Education

The Education Partnership Delivers to St. Stephen’s Academy

The Education Partnership is aiding under served students by providing their teachers with basic school supplies and hygiene items at no charge; thousands of area kids will receive a surprise gift this holiday. The Education Partnership is making this Holiday especially bright for more than 7,500 students by providing $275,000...

St. Stephen’s Academy parents celebrate a successful year

We would like to share the great comments made recently by the parents of St. Stephen’s Academy students about communication and support between teachers and families. The families of St. Stephen’s Academy recognize a difference in the level of care and support that they receive from the teachers and staff:...

Effective IEP Teams: Reality or Impossible Dream?

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When parents build an effective team with the school, what does it look like? What happens at IEP meetings when staff and parents come together to develop an effective plan for a child with disabilities? It is basically the same set of people.  What is different about an effective team?

School as a Society: Emphasizing Accountability Through Building Relationships

  School as a Society is a surprisingly simple concept that imagines our school’s organization as social natural supports to reinforce accountability through family and community relationships. Each teacher and teaching assistant thinks of their class as a family unit and involves students in the development of the classroom to be more like a...

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy Graduates Sixteen Students

On a lovely June day, friends and family of St.Stephen’s seniors gathered to celebrate one of life’s milestones: high school graduation. Sixteen promising young adults stood before a crowded room of loved ones and accepted their degrees of completion from St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy.  Principal Peggy Ruefle likened the journeys of these sixteen students to the string of tumultuous weather occurrences...