School Social Studies Teachers Megan DiNoia and Colleen Morrissey represented JTD at the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
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  • JTD Students Give Back

    Kate Merritt
    Many alumni may recall collecting cans of food around Thanksgiving and bringing them to campus as part of the annual JTD food drive.
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