Whole New Year! Whole New Blog!

Welcome to School Year 2015-2016! As the title suggests, this year’s blog will take a new direction. At Concept Schools, we try every day to address the hopes, fears, aspirations and challenges our students, teachers and parents feel. Being true to that mission has brought us to three new ideas for this communication platform: Blog […]

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Ohio Teacher’s Homemade Breakfast Eases Test Anxiety

Third grade students at Horizon Science Academy-Dayton Elementary took the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) in Reading today, April 29, 2015.  Students arrived today greeted by Ms. Amstutz who had written an important message on the board for her students.  The message read:  I Believe in YOU! Students were treated to a hot breakfast prepared by […]

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Rewards of Being a Music Teacher (STEAM Education Part I)

Music in STEAM Education Part I Several weeks ago, a third grader asked me, “Ms. Bearden, is being a teacher frustrating?” You have no idea, I thought. “Well Sara, it can be very frustrating sometimes, but the rewards you get from teaching make all the difference.” “But Ms. Bearden, is teaching difficult?” “It can be,” I […]

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Employers Want STEM Skills and Soft Skills: We’ve Got Them

Most In-demand Bachelor’s Degrees in 2015 (Forbes Magazine) Finance Accounting Computer Science Mechanical Engineering Business Administration/Management Electrical Engineering Information Sciences & Systems Marketing Logistics/Supply Chain Management Information Systems This list has “STEM” written all over it. But possessing a desirable degree isn’t enough in today’s competitive job marker. Employers want someone who is easy to […]

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Concept Schools Adapt to Growing Autism Rates

  Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum—a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. Studies also show that autism is four to five times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 42 boys and […]

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Art Heals as St. Louis and Ferguson Hurt: Gateway Science Academy Art Teachers Answer the Call

On Tuesday, November 25th, all Gateway Science Academy locations in Saint Louis were closed due to local unrest.  Art teachers Breanna Cashel (GSA-Smiley) and Meagan Impellizzeri (GSA-South) spent the day helping heal the community by painting boarded windows on a stretch of South Grand damaged the night before. Store owners wanted to share that the […]

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