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The Artist Barbara Beisinghoff Visits PDS

PDS, and the middle school in particular, were fortunate to have the internationally known artist Barbara Beisinghoff spend a day on campus. Barbara was brought to Poughkeepsie by Vassar College through their Creative Arts Across Disciplines¬†grants program. Silke von der … Continue reading

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Chorus Sings at The Landing

All on the same stretch of Boardman Road,came two debuts this fall: We established a chorus in the middle school and a retirement residence, The Landing, opened up across the street from our campus. With both new endeavors up and … Continue reading

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Food Bowl 2016

Sixth grade students returned to school triumphant this week after completing the Food Bowl build. Continue reading

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Music for Every Student

  We use the letters MSLC to represent our middle school learning commons, and our middle school learning community. It was all about the community in our first ever, middle school concert. This fall, we undertook an ambitious program. Every … Continue reading

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Food Bowl Launches Design 2016

What if you could create a school program that combined empathy for the cause of food justice with engineering, design and English Language Arts? What if that very program required collaboration with organizations outside of school, as well as massive … Continue reading

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Poetry Inspires a “Legion of Emotions”

During National Poetry month,¬†the Academy of American Poets sponsored a program for students to write a letter to a poet, called Dear Poet. Our middle school students participated, using advisory and English class time to write their letters. One of … Continue reading

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Tensegrity in the MSLC: Buckminster would Be Proud

Last week, Wayne Toepp and his middle school Installation Art class arrived in the Learning Commons with a bunch of cardboard squares and triangles, some lights and hot glue guns. Over the next hour and a half, a new structure … Continue reading

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