People all around the world use the New Year as an opportunity to set goals and aspirations for themselves. Lots of these center around our physical (exercise more), mental (slow down) and family (be nicer to siblings.) Sometimes we nail them, sometimes we don’t. The effectiveness of my own New Year’s resolutions is somewhat cloudy.
Last month, Tilton School Guidance Counselor Angela Juurlink accompanied a group of students to a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Suicide Prevention Training at Winnisquam Regional High School. This post is a first-hand account of one of the attending students, Kathryn Merola '22. Kathryn is a freshman day-student from Meredith, NH. A separate training for faculty only was also attended.
Darren Redman; English Department Chair, English Teacher
While reading Howard Fineman’s The Thirteen American Arguments, Tilton School AP English Language students took the chance to respond to something of interest in their respective hometown newspapers. These “Letters to the Editor” were drafted and sent prior to the winter holiday break. They offered students the opportunity to add their “two- cents” to community conversation, while staying within the prescribed word count.
Every student’s journey to self-discovery is different. For some, a transitional year between high school and college is the best decision for their academic and/or athletic career as well as their personal path. This is the case for the 15-20 students who join the Tilton School senior class as postgraduate (PG) students each year. This highly-selective program admits students yearly based on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to a transitional year and their individual strengths and talents. These students partake in all commitments related to the 12th-grade program.
At Tilton School, our goal to ignite a lifelong passion for learning within our students is supported by Grade Level Programming. This integrated teaching approach is cross-discipline and grade-specific. Grade Level Programming brings teams of faculty together with students to solve problems, think deeply and work together to navigate their world.