Parker Blog

Leadership in Middle School

July 23, 2013

Leadership and Social/Emotional Development —  Parker middle school students have many opportunities to develop socially and to practice leadership: as MC’s of assembly, speakers for hunger awareness events, team-building on the ropes course, and advocates for causes.  Designing an even more intentional program for fostering specific leadership skills, Parker teachers are looking at ideas from…

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New Program Initiatives

June 27, 2013

Program As we continue to distinguish Parker as a leader in globally focused education and student leadership we will be refining and expanding several programs at Parker next year. Spanish —  Spanish teacher, Erin Wallace will be expanding the Spanish program in several ways.  She will be spending more time speaking, singing and interacting in…

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Summer 2013 Faculty Update

June 27, 2013

Faculty We have a few changes in the works with next year’s teachers.  Our beloved Zoe, Liliana’s assistant in K-1, will be leaving to head back to her hometown, Nantucket.  We have hired Lauren Delaney to take her place.  Lauren is a veteran teacher of 4 years as the leader for the Parker Planeteers at…

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Class of 2013

June 27, 2013

Graduation and Regents Graduation was June 5.  It was a beautiful send off to the class of 2013.  The speeches of the graduating class were heart felt and expressed appreciation for teachers, friendships, hard work and fun.  “Probably the most important thing I learned from attending this school is how to talk to others, to…

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A Trajectory to Innovation: Parker Receives Grant from Time Warner Cable

May 31, 2013

As the world becomes more connected, information is becoming ubiquitous. Today’s learners don’t need more facts; they need to think creatively, to engage with complexity, and to work towards mastery. Robert C. Parker School is a small school with a big agenda, for our own students, and for all of the students we reach with…

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Carrie Levinn, Parker Class of ’06, Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

April 9, 2013

GENESEO, N.Y. – A SUNY Geneseo student has received a national Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for her achievement and potential in the field of chemistry. Carrie Levinn, a junior from Averill Park, N.Y., received one of 271 scholarships that the Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation awarded to undergraduate sophomores and juniors from the…

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Trans-Atlantic Success Story

March 27, 2013

Neuroscience tells us that connecting to others feels good and does good, and that was certainly the case this past week when ten student visitors and two teachers from Spain arrived at Parker.  Our families took them in; our students welcomed them with open arms and curiosity; and everyone formed new friendships. The St. Peter’s…

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Parker Hosts Middle School Students from Barcelona, Spain

March 12, 2013

North Greenbush – On Sunday, March 17 Robert C. Parker School will welcome 10 sixth and seventh-graders from Barcelona for a one-week cultural interchange.  These students from St. Peter’s School http://www.stpeters.es  will attend middle school classes with their Parker peers in an immersion experience designed to enlarge world views, provide opportunities to practice language skills,…

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Miss Representation Showing

March 11, 2013
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Read Across America Day

February 28, 2013

“Who are you going to dress as this year?”  I asked my second and third grade friends today and, “Who should I dress as?!”  The consensus was that I should be someone from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the book I have been reading to them at lunch time on Thursdays.  “But you’re…

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