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Collaborative Storytelling Club

April 13, 2021

By: Mitch McConnell Over the last 3 years, Collaborative Storytelling Club has become one of Horizon Academy’s most popular clubs with sessions every quarter even during our online 4th quarter last year. If you have ...

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Parent Portal

March 1, 2021

Horizon Academy’s Parent Portal can be found linked below. The Parent Portal allows for access to admissions information, application and enrollment packets, resource documents, the daily covid form, select student information, and the directory. Please ...

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David Kilpatrick’s “Equipped for Reading Success”

February 9, 2021

By Sage Isenmann My educator mind was blown last summer. I’m in my fourteenth year of teaching (and my eighth at Horizon), so this doesn’t happen often. We were assigned to read David Kilpatrick’s book, ...

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The Power of Our Words: How much and which words?

January 8, 2021

By Alana Seidenberg, Lower School Teacher Have you ever prepared for a pitch or a presentation by writing down your talking points or even a script of what you planned to say, and practiced it ...

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Faculty Spotlight: Molly Schmeidler

December 21, 2020

“I noticed students that struggled in the classroom and thought to myself, ‘there must be a better way to educate these students,’” said Upper School teacher, Molly Schmeidler. Schmeidler spent 4 years teaching at the ...

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The Giving Tree

December 17, 2020

The Giving Tree Horizon Academy students are giving back to the Kansas City community. This year, Horizon Academy has implemented a new incentive system called Kickboard. Students earn Kickboard points throughout the week. If students ...

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Culturally Responsive Repertoire in Music Education

December 14, 2020

By Andi Meyer, Fine Arts Instructor  Educators at Horizon Academy and across the country are working to make sure their curriculum is culturally responsive. One of my specialty areas, Music Education, is undergoing a significant ...

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Soaring to New Heights: Jamal Johnson

December 7, 2020

Jamal Johnson was a bright toddler who was inquisitive about the world around him and eager to learn. It wasn’t until after starting Kindergarten that Kim Johnson, Jamal’s grandmother, began noticing problems. “Academically, he was ...

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Faculty Spotlight: Alana Seidenberg

November 9, 2020

Alana Seidenberg has learned through her years of experience that the way an educator communicates to their students with diagnosed learning disabilities needs to be explicit, direct and sometimes broken down. “Typical learners have the ...

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Igniting Real-World Understanding in a 2020 Classroom

November 4, 2020

Igniting Real-World Understanding in a 2020 Classroom By Gabi Guillory-Welsh On Halloween night, I saw an incredibly elaborate “2020 Dumpster Fire” costume, complete with dancing flames, graffiti, and two giant dumpster lids flapping in the ...

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