Heads' Letter - Weekly & Archives
Parents who want to help their children make smart choices online are invited to learn from the experts at two upcoming evening presentations at Corbett Prep.
The adults-only sessions will address the challenges of parenting in the digital age. On Feb. 20, attorney Lori Smith will share "The Parent's Playbook," discussing the top 10 mistakes kids make online. On March 27, parents will watch the documentary Screenagers and participate in a discussion with psychologist Dr. Wendy Rice.
Both sessions are appropriate for all parents, especially those with students in fifth through eighth grade. They will help adults learn more about social media, protecting children online, how screen time affects kids and more.
Last weekend, Corbett Prep was represented by 16 Middle School students at the largest Junior Thespian Festival competition in the world in Orlando, FL. There were over 4,500 students, parents, and coaches registered for the state competition, and Troupe 88622 came ready to compete! The individual event competition showcased our troupe competing in nine individual events. Every one of our events earned a medal, receiving a score of either Excellent or Superior! Only those acts that have been awarded Critic's Choice earn the right to perform at the closing ceremony. Troupe 88622 Eighth Grader Elena Tarpley and Seventh Grader Mercy Roberts were Critic's Choice for their Duet Musical "Some Things Are Meant to Be." Critic's Choice performers were honored to perform for 2,500+ people at Orlando's Chapin Theatre.
We are proud of our students for the warm welcome and friendship they are sharing with our visiting students from Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing. Our guests are being immersed in English in a safe and positive environment as they learn how we learn. We are pleased to welcome teachers, students and even another parent. Becoming globally aware and knowledgeable are key standards for success in the 21st century. We invite all families to an assembly at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 13 as Corbett Prep partners with the University of South Florida Confucius Institute for a special presentation for the Chinese New Year!
On Saturday, Jan. 20, the Corbett Prep Wrestling Team made history yet again! Competing in the season-ending tournament, our wrestlers won 10 matchups against seven other schools! The members who represented our team so proudly were Ryan, Chase, Emil, Jack, Chloe, Roman, and Milannia.
Five of our wrestlers earned medals for placing in the top of their weight class. Coach Kava and Coach Armando were very impressed by the team's performance and are excited about another successful season!
The results are in from the annual Schoolwide Spelling Bee! Six finalists emerged after almost 4 hours and seven rounds of spelling words. The Farish Center was the perfect place for 77 students in second through eighth grade who worked hard to practice spelling lists and lists of words in preparation for the Spelling Bee led by our dedicated Spelling Bee Coordinators, Mrs. Kim Rostick and Mrs. Vickii Johnson.
Parents and teachers attending the Spelling Bee were overjoyed to see all of our students with such poise and confidence as they all took their turns. The whole school will attend the Spell-Off on Feb., 8 to watch finalists Alexander, Brennan, Carlos, Candy, Meredith and Nishant.