Frank Morelli. Local author. Beloved teacher.

Frank Morelli. Local author. Beloved teacher. A few weeks ago I was visiting with the inspiring Gardner Barrier, head of Forsyth Country Day School. Gardner handed me a book, saying “You can thank me later. You’ll love this.” The book was Frank Morelli’s latest novel for middle grade students: Please Return to: Norbert M. Finkelstein. …

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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. New from local author Stacy McAnulty.

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. New from local author Stacy McAnulty. In early September, Bookmarks hosted their 15th Festival of Books and Authors. I was excited to see that Renee Watson would speak at the festival, promoting her new book, Some Places More Than Others. I am a fan of Watson’s work after first reading…

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Welcome back faculty! Meet our team

Welcome back faculty! Meet our team   We are thrilled to start the new school year with the most wonderful faculty in the Triad! Angela Anderson returns to continue her inspiring work with our middle school and upper school students. She teaches all core subject areas. “When I was younger, if you told me I…

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Adventure books for girls

Adventure books for girls. With young men at home, I don’t read these books very often.  But a perceptive and knowledgeable local guide recommended this book to someone else. Overhearing their conversation, I asked about it. Adventure books we found while traveling Last summer we traveled in lovely Nova Scotia.  We rode bikes and marveled…

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Mrs Anderson reads!

Mrs Anderson reads. And reads. And reads some more!  Find out more about her latest recommendation for readers 7th-12th grades. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children “I put off reading this series for ages because of the title,” says Mrs Anderson. “It says ‘Peculiar Children’, right? Well, this book reinforced the adage to never judge…

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Mrs. Mendenhall and the creative process

Mrs. Mendenhall is in our faculty spotlight this week! An exceptional private tutor for creative writing Our beloved Mrs. Mendenhall tutors students in middle grades with an emphasis on creative writing.  She loves working with her students and sharing her passions for reading (including Shakespeare!) and writing.  Mrs. Mendenhall’s students have grown in skills and…

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