With school being cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s heartbreaking to all of us who can’t see our friends in person any more this school year. But the group that’s having it the toughest is the senior class.
Senior Darrell Moten and I have been working on a news show that we started when we were in 9th grade. We decided to start doing it again since we had so much free time on our hands during the quarantine.
Many Woodlynde students and teachers have suffered serious injuries while playing sports, including breaking their wrist, ending up in traction at age 4 with a broken leg, tearing their ACL, and suffering a shoulder injury. While recovery took a lot of time and required surgery and physical therapy, most were eventually able to return to competing in the sports they so enjoy.
During a recent faculty meeting, it was pointed out that the Middle School hallway outside of the lobby could use some “pepping up.” Mrs. Moldofsky, Director of the Literacy Institute at Woodlynde, jumped at the opportunity and suggested the idea of a Woodlynde art gallery wall.
Hiking is a great cardio workout that has many health benefits. It strengthens your muscles and bones, and improves your heart and respiratory health. In addition, hiking can significantly relieve stress and calm anxiety, according to the National Park Service.
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.