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Practicing Inclusivity this Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, we look to actively celebrate inclusivity at Selwyn. While Selwyn is a non-sectarian school where we [...]

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The Effects of Stress & Tips for Student Stress Relief

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one-third of adolescents report feeling anxiety to a significant degree, and the prevalence [...]

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21st Century Skills Students Need

Educators and workforce experts alike often warn that our children need improved 21st century skills. Without these skills, they will not [...]

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Inclusivity at Selwyn: Equity in Education for All

On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down their unanimous decision on the Brown v. Board [...]

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Katherine “Kit” Jagoe Preston Heidt

Katherine “Kit” Jagoe Preston Heidt ’61 is Selwyn’s first female graduate. She began her career at Selwyn as a Sophomore in [...]

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How Happiness Increases Productivity

When it comes to classroom productivity, the ideal classroom is a happy one. Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert defines happiness as frequent positive [...]

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The Importance of Making Mistakes

In education, our perception of mistakes is important as we seek to challenge conceptions of what defines success and failure. The [...]

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Instilling Grit in Children: What, Why, and How

Instilling Grit in Children Grit has become a standard in the education vernacular. Representing the ability to persevere when faced with [...]

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Teaching Kindness in the Classroom

Some lessons are better learned earlier in life—and kindness is no exception. Historically, schools have focused primarily on students’ academic achievements, [...]

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The Importance of Storytelling & Why Teens Love Dystopian Novels

Storytelling has been the leading medium for education, entertainment, and communication for thousands of years. It’s an intimate, communal experience in [...]

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How Pre-K Education Influences Long-Term Success

When you were 5 years old, did you imagine that the skills and knowledge you had then would or could influence [...]

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How Sleep Affects Learning, Memory, & Education

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep? Do you know how many hours of sleep per night your child needs? It varies [...]

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Connecting Real-World Experiences to the Classroom

It has long been said that learning is best done through experience—learning by doing, rather than by listening or observing. Education [...]

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James “Kevin” Richardson

James “Kevin” Richardson ‘78, graduated from Selwyn with the Headmaster’s Award. He attended Holy Cross Junior College (South Bend, IN) for [...]

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Instilling Grit in Children: What, Why, and How

Instilling Grit in Children Grit has become a standard in the education vernacular. Representing the ability to persevere when faced with [...]

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Teaching Kindness in the Classroom

Some lessons are better learned earlier in life—and kindness is no exception. Historically, schools have focused primarily on students’ academic achievements, [...]

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The Importance of Making Mistakes

In education, our perception of mistakes is important as we seek to challenge conceptions of what defines success and failure. The [...]

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The Importance of Storytelling & Why Teens Love Dystopian Novels

Storytelling has been the leading medium for education, entertainment, and communication for thousands of years. It’s an intimate, communal experience in [...]

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How Pre-K Education Influences Long-Term Success

When you were 5 years old, did you imagine that the skills and knowledge you had then would or could influence [...]

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Is Your Child Sleeping Enough? How Sleep Affects Memory, Learning & Education

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep? Do you know how many hours of sleep per night your child needs? It varies [...]

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Inclusivity at Selwyn: Equity in Education for All

On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down their unanimous decision on the Brown v. Board [...]

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What Does it Mean to Be an Independent Day School?

Independent schools are non-profit private schools that are independent in philosophy: each is driven by a unique mission. They are also [...]

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How a Selwyn School Education Cultivates Global Citizens

The National Association of Independent Schools recently published an article from Keelee Wrenn, the director of marketing and communications at French [...]

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How a Liberal Arts Education Prepares Your Child for Their Future

The most common question college students are asked is “What is your major?” Then, if the student’s answer is Film, English, [...]

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The Advantages of Multiage Classrooms

At Selwyn School, we embrace the concept of multiage classrooms. Throughout public schools in the United States, this style of classroom [...]

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Helping Students Develop a Sense of Purpose

In the 2009 Pixar film Up, three unlikely companions join together to rescue their giant, colorful bird friend, Kevin, and her [...]

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Summer Reading Assignments

Summer reading lists and information for required assignments (per grade/division) are listed below. Thank you and happy reading! Lower School Book [...]

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Technology and Education: Encouraging Independent Thinking, Creativity & Collaboration

The Influence of Technology Today, you cannot log into social media, casually browse the internet, watch television, or even read a [...]

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The Importance of Empathy in Whole Child Development and Education

Empathy in Whole Child Development and Education As a part of your child’s education, emotional and intellectual development, empathy has never [...]

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Learning by Making, Doing, and Failure: Experiential Education for Your Child

The Creation of the Lightbulb: A History of Trial & Error If you ask an historian if Thomas Edison invented the [...]

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The Advantages of an Independent School Education

Sending your child to an independent school in North Texas may be one of the most beneficial decisions you can make. [...]

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Birthday Book Club

Birthday Book Club! The Sid Richardson Library announces the return of the Birthday Book Club for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents [...]

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The Denton Holiday Lighting Festival

Click here to learn more about the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival!

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21st Annual Heads Retreat 2016

Deb recently attended the 21st Annual Independent School Management Heads Retreat in New Orleans. Independent School Management is one of the [...]

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Grandparent’s Day 2016

From Deb’s Desk… We hear it often, “pulled himself up by his bootstraps or stand on your own two feet”. Americans [...]

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Selwyn: A Unique, North Texas Independent Day School

We offer a private education with a global vision, facilitated by trained educators at the forefront of 21st century educational practices. [...]

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A Message from Deb: North Texas Giving Day

Dear Selwyn Community, In all walks of life, fall is the time to designate philanthropic giving and Selwyn is no exception. [...]

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Selwyn’s New Head of School

Welcome, Deborah Hof We are so excited to introduce our new Head of School, Deborah Hof! There is no denying the [...]

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Message from Trustees: July 13, 2016

We hope you are having an amazing summer. The Selwyn faculty, staff, PTA and Board have been busy preparing for a [...]

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Retirement Wishes for Barry Hanstein

Barry Hanstein retired at the end of the 2015-2016 school year after 32 years of dedicated service to Selwyn and was [...]

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Cheryl Dahler: 2015-2016 Faculty Reflections

Nancy Hathaway writes that “Of all the legendary animals of art, folklore, and literature, the unicorn is the one with the [...]

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Eric Reynolds: 2015-2016 Faculty Reflections

What is Selwyn? It’s not just a school. It’s a family, a community of learners, a base of knowledge. Selwyn is [...]

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Barry Hanstein: 2015-2016 Faculty Reflections

“Is the glass half empty, or half full?” is a question often thought to identify optimists and pessimists.  BUT if you [...]

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Lisa Steinbach: 2015-2016 Faculty Reflections

When I began teaching at Selwyn and things would go wrong (as things always do), my students would frequently say, “Oh, [...]

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Lisa Biles: 2015-2016 Faculty Reflection

Importance of Promotion Promotion is a public acknowledgement of transition between life stages.  It is a way that we tell you [...]

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“Human Unicorn” Delivers 2016 Commencement Address

The Forty-Fifth Commencement Ceremony was held 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 27 in the Selwyn gym.  We congratulate our students for a job [...]

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Cheryl Taliaferro: 2015-2016 Faculty Reflections

Graduation is not about an end but rather a new beginning – in this case, twenty-three Unicorns’ exciting beginnings as new [...]

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