10 results for month: 03/2014


Pictures From Afternoon Spring Break Camp

Day one of Spring Break Camp was a blast! See pictures from the afternoon below. If you missed day one, there is still time - sign up for any of the remaining days by clicking here! Coach Doug and the girls Eric Morris elevates into a forehand. Matthew Gavrilov balances as the backhand approaches. Alejandro Rodriguez steps into the court to attack a backhand.

Sign Up For The 17th Annual AWTA Mixed Doubles Mixer

We hope you are getting excited about the 17th Annual AWTA Mixed Doubles Mixer/Tournament scheduled for Friday evening, March 21, 2014 at the Austin Tennis Academy!  For those who have played before, you know how fun it is, so just mail in your entry now.  For those of you who haven’t played before, you are in for a fun evening of tennis and socializing.  We play tennis, mingle, drink and eat delicious food, so that’s basically it!  We have adult beverages and adult food, so 21 and over please. We play either King and Queen of the Mountain OR First-to-4 mini-set in a round robin format in 2 flights, the Social Flight (7.5 combined ...

Abigail Chiu Wins Singles Title In Wichita Falls

The ATA SuperChamp athletes traveled to Houston and Wichita Falls to compete in the March Major Zones. While the 12s/14s event in Houston was a complete wash, the 16s/18s we’re able to compete on Sunday and complete the tournament. Abigail Chiu, competing in the Girl’s 18s, claimed the championship crown in her singles draw by going undefeated. “Abigail played great this weekend!!” Coach Leighton Forshee said. “She handled the terrible conditions beautifully and used the wind to her advantage in the semis and finals. She was mentally a rock and beat two girls she had lost to the last time she played them.” In the Boy’s ...

Pictures From Afternoon Spring Break Camp

Day one of Spring Break Camp was a blast! See pictures from the afternoon below. If you missed day one, there is still time - sign up for any of the remaining days by clicking here! Coach Doug and the girls Eric Morris elevates into a forehand. Matthew Gavrilov balances as the backhand approaches. Alejandro Rodriguez steps into the court to attack a backhand.

DAILY bREAD for Families

"The decline in SAT scores has a lot to do with not reading ...  The ability to read is linked to the ability to process, analyze and comprehend information, ... I guess that's called thinking."     ~Donald M. Stewart, College Board President Michael Silverblatt of "Bookworm" uses an analogy that young people might find more persuasive: "Just as people who don't work out can't do certain things with their bodies, people who don't read can't do certain things with their minds." There is no way to cram for reading comprehension... just as there is no way to cram for stamina.  You may want to run a marathon, but you won't be able to succeed ...

Aptitude or Attitude… What Are We Looking For?

Harvard receives over 40,000 applications each year.  About 2,000 of those applicants are accepted and just over 1,600 enroll as freshman*.   And each year at Harvard and at each of the other 2,000 degree-granting colleges and universities, this process begins with admissions counselors pouring over applicants in a dauntingly speedy manner in order to flesh out the most interesting XX %.  So how do they accomplish this?  Who meets the criteria? What are they looking for? Inquiring CP students want to know, so we engaged in an interactive discussion featuring the questions that college admissions boards members have ruminating in their heads ...

In the Field – Trips for Change

Chalk up another CP field trip... this time for girls only.  Why did we choose a movie day instead of a day in the classroom?  Today, we traveled around the globe to learn the stories of nine young girls who face a litany of injustices - like child slavery, abuse, and arranged marriages - mostly before age 11.   Even under the threat of enormous obstacles, these brave girls tell their story of hope and determination, demanding an education so they may turn around their own lives and force greater change in the world at large.  Stories are told through artistic imagery and narrated by some of Hollywood's most compassionate actors and actresses. ...

Incredible Teachers Change Lives

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFs8P_TrAVQ&list=PL194033CB52B0F857 CP Instructors continually strive to inspire and create hands-on projects and unique activities to stimulate the developments of CP students.   Taylor Mali reminds you that Teachers Make a Difference http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxsOVK4syxU    

A Whirlwind in DC

I spent a few days with some of the greatest creative minds in education.  The 2013 Advanc-Ed Summit was held in Washington DC and the focus was Successful Learning in the Digital Age.  While I was really looking forward to the inspirational architecture, history and messaging intertwined throughout the sites of our nation's capital, I was surprised to find just as much stimulating insight through the events and speakers at the Summit. I was honored to meet Sir Ken Robinson, author, inspirational TedTalk speaker, advocate for education revolution, and the keynote speaker for the event.  He spoke about the immense opportunities to lead the ...

You’ve Heard It Before… Don’t Text & Drive

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