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How can I use media to teach my kid empathy?

Category : Executive Director

An article by CommonSenseMedia.org.

How can I use media to teach my kid empathy?

Many parents worry that cyberbullying, trolls, and rude behavior have taken over the internet. While it may seem that the online world has worn away our empathy, many studies show that kids and teens develop strong, supportive online bonds both with known friends and those they’ve met online. And there are plenty of examples in which an outpouring of empathy has swept through pop culture, the internet, and other mass media. The jury is still out on whether that trend will continue. Read full article.


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Inclement Weather Procedure

Category : Executive Director

Dear Families,

As these cold temperatures arrive in our region, I am reminded to ensure everyone knows our procedure for announcing school closures and delays due to inclement weather.  Hawbridge will always keep the safety of students and families in mind as we make these decisions.  We realize many of our students drive themselves, as well as some of their friends, to school each and every day.

With that said, it is important to note that our students reside in a large geographic area.  This sometimes presents a challenge when making a decision for a delay or school closure.  Please note that we will consult with traditional public school systems in our region, including Alamance, Durham, Chatham, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City, Guilford, Orange, and Wake, as well as regional charter schools, on their plans when inclement weather does impact our region.  However, The Hawbridge School will not necessarily close school or delay our opening simply because a county school system, including Alamance, has closed or is operating on a delayed start.  Those school systems have the tremendous responsibility of transporting students on buses – buses that may be traveling treacherous secondary roads.  For good or bad, we do not operate a public transportation system and therefore, have more latitude in when and why we close school or delay the start of the school day.

We will notify parents and families of our decisions through this website, our Google Group, Facebook, Twitter, and local TV stations (WTVD 11 and WRAL in Raleigh; and WFMY2 and Fox 8 in Greensboro).  Those announcements will be made on behalf of The Hawbridge School and will be labeled as such, not in affiliation with any traditional school system.

We realize families must continue their jobs and school closures can sometime cause logistical problems. We will keep those factors in mind as well, along with the continuity of our educational programs, but student safety will always be the number one priority.

We appreciate your attention to these details.

Respectfully,

Mr. Moles


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Basketball Schedules

Category : Basketball , Sports

The Hawbridge School
Middle School Boys’ Basketball Schedule 2016-17

Date: Visiting Team: Home Team: Location: Time:
Tue. Nov. 29th The Hawbridge School Burlington Christian School 621 E. Sixth St.

Burlington, NC 27215

4:00 pm
Tue. Dec. 6th The Hawbridge School Triangle Day School 4911 Neal Rd.

Durham, NC 27705 (gym is across street from baseball and soccer fields)

4:00 pm
Thur. Dec. 15th The Hawbridge School Bradford Academy 622 Corregidor St.

Mebane, NC 27302

3:15 pm
Mon. Dec. 19th The Hawbridge School Southern Wake 5108 Old Powell Rd.

Holly Springs, NC

5:00 pm
Thur. Jan. 5th The Hawbridge School Durham Academy 3116 Academy Rd.

Durham, NC 27707

5:15 pm
Tue. Jan. 10th The Hawbridge School Triangle Day School 4911 Neal Rd.

Durham, NC 27705

4:00 pm
Fri. Jan. 13th The Hawbridge School The Duke School 3716 Erwin Rd.

Durham, NC 27705

4:00 pm
Wed. Jan. 18th The Hawbridge School The Burlington School 1615 Greenwood Terrace

Burlington, NC 27215

4:00 pm
Fri. Jan. 20th

 

The Hawbridge School Trinity School 4011 Pickett Rd.

Durham, NC 27705

4:00 pm
Mon. Jan. 30th The Hawbridge School Southern Wake 5108 Old Powell Rd.

Holly Springs, NC

5:00 pm

The Hawbridge School
Co-ed Basketball Schedule 2016-2017

DATE VISITING TEAM HOME TEAM  LOCATION TIME
Monday

12/5/16

Hawbridge Hopewell Bond Park C.C.

