Author Archive: Sandra Oshiro

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Imago Dei with Mayor Smyth

Imago Dei Students Visit with SCV Mayor

February 2017- Upper School Imago Dei students had the opportunity to meet with Santa Clarita City Mayor, Cameron Smyth. Mayor Smyth talked to Imago Dei students about the inner workings of a city government. The visit was part of the Imago Dei U.S Government class. SCV Signal featured it here.

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Peer To Peer Proves Best!

By Megan Howell, Imago Dei School Principal When we launched the Peer Mentor program at Trinity Classical Academy to serve special needs students in our Imago Dei school (Imago Dei is Latin for “image of God”), we could not have imagined the positive ripple effect it would have on our school culture at large.  This […]

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Private, Christian Special Education – More Affordable Than You Think

By Megan Howell, Imago Dei School Principal Despite the variety of options for private and Christian education, private Christian special education remains quite costly and rare. Parents seeking a blend of individualized academics and therapeutic support for their student with special needs are most likely to investigate public schooling because private special education schools are perceived as […]

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Helping Special Education Students Become Valuable Members of our Community

By Megan Howell, Imago Dei School Principal Where did your high school student go in the last few weeks? To the mall with friends to see a movie? To Target to purchase socks, school supplies or other necessities? Maybe to a restaurant to grab a bite to eat with family or friends? These are typical […]

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Helpful Homework Tips For Special Needs Families

By Megan Howell, Imago Dei School Principal Ask any parent of a student with special needs and they will assure you that homework time is often synonymous with “pulling teeth”, “torture” and “meltdown”! For even the most resilient of parents and students, homework time can be extremely stressful, but for students with special needs, this […]

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Imago Dei Students Launch Errand Service

Nov. 13, 2015 – The Trinity Upper-School Imago Dei students are spending time out in the community running errands and learning valuable life skills. The cover photo show Imago Dei’s Caleb Veluzet handing items to be dry cleaned to the owner of Town Center Dry Cleaners, Cindy Lim. The IDS Errand Service is free of […]

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Mrs. Caddow and Imago Dei Win Dancing with our Stars

Aug. 26, 2016 – Mrs. Caddow won the 7th Annual Dancing with the Stars for the second year in a row! Mrs. Caddow competed on behalf of the Imago Dei School, a unique school within a school that serves students with developmental and learning disabilities at Trinity Classical Academy. Like last year’s winnings, all proceeds from Dancing With Our […]

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Imago Dei Athletes Compete in Hart Games

Mar. 22, 2016 – The Hart Games once again provided an opportunity for Trinity’s Imago Dei students to run, jump and throw against other teams from our community. It was a day of accomplishment and encouragement for our five IDS high-schoolers. Beau Howell, Ethan McMath, Katy Tennesen, Josh Wilson and Caleb Valuzet made up the […]

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College for Students with Learning Disabilities? Of Course!

By Megan Howell, Imago Dei School Principal Most of the three percent or so of high school students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities struggle so much in their high school classes that they often give up on hopes of college, setting back their job and career prospects, according to statistics compiled by the […]

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Peer Mentors – A Key to Special Education Success

By Megan Howell, Imago Dei School Principal Students in special education programs often lack the academic, social or communication skills necessary to successfully participate in school and benefit from the intentional provision of a general education peer mentor. Peer mentors can provide support for special education students in many areas, such as academics, sports and […]

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