On Saturday, October 2, Princeton Day School welcomed back the entire PreK-Grade 12 PDS community of families, staff and faculty for the first time since the pandemic began, thanks to the combined efforts of the Athletics Office, the Parents Association, our tireless facilities & grounds teams and a host of volunteers across the PDS community. The day of early autumn outdoor celebrations included food, entertainment, a truly Fun Run for our youngest Panthers and an afternoon of exciting athletic competitions against Blair Academy.
Students and community members playing cornhole in front of the Princeton Day School Athletic Center
The festivities started at noon as PK-Grade 6 students participated in the Fun Run next to Pretty Brook Farm on the western edge of the campus. The energy was high as parents and educators cheered on students while they raced up and down the tree-canopied lane. After the younger students finished up their races and received commemorative medals, families headed over to the Princeton Day School Athletic Center parking lot for food, PDS Panther Den gear, spirited music with DJ Corbett Jones and other activities prior to the afternoon sports games.
Two young students enjoy Rita's Italian Ice
At 2:00pm, seven athletics contests across virtually all Fall sports began, kicked off by the Field Hockey team, which honored their nine senior players with a Senior Day. The PDS Zoo (our self-appointed student cheering section) led family community members in showing their Panther Pride. To cap off a truly perfect fall day spent celebrating PDS community and Panther Pride, our sports teams won six of the seven games played! Congratulations to everyone who helped make this heartwarming community celebration possible!
Above, the nine seniors on the PDS Varsity Field Hockey team celebrated with coaches Tia Brown, far left, and Heather Farlow, far right.
Enjoy our Fall Weekend Flickr album and check out our social media for more information about Senior Days!