801 High House Road

Cary, NC 27513

4:00
Friday

12/9/16

 

Hawbridge Fletcher Fletcher Academy

400 Cedarview Ct

Raleigh, NC 27609

4:00
Monday

12/12/16

Hawbridge Emerson Orange County Rec. Center

300 W Tryon St.

Hillsborough, NC 27278

3:45
1/2-6/17

 

1/6/17

 

Open Week for Scheduling

Friday

1/13/17

Hopewell Hawbridge Bond Park C.C.

801 High House Road

Cary, NC 27513

4:00
Tuesday

1/17/17

 

Hawbridge Emerson Orange County Rec. Center

300 W Tryon St,

Hillsborough, NC 27278

3:45
Friday

1/20/17

Camelot Hawbridge Lyon Park Gym

1309 Halley St,

Durham, NC 27707

4:00
Tuesday

1/24/17

 

Fletcher Hawbridge Fletcher Academy

400 Cedarview Ct

Raleigh, NC 27609

4:00
Friday

1/27/17

 

Hawbridge Camelot Lyon Park Gym

1309 Halley St,

Durham, NC 27707

4:00
Monday

1/30/17

CCAL Tournament

#4 vs #5

@ Higher Seed or TFA

Fletcher Academy

400 Cedarview Ct

Raleigh, NC 27609

TBA
Wednesday

2/1/17

CCAL Tournament

#2 vs #3

#1 vs #4/#5

@ Higher Seed or TFA

Fletcher Academy

400 Cedarview Ct

Raleigh, NC 27609

TBA
Friday

2/3/17

CCAL Championship

@ Higher Seed or TFA

Fletcher Academy

400 Cedarview Ct

Raleigh, NC 27609

TBA

 

 


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Screenagers Documentary Screening

Category : Executive Director

Please come out and support PASTA‘s first school wide fundraiser with the screening of the acclaimed documentary Screenagers

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

There will be a panel discussion made up of community leaders following the screening. The cost is $5/person and $20/family. All proceeds from this event will go directly to PASTA to help assist in programs such as field trip scholarships, classroom technology and teacher support. If you would like to purchase tickets ahead of time, please use the PayPal button below.


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Finally, please remember that the last day of school for the first quarter is Wednesday, October 19. Parent/Teacher conferences are being held from 1-7pm on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21. If you have not yet signed up for a conference, you may do so at

Enjoy your weekend!
Mr. Moles


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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Category : Executive Director

Dear Hawbridge,

The end of the first quarter is almost here; the last day is Wednesday, October 19. We will be conducting parent/teacher conferences from 1pm – 7pm on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21. Parents and guardians will be able to use an online meeting scheduler to sign up for 15 minute meeting times. This system will be live next week, and you will receive an email through the Hawbridge Google group with the sign-up link. If you are not yet a member of the Google group, you may request membership at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/thehawbridgeschool.

Also, a reminder that The Hawbridge School will be closed on Monday, October 10. Enjoy your weekend!

Mr. Moles


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Communication

Category : Executive Director

Hello Hawbridge,

On September 19, we transitioned from using email to using Google Groups. If you still do not have access, you may request it at: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/thehawbridgeschool. Once you have access, you will be able to see past messages, as they are archived in the group.

It was a rainy week. All of our scheduled sports games and meets were cancelled. We’ll have information about rescheduling soon. In the meantime, check out our upcoming competitions at http://thehawbridgeschool.org/category/sports/.

Please continue to monitor the new website (thehawbridgeschool.org), Twitter (@hbcounselor), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/hawbridgeschool/) for continued updates on Hawbridge events.  Social media and Google Groups will be our primary communication methods.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or write.

Have a great weekend,

Mr. Moles

 

 


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2016 Cross Country Schedule

Category : Cross Country , Sports

DATE HOSTING TEAM LOCATION TIME
Wednesday, August 31st Alamance County Meet
Thursday, September 1st The Hawbridge School
Non-Conference Meet(Clover Garden, Piedmont Classical, Woods Charter)
1735 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd.

