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New Dyslexia Training Series from Made By Dyslexia, in Partnership with Microsoft

The latest series of videos and training aids created by Made By Dyslexia, in partnership with Microsoft, is now available! To view the videos, helpful information, and other resources on the Microsoft Educator Platform, visit Dyslexia Awareness Part 2: in Partnership with Made By Dyslexia. Scroll down for the first video released in connection with this series.

The Schenck School was selected by Made By Dyslexia, along with Millfield UK, to provide content experts for digital resources intended to reach dyslexic students, their parents, and educators around the world. Made By Dyslexia, a global nonprofit supported by Sir Richard Branson, partnered with technology giant Microsoft to create a series of videos and training aids informing audiences about dyslexia. The first series was released in the spring of 2019.


Student Photos for the Auction & Gala

Mark your calendars – student photo sessions for the 2020 Auction and Gala are coming up! We are thrilled that photographer and alumni parent Nikki Domenichetti has agreed to volunteer her time again this year. The photos are sure to capture each student's personality and your heart!!

Photos will be taken on Thursday, October 17, and Friday, October 18 – please check the flyer distributed on conference day or click here for your student's specific day and time. Students may be out of uniform on their assigned photo day. Please note that photos will be taken during Spirit Week on Thursday (cool shades/crazy hair) and Friday (House t-shirts and Phoenix flair). Students may choose to have their photo taken with crazy hair or Phoenix flair or simply be out of uniform for their designated picture day. If you prefer a more traditional photo, please encourage your student to opt for cool shades instead of crazy hair or flair. Photos will be black and white on a textured background. Solid color, non-white clothing is suggested.

Photos will be available for purchase before Thanksgiving and make terrific gifts! Click here to volunteer for the Student Photo Committee.


The Dyslexia Dash Is Coming Soon

Dyslexia Dash Spirit Week starts Tuesday, October 15!

  • Tuesday, October 15 - Wear RED - students should wear red shirts with uniform bottoms in honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month.
  • Wednesday, October 16 - Crazy Hat Day
  • Thursday, October 17 - Cool Shades or Fun Hair Day
  • Friday, October 18 - Phoenix Flair Day! Students are encouraged to dress (or accessorize) like a Phoenix and/or wear their House shirts. There will be a pep rally!

The Dyslexia Dash 5k is on Saturday, October 19, at 8:00 a.m. at Perimeter Mall. Register here and be sure to select the Schenck School Team. The cost of registration increases Sunday, October 13, so sign up today! Also, please note that the race starts in a different location this year near the entrance to Von Maur.

On race day, stop by the Schenck School/Dyslexia Resource tent at 7:40 a.m. sharp for a team photo. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. for all events. All participants are encouraged to wear their House t-shirts and tube socks to the Dash, so everyone will know we are TEAM SCHENCK SCHOOL! The Dash shirts may be worn to school on Monday, October 21, with uniform bottoms.

If you have any questions about registration, feel free to contact volunteer team captains Michael Ann Price and Jackie Bhamornsiri. All students will receive a pair of 60th Anniversary tube socks to wear at the Dash!


Library Pumpkin Patch

Decorate a pumpkin to look like one of your favorite book characters!

  • Purchase a pumpkin no larger than a basketball.
  • Decorate your pumpkin WITHOUT carving, cutting, or poking holes in it.
  • Acrylic paints or permanent markers work best for decorating.
  • You may add items such as yarn, buttons, wiggly eyes, etc.
  • Attach an index card with your name and book character.
  • Families or siblings may collaborate on a pumpkin together.
  • Bring your pumpkin to the library on Monday, October 21.
  • Participation is voluntary. This is NOT a contest. Have fun and be creative!

Questions? Contact library@schenck.org.

Founder's Day

Founder's Day is on Friday, October 25, and the theme this year is 60 Years of Peace, Love, and Learning. Students will have a fun afternoon of games, relay races, an obstacle course, guest entertainment, and more as we honor the School's founder David Schenck and the 60th Anniversary of The Schenck School. T-shirts will be provided to all students. Everyone is encouraged to wear their t-shirts to school on Founder's Day, and students are welcome to add groovy '60's embellishments or come in 1960's-inspired costume. Just remember they will need to be able to easily move and run. Your student will not want to miss the fun, so please do not schedule appointments or early pick-up that day.

Volunteers are needed to help with set-up. Questions? Contact Founder's Day chairs Chantel Taylor and Jessica Wasserman.