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PDS Portraits: Charlotte Meyercord '19

Senior Charlotte Meyercord reflects on how her academic interests and commitment to social justice have been shaped by her love of music, Mock Trial, and recent events on campus.

PDS Portraits: Raina Kasera '19

Senior Raina Kasera reflects on her time at PDS, and the love of learning and leadership that she has cultivated both in and out of the classroom.

PDS Portraits: Kaito Mimura '19

Senior Kaito Mimura reflects on his training and love of the violin, and his continuing pursuit of balance in his studies and extracurricular pursuits. He recently performed on the McAneny stage as part of the Jacobson Scholars Program.

Dance Experience Explores the Science of Art in Motion

Dance students partnered with computer science students this year to create a forum in which both artistically- and scientifically-inclined students shared their talents and broadened each other's worlds. Through an integrated approach to dance performance, dancers explored the science of bodies in motion and coders illuminated that motion through computer programming, electronic sensors and abstract mathematical representation. If you missed the recent concert, the coders and dancers will be partnering again at STEAM Night on May 28!

PDS Portraits: Nina Ajemian '19

In this PDS Portrait, senior Nina Ajemian shares how she has been able to pursue, and fuse, her two greatest passions: nature and photography. Her work is on view in the Upper School exhibition through April 17.

PDS Imagines the Possibilities with Laurie Halse Anderson and Sophie Blackall

It has been an extraordinary week of creative excitement on campus with the arrival of two Imagine the Possibilities guest artists, author Laurie Halse Anderson and author/illustrator Sophie Blackall. Each visitor spent two days sharing their work and engaging in hands-on workshops and discussions across every grade level.

PDS Portraits: William Scarlett '19

Senior William Scarlett reflects on his PDS experience: "I took a class last year called Constructions of Race in American Literature with Ms. Lee. It completely changed my perspective about PDS, about learning in general, and about myself and what I can do."


Ready, Set, Grow! New Greenhouse Now Open

PDS received official permission to occupy the new greenhouse on Friday, April 5, and the PDS community rallied over the weekend to install some important final elements. During Saturday's Garden Cleanup Day on April 6, volunteers worked together to re-pot seedlings while others completed the custom furniture. Time to get growing!

PDS Model UN Makes a Strong Showing at Dartmouth Conference

Fourteen of seventeen PDS delegates were recognized with an individual award at this weekend's Dartmouth Model UN Conference. "This was the last PDS Model UN conference for the seniors," reports history teacher Lauren Ledley, who accompanied the team to New Hampshire. "That made the event extra special."


PDS Portraits: Ava Roitburg '19

Ava Roitburg '19 performs in the PDS Dance Concert, Thursday April 11 at 7pm in the McAneny Theater. In this PDS Portrait, she reflects on what it means to be an artist, how she has balanced school with her commitment to dance, and bringing her work to the PDS stage.

Pioneers in Science at PDS: Unpacking AI and Machine Learning

Princeton University's Dr. Marshini Chetty and Dr. Nick Feamster spoke to the Upper School community about the potential for big data science to be applied across disciplines to benefit society and to improve internet safety and security, drawing from their own research and that of leading pioneers in the field. Drs. Feamster and Chetty, who are also PDS parents, presented as part of the School's annual Pioneers in Science speaker series and hosted a thought-provoking Q&A session afterward in the Wellemeyer STEAM Center.

Harjap Singh '20 Shares His Perspective on Xenophobia and Racism

"If we are to eliminate the impacts of prejudice and xenophobia in our society, it is crucial to start having more meaningful discussions surrounding diversity whether it be with our peers, neighbors, colleagues, and even our family members," wrote Harjap Singh '20 in a column published on March 27 in the Orlando Sentinal.

Avid Interest in March 26 College Athletics Recruiting Panel

Princeton Day School held a well-attended College Athletics Recruiting Panel on March 26 in McAneny Theater featuring the insights and shared perspectives of several college coaches, Associate Director of College Counseling Cynthia Michalak and Director of Upper School Athletics Tim Williams.

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