Monthly Archives: March 2015

Taking School on the Road

Writing while en route from DC to NY: We’ve taken school away from campus this past week. Poughkeepsie Day School always has believed in experiential learning, and being immersed in a new place with teacher and classmates can’t help but … Continue reading

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Middle School Productions: Producing More with Less

It’s easy to forget, sometimes, just how much we ask of middle school students. Viewing today’s Saturday performance of the this year’s middle school plays helped me remember this. All of the students in the plays had chosen “Production” as … Continue reading

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Trailers for the Middle School Production

The middle school production of 2015 premiered yesterday for an in-school performance. The weather has postponed our evening performance until 2pm on Saturday afternoon. The actors would love to have a large audience for their final performance– see the “trailers” … Continue reading

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Winter Arts: Dancers take to the stage for MS assembly

There is energy in stillness. Holding still and not moving is active. Contradictory, but true, according to the middle school dancers who shared their work in this morning’s assembly. Today’s culmination of a winter’s arts classes ended in two performances. … Continue reading

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Seniors Save the Moment

We have a long tradition of taking middle school students on overnight trips. Trips away from school represent experiential learning at its best. Students and teachers are submerged in a new environment with learning from that environment and each other … Continue reading

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Commemorating Peacemakers

This week we honor and reflect upon people who have challenged the status quo and improved social justice in their communities. We hold this event annually as an All School Activity called Peacemakers. The name Peacemakers is relatively recent at … Continue reading

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We read with Read Across America

The weather delay did not daunt us! Along with the rest of America, we began today with a middle school meeting to celebrate Read Across America! First held in 1998, the National Education Association began Read Across America as a … Continue reading

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