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School Year Teaching Application Now Open – Due November 4

Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Teach & Learn | 0 comments

Want to try teaching?  Consider applying as a Breakthrough Super Saturday teacher.  Breakthrough Super Saturdays are a great way to get a practical introduction to lesson planning and classroom management basics.  Selected teachers work in teams of two or three to prepare and deliver lessons to small classes of college-bound Breakthrough middle school students, all under the supervision and mentoring of a professional Instructional Coach.  Current students, ages 16-22, are invited to apply as teachers.  Read more here and apply...

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The Challenge: Develop a Breakthrough Manchester Online Challenge Event

Posted by on October 17, 2014 in Teach & Learn | 0 comments

You’ve all heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge right?  Here’s our challenge to you: think of a similar event – but for Breakthrough!  Ideas are due by October 24 – send to breakthroughmanchester@gmail.com.    Read the contest requirements here first: The Challenge – Developing a Challenge Event – web version   Get those creative juices...

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High School Options Workshop for 8th Grade Students

Posted by on October 15, 2014 in Teach & Learn | 0 comments

On Thursday, October 30, Breakthrough invites 8th grade students and their families to a workshop on options for high school.  Held in the Lyceum at the Derryfield School from 6:00-7:30 pm, the workshop will cover information about public, private, parochial and boarding schools and will feature a panel of school representatives and students who attend each type of school.  Students interested in attending schools other than Manchester need to begin the process now; the application process for many private schools, including SSAT testing and...

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College Counseling for Breakthrough Juniors

Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Teach & Learn | 0 comments

On Saturday, October 18th, Breakthrough Manchester students who are juniors in high school are invited, along with their families, to a morning session of college counseling with Brennan Barnard, the Director of College Counseling and Outreach at the Derryfield School.  Topics covered will include the timeline and tips for a productive college search and selection process, testing, resources and financial aid.  The session will begin at 9:00 am and will run until 11:30 am in the Derryfield Performing Arts Auditorium.  Please RSVP to Becky...

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Super Saturday Dates Set for 2014-2015

Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Teach & Learn | 0 comments

Super Saturdays are required half-day sessions during the school year when the Breakthrough middle school student community convenes at the Derryfield School for teaching and learning, laughter and friendship, and a keen focus on college-bound academic and personal excellence.  Super Saturday teachers are local high school and college students who apply and are selected each fall. Super Saturday sessions in the 2014-15 school year will run from 9:00 am-12:00 pm on the following dates: January 10, 2015 February 14, 2015 March 7, 2015 April...

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Teach or Tutor this Year

Posted by on September 16, 2013 in Teach & Learn | 0 comments

Teach or Tutor this Year

Breakthrough is now accepting applications from local high school and undergraduate students who are interested in teaching in the Super Saturday program or tutoring students this year.  For more information about these nationally recognized volunteer opportunities, follow these links: Super Saturday Teaching Internship or Seasonal...

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Apply to be an Instructional Coach for Summer 2013!

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Teach & Learn | 0 comments

Apply to be an Instructional Coach for Summer 2013!

DID YOU KNOW that Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 10 is national Teacher Appreciation Week? Be sure to thank and appreciate your awesome teachers this week! On the topic of great teachers, we’re still looking for some standout professional teachers to apply to be Instructional Coaches this summer. Please share this link with any teacher you may know who could make a great coach for our teachers this summer! Thanks! Click on this link and share with great teachers you know: Apply to be an Instructional Coach To apply directly, visit:...

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2013 Student Admissions is open!

Posted by on February 7, 2013 in Teach & Learn | 0 comments

2013 Student Admissions is open!

Breakthrough is now accepting applications from Manchester fifth graders to become a student in our program. For more information on the application process and to download an application, please visit our Student Admissions page.

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Jolie: The Picture of Persistence

Posted by on January 10, 2013 in Teach & Learn | 0 comments

Jolie: The Picture of Persistence

Dear Breakthrough Friend, Jolie is the picture of persistence. I first met Jolie when she was only eight years old, the younger sister of a Breakthrough student, Jonathan. She was reserved, yet eager, and I knew to expect a Breakthrough application from her when she reached fifth grade. On her application to Breakthrough, I was struck by Jolie’s thorough completion of every section. I loved her imagination and creativity in writing about her favorite books and dream job, and her thoughtful essay outlined the need for more quality after...

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2012 Annual Report Now Available

Posted by on January 10, 2013 in Teach & Learn | 0 comments

2012 Annual Report Now Available

The 2012 Annual Report is now available online!  Click here to download and read all about what’s been happening at Breakthrough in the 2012 Annual Report, now available online below.  Or click here to access an archive of past annual reports.

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