Four members of the Tatnall Class of 2018 committed to playing sports at college today for National Letter of Intent Day. Three students will join running programs and one student committed to men's lacrosse.
PK4 students are learning to be good listeners while developing pre-reading skills through stories, movement, music, finger plays, and interactive games. Whole group activities help the children to learn the alphabet and phonemic skills as well as vocabulary and comprehension skills. The story is read three days in a row, with different prompts each day.
The month of October is Fire Prevention Month. As a part of our curriculum, we teach children the importance of knowing their home address, where the safe spot is located at their home and the importance of calling 911. We culminate this by having firefighters from the Cranston Heights Fire Department visit with us.
The Lower School joined students around the globe in celebrating Digital Citizenship Week this week. On Monday the students were introduced to digital citizenship during opening exercises with a short presentation. Dressed in a 'Digital Citizen Superhero' costume, Mrs. Hoban used concrete visuals for the students to understand abstract ideas to help solidify their learning.
Submitted by Alison Morgenstern, Early Childhood and Lower School Art Teacher
The students in the Early Childhood division studied the American glass artist, Dale Chihuly, this week in Art Class. Chihuly is the most recognizable glassblower in the world, and his art installations can be seen in museums, botanical gardens, and hotels around the world. The students learned that some of Dale Chihuly’s art is on display at the Delaware Art Museum where the Tatnall Art Smart Exhibit will be on display this November.
Manhattan College XC Invitational - Saturday, October 13 On Saturday, October 13, Tatnall Cross Country traveled north along I-95 to New York City to compete in the Manhattan College XC Invitational. This 2.5-mile race is held in the Bronx, at Van Cortlandt Park, one of the most storied XC venues in the United States. Starting at 9 am, the MCXCI hosted fourteen thousand runners in more than forty races throughout the day, starting about every ten minutes. Rain overnight and through mid-morning turned the track muddy, though temperatures were ideal for cross country racing.
Ashlin DeLucia '20 helped the Hornets to a pair of consecutive wins this week. DeLucia contributed 26 kills, six Aces and five Assists on offense. The captain also was a key player on defense with fifteen digs over the course of six sets.
Head of School, Christopher R. Tompkins was proud to announce today that seniors Brendan Balthis, Rachel Cohen, Sasha Jernakoff, Luke Kaucic, and Andrew Sontchi have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
To say that Jack Homer '25 has been working on his golf game would be an understatement. Jack hasn't only been practicing his game; he has been playing on a Jr PGA Golf League throughout the spring and summer. The best part is that his team has achieved quite a bit of unexpected success!
The Myers building is filled with laughter, learning, and love as we start the 2018-19 school year. The children have made a smooth transition to their color-coordinated classrooms while making new friends (and keeping the old) along the way.
The Varsity Soccer team opened their season with a pair of contests, including a clutch win against Newark Charter to start the campaign. Led by six seniors, the team looks forward to an exciting season. Full recaps of all the action next week!
The deep, experienced and talented Tatnall Cross Country squad opened their competition schedule on Saturday, September 8 at the inaugural Unionville Two-Mile Bash. A wonderful opening experience, the Tatnall XC squad will continue the fall competition season this Friday, September 14, traveling to White Clay Creek State Park to contest the White Clay XC Classic. Full recaps of both events next week!
The Tatnall Field Hockey team had a strong open on Friday 9/14 against St. Andrew's with a 1-0 win that was earned with 0:52 seconds left in the game. Ashley Marvel '21 scored on a tip-in off a pass by Teryn Singer '20. The field hockey team is now being led by Allison Lovejoy who is assisted by Marissa Jones and Blake Hill. Captains this year are Seniors Erica Hagar, Serena Patel, and Lauren Rosenbaum along with Hadley Morgan '20. The team, full of young and enthusiastic players, shows great skill and willingness to the learn the new style of play that Coach Lovejoy has brought.
The Tatnall Varsity Football team opened their 2018 campaign on Friday night, September 7 under the guidance of new head coach Justin Perillo '09. Captained by Julian Nevin '20, L.J. Phillips '21, Chris Lazear '20, Nate Ruoss '20 and CJ Ashe '20, the squad battled gamely before ultimately falling to McKean. The team plays Friday night at Lake Forest, full recaps of both contests next week!
Tatnall Volleyball looks forward to another bright year. The varsity team returns 5 starters, Rachel Cohen '19 and juniors Ashlin DeLucia, Catie Marvin, Abby Soja, and Mackenzie Prettyman. Emma Donovan '21 will help fill in gaps on defense and serving. The team will look to them for leadership and stability. Juanita Karen '19 will fill a much-needed role as Libero and Maddie Volp '19 will run the offense as a setter. The team is currently 1-1 and hope for many more wins this season.
The Tatnall School had a total of 36 students recognized as AP Scholars for their achievements in 83 exams taken after completing 18 courses offered by Tatnall through the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Program. The average score for the Tatnall AP Scholars was 3.95 (out of a possible 5).
During this past week, all each of our students achieved milestones as we reflected on the success of the past year and looked to the coming academic year with students moving up at each level. From songs and dances in Early Childhood at the Kindergarten Celebration to Seniors rehearsing the School Alma Mater in preparation for Commencement tomorrow,the Tatnall spirit was felt by all.
Submitted by Greg Mentzer, Lower School Science Teacher
On Monday, June 4th the fourth grade study of Rocketry culminated with the students launching rockets of their own construction in an annual event known as the Lower School Rocket Launch. The entire Lower School, along with parents, a few Middle and Upper School students and faculty gather to watch the fourth graders countdown, launch, track the flight, observe the parachute deploy, and attempt to catch their rocket.
