Spotlight Breakfast
Sep
27
7:45am 7:45am

Spotlight Breakfast

Join us for our Spotlight Breakfast! 

Janet George, Head of School, will present an insightful simulation that will challenge the way you see our students. Attendees will experience what school can feel like for those with learning differences.  This impactful presentation is a must for anyone who interacts regularly with a child with learning differences.

Parents – you are encouraged to invite family and friends that you believe would benefit from gaining more insight about learning differences. 

 



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Emotions and the Brain: Lori Desautels
Oct
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Emotions and the Brain: Lori Desautels

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Join us with our special guest speaker, Lori DeSautels, for our first Community Education Night of the year!

Tonight will be all about integrating neuroscience and teaching techniques, addressing the “How” questions:

How do stress and adversity impact the brain and learning?

How do we work to lessen those impacts to help students? 

How do we respond to help students learn to self-regulate during times of agitation, anxiety and stress?

How do we use neuroscience research to improve learners’ engagement with their own learning? 

Dr. Lori Desautels, is an Assistant Professor at Butler University, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Before coming to Butler, Lori was an Assistant Professor at Marian University in Indianapolis. Lori has taught emotionally troubled students in the upper elementary grades, worked as a school counselor, was a private practice counselor and co-owner of the Indianapolis Counseling Center. Lori was also a behavioral consultant for Methodist Hospital’s adolescent psychiatric unit. 

Lori's passion is engaging her students through neuroscience in education, integrating Mind Brain Teaching and learning principles and strategies. Lori has conducted workshops throughout the United States and Dubai on Mind Brain Teaching and Learning, creating two webinars and a series of articles for the online publication, “Inside the School”. Lori’s articles are published in “Edutopia”, where she is a fulltime writer, “Brain Bulletin” and “Mind Body Spirit” international magazine. She recently was published in the “Brain Research Journal” for her work in the fifth-grade classrooms during a faculty in-residence position with Washington Township Schools. 

Lori graduated with a BS in Special Education from Butler University, an MS in counseling education from Indiana University and earned her Ph.D. in philosophy with an emphasis in early adolescence/ thought formation from Indiana University and AIHT. Lori has written a book titled, "How May I Serve You, Revelations in Education," published in 2012. She recently published a second book titled, “Unwritten, The Story of a Living System”, co-authored with educator, Mr. Michael McKnight. You can learn more about Lori on her website www.revelationsineducation.com.

“There has never been a more significant time in education re-visioning... a far deeper and broader view than ‘reform’. Teacher education is changing and the learning opportunities are growing across the nation. Our students are teaching us about the power of connection, emotions, and the impact of emotional and social triggers for both child and adult!” 

 

NOTE: There is no cost to attend this education night. 

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Panera Fundraiser Night
Oct
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

Panera Fundraiser Night

Have a night out at Panera and support our school. All you need to do is show a copy of the flyer (posted below) when you place your order between 4pm and 8pm on Tuesday, October 10th and a portion of your sale will go towards supporting Fortune Academy. 

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Camp Tecumseh
Oct
23
to Oct 24

Camp Tecumseh

With the leaves changing and the temperatures cooling, it's that time of year where our 7th and 8th grade students are getting excited about this year's trip to Camp Tecumseh! Students, staff and volunteers will be gone October 23rd and 24th for an adventure at the camp.  

Camp Tecumseh is a YMCA Outdoor Center located in northwest Indiana. The Tippecanoe River borders the camp. Camp Tecumseh is located in Brookston, Indiana. We participate in an outdoor education program called, The Foundations for Success. This program focuses on team building through the use of "life skills" - Trust, Problem Solving, Leadership, Self-Confidence, and Communication. Our students have had such an incredible time in year's past, and we expect this year to be no different! 

 

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Anxiety: Dr. Jennifer Horn
Nov
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Anxiety: Dr. Jennifer Horn

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Horn, licensed clinical psychologist who works exclusively with children and their families, will speak on the topic of Anxiety.

"What do kids have to worry about?" Dr Jennifer Horn, a clinical child psychologist in private practice specializing in anxiety disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders such as learning disorders, will provide an overview on what anxiety is/why people experience anxiety, and how anxious responding can magnify into anxiety. Dr Horn will focus exclusively on how anxiety presents in children and teens, and she will provide practical strategies that parents can do to help their child reduce than anxiety. 

 

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As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Horn works exclusively with children/adolescents and their families. Her clinical child psychology doctorate is from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Dr. Horn has been providing comprehensive evaluations and treatment in Indiana for over 25 years. She finds great enjoyment in working with children/teens and their families that are facing a variety of learning, behavioral, and emotional issues. Dr. Horn’s special interests and expertise are with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Horn is committed to helping children reach their fullest potential. Her mission is to support families in their efforts to improve their child's well-being, as well as to assist the child in improving their overall functioning at school, at home, and with their peers. To reach this goal, Dr. Horn utilizes testing when necessary to define diagnostic issues and treatment planning. She also works closely and cooperatively with community service providers such as schools and physicians/medical providers.

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7th and 8th Grade Art and Nature Trip
Sep
13
12:00pm12:00pm

7th and 8th Grade Art and Nature Trip

Middle School Students are creating Andrew Goldsworthy inspired outdoor temporary installations, made from natural material found within their environments. During this process, Students discover the temporary nature of their art, by documenting the changes of their work with video, photography, and writing. The students incorporate the basic elements of design, while becoming familiar with the variety of plants and topography native to Central Indiana.

Students will be going to Holiday Park to make their own creations. This trip will be lead by our lower school art teacher Daniel Evans. There is no cost to this trip, however, we do need your permission for your student to participate. 

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