The purpose of the Jemicy School Alumni Association is to promote the interests and goals of Jemicy School by providing leadership, support, and resources for the benefit of the School community including alumni, students, parents, faculty, administration and staff.
In order to achieve this, the Association will facilitate a meaningful dialogue between the alumni and School administration, sponsor and promote events, programs and other activities designed to encourage alumni participation. These programs are intended to cultivate a heightened affinity and loyalty for the School and to provide opportunities for the professional, social and intellectual growth of the Alumni Association’s members and students.
Alumni Association EXECUTIVE BOARD
Stephen O’Neil ’93 President
Kristen Bell Stone ’96 Vice President
Bud Schuster ’05 Treasurer LMS Representative
Julie Kuhn Sanchez ’00 Secretary
Jake Shapiro ’11 US Representative
Mark Westervelt Assistant Head of School Director of Alumni Relations
Research is showing that dyslexia is genetically based and passed from parents to children. Between twenty-three and sixty-five percent of children with dyslexia have a parent who is dyslexic. It is not uncommon for dyslexia to affect several people in the same family, and most dyslexics will generally have someone else in their extended family who also struggles with dyslexia. The familial nature of dyslexia has been recognized since the beginning of the last century.
Do you suspect your child is “following in your footsteps?” The earlier children can be professionally diagnosed, the sooner they can seek specialized instruction that will empower them to become successful learners.
Common symptoms of dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences can be categorized broadly in groups:
Difficulties with little words
Bizarre reading and spelling
Difficulties with handwriting (dysgraphia)
Difficulties with math
*Please remember: For a diagnosis of dyslexia, several symptoms are likely present, persist over time, and interfere with learning.
IDAMD workshop: “Structured Literacy Through the Lens of Executive Function” by Paula Moraine, M.Ed.
IDAMD presents a free presentation with renowned educational consultant Paula Moraine, M.Ed. on Executive Functions and literacy on Thursday, December 6th at Jemicy School.
“Structured Literacy Through the Lens of Executive Function”
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6:30PM to 8PM
Jemicy School, Lower and Middle Campus (parking available)
11 Celadon Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
Parents, teachers, tutors, and therapists usually join forces in a community of support for the student receiving Structured Literacy instruction. Since Executive Functions (EF) control our everyday attention and behavior, it is helpful to understand that an essential aspect in the delivery of a Structured Literacy lesson is to connect it with the student’s personal Executive Functions. Building an EF Toolbox allows the student to develop explicit EF skills, make meaningful connections to everyday experiences, and develop the direct and explicit skills needed to support literacy learning.
Paula Moraine, M.Ed. is in private practice in Bel Air, MD as an educational consultant specializing in the areas of Executive Function, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Autism. She is the author of Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions – The Attention Fix and Autism and Everyday Executive Functions (Jessica Kingsley Publications). Paula is the past president of the IDA Maryland Branch and Eastern Region Rep. to the Branch Council of IDA. Paula presents workshops, seminars, and professional development both nationally and internationally on themes related to Executive Function, ADHD, and Dyslexia. http://www.attentionfix.org/
During the Alumni Association Executive Board’s 1st meeting of the 2018 school year, Stephen O’Neil ‘93 was welcomed as the incoming president and Russ White was thanked for his 3 terms of service. The Board looks forward to engaging young alums to be active members of the Alumni Association in the coming year.
This year’s Career Day exposed our Upper School students to a wide array of professions to consider as they ponder college and career ahead. Medicine, weather forecasting, culinary, finance, martial arts, graphic design, aviation, and web design were just a few of the fields represented, and the presenters’ offered details about working conditions, materials, and advancement in their chosen careers. Students were allowed to rotate to four presentations of interest during the event.
The frigid temperature on Friday, January 5, 2017 did not deter members of the Class of 2017, as well as other alum from the past four years, from returning to the Upper School Campus for Alumni Day. This annual event provides the recent, former students an opportunity to reconnect with teachers and friends and share stories and advice about life after Jemicy with our current students.
On the evening of September 14, 2017, the dedication of the final major Step Forward Campaign construction projects, which included the gymnasium, locker rooms, and lunch/multipurpose room on the Lower and Middle School Campus, took place.
Twenty-six Jemicy alums from the Upper School Class of 2017 and Y Group Class of 2013 gathered for an old-fashioned Jemicy cookout on August 15 to catch up with former classmates and talk about their next adventures. The Jemicy alums are heading to colleges in all corners of the country from Maine to Florida to California, everywhere in between, and even to Canada!