• By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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Leadership at Odyssey Academy almost takes as many forms as there are students. Earlier this month, we invited parents to attend student-led conferences where our students discussed their academic goals, their progress and achievements, and even areas in which more progress might be desired.…

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Odyssey Academy schools prepare leaders for tomorrow and this is seen repeatedly in our students and through our Leader in Me programs. Some results of the TLiM program in our schools are a series of student-initiated blood drives, a world cultures evening and a “Starry, Starry STEAM Night.”

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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On Feb. 1, Odyssey Academy Galveston held its annual STEAM Night. STEAM, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, is a focus at Odyssey schools.

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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Art students learn about seven elements of art in school. One of the elements, space, refers to the emptiness around or within objects. Odyssey Academy Galveston students recently used those elements, including space, to create art for a NASA contest.

  • By JEREMIAH TAYLOR
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As a rule, change brings uncertainty. Elections are a prime example of this. Although our American system of government was designed to facilitate a peaceful transition of power, the recent presidential election left some people unsure of what’s to come. After Election Day, some schools clos…

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  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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Last fall, the employees of Odyssey Academy were trained on Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” Last month, the staff continued training to bring out the best in our students through Covey’s “Leader in Me” program. Put in place at all of our schools, we are fostering l…

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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This school year, Odyssey Academy students have been developing stronger leadership skills with the “Leader in Me” program. “Sharpen the saw,” the seventh habit, focuses on personal renewal and sustaining balance. The other habits are: be proactive; begin with the end in mind; put first thin…

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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Everyone has had the experience of sitting in a classroom, taking notes as the teacher’s words float past and occasionally through you. More effective teachers engage their students, challenge them and involve them in the lesson and create the “Ah-ha!” moments where a teacher can almost see the light bulb glow over a student’s head.

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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Throughout the school year, Odyssey Academy students have been developing stronger leadership skills with the “Leader in Me” program. “Seek first to understand, then to be understood,” the fifth habit, focuses on using genuine listening skills. Using our eyes, ears and heart enables us to tr…

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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Each day, Odyssey Academy students and staff pledge to maintain high standards for ourselves and others and encourage others to be their best, do their best and achieve their best.

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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If you have ever started your day planning to do one thing and ended the day doing everything but that one thing, you have experienced how time can get away from you and how little you accomplish when that happens. Often schools and businesses create mission statements to focus on their “big…

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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High school seniors eagerly await graduation, but not all of them plan for life after they earn their diploma. Odyssey Academy focuses on graduating students who are ready to launch into higher education, technical schools and career paths. This year, we incorporated the “Leader in Me” progr…

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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Odyssey Academy Galveston received $4,500 this month from best-selling author James Patterson to support its school library. Scholastic Reading Club also will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” teachers can use to acquire books and other classroom materials. Odysse…

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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This year, our students are developing their leadership skills through the “Leader in Me” program, which is an extension of Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.”

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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Heading into December, we finish the first semester of school and begin the holiday break. Odyssey students have an early release on Dec. 18, which is the last day of our first semester. Students return to school Jan. 4 to begin the second semester. On Jan. 5, youngsters will take their firs…

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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The employees of Odyssey Academy completed three days of training on Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” in early August. As a “Leader in Me” school, the faculty regularly promotes these habits with students. Recently, our high school students put at least one of these …

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT Special to The Daily News
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This fall, Odyssey Academy, based in Galveston, grew to include two campuses on the mainland. Our original campus serves prekindergarten through high school students in Galveston. With the addition of our Bay Area schools, Odyssey’s commitment to student success now extends to the League Cit…