This year students in PK4 have been sharpening their oral language development, comprehension skills, and reading readiness skills by using the interactive Dialogic Reading method. This method involves teachers and children having a conversation about a book, in order for children to become actively involved as storytellers.
The Swords and Shields took to the field in a true Tatnall end of year tradition. Going into the day, the Shields were the reigning champions. Early on the Swords took the lead from the competitive Shields team. Between the sack races, wheelbarrow races, long jumps, and the distance run the teams gave their all. Going into the final tug of war battle, Lower and Middle School teams cheered each other on each hoping to claim victory. Congratulations to the Swords for winning both Lower School and Middle School competitions. There is one challenge still be claimed, the Swords vs. Shields Giving Challenge. Have you taken the challenge today? Click here for photos
Submitted by Sarah Mentzer, Lower School Art Teacher
Second grade students returned to school this past fall with a mission, to create artwork for the upcoming Pacem In Terris, "Youth Peace Art Exhibition" in honor of the International Day of Peace celebrated around the world on September 21st. Students jumped in and with enthusiastic focus, completed an entire body of "Peace" art along with the caption, "What Art Means to Me."
Tatnall will continue to collect all student health and emergency information through the online management system called Magnus Health SMR (student medical records). All student health and emergency information must be completed in Magnus Health SMR by August 1, 2018.
We have had a great response to the parent survey but know there are a few more voices we have not heard from. If you have not completed the survey yet, please do so today. It is completely anonymous and takes about 15 mins. If you have more than one child enrolled at Tatnall and feel your responses would differ, we encourage you to fill out a survey for each child.
If you did not receive our earlier request, the links to the questionnaire are below. Each of the links takes you to the same survey, if one appears to load slowly, please try another link.
Submitted by Jackie Kubovcik, Kindergarten Teacher
Stellar News! The Yellow Room Kindergarten class celebrated Star Wars Day. The day started with students arriving in their Star Wars gear to Jedi Academy accompanied by the movie's music intro. They registered attendance in the academy by flying their X-Wing fighters into outer space. The Apprentices training under the Jedi Masters, Mrs. K and Mrs. C, included: Even Droids Need Friends read aloud, droid decodable stories, Chewbacca measurements, and Storm Trooper Toss Across.
Former Head of Upper School, Sarah Baylin, and members of the League of Women's Voters join the Upper School Students lunch on Thursday, May 17th to encourage all students who are of age to vote. 32 Students registered to vote. Click here to see photos.
As part of the Lower School Social Studies curriculum, fourth grade studies Greek methodology in the form of research projects, poetry, and performances.
The Fourth Grade class treated their fellow Lower School classmates, parents, and guests to three energetic performances, an art exhibition, and digital poems at Greek Day this week to cap off their studies. Click here to see photos.
Submitted by Nancy Schluter, Early Childhood Teacher
The spotlight in the Purple Room is on Eric Carle. He is a beloved author and illustrator of many children’s stories. His bright, colorful illustrations often depict whimsical characters that children love. In the story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the children learned about the lifecycle of a butterfly. In circle time, the children took turns retelling the story and feeding our “pretend” caterpillar. They also made their own version of a caterpillar, using a variety of colors and brushstrokes similar to Eric Carle’s style. The children worked together counting out the various body parts. In addition, they sang a song with hand motions about insects.
Senior captain Lara Jensen '18 set an impressive milestone this past Thursday when she scored her 100th career goal against conference rival Wilmington Friends. She has completed this remarkable career accomplishment in only three seasons! In a mere 36 career games, the prolific Jensen has scored 108 career goals, including a whopping seven in her last two. Jensen can routinely be found after practice has completed, working on shots from an array of angles. That extra effort has clearly paid off. Aside from the offensive output, Jensen brings determination and a positive attitude to the squad every day.
Tatnall records tested as both the girls and boys teams place at Art Madric Invitational - Saturday, April 21, 2018. Read more as the girls teams prepare for a trip to the University of Pennsylvania for Penn Relays.
The weather has wreaked havoc on the start of the tennis world. The first match against Wilmington Friends had to be postponed because of snow. The girls then traveled on Thursday, April 5th to take on a high powered St. Andrews team that is much stronger than last years team. All the girls played well under the tough, cold conditions, but fell to St Andrews 5-0. The Hornets got on track with a 4-1 win on Monday, April 9th against Newark Charter - look for a full recap next week!
Last Thursday afternoon, the Tatnall golf team opened up their season in a tri-match against conference rivals Tower Hill and Sanford. The match took place at Wilmington Country Club. In a tri-match, each team plays six players, with each team's score totaling the sum of the top four scores for each team. In what proved to be not ideal conditions, with wind gusts of up to 25 mph and wind chill of about 35 degrees, the Hornets fought tough to post a good score considering the conditions. Tatnall's team total of 181 allowed them to score a convincing win over Sanford, despite a tough loss to a very good Tower Hill team.
On April 4th, the Tatnall Women’s Soccer Team opened their season on the road, playing at Tower Hill. Despite a 4-0 loss to the Hillers, goalkeeper junior Rachel Cohen put on a tremendous performance, with ten saves on fourteen shots on goal. The Hornets also prevented the Hillers from scoring for the first twenty-seven minutes of the match, showcasing an impressive defensive effort.