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Music In Our Schools Month: The Benefits of Visual and Performing Arts

Visual and performing arts (VPA) affect most people’s daily lives, whether we’re watching a movie, viewing an advertisement, or listening to music. For students who choose to participate in the...

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Student Voice and Student Choice: The 21st Century Approach to Teaching and Learning

To give students freedom in the classroom, Milton Hershey School is committed to problem-based learning. Through open-ended challenges, students at all grade levels choose how they’re going to solve a...

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4 Ways to Bring STEAM to Life for Elementary Students

Featuring Dr. Jaunine Fouché, MHS Science Curriculum Supervisor At Milton Hershey School, our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) curriculum is a major part of students’ education beginning in...

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Self-Improvement Month: Building the Character and Leadership Employers Value

In a 2014 CareerBuilder study, 77 percent of employers surveyed said “soft skills” associated with workers’ personalities are equally as important as job-related skills. Employers are looking for people who...

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Physical Fitness: The Road to a Long, Healthy and Productive Life

Many children from poverty come from an environment where it’s not safe to go outside and play. Without being physically active, these children may find themselves less engaged during the...

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A Light-Handed Approach to Wildlife up Close

As we enjoy the last month of summer and the cooler temperatures of fall, the MHS campus is buzzing with activity. Close encounters with wildlife are inevitable as we spend...

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10 Ways to Encourage Learning on the First Day of School

As students head back to school and into the classroom, teachers are faced with the all-important task of engaging them in the learning process. A little creativity goes a long...

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What Does It Mean to be a Spartan?

In October 1935, the term “Spartans” first appeared in the student-written School Industrialist after being selected as the school mascot by the student body. Fortitude, courage, undaunted spirit and self-discipline...

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Green Time: The Relationship Between Nature, Personal Growth and Academic Success

There’s a growing body of evidence that shows time spent in nature, otherwise known as green time, can lead to increased psychological, emotional, and physical well-being. According to a USA...

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Reducing Summer Learning Loss with YRE Summer Program

For many students across the U.S., summer is full of vacations, time spent outdoors, and gatherings with friends and family. These activities are fun and relaxing, but they don’t always...

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