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in: barb; barb > 2016-04-07

Apr 8, 2016 8:00 AM # 
girls, Edmands park... Is this NCDS?

Very exciting to see all the projects going on! If there were an orienteering god you'd be doing her work. :-)
Apr 8, 2016 4:44 PM # 
Yes, NCDS. Tell me what you know of it. I went and met with three people this morning. Wow. What a nice place. They are enthusiastic, and the school headmistress appears to have already adopted orienteering as the school sport, and is daydreaming about having interscholastic competitions with other yet-to-be-born teams from other independent and local schools.
However, I was underdressed.
To try and make up for it, I mentioned that my daughter was going to go to Wellesley. I also mentioned Alice Moore, but they didn't know her.
Apr 8, 2016 9:48 PM # 
NCDS = ?
Apr 8, 2016 10:19 PM # 
Newton Country Day School
Apr 8, 2016 11:49 PM # 
Exciting! I'll add their campus to the Edmands map if I can get permission from them (They generally don't seem to like men wandering around their campus taking notes)
Apr 9, 2016 6:40 AM # 
There is some amazing stuff on the internet, teacher ratings for example.

I bet Sara Bellini would be a good contact as well when working with this school.
Apr 9, 2016 5:45 PM # 
Oh. That's how Cristina knows about NCDS.
Apr 9, 2016 5:47 PM # 
Ed, I think we could get permission! And I can't imagine you'll have time to work on it before May 5, but if you do, we'll use it...
Apr 10, 2016 8:32 PM # 
Ha, I had no idea I had teacher ratings!

I taught there and lived on the campus during the 2003-2004 school year, even set up a little orienteering club for the middle schoolers that winter. My mom taught there for 12 years and my sister graduated in 2000. Of the three of us I would say that my sister is the one who left on the very best terms. I would drop her name, not mine or my mom's (it's complicated). I'm sure Sister Rogers still thinks she's the most amazing person.

IIRC, unlike most Sacred Heart schools there's no uniform at NCDS but there is a "no jeans" rule. Somehow that really seems to get everyone all spruced up.

As far as orienteering goes, my position that year included working as a coach all three seasons. In the fall it was HS XC, which was fine, but then in the winter I was supposed to help with basketball or something. I had no interest in that so I submitted a proposal to have an orienteering club instead and they loved it. All I had to do was talk about how it built self-confidence and independence and taught good decision-making skills. They're big on things that contribute to developing independent women. I had a bunch of middle school girls involved, practiced on an Edmands Park map I made, and took a few to one or two NEOC and CSU events in early spring. Then I left in April for the AF and that was that. Lots of potential there because they have flexibility to do new things, excellent resources, and are very supportive of new ideas if they think it's good for the girls and young women there.
Apr 12, 2016 1:24 AM # 
Thanks, wow!
Apr 12, 2016 5:10 PM # 
NCDS will be paying Ed to make a map of their grounds. :-)
Apr 15, 2016 12:04 PM # 
Woo! Is the BC campus next door mapped? NCDS + BCLaw + Edmands would offer a lot of variety. Now you just need to get Mt. Alvernia in on it, too... Oh what they hey, all of Newton should be mapped. ;-)

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