Professional Articles

We are thankful to have an excellent faculty of men and women who have repeatedly demonstrated diligence in teaching, content mastery and theological insight. Our faculty is committed to maintaining its high level of instruction through regular professional development and continuing education. Visiting teams from schools across the globe have visited Kirk Day School to learn from and witness educational excellence in action.

 

Mr. Taylor Clement - Head of School

Mr. Taylor Clement - Head of School

HAVING "THE TALK" WITH YOUR CHILD

April 20, 2017  When is the right time to have "The Talk" with your child? This is a common question many parents struggle with as their children approach the tween years. The truth is that because of the digital age we are living in, the threat of sexual exposure to our children arrives earlier and earlier.  Not because of a friend or a dirty magazine someone finds, but because of the devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) we place in their hands on a regular basis. 

 

Mrs. Maria Massey, M.A. - School Counselor

Mrs. Maria Massey, M.A. - School Counselor

Teacher and Parent Guide to Preparing Your Child for Test Taking

March 28, 2017  Standardized tests can bring up a number of different thoughts, opinions, and emotions for teachers, parents and students. As we approach our annual testing, I’ve compiled some information and relaxation techniques you can practice with your students to help lower stress, reduce anxiety, and increase their confidence in their test taking abilities.


Mrs. Brittany Fine, M.ED. - School Counselor

Mrs. Brittany Fine, M.ED. - School Counselor

Childhood Stress and Anxiety

December 6, 2016  The holiday season is officially upon us… Can you believe it?! While Thanksgiving and Christmas Breaks can be a very exciting (and much needed) time for our students (and families), it is not uncommon to also see an increase in stress and anxiety. Whether your child is naturally anxious or naturally easy-going, it can sometimes be difficult to know how they will respond to changes in their normal daily routine. Below is an article with some simple tips for you to help your children deal with stress and anxiety.




Dr. bj wiemer - director of academics

Dr. bj wiemer - director of academics

Training Up A child's Heart for giving

December 1, 2016   As twinkling lights and festive greenery adorn our surroundings, we are greeted by bell ringers alongside red kettles, collections of canned foods, “angel” adorned trees and firehouse toy drives. Many of us will make some time to drop a few bills into the kettles, leave some canned goods on our porch, and drop off gifts for needy children. At the same time, our 6th graders are sharing with the younger students about the annual “Season of Service” at KDS...