Rather than let the current COVID-19 crisis make him feel powerless, one Parker sophomore has partnered with the school to produce PPE using a 3D-printer from the TIDES Garage at home, donating the results to health care workers on the front lines at hospitals around the city
Senior Kindergarten students recently enjoyed a musical treat when music teacher and Upper School Orchestra conductor Betty Lewis brought her students to the Kindergarten Atrium to perform for their younger peers
Members of Parker’s Asian Alliance gathered on Tuesday, March 3 to make a presentation about the coronavirus, including background information on the virus, the global economic impact and microaggressions/xenophobia/racism around the virus
Fourth grade students recently completed an interdisciplinary unit that addressed their knowledge of Spanish vocabulary for personal descriptions and colors, in conjunction with a Social-Emotional Learning unit on identity led by the Counseling Department.
Middle and Upper School students got the straight dope on the vaping industry and its inherent risks in a recent Morning Ex with Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Matthew Quinn
Mark Love, an engineer with international experience in transportation systems, returned to Parker to work with the entire 9th grade. Love is the founder of Engineers Teaching Algebra, a program that brings an engineer into the classroom to encourage the pursuit of advanced math and science studies.
Advanced French students Lauren Hughes ’20, Lily Koltun ’20, Isabel Olesinski ’20 and Will Rantala ’20 joined French III student Bodie Florsheim ’21 to perform a short play for a DePaul University French class
Don Tate, award-winning author and illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed children’s books, visited Parker recently to share more about his work and inspire students to discover and hone their personal passions with practice
The Physical Education Department recently combined forces with 4th and 5th grade students on a new unit of study that focused on peer teaching, creativity, problem-solving, cooperation and new product development
Two Upper School writers recently received prestigious regional awards for their achievements in art and writing as part of The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers’ 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
A little cold couldn’t keep Upper School physics students from getting some firsthand experience with the principle of energy conservation, as science teacher Xiao Zhang recently led the charge across our ice-speckled turf field to launch rockets.
Internationally recognized psychotherapist, author and speaker Lynn Lyons recently spent three days at Parker to provide differentiated strategies and interactive discussion addressing the most common concerns and issues that parents and teachers have regarding stress, worry, mood and behaviors
Each year, 4th graders at Parker immerse themselves in math through multiplication, geometry, fractions and more. However, a favorite topic among Intermediate School students is geometry—and there’s a good reason for it.