On Thursday November 5th, students from the Middle and Upper Schools will attend a presentation on the Dangers of Social Media and Internet Safety, presented by Leigh Ann Hamlin, Director of Counseling, and the IT Department, Zack DeMoss and Lisa Havens.
Stephen Anders from the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (http://sovaicac.org/) will be presenting to students and parents in Fishburn Auditorium during the following times:
Fourth and fifth grade science students, working with Betsy Cook, finished their "personal greenhouse" project, with completely different results than predicted. Each student placed a dried Lima bean on a moist paper towel, sealed it in a ziploc bag, and taped it to a sunny window. The students expected to watch the stages of germination which are normally hidden in the soil-- emergence of the first roots and stems.
It is an odd fact of independent school life, but more than half of the students currently enrolled at North Cross School were not here three years ago. Consider this fact—over the last few years we have welcomed approximately 85 new students each year and our current enrollment is 488. On average, 17% of our student population is new each year. The same statistic was also true at my last school where we brought in about 150 new students each year with a total student population of just under 900. It seems the reality is that an independent school community is a community in constant flux.
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