This school year, Travis Chandler and Dan Greenstone piloted an exciting video documentary course for Upper Schoolers. In Creating Historical Documentaries students researched, wrote, filmed, edited and produced documentaries about an important recent Chicago-area event, moment, crisis or social justice issue.
Fifth grade students recently completed a project that dovetailed with their immersion in the Middle Ages by merging their research on perspectives from this time period with their artistic talents and technological skills to create a collaborative, interactive mural wall
After organizing a Middle School walkout in March to speak out against the gun violence that plagues our country, a group of 8th grade students were resolved to bring their message for change to Washington, D.C.
Fourth grade students enjoyed a global music treat when music teacher Maria Foustalieraki arranged for a recent visit by three professional musicians from the world music group Lamajamal, who performed a range of traditional Greek and Egyptian music
Upper School students in Parker’s Advanced Physics class recently orchestrated a hands-on science fair for their Senior Kindergarten friends in Parker’s Suzanne Crowne Goodman Science Wing. These physics students wanted an opportunity to share some of their recently acquired learning in an engaging and developmentally appropriate manner with their younger peers.
More than 50 students from grades 6 through 12 recently gathered in the Harris Center to address the issue of nuclear weapons as part of the annual joint Middle and Upper Schools Model United Nations Symposium.
Student musicians from Upper School Orchestra met with pianist Wu Han, co-artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, for the culminating experience of Parker’s Joan W. Harris Visiting Music Scholars in Residence program
Mark Love, an engineer with international experience in transportation systems and founder of Engineers Teaching Algebra, returned to Parker to work with the freshman Algebra II and Advanced Algebra II classes
Over the past several months, our 1st grade students have been working with Integrated Learning and Information Services Specialist Mary Catherine Coleman to dive deep into different fairy tales using the design thinking process.
This is the big question that 7th graders examined this year for the interdisciplinary design project. During this fourth iteration of the project, students created 18 projects, proposing ways to make our school a more inclusive place for everyone.
Those who gathered for a recent Morning Ex to hear selections from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat enjoyed more than toe tapping music and song; they were part of an assembly weaving together reflections on the traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, as an act of inclusion that brought together voices of different faiths through a shared story and performance
Student mathematicians got in the March Mathness spirit last week, as Upper School students competed in a math tournament while their Middle School counterparts participated in a mathematical scavenger hunt
5th grade students participated in a live Google Hangout hosted by National Geographic this week as one of three global classrooms to use technology to chat with storyteller and multi-media journalist Paul Salopek as he checked in live from India on the 1,791st day of his 21,000-mile odyssey
Parker’s Suzanne Crown Goodman Science Wing was put to the test again this year as more than half of the student body in 1st–5th grades participated in Parker’s annual Lower and Intermediate School Science Fair
The recent National School Walkout protests brought students across the country together to call for legislation that responds to gun violence and presented the Parker community with an ideal opportunity to cultivate creative citizenship in our student body.
In recognition of the 50 years that have passed since 1968 and driven by their desire to help Parker students establish context and appreciation for this tumultuous time in our country’s history, a team of history teachers recently orchestrated a 1968 Morning Ex to prepare for historian and Parker alum David Farber’s (’74) upcoming visit to the school
More than 30 Upper School students will get a taste of participatory democracy in action when they report to the polls to serve as student judges in the March 20 primary elections day through the Mikva Challenge
To conclude Parker’s first-ever Joan W. Harris Visiting Music Scholars in Residence program, members of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) returned to Parker this week to work directly with students
Looking to continue the ‘love’ connection she established the prior year between Parker and The Peace House, 1st grade teacher Bev “Greenie” Greenberg decided to lead students in creating Heart Pillows to show their love for the Englewood community
With a goal of better educating Parker students about the Muslim faith and dispelling misconceptions about the religion that have become prevalent in our society, 3rd grade teacher Nadia Pardesi recently teamed up with 7th grade history teacher Anthony Shaker in presenting a Morning Ex entitled Islam 101.
Members of Parker’s Robotics teams recently orchestrated a pair of sharing sessions with our youngest grades to share their work this past season and potentially ignite a spark of interest in robotics and coding in their peers at an early age
The Weekly writer Avani Kalra ’20 had an opportunity to interview Parker parent, social justice activist and recently named MacArthur Fellow Rami Nashashibi after his recent visit to the school for a Morning Ex.