Author Archive | Eddie_Neal

New Faculty Faces for 2018-19

We already know of two new teachers who will be joining us for the 2018-19 school year, and we are lucky to have found them!  I know you will welcome them to the Carlisle family in August. Mrs. Christy Richardson will teach chemistry and physics courses in the Upper School, including our Advanced Placement offerings.  […]

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Opening Commencement Remarks to the Class of 2018

Members of the Class of 2018, we began your senior year talking about superheroes and superpowers, and I am pleased to say I have watched you act the superhero and exhibit your unique superpowers throughout the year. But this evening we launch you into the real world, and unless you are vigilant and generous, you […]

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The New Tax Law and Carlisle

Happy New Year to all!  And, happily, 2018 will bring with her some new tax-saving opportunities for Carlisle families.  In short, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in late December allows those contributing to 529 plans to use that money for K-12 private school tuition.  Previously, money placed in 529 accounts could […]

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Updated MAP Testing Lock Down Browser

Happy 2018 Carlisle Family! I hope everyone had a happy holiday and a relaxing break from school/work! I recently received an email from NWEA (https://www.nwea.org/) regarding our MAP testing lock down browser. They have implemented a new browser that will need to be downloaded and installed by August 2018 for use during the 2018/19 school […]

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International Relations

Our efforts to partner with a school in Shenzhen, China, have temporarily run aground on the shoals of international politics. Last January, we welcomed a group of Middle School students from Shenzhen for a two-week “winter camp” and had a marvelous time doing so. I reunited with many of them and their parents when I […]

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An Open Letter to Carlisle Fans

As we approach the end of one athletic season and the start of another, I am reminded of the wonderful teaching opportunity presented by high school athletics. We have the chance to help our children understand what it means to work hard as a team, to appreciate fair play, to win gracefully, and perhaps most […]

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Discontinued support for Google Drive desktop application

I hope everyone is having a great start to the school year so far! I have some recent news about the Google Drive desktop application that I felt is necessary to share. Let me first say that Google Drive cloud storage is NOT changing, only the desktop app for PC and Mac will have discontinued support in […]

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Homecoming Thoughts

Traditionally, the word “Homecoming” generates visions of decades’ worth of alums returning to campus to reminisce and celebrate the “good old days.” While Homecoming Week at Carlisle might eventually morph into something like this, what happens on our campus is something quite different. Homecoming at Carlisle is a week-long celebration of school spirit. Certainly we […]

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A Grand Opening

A head of school rarely gets to experience a first week of school the way I was able to enjoy last week at Carlisle. Not only did I get to fulfill all the “normal” head duties, such as presiding over Opening Ceremonies and waving in morning traffic, for the first time in six years I […]

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MacBook & Chromebook Requirements

MacBook & Chromebook Device Requirements The details below show the minimum specifications a device must meet in order to be accepted for use at Carlisle School during the 2017/18 school year. MacBook Air – MacBook Pro – MacBook (Grades 4-12) 4GB RAM 64GB Hard Drive i3 Processor 11” Monitor Chromebook (Grades 9-12 only) 2GB RAM […]

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