Robotics and Programming Classes Inspire and Engage
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Robotics and Programming Classes Inspire and Engage

We’re in the business of inspiring and cultivating passion in our students. What makes kids passionate? More often than not, it’s when they are doing, thinking, and creating— when they are engaged and invested in the learning process. Students in our new Programming and Robotics courses are doing, thinking, creating, and more. In addition to … Continue reading

Top Grandview Moments of 2014
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Top Grandview Moments of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close and our teachers, students, and staff are basking in one more week of winter break, we would like to reflect on some of our best Grandview moments this year. Here are our Top Grandview Moments of 2014– in no particular order: PRIDEVILLE Lower school students participated in their first-ever Prideville … Continue reading

Grandview Joins the Maker Movement
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Grandview Joins the Maker Movement

The Maker Movement is a growing trend across the nation and the world that takes the philosophy of “learning by doing” to another level. The idea is that students learn more from tinkering, creating, designing, and building– and this learning is active, engaging, and innovative. The learning taking place from “making” is precisely the type of … Continue reading

#HourOfCode Promotes Programming to Students of All Ages
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#HourOfCode Promotes Programming to Students of All Ages

This week, tens of millions of students in over 180 countries participated in a worldwide movement to promote and spark interest in computer science. Spending at least one hour to learn more about computer science and to give programming a try, participants in the Hour of Code demystified coding and proved that anybody can learn … Continue reading

School and The Aha Moment: Making Way for Good Ideas
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School and The Aha Moment: Making Way for Good Ideas

Originally posted on It's All About the View:
The purpose of attending school is to learn.  Learning is about skills and ideas.  Each school, according to its mission, cultivates different types of learning.  Some concentrate on college-level content, others: skills, and more recently, some are now making more room in the curriculum for creativity.…

Educating Millenials in the Anxiety Era: Getting Real
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Educating Millenials in the Anxiety Era: Getting Real

Originally posted on It's All About the View:
While many books and articles label young people today as the narcissistic “Me Generation”, we must be careful not to overlook the roots of this condition.   As a society, we  have participated in creating a culture that has unknowingly stripped children of some essential human…

Students to Test Shark-X Invention at Sandoway House Nature Center
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Students to Test Shark-X Invention at Sandoway House Nature Center

Rising Ninth Graders Created Arm Band Magnets to Repel Cartilaginous Fish Including Sharks and Stingrays Four Grandview Preparatory School students inspired by a class curriculum focused on magnets and magnetism last year during their 8th grade Introduction to Physical Science class will test their hypotheses and findings this weekend at the Sandoway House Nature Center. … Continue reading

Beyond the Moon in Education: ‘…not because it is easy, but because it is hard’
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Beyond the Moon in Education: ‘…not because it is easy, but because it is hard’

Originally posted on It's All About the View:
It has been nearly 45 years since we first landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.  Say what you want about the 1960’s, but the one thing the decade most certainly got right was its ability to encourage children to dream big. Somewhere between JFK’s…

Grandview Students Become Published Authors
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Grandview Students Become Published Authors

A visit from teen author Alex Watson spurred a writing craze at Grandview. Alex is the author of Tsunami: A Novel and the creator of the Let’s Write Together movement. Through his website (www.letswritetogether.com) and appearances, Alex hopes to inspire families to write together as a way to foster relationships and hone the skill of writing. During … Continue reading

#SpaceSelfie Contest Winners Announced
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#SpaceSelfie Contest Winners Announced

  Congratulations to the winners of our #SpaceSelfie Contest! These lucky students will be the first to participate in the ARKYD Space Beta Selfies.  Check out our other finalists: The Beta Selfie will be the first trial of the ARKYD selfie cam, which will eventually take amazing pictures of Grandview students in space! Currently, Planetary Resources … Continue reading