The Pinnacle

Fall 2017

Keller's Corner

Hard as it is to believe, we are over a month into the school year. Norman Howard has been a busy place. On a typical day we are sending a group of students somewhere in the greater Rochester area to get a “hands on” experience that augments their learning. One of my personal highlights from this year was joining our Middle School on a ride up the Erie Canal on the Sam Patch. I have also been impressed how many of our teachers have brought the topic of food and nutrition to the forefront in a variety of ways. It has been an incredibly smooth start to the year and we are grateful for all that has been accomplished.

This Thursday evening (October 5th) we have an incredibly knowledgeable speaker coming to Norman Howard. Andrew Watson is a former teacher who has written books on memory, attention, and the brain. This may sound daunting, but he presents his findings in very simple and practical ways. I will also say, based on conversations and reading his most recent book, that Andrew is incredibly funny. We are glad to be sharing this resource with our parent community and hope that you will join us!

Paul Keller

Head of School

How Can Current Brain Research Help Students Learn?

Thursday, Oct. 5th, 6:30pm

275 Pinnacle Road

Rochester, NY

Join us for this FREE workshop with Andrew Watson!

Learn specific strategies drawn from neuroscience and psychology. By understanding the neural basis of learning, by restructuring study habits, and avoiding cognitive pitfalls and challenges, we can align our study strategies with the brain's most effective learning pathways. The result sounds too good to be true: less time studying that results in more learning! RSVP to Julie at (585) 210-4721 or

Curriculum Night

Thursday, Oct. 12th, 6:30pm

275 Pinnacle Road

Rochester, NY

Curriculum Night is an opportunity for parents to meet their child's teachers and hear what each class will be studying this school year. This event is for parents only.

College Financial Aid Information Night

Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 6:30-8:30pm

275 Pinnacle Road

Rochester, NY

Mark Schwartz, a Financial Aid Counselor at Monroe Community College, will present on what you and your family can do to prepare for the cost of higher education. Please RSVP to Lisa McConville at (585) 334-8010 ext. 101 or by October 16th. This is a free event and is open to anyone interested in learning more about the college financial aid process.

Admissions Open House

Thursday, Nov. 16th, 9am

275 Pinnacle Road

Rochester, NY

Parents - Help us spread the word about our school by inviting someone you think may benefit from our program to our November Admissions Open House. Ask them to register with Julie at (585) 210-4721 or and we'll take care of the rest!