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  • May

    Third graders stopped for a group photo during their tour of downtown Memphis.

    Hutchison’s Third Grade Goes Walking in Memphis

    by Hutchison Third Grade Teacher Maggie Haire
    This has been a big year for the city of Memphis. From remembering and celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination to appearing in the network TV show This Is Us, our city has so much to show and tell. As much as the third grade students and teachers loved our Colonial America unit, we realized there was another unit of study that deserved attention… our city.
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  • March

    Discovering Her Passion On the Field

    By Assistant Athletics Director Matt Nelson
    A couple of years ago, there was a bright-eyed girl who had never played golf in her life before 6th grade. She had a pretty natural swing, but it needed refining. Her coach taught her the game and gave her the tools to improve her swing; but more importantly, helped her develop an intense love of the game. This passion is what drove her to continue to improve her skills. She worked week after week, even while playing other sports. A year later she won the middle school league championship.
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  • February

    10 Ways to Promote a Culture of Literacy

    By Upper School Head Dr. Barry Gilmore
    If we could boil down all of the overwhelming challenges schools face in promoting literacy to a single disheartening statistic, it might be this: As students age from elementary school to high school, the majority of students who previously read frequently for enjoyment give up the practice (Scholastic, 2015). Simply put, as students grow up, they read less.
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  • January

    Hutchison girls explored the National Archives in Washington, D.C., with teacher Ronnie Robinson.

    Developing Civic Literacy in the Upper School

    By Upper School History Department Chair Ronnie Robinson
    A half dozen seniors stand on one side of the room, ready to disagree with the statement a junior in Global Studies is about to make that clarifies the U.S. position on chemical weapons in Syria.

    She takes a deep breath and makes her case.
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  • A Simple Dot Opens Up a World of Possibilities

    By Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Missy Prewitt & Upper School Mathematics Teacher Molly Prewitt
    What can a simple dot teach us? For Hutchison’s upper school and early childhood girls… a lot, actually.
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Hutchison is the leading private girls school in Memphis for ages 2 years old through twelfth grade.