Eighth Grade Moves Up, thanks to John Dewey

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 by Laura Graceffa
The Class of 2021 has finished its middle school years and is getting ready for high school. On June 12, we celebrated this rite of passage at our Middle School Moving Up event. Here are my opening remarks, sending them
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PDS to Graduate 22 Students Wednesday and Event Available via Live Stream Video

Posted on June 12th, 2017 by Christina Powers
Attorney, mediator and advocate for restorative justice and the founding director of Restorative Justice Initiative, a Partner Project of the Fund for the City of New York, Mika Dashman ’93 (bio), a PDS alumna, will be the featured

Second Grade is…

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 by Christina Powers
The following is to be read with the tune Happiness from You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown in your head. Written by the 2017 second grade class Second grade is making some new friends, being a good sport, holding a

High School Chats Virtually With PDS Senior Interning in Russia!

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 by Christina Powers
Ed’s grade 9-10 Modern Human Geography and Culture history class had a chance to Skype with Charlie B. ’17 in Moscow, Russia where he is conducting his senior internship. The chat lasted the entire class period and students were able

12th Grade Internships Going Swimmingly

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 by gabesmiley
Another round of congratulations is in order for our 12th graders, who are beginning their third week at their internships. After much self-exploration and research, they have spread across the region, country and globe to work and learn. We have

Join us for the PDS PA meeting on May 18

Posted on May 17th, 2017 by kimcarpenter
At this month’s Parents Association Meeting, we will be talking about Teacher Appreciation plans and priorities for next year. All parents are invited to attend. Join us on Thursday, May 18 at 8:30am in the Kenyon House Solarium. Added bonus:

Animal Behavior Class Creates Learning Opportunities for Younger Students

Posted on May 15th, 2017 by Christina Powers
Last week, high school students in the Animal Behavior class hosted a shared reading event with grade 2. The Animal Behavior students took on the challenge of either writing and illustrating original children’s books, creating a digital series of zoo

Pre-k Interviews Community Members

Posted on May 12th, 2017 by Andrea Tufts
by Judy Purcell, Pre-k teacher Pre-k visits with Emma Sears, middle school science and health teacher May has been a busy month in the  pre-k class! We have recently started our school community interviews. We are learning about a lot
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ROV Used to Monitor Blueback Herring Migration

Posted on May 12th, 2017 by Karen Nichols
by Dr. Brent Boscarino, high school science teacher On May 11, 2017, a group of PDS HS students utilized an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to monitor and record the annual blueback herring migration during the group’s routine American eel
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Farewell to Seniors 2017

Posted on May 9th, 2017 by Laura Graceffa
Our last All School Activity for this year carried on the tradition of bidding farewell to the seniors. The task for groups was to make a magic wand and write a special spell. One of the favorite “Caffeinator” to make
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