Park Creates – Spring 2020

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Parents often see work made by our own children and their classmates, but without regularly touring all of Park’s hallways and classrooms, we are bound to miss so much else.

This showcase of student art, visual projects, and writing features the work of an entire Lower Division and Upper Division section in each issue. Complementing the annual curated Anthology, “Park Creates” seeks to share an ongoing sampling of the kind of vivid creativity that is happening all the time at Park. No particular rhyme or reason guides the projects we select, other than an effort to represent all grade levels and a variety of media over time.

Sentence Diagramming Posters by Susan Bogue Myslik’s eighth grade grammar students. Language has structure. When we understand that structure, we comprehend more fully as we read and communicate with more clarity and style when we write. Diagramming sentences can be a wonderful way to grasp grammatical elements visually – add students’ own enjoyment of their favorite books, and some creative graphic design, and here’s what results.

Landscape Drawings by Molly Serventi-Gleeson’s third graders. Describing her students’ Social Studies unit on the Southwest Desert of the U.S., Molly writes: “One of our essential social studies questions is: How does the land shape the way people live? Thus, we begin our study of each new region with an in-depth examination of the climate, landforms, and natural resources of the region, to inform our understanding of how the land shaped the lives of those who lived, and still live, there. We look at the Native engineering and innovations specific to that region, and examine the specific ways the land shaped pre- and post-contact life for each indigenous nation we study.”

The parent volunteers on the Park Parent Editorial Board write articles on current events at the School and matters of interest to the Park community for this quarterly newsletter. We are always looking to grow our team of volunteer writers and photographers. If you are interested in learning more, please contact