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What’s happening at Brook Road Academy – Week 21

From Elif Kalemdaroglu, Head of Brook Road Academy We said rain or shine, and we did it! Here are some pictures from the Yorktown field trip.  UPCOMING EVENTS: 2/11: Black History Museum field trip.  This is a school-wide trip. All students are expected to attend. We will leave at 11:30 and return by 2:45.  Lunch will be […]

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What’s happening at Brook Road Academy – Week 20

From Elif Kalemdaroglu, Head of Brook Road Academy A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARENTS AND STAFF MEMBERS for participating in our Chili Cook Off! We have pictures posted on our Facebook page. We celebrated our Honor Roll students with a brunch at River City Diner! UPCOMING EVENTS: 2/5: Yorktown field trip. Rain or […]

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5 Types of Anxiety In Children And Teens

When the Child Mind Institute determined that anxiety disorders are the “most common mental health disorders of childhood and adolescence,” you might have wondered what defines an anxiety disorder. What are the symptoms? How are teens struggling? Because of an anxiety disorder, teens might have difficulty socializing, behave unusually or awkwardly, struggle to learn or […]

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Anxiety In Children And Teens: Statistics

Anxiety is discussed so much these days that it might make you wonder if kids are truly suffering from it or if society has just come up with a new buzzword. The fact is, anxiety in children and teens has increased in recent years. Anxiety isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a serious, complicated condition that […]

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What’s happening at Brook Road Academy – Week 19

From Elif Kalemdaroglu, Head of Academy CHILI COOK OFF:  We are warming things up with a chili cook off at the school on Friday, January 31, starting at 11:00. What is your family’s favorite recipe?  We would love to see our parents join us for lunch. You may sign up to bring chili, bread, beverages, […]

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Does Your Teen Have Separation Anxiety?

When we think of separation anxiety, we usually think of babies and preschoolers, who struggle to be left with a babysitter or to say goodbye to Mom at school. We think of very small children who cry, throw tantrums and cling to parents’ legs, not wanting to leave what is comfortable and familiar. We don’t […]

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Recognizing The Signs Of Anxiety In Children

Most parents have watched their children or teens struggle through bouts of anxiety. Anxiety itself is a natural part of growing up, as children learn to socialize away from the comforts of home and teens navigate the rough waters of adolescence.  Still, some parents will notice that their kids’ experiences with anxiety aren’t “normal” at […]

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How To Help Your Kids Deal With Their Anxiety

Decades ago, if kids showed signs of anxiety, they were told to shape up, focus and move on. Symptoms were dismissed; feelings were suppressed. Thankfully, we know better now. And more importantly, parents are empowered to help their kids at home. Learning how to help kids with anxiety can be a confusing and daunting task. […]

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School Refusal Tips for Parents

If your child is experiencing anxiety going to school, believe it or not, it’s more common than you think. In most cases, symptoms of school refusal include a child that complains of physical symptoms right before it is time to go to school or a child that is constantly visiting the school nurse. If you […]

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Aspiring student entrepreneur builds portfolio while helping peers

Sam, a senior at Brook Road Academy, dreams of opening his own graphic or fashion design business. With help from the Villa’s Career and Transition Services (CATS), he has fine-tuned his goals and worked toward them in our newest job training center, the Villa Shoppe. His contributions there have allowed his creativity to shine, while […]

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