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Finding Hope

February 25, 2019

by Gerilyn Semro Hope actually does not spring eternal. Sometimes, being disappointed time after time begins to wear away at hope and confidence. In my decades of teaching, I have seen far too many children ...

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What is Schwa?

January 24, 2019

Written by Jill Hodge. I would like you to visualize a drummer, hitting a snare drum at a consistent beat in the same intervals: ti-ti-ti-ti-ti and the only change is in the pace, which can ...

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STOP: Read the Room Helping to Manage Executive Dysfunction

December 26, 2018

By Gabi Guillory Most of us do not realize how truly skilled we are in the area of executive functioning. We use daily planners and calendars. We know what we’re having for dinner over the ...

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Prevent Brain Drain: Keep Your Kids Minds Sharp During Vacation

December 4, 2018

By Ellyn Linton   As the saying goes, if you don’t use it, you lose it.  This rings true for our students at Horizon Academy where teachers anticipate various levels of regression over winter and ...

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Horizon Academy Embraces Multisensory Math Instruction and Here Is Why

November 26, 2018

Written by Olivia Cowin In many ways, mathematics is an intersection of two languages. Names derived from the meaning of Latin or Greek roots and affixes are assigned to mathematical symbols; these symbols are themselves ...

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Your Story Matters & So Does How You Tell It

October 15, 2018

Written by Alli Caplinger Our annual theme is My Story Matters, through which each student, parent, or caregiver is empowered to understand their connection to Horizon Academy. Many times, we know what we want to ...

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After-School Sports

September 25, 2018

Written by Mike Chamberlain One of the best ways students can get involved at Horizon Academy is through the numerous clubs and after-school activities we offer. These clubs are an awesome way for our students ...

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Getting Back Into a Routine

July 18, 2018

Written by Julie Altman, Principal Before you know it, school will be back in session, which means it’s time to start thinking about routines and schedules. Having routines in place will increase the chance that ...

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Getting Ready to Read

July 2, 2018

Written by Judy Cowin, Director of Tutoring Services   Early literacy refers to the knowledge and skills young children need to learn to communicate, read, and write.  There are six basic skills that make up early ...

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A Tutor’s Perspective: Learning From Students Each Day

May 29, 2018

Written by Aly Burnett, Tutor This year I have had the opportunity to work with Elementary, Middle and Upper Team students while tutoring in Orton-Gillingham (O-G), and KU Writing Strategies. It has been extremely rewarding ...

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