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STEM Scholarship for 6th and 7th graders

A N N O U N C I N G In honor of Robert C. Parker School’s 25th Anniversary Three $5,000 STEM Scholarships for qualifying 6th and 7th grade students for the 2016 – 2017 and 2017-2018 school year The … Continue reading

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The birds of Parker

Curt Morgan, alumni-parent, is a bird expert and took our K-1 class out birding. Here are his comments: I really enjoyed the birding adventure with the K/1 kids at Parker today. Attached are a few photos of Parker Schools birds … Continue reading

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Project-based education

What is a project-based education? At Parker, projects encompass a number of things from themed units of study that ask a big question and incorporate all the subject areas – to products that demonstrate a student’s learning, like an essay, … Continue reading

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Fostering a Mindset of Growth in Young Learners

Kindergarten children grow by leaps and bounds. They stretch themselves daily, reaching above and beyond their limitations, learning new things. There are frustrations at times, and that is a normal part of growth. When children get bogged down by feeling … Continue reading

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Where Do Parker alumni go to high school and college?

Beyond Parker: Where do our alumni go? 271 Alumni from 23 Graduating Classes 49 Alumni currently in high school High Schools most often attended by Parker graduates Emma Willard (41) Doane Stuart (35) Albany High School (29) Troy High School … Continue reading

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November 30: Mindful Parenting

Mindful Parenting Presented by Linda Lantieri Strategies to Manage Stress and Promote Inner Strength Monday, November 30 at PARKER 7 to 8:30 PM  What would parenting look like if parents experienced less stress and anxiety, had more control over their … Continue reading

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Hudson River Day

It is always great to be in the news!  For the seventh year the school participated in Snapshot of the Hudson River, the DEC’s annual day for data collection for Lamont Dougherty Lab at Columbia.  Our 2-3’s and 6-7’s help … Continue reading

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Next step along the path: The transition to high school

We have an evening every fall to discuss the transition to high school and let families know about the process of applying to independent schools or going to public high school.   We invite our most recent graduates to be part … Continue reading

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Digging for history

What can you tell about a civilization from it’s trash?  6-7’s and social studies teacher James Lizardo are finding out. The 77acre  Parker property was once a farm and a few years ago students began finding artifacts from the old … Continue reading

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Culminating work

At the end of the year students show off the gains they have made.  From thesis presentations to Shows of Work, it’s all pretty impressive. Because students are vested in their work – interested and deeply engrossed – the pride … Continue reading

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