Winter 2018

Winter 2018

Head’s Lines: Articulating Today’s Portrait of a Park Graduate

At the end of their journey, Park’s eighth-grade graduates demonstrate a set of unique qualities. They possess a strong and well-rounded academic foundation. They are intellectually engaged and intrinsically curious. They are creative thinkers and collaborative partners. They are advocates for equity and motivated change-makers. And, they are self-reflective leaders, well-prepared to excel in high… Keep Reading

Winter 2018

The Adolescent Arc

At the Upper Division Parents’ Night in September, Upper Division Head Caroline Beasley presented her take on the crux of adolescence and why Park is uniquely positioned to nourish this vulnerable age. The following is a transcription of sorts: When thinking about human development – especially adolescents in their middle school years – I am… Keep Reading

Winter 2018

Sadie Mayes on Performance & Public Speaking at Park

I recently sat down with Sadie Mayes, head of Park’s Music Department, to hear her perspective on the ways performing arts enrich and challenge students as they progress through a Park education. Sadie’s enthusiasm is infectious. She’s excited about all of the opportunities that currently exist for students to perform for an audience. In the… Keep Reading

Winter 2018

“At Altitude” – Emotional Health of the Whole Child

What one new parent has learned about Park’s care for our children. Among the many things parents pay close attention to as their child embarks on a new school adventure is the general “how’s it going?” question. We know our kids are going to have a hard time learning in school if/when they’re feeling troubled… Keep Reading

Winter 2018

PA Spotlight: All-School Evening 2019

A highlight of the yearly Parents’ Association calendar is the Parent Roundtable/All School Evening when parents come together to learn from a leading expert about an important topic of interest to our families. This year’s speaker is the “highly recommended” Dina Rose, PhD, author of the book It’s Not About the Broccoli, who will discuss… Keep Reading

Winter 2018

Bravo!

Park staged something different this fall. Something special. Something more grass roots and student-oriented than usual. Something that Kyra Fries, Drama Department Head and Upper Division English teacher had been considering for more than four years. November 16 and 17 saw the debut of Red Curtain Drama: A Showcase of Original and Published Monologues and… Keep Reading

Winter 2018

Park Picks: Best Books of 2018

After a dynamic and diverse year of nonstop reading and library collection development, we are excited to share our picks for the Best Books of 2018. Read these 20 books and you will have a vivid and meaningful snapshot of the year in books for children and adults. The choices are our own, but we… Keep Reading

Winter 2018

The Park Parent Turns 50!

In December 1968, Sylvia Kliman, the P.A. president from 1968 to 1970, launched the inaugural issue of this newsletter. Since then, The Park Parent has been sharing school news with parents, faculty, alumni, and other friends. What began as a monthly printed newsletter published by the Parents’ Association is now a digital communication distributed four… Keep Reading

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