Saxapahaw, NC 27340

(field is across the street)

3:45 Walk

4:15 Start

Wednesday, September 14th Emerson Waldorf School Emerson Waldorf
6211 New Jericho Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
3:45 Walk

4:15 Start

Thursday, September 22nd The Hawbridge School 1735 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd.

Saxapahaw, NC 27340

(field is across the street)

3:45 Walk

4:15 Start

Saturday, September 24th Greensboro Invitational Hagan Stone Park

5920 Hagan-Stone Park Rd.

Pleasant Garden, NC 27313

Leaving school at

7 am

Thursday, September 29th Camelot Academy TBD
Tentative: Monday, October 3rd Southern Wake
Thursday, October 6th The Fletcher Academy Umstead Park
8801 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27617
3:45 Walk

4:15 Start

Thursday, October 13th The Hawbridge School 1735 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd.

Saxapahaw, NC 27340

(field is across the street)

3:45 Walk

4:15 Start

Wednesday, October 26th Emerson Waldorf School Emerson Waldorf
6211 New Jericho Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
3:45 Walk

4:15 Start


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2016 Soccer Schedule

Category : Soccer , Sports

THE HAWBRIDGE SCHOOL 2016 SOCCER SCHEDULE

 

DATE VISITING TEAM HOME TEAM LOCATION TIME
Tue 8/16/16 The Hawbridge School Eastern Alamance (Varsity) Cedar Falls Park (Scrimmage) 8 am
Thur 8/25/16 The Hawbridge School Triad Math and Science Academy 5207 W. Wendover Ave.

Jamestown, NC 27282

4:00
Wed 9/7/16 The Hawbridge School Carrboro (JV) Carrboro High School 4:45
Fri 9/16/16 Emerson Waldorf School The Hawbridge School Fairchild Park

827 S. Graham Hopedale Rd

Burlington, NC 27217

4:00
Mon 9/19/16 The Hawbridge School Southern Wake 301 Fleming Loop Field Rd.

Fuquay-Varina

4:30
Wed 9/21/16 Fletcher Academy The Hawbridge School 1450 Springwood Church Rd.

Burlington, NC 27215

4:00
Fri 9/23/16 The Hawbridge School Camelot Academy Piney Wood Park

400 East Woodcroft Parkway

Durham, NC 27713

4:00
Mon. 9/26/16 Chatham Charter School The Hawbridge School 1450 Springwood Church Rd.

Burlington, NC 27215

4:00
Wed 9/28/16 The Hawbridge School Emerson Waldorf School The Emerson Waldorf School

6211 New Jericho Road, Chapel Hill NC 27516

4:00
Fri 9/30/16 The Hawbridge School Chatham Charter School Paul Braxton Field

115 S. 3rd Ave.

Siler City, NC 27344

6:00
Wed 10/5/16 Camelot Academy The Hawbridge School 1450 Springwood Church Rd.

Burlington, NC 27215

4:00
Thur. 10/6/16 The Hawbridge School Hopewell Academy 3717 Davis Dr.

Morrisville, NC 27560

4:00
Wed 10/12/16 The Hawbridge School Fletcher Academy The Fletcher Academy

400 Cedarview Ct

Raleigh, NC 27609

4:00
Mon 10/17/16 CCAL Tourney Rd. 1 TBA TBA TBA
Wed 10/19/16 CCAL Championship TBA TBA TBA

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Student Intern: Summer Smith

When I first heard that I was doing an internship, I didn’t know what to think about it. I had so many different things running through my head from “Cool, I get to work for money while I am in school,” to “Wait, I don’t really know what an internship is!”

After learning about what an internship is, I became very interested. A day or two ago, I learned that I will be working at The Eddy Pub 10 or plus hours a week. I will also be working for free which in my opinion is good because it will help me learn about the real working world. This will teach me responsibility and social skills. I hope to learn a lot of things this coming year.  My main goal is to tell other people about the internship and inspire them to do an internship also.

