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Courage To Succeed’s 2nd Karaoke Day Fundraiser

Below are three descriptions of Courage to Succeed’s 2nd Karaoke Day Fundraiser on November 17th. These descriptions were written by Laura, Michael and Jack, three of the Courage to Succeed students who played an integral role in the success of the event by working as DJ’s. The event was a great success! “The Karaoke Day […]

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Pop Smith Scholarship Committee accepting applications until November 30

The Pop Smith Scholarship fund provides financial assistance to students who have been served by UMFS and can benefit from post-secondary education including college or vocational training. The Scholarship Fund is named for Reverend E. Leon “Pop” Smith who was the executive director of the Virginia Methodist Children’s Home, now UMFS, from 1949 to 1974. […]

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My College Web Design Course

By Michael, participant in Charterhouse School’s Courage to Succeed program   I am in ITD 110 which is Intro to Web Design at J Sergeant Reynolds Community College. I’m in my third semester at Reynolds, and this course is about the basics of designing a website using HTML5 and Adobe Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver is a program which […]

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Can you help support our aquarium project?

Students Josh Loving’s science class have been working on assembling freshwater and saltwater ecosystems. With the help of donations, student purchases, staff donations, and some school funds, the class has now put together 5 aquariums including a 56 gallon saltwater reef tank The students are using the aquariums to learn multiple SOL learning standards such […]

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Have a look at our new “careers” page

We’re pleased to launch our new “careers” page on our website that showcases job openings, quotes from students about their teachers, and what it’s like to be a part of our team from our staff. Do you know someone looking for a teaching position? Have a look at the new page on our website here.

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Grads go forth at Charterhouse School Commencement

Imagine the stress of having to take a standardized test to graduate–not once, not twice, but four times. That was the reality for one Charterhouse School student who, with the help of his dedicated tutor, teachers and school staff, was one of 12 students to receive a diploma at Charterhouse School’s graduation last month. He […]

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Several positions open at Charterhouse School- Edinburg

Do you, or does someone you know, have a passion for relationships, collaboration, strengths-based approaches, and the relentless pursuit of solutions? We’re looking for unwavering champions for children to teach at Charterhouse School – Edinburg. We’re currently looking for teachers who like to teach small classes with no more than eight students per class. Special […]

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What is autism? A conversation with Wade Puryear, Vice President of Education, Charterhouse Schools

Q: What is the Autism/PDD spectrum? A: {Autism} can really be seen as a neurological difference or a way in which someone’s brain works differently than others. Even this neurological difference is different for everyone. For some this can come out as too rigid thinking or an inability to communicate the way that most people […]

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Supporting Students’ Next Steps

UMFS Recognizes Pop Smith Scholarship Recipients CHRIS LABRADOR AND PAUL SWITZER, two recent recipients of UMFS’ Pop Smith Scholarship, are learning, growing and overcoming the obstacles that face students with autism spectrum disorder in pursuit of higher education. UMFS honored them on January 21 at a reception celebrating the students’ successes and thanking the many donors and supporters who have helped to make the Pop Smith […]

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Backpack Program–every Friday!

Have you heard about UMFS’ Backpack Program?  Around 25 of our day school kids, who are from impoverished families, come to school hungry because there is little or no food in their home.  You can help us raise funds to provide nutritional support for them. So far this year, we’ve raised more than $5,000. Each Friday […]

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