Education Advice

Habits for Success!


Content hosted for and provided by Tom Durkin, Assistant Principal for Academics, St. Vincent Pallotti High School

St. Vincent Pallotti High School, “Laurel’s little gem,” is a college preparatory, coeducational Catholic high school preparing young men and women for the future one student at a time. For the past 95 years, Pallotti has served as the oldest, coeducational Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. 

Pallotti has developed curricula that provides students effective habits for success in our 21st century society. 

It all begins with Pallotti Transitions. This course is required for all incoming ninth graders. As tried and true educators know, ninth graders are a very heterogeneous group, with varying skills and skill gaps, as varied as their backgrounds. Pallotti Transitions teaches students successful study skills, inherently important organizational skills, and what we refer to as “the Pallotti way.” Transitioning from middle school to high school often serves as the primary obstacle for success in high school. Pallotti Transitions bridges those gaps and overcomes those obstacles so that every Panther has the opportunity to succeed. 

Tips On Preventing Back to School Bullying

Content provided by Tommy Lee, Safety Instructor East Coast Martial ArtTommy Lee, Safety Instructor East Coast Martial Arts

Bullies have been around since the beginning of time and they aren't going to go away anytime soon. In today's world, bulling is not just on the playground, at lunch and in the hallways, it's also in cyberspace.

In the past, children could leave bullying behind when they left school, but in todays environment bullies are using technology to continue to follow their victims.

Bullying is very difficult to escape once you become a target. The first step to stopping or slowing down bullying is to recognize if your child is 1) The Bully, 2) The Victim, 3) The Bystander. It's important to understand how to educate your child when you recognize he/she is in one of the three groups.

If your child is the victim, watch the short video on some defenses he or she can use.

Here are 3 quick tips on how to non-physically defend yourself from bullying:

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