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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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Parker Alumna joins British Embassy

Lindsay Chura Dr Lindsay Chura (Parker class of ’98) joined the British Embassy in Washington as a Senior Policy Advisor in Science and Innovation in September 2013 after completing her PhD as a Gates Cambridge Scholar at the University of … Continue reading

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Looking Deeper: Dramatic Play

Pre K 3 Teacher, JoAnn Bennett We will look deeper at Dramatic Play often over the course of this year, as it is one of the most fundamental vehicles of learning for young children.  Within Dramatic Play, children literally “try … Continue reading

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The Big Dig

 What does trash tell us about culture?  Parker sixth and seventh graders are trying to find out – first by conducting an archeological dig at the school’s old kitchen midden.  Then by connecting what they learn to their study of … Continue reading

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