Articles

Blood, Sweat and Tears

Oftentimes, labor, diligence, perseverance, discipline, and even pain and suffering are tools God uses to teach us obedience and to perfect us as children of the kingdom.

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Something to Focus On

Interaction with technology, while a valuable and effective educational tool, is only one of many essential experiences used to help students grow.

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Murphy’s Law Morning?

You know the axiom that says, “Whatever can go wrong, will.” Sometimes parenting can be just like this. Despite our best efforts and our good intentions, one thing after the other goes wrong. What do you do?

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Don’t Just See. Observe! How Early Science Experience is Key to Later Science Success.

Young children have a great capacity to observe, investigate, question, and formulate explanations. Providing them opportunities to develop and practice these skills is important to students’ overall development and has significant impact on their later lives.

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Preparation for Success in College Begins In Elementary

For a college preparatory school, clearly preparation for success in college is an essential goal. For FPD, pursuit of that goal begins with students as young as three years old. This article by FPD’s Assistant Headmaster, Dr. Barry Shealy, outlines the competencies students need to realize success as they move on to college. Identifying those competencies and how they are developed allows FPD to design a continuous stream of experiences that begin with the youngest children and carry them to these end goals.

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Dealing with Stress: 3 Steps to Finding Joy in School

High School Principal, Matt Kitchell, presents three steps he has found helpful when counseling students and parents about dealing with stress.

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Over 1000 Reasons to Be Thankful

Dear FPD Parents, As you may know the theme of this year’s Annual Fund campaign, is “Over 1000 Reasons to Give,” but just as there are 1000 reasons to give, there are also 1000 reasons to be thankful. We are especially reminded of this during this Thanksgiving season. Below are thoughts from our parent and […]

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Character Building Year: Turn your child’s hurt into his strength

FPD School Counselor Susan Causey talks about how difficult times can often be character building for students. The secret is keeping your eyes on your ultimate goal – raising a well-adjusted, confident, and self-reliant adult.

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FPD Students Work Through Holiday Weekend

During FPD’s Fall Break, twenty-five high school students did not spend their time catching up on sleep, vacationing with family, or relaxing with friends. Instead, they spent their long weekend serving in the city of Macon for FPD’s annual In-Town Service Trip.

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FPD Introduces “FPD Unplugged”

On Friday, October 30, during activity period, FPD’s high school students and faculty will close their tablets, put away their phones, and connect with one another the “old fashioned” way – non-electronic games, activities, and simple conversation. Introducing FPD Unplugged! “At FPD we embrace the use of technology, and believe its use in our context […]

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