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A Discovery Center at Parker

We are thrilled to announce, along with the Parker Board of Trustees, a bold new project for Parker – a Discovery Center.  This proposed addition to the school will hold an expanded science space, a room for music and performing … Continue reading

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Why hands-on?

From planting seeds to constructing fuel cells, we engage kids in hands-on experiences.  Why is this a good way to educate? Psychologist and education reformer John Dewey proposed that learning through experience, and not by rote, was key to children’s … Continue reading

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Family Dance

Come dance together! Robert C. Parker School is hosting a Family Dance with caller Paul Rosenberg Sunday May 17 from 1:30-3:00 in the Parker Gym This is an event for the whole family, from sling-babies to schoolkids to grandparents.  Caller … Continue reading

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Middle School Engine Project

In October, Robert C. Parker School 6th grade and 7th grade students examined, disassembled and repaired small combustion engines with engineering expert Len Berube. A scenario was posed: there is a polar scientific research station that has lost it’s power. … Continue reading

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Alumni News

Associate Director Susie Merrett reached out to alumni through Facebook.  Here are some of the great responses. Elana Cohen ‘10: Hey Susie! I’m at Cornell and currently studying to go to medical school; right now I’m planning on a double … Continue reading

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Mini-Summit on Science Education

We invited a group of scientists, engineers, and other innovative thinkers to have a round table discussion about trends in science education.  The event was electric!  The energy and excitement of this group as they spoke about possibilities was contagious.  … Continue reading

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Elevating the Hearts and Minds of Middle Schoolers

Ask a great middle school teacher, “What is the best part about teaching adolescents?”  Invariably they’ll tell you, “Middle school students are passionate about ideas and love a challenge!” Novelty and challenge are essential for the adolescent brain to continue … Continue reading

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Thesis Topics Revealed!

Students have decided on this year’s thesis topics. As always, it is fascinating to see the wide range of eighth graders’ interests. They will now embark on research, refining a thesis statement, writing, revising, and preparing a presentation.  Presentations that … Continue reading

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Parker alumni stories: Class of 2010

Peter Charde graduated from Lansingburgh High where he participated in the QUESTAR honors New Visions Program in Scientific Research and World Health.  He is now a freshman at The Watson School of Engineering at SUNY Binghamton where he rows crew. … Continue reading

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Parker takes a First and a Second at First LEGO League

Our very own Parker BOTS were awesome on Saturday at the First LEGO League Robotics competition at RPI. The BOTS won FIRST place in the Core Values Presentation and SECOND place overall out of the twelve teams competing!!!! Next week … Continue reading

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