2021

  • January

    Machine Learning, Quantum Computers and More

    Upper School science students recently participated in two informative remote class sessions with Dr. Farah Fahim, deputy head of quantum science at the Fermi Quantum Institute and Parker’s 2020–21 Robert A. Pritzker Visiting Scientist•Inventor•Engineer in Residence
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  • Making Play of Microscopes

    Before the December Recess, 7th grade science students were learning all about microscopes. As an engaging, hands-on way for students to demonstrate their mastery of this information, science teacher Angela Miklavcic Brandon provided students with playdough and asked them to make their own microscope and label the parts
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  • Partaking in Prose at the Poetry Morning Ex

    Enjoy a special Poetry Morning Ex featuring faculty and students sharing some of their favorite and thought-provoking poems
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  • Scientists Share Real-Life Experiences

    This week, three US science classes brought theory to life when they heard presentations from career scientists. These men and women came to Parker through the University of Chicago’s France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences (FACCTS) program, which seeks to foster a broad range of networks and productive partnerships between Chicago-based researchers and France-based colleagues and institutions
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  • “ODE to 2020”

    As the end of the year approached, 1st grade teacher Bev “Greenie” Greenberg, like many, found herself doing lots of reflecting
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  • “The Weekly” Continues Parade of Excellence

    Student News Organization (SNO), which “showcases excellence in journalism,” again recognized Online Editor, contributor and junior Jake Boxerman for his feature “Gears of Racism” about Dr. Tricia Rose, the 2020 D’Rita and Robbie Robinson Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Speaker
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  • Parker Participates in Chicago Shakespeare Slam

    Upper School English teacher Corey Zeller, retired English teacher Bonnie Seebold, senior Will Ehrlich, senior Grayson Schementi and junior Ava Utigard are among 250 students from 39 Chicago-area high schools and to participate in this year’s Chicago Shakespeare Slam’s performance of Hamlet
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  • Parker Professional Development: Revealing Designed Injustices

    Parker faculty and staff started the new year with a focus on making injustices visible as part of a professional development workshop through JusticexDesign
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  • Skype a Scientist Delivers Advanced Connections

    Students in Upper School Science teacher Bridget Lesinski’s classes had the opportunity to connect with scientists across the globe, thanks to the nonprofit charity Skype a Scientist
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  • “A School’s Unacknowledged Past”

    We would like to encourage everyone to read “A School’s Unacknowledged Past,” an article by Principal Dan Frank published in the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Winter 2021 Magazine
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