Tampa Day School understands the need to promote student engagement and increase time on task. With this in mind we have been diligently working to purposefully implement the integration of newly purchased iPads and Touch Screen computers into the classrooms. The curriculum committee has gathered input from teachers, staff, parents, and professionals to select the best and most effective apps used to enhance the curriculum. Skitch, Canva, iMovie, StoryBuilder, and Pow! are just a few apps that the students will use to become skilled 21st Century Learners.
This month TDS honors Coach Edith Randolph. Coach, as the students call her, has been in the education field for many years and is a valued member of the TDS family. She teaches Physical Education and puts equal emphasis on movement, exercise, rules of play, and sportsmanship and enables them to enjoy PE, build trust and promote social skills. In her Health classes Coach guides students towards a healthy, wholesome and balanced lifestyle.
Tampa Day School works diligently guiding students to achieve by facilitating discussions and lessons about how to attain a growth mindset.
Lois Delaney and the PTA hold “Coffee Chats” to provide opportunities for parents to gather, learn new information and support each other on the road to schooling children who learn differently. Her most recent chat was about creating a growth mindset. Mrs. Delaney presented information to parents explaining the research regarding how a “growth” mindset can be developed and how effort and dedication are more predictive of success than intelligence and talent.
Tampa Day School has a passion for providing students with extracurricular activities. Our aftercare coordinators purposefully plan lessons that support the curriculum and ensure students are engaged after the regular school day. Recently Mr. Ben and Ms. Becky created solar ovens to make banana s’mores. Critical thinking and social skill building games are also utilized during the after care program.
Each semester Mr. Sneed creates a club schedule that provides unique opportunities for students. Techno savvy students can explore making movies, creating their own apps or participate in Minecraft games. Creative students can make jewelry, ceramics, drawings and paintings. Students who enjoy physical activities can enroll in karate, fencing, soccer, cheer and tumbling clubs.
We UNDERSTAND that the brain gets hungry! Similar to physical exhaustion, kids and adults can experience mental exhaustion. Here at TDS we “Feed the Brain” by providing brain breaks throughout the day.
This month we HONOR rockin’ Mrs. Claudia Deemer. Teaching Math is her passion, and she works her middle school math magic by creating songs and dances about digits.
Can students ACHIEVE while they are walking around?
At TDS, the answer is a resounding, “Yes!”
Sharing our PASSION for philanthropy, 130 buckets later…… The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral. TDS administration accepted the challenge and raised the bar to build awareness.
Support for Learning Differences“Our daughter was diagnosed with a reading/spelling disability in the 6th grade. We knew we needed to intervene immediately, so we enrolled her at Tampa Day School and their specialized reading program…As a parent, it’s difficult to measure a child’s improvement, but this one thing I do know, our daughter started devouring books, which had never happened before.”
—Deborah D., Parent of a TDS Student
A Safe, Welcoming Environment“I’ve loved this school since the first day I came two years ago. Back then I was failing in math and history. I was welcomed with open arms by TDS staff and fellow students. I felt like I was home. I used to be bullied when I went to public school..Back there I had no friends but at Tampa Day School I had friends the first day.”
— Chris, 8th Grade Student
WHY CHOOSE TDS ?
- Customized Learning
- Specialized Education for Children with Learning Differences
- Proven Educational Approach
- A School Where Children Love to Learn
- Passionate Educators
- Strong Parental Community