Archives: March 2014

Olympic Medalist Inspires St. Stephen’s Students

Pictured above is (left to right): Assistant Principal Keenan McGaughey; Olympic Athlete Lauryn Williams, and Principal Amy Williams.   St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy was recently visited by Lauryn Williams, an Olympic athlete and Pittsburgh native! Lauryn is a track and field sprint and bobsled athlete from Pittsburgh and two-time Olympic...

St. Stephen’s recognized as PBIS Banner School

St. Stephen’s Academy was recently designated as a model school for the Pennsylvania School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports program. During the site visit and evaluation, professionals from Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV conducted interviews with school leadership, teachers, and students as well as conducting an artifacts review. St. Stephen’s scored...

Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney

  Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/magazine/reaching-my-autistic-son-through-disney.html?action=click&contentCollection=Asia%20Pacific&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article&_r=1

What Really Happens When You Use the R-Word

Actor John C. McGinley discusses why we should stop using the “R” word and how important our use of language is in everyday life. Read the full article, featured in Huffington Post, below: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-c-mcginley/what-really-happens-when-you-use-the-r-word_b_4896444.html

Clinical Depression: Understanding the Demon

By Cheryl Kelly. Cheryl is a parent blogger and a member of Glade Run’s family advisory committee.  I’ll never forget the day I found my 12-year old son, Joe, curled up in the corner of our living room and the haunting words that changed all of our lives forever. “I...