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Integrated Spanish in Preschool

Being bilingual is a useful skill in a global world.  It benefits the brain, too, in ways we are just beginning to understand.  In the article Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’Brains to Better Resist Distraction? the author explores some of … Continue reading

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Parker Science in the News

A project-based science curriculum where learning is organized around driving questions is highly motivating to students – and can even attract some press coverage! Here are examples of projects at Parker that are relevant to science and also meaningful to … Continue reading

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What our parents say

Last spring the school participated in a survey by Siena College students about the value proposition of our school and other area independent and parochial schools.  The Siena students analyzed the findings and reported back on the relative strengths and … Continue reading

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New teachers

We have four wonderful new teachers this year.  Their unique talents and interests add so much to the Parker community. Music teacher Sara Sherwood loves to sing.  She loves to dance and play guitar and recorder, too!  She is sharing … Continue reading

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Criteria for Excellent Teaching at Parker

Criteria for Excellent Teaching at Parker Developed in January, 2013 by the Parker Faculty School Culture and Teaching Practice Parker teachers create an intentional classroom and school culture of caring. In using a repertory of best teaching practices Parker teachers … Continue reading

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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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