In late September, the Upper School Model UN team held its first simulation of the year. Both new students and veterans debated international issues including global terrorism, sovereignty and refugee resettlement.
Joe Hudicka '20 reflects on a visit by professional photographer Shoshannah White. A selection of Shoshannah's portraits were displayed in the first Anne Reid '72 Art Gallery exhibit of the year, "Making Portraits." Also, a new exhibit, which features the work of 9 PDS faculty members, is on display in the Gallery now through November 17th.
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, members of the Upper School shared personal narratives that exemplified how diverse and resilient the Latinx community is. Students and Faculty spoke about the importance of this month and how their Latinx identity shapes who they are and how they experience life.
The Art Faculty Exhibit features the work of nine exceptional PDS teachers and artists from October 14th to November 17th, with a public reception on October 17th from 12:30 to 1:00pm. Check the pds.org news feed weekly for spotlights on these faculty artists while the exhibit runs.
On October 19, 2019, the PDS Garden celebrates 11 years of bringing joy, sustenance, beauty and sustainability practice to the Princeton Day School community. PDS families won't want to miss this year's Harvest Festival, which will focus on Arts in the Garden!
Britney Chia '21, Varsity Girls Soccer player, embodies what "Panthers Are ..." her resilient mindset. This contribution from a PDS coach is part of the "Panthers Are..." scholar-athlete spotlights, a series that will appear regularly on the homepage during each season.
John Ritchie, former assistant coach, is named head coach of the Princeton Day School Varsity Girls Ice Hockey team.
The English Elective, Food For Thought: Food, Culture, and Writing, went on a full day "farm to table" field trip in early October. The class visited Lima Family Farm, North Slope Farm and Doublebrook Farm. The trip concluded with a wonderful lunch at Brick Farm Market featuring some of the food they saw being raised.
Recently named Biology Teacher of the Year for NJ by the NABT, Dr. Charles Alt has contributed much to the School's STEAM curriculum and is a highly skilled and dynamic presence in his biology, anatomy and physiology, and 9th Grade STEAMinar classrooms, the signature Research Experience (REx) independent study program and the School's Penn Fellows teaching and learning partnership with the University of Pennsylvania.
Alex Liu Nowakoski '21, Varsity Boys Soccer player, embodies what "Panthers Are ..." with his passion for the game. This contribution from a PDS coach is part of the "Panthers Are..." scholar-athlete spotlights, a series that will appear regularly on the homepage during each season.
Community Garden Day was a success! Members of the PDS community came together to weed, mulch, build and water in order to keep our amazing garden looking beautiful. View the story to see photo highlights, watch a video from Sustainability Coordinator Liz Cutler and read about all of the wonderful work that went on that day.
"It was great to have the whole school community together for two fun days of games and activities. The weather was excellent and everyone had a great time cheering on their Panthers. That's what Fall Weekend is all about!" said Upper School Athletic Director Tim Williams. Learn the outcomes and see our photo galleries plus the enjoy the livestream link to both soccer games here!
Emily Zhu '22, Varsity Volleyball player, embodies what "Panthers Are ..." with her continuous hard-work and dedication to the game. This contribution from a PDS coach is part of the "Panthers Are..." scholar-athlete spotlights, a series that will appear regularly on the homepage during each season.
Tharun Potluri '21, Giulia Gerschel '19, and Saahith Potluri '21 are making a difference in their community by volunteering their time as Emergency Medical Technicians. Read more about the intensive training and the skills they acquired as first responders in emergency situations.
Student-led efforts like this morning's peaceful demonstration at Princeton Day School are happening extensively today to mark the start of the Global Climate Action Strike, a week-long grassroots and youth-led protest spanning 150 countries. PDS is a leader among independent schools when it comes to supporting sustainability with environmentally conscientious actions and policies. Read more and see video clip of students here.
Liv Phillips '21, Varsity Field Hockey starter, embodies what "Panthers Are ..." with her boundless enthusiasm and commitment. This is the first of this year's "Panthers Are..." scholar-athlete spotlights, a series that will appear regularly on the homepage during each season.
On Friday, September 13, the entire Princeton Day School community came together to celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Read highlights from each of the speakers and enjoy our Convocation Flickr album.
The Sophia robot of Hanson Robotics visited Princeton Day School this week. Sophia is the world's leading humanoid robot and the students and faculty asked "her" some great questions. Check out our video of Sophia interacting with the students!