Summer Smith
Blog Entry #1


Sax Connex Internship Program

A new program beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, Hawbridge seniors will have the opportunity to intern with businesses in the Saxapahaw community. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Osborne at eosborne@hawbridgeschool.org


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Back to School Updates and Reminders

Category : Executive Director

Hello Hawbridge,

Time is passing swiftly!  This is just a friendly reminder about our opening of school events and a few new items of information.

First, the new information:

  1. We would like to welcome two new staff members to The Hawbridge School.
    • Kim Boyer will be teaching 5th grade this year.  Kim comes to us from Chatham County Public Schools.  She has a great deal of experience in education and is working on her certification in Academically or Intellectually Gifted program (AIG).
    • Mya Ciccotti will be our new Exceptional Children (EC) Coordinator.  Mya comes to us with a variety of experiences both in EC and school administration.
  2. We have new parking available for both you as parents and most importantly, our student drivers.  A new parking lot has been constructed above the Saxapahaw Museum, adjacent to Mulberry Lane.  This lot will accommodate approximately 30-40 cars.  Student drivers will be expected to park in this lot, everyday.  Our business partners have been very gracious over the years, being cooperative in allowing some of our students to occupy spaces that should be reserved for their patrons.  However, with the addition of this new parking space, students will not be allowed to park in any of the village business spaces, including the General Store lot. If special accommodations are needed, please let me know.  This lot wasn’t free.  The Jordan family graciously allowed their land to be converted for this use, however the costs of construction were borne by the school and other businesses in the village.  Therefore, students will be asked to pay a $20.00 fee for a placard that allows them to park in the school lot.  Please feel free to utilize this lot on Monday and Tuesday evenings.  Student drivers will be expected to begin parking in this lot on Wednesday morning (the first day of school).
  3. The last day to register students for the General Store school lunch program is Tuesday, August 16, 2016.  We appreciate the store’s helpfulness with this service.
  4. Please come to back-to-school night with your child’s schedule.

The reminder is as follows (please do your best arrive by 6:00 p.m., knowing traffic will be heavy, to begin the evening in your child’s first period class):

The Hawbridge School will begin classes on August 17, 2016.  The school will host back to school nights on Monday, August 15 (for students in grades 5-8 and their parents) and Tuesday, August 16 (for students in grades 9-12 and their parents).  The event will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. each evening with you, parents, and your child following your child’s schedule and reporting directly to your 1st period class at 6:00 p.m. (we will not require you to see Nancy for an admittance slip if you are tardy, but we do encourage everyone to be on time).  Fifth grade students and parents will report directly to their respective classrooms.  You will spend 10-minutes in each class as listed on your child’s schedule.  We will ring the bell when it is time to be dismissed from the current class and you will then report to the next period (with 3-minute transition times).  The event will end at approximately 7:15 p.m. after you have gone through your child’s complete schedule.

We realize this will be a change from previous back-to-school nights.  We believe this change will provide more structure and organization to the evening, and most importantly, provide parents with better information about what to expect this year.

We will make special accommodations for parents with multiple children in one particular programmatic level (e.g. 2 children in grades 5-8).  Please let us know if you will be needing such accommodations.

This first day of school will be a full-day.  Our bell schedule for this year, based upon your feedback from the survey administered in the spring, will be 8:15 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  This means instruction begins at 8:15 in first period and students arriving after 8:15 will need to see Nancy for an admittance/tardy slip.  As you know, we will be operating a 6-period day, with a flex period at the end of the day.  This flex period will be referred to as Bridge and will be 45-minutes.  Periods 1-6 will be 57-minutes each.  We will have two lunch periods.  Lunch A will be from 11:12-11:42.  Lunch B will be from 12:12-12:42.

I look forward to seeing you and your children next week!

Kenny Moles


Upcoming Events

  1. Presidents’ Day – No School

    February 20
  2. Hawbridge’s Got Talent: 1st Annual Talent Show

    February 23 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Middle School Dance

    February 24 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. ACT/PSAT10

    February 28 at 8:15 am - 1:00 pm
  5. Deadline for New Students to Apply for Admission for Initial Lottery

    March 1 at 4:00 pm

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