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Enrollment Survey Findings Presented by Siena Class

Siena College Professor Paul Thurston had his undergraduate marketing class survey, interview, and analyze information from several area schools including Parker, to find out what is most important for parents in the enrollment process and what is the school’s value … Continue reading

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Animated Autobiographies develop skills on many levels

Integrated Technology Unit: Concept to Story Completion The 4/5s undertook an exciting integrated technology project this term, creating original animations of important events and memories from their life stories.  Students used a computer animation program and had their own studio … Continue reading

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Reflecting on STEM

When Parker students work together in teams to solve engineering challenges, that’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).  If you add in the arts, it makes STEAM.  And if you also add in reflection and peer critique, you get crucial assessment … Continue reading

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Alumni in DC and Silicon Valley

Matt Martin ‘99 organizes politicians for public good.  He works in Washington DC for The NewDEAL, a not-for-profit he helped launch in 2009.  It’s a network of over 100 pro-growth progressive state and local elected leaders from around the country … Continue reading

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Renovations Are in the Planning Phase

We have a dream that our building and learning spaces will support and reflect the excellence of our program.  The dream has been articulated by parents, teachers, students, and trustees in forums, surveys and discussion, and the Board’s Facilities and … Continue reading

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College Connections: Fresh Perspectives

Our region is blessed with so many wonderful colleges and universities and Parker has several ongoing partnerships. Our program of student teachers from Hudson Valley and College of St. Rose is a benefit for both sides.  Student teachers learn about … Continue reading

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Barcelona – Here We Come!

  an international cultural and language exchange How wonderful to be reunited with old friends!  Nine Parker students and two teachers arrived in Barcelona, Spain on February 16th for a week with host families while attending St. Peter’s School.  Their … Continue reading

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The Evolution of a Science Pond

Every day in this cold, cold weather, the excavators and the big dump trucks are working away.  We have all watched with fascination as the new science pond takes shape to the north of the playing field. The pond will … Continue reading

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What If We Could Connect the World?

Parker 8th graders are spearheading a global language learning pilot project with Dr. Yong Zhao at the University of Oregon.  Dr. Zhao is the author of the new book, World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students. Parker students will … Continue reading

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6-7′s Advocate for Clean Water

Exploring our local ecosystems and how humans influence them has engaged the 6-7s in science class this fall. Tracking the changes occurring at our future pond site spurred many questions, ideas, and curiosities. The 6-7s collected and identifies plant samples, … Continue reading

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