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Pilot Post – Feb 4, 2022

Dear Families,  Tuesday marked the start of Black History Month and students in all divisions at Pilot have begun various thematic units that honor both the triumphs and struggles of…

Pilot Post – Jan 28, 2022

Dear Families,  Yesterday, I read this great article from Tom Harrison for the Greater Good Science Center about character education and its utility for changing the online behavior of children…

Pilot Post – Jan 21, 2022

Dear Families,  This week in our Weekly Video, we asked students to tell us what they are good at–a simple question that resulted in an adorable video, one I hope…

Pilot Post – Jan 14, 2022

Dear Families,  If you’ve read The Pilot Post each week this school year, you’ve heard me talk about a range of topics, from the science of reading to the importance…

Pilot Post – Jan 7, 2022

Dear Families,  Happy New Year! I hope the break was good to you all. As someone who thrives off of change, the New Year is an exciting time.  I craft…

Pilot Post – Dec 10, 2021

Dear Families,  On Thursday, I met Pilot’s founding Head of School Doris LeStourgeon.  It was an absolutely lovely visit, and it was so helpful for me to hear Doris talk…

Pilot Post – Dec 2, 2021

Dear Families,  Last night, we held our second Happy Hour Book Club, this time about The Dyslexic Advantage by Brock and Fernette Eide.  I’ve read this book several times by…

Pilot Post – Nov 19, 2021

Dear Families,  This week, The Hechinger Report’s editor in chief Liz Willin published a column about the uptick in pandemic-related anxiety in middle schoolers and offered several paths forward for…

Pilot Post – Nov 12, 2021

Dear Families,  We had a really great turn out at Monday night’s first workshop in our Parent Series with Dr. Cami Winkelspecht.  For those of you who were unable to…

Pilot Post – Nov 5, 2021

Dear Families,  By now, many of you have already come in for your first parent conference of the year.  If you haven’t yet, don’t worry!  Division heads are working through…

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