So often the sentiment made to graduating seniors is along the lines of, “Good Job! You made it”. That congratulatory statement could not be truer for each senior class at Tamassee DAR School.
When children arrive on campus they are often confused and somewhat frightened over their unfamiliar surroundings and concerned over what their future holds. They can bring with them emotional feelings of grief and loss that resonate from situations they have encountered and from the sudden reality of being away from the family they know and love. They can be lacking in their educational progress, in danger of repeating grade levels and afraid or ashamed to opening admit they are lagging behind.
To guide children through the grief and loss recovery process, Tamassee DAR School Care Coordinators and staff have been trained on the 3-5-7 Model. The program is designed as a guided approach to help children overcome feelings of loss and to regain the ability to grow permanent, healthy relationships.
Academic programs on campus focus on providing the additional reinforcement necessary to overcome educational shortcomings and to instill a lifelong love of learning in each student.
As children become more familiar with their surroundings and begin to experience the love and support that is provided by the staff, donors, volunteers and all the wonderful friends of Tamassee DAR School, their self confidence grows and they begin to believe in their abilities. As their confidence grows, so do their successes!
Awards Day at Tamassee DAR School is scheduled for Monday, May 23rd. This is the day we celebrate not only the academic achievements of the students, but growth in citizenship, patriotism and other values that we hold dear. College scholarships will be presented to those students who are pursuing higher education and Care Awards, or Boarding Scholarships, will be recognized and appreciated.
While we will celebrate the successes of all the students on this day, we will also be cognoscente of not only the academic successes of our high school seniors, but of their personal triumphs as well. “Good Job! You Made It!”
Calling all former staff and students! Join us as we welcome back to campus all former staff and students on Saturday, May 28th for the Tamassee Student Association Homecoming. Registration begins at 3 p.m with the business meeting at 4 p.m. Dinner will be catered by Kountry Kupboard in the campus Banquet Hall at 5 p.m. Visit our website at www.tdarschool.org for more information and the registration form. We hope to see you there!