School News

Panther Athletes Reach Major Milestones

Several of our Panther athletes have reached - and could reach- major career milestones this spring season.

Senior lacrosse player Elon Tuckman scored the 100th goal of his PDS high school career in the March 28 home opener versus Hun. Elon has helped to lead our boys lacrosse team to two Mercer County Championships and two NJISAA Prep B State titles during his tenure. He plans to play at Gettysburg College next year.

All parents are invited and encouraged to attend the April Parents Association Meeting on Wednesday, April 25 at 8:15 a.m. in the Lisa McGraw '44 Skating Rink. The PA is pleased to welcome David Errickson, LCSW, LCADC, who is Director of Clinical Operations at Corner House, who will speak on the topic of our children's shifting perspective on marijuana. In addition, Sgt. Fred Williams from the Princeton Police Department will be speaking about the legal ramifications of bad choices.

Upper School Students Present at #LEADLIKEAGIRL Conference

Congratulations to three Princeton Day School students who were chosen to be speakers at the second annual #LEADLIKEAGIRL Conference at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart on April 14. Oona DiMatteo '19 (at left in photo), Jaclyn Gary '18 (at right in photo), and Morgan McNulty '19 had the opportunity to present on various science and STEM-related topics, including genetics, shark conservation, and technology (for more on the presentations, click the headline).

Photos from the Upper School Spring Concert

Though it doesn't quite feel like it outside, spring is in fact here and our magnificent Princeton Day School Upper School musicians and singers had the opportunity to share their talents with the community on April 18 in the McAneny Theater at their annual Spring Concert. The burgeoning music program at PDS was well-represented last night with the following student groups: Upper School Chorus, Madrigals, Upper School Band, and the Upper School Orchestra.

Imagine the Possibilities Artist: Melissa Sweet, 4/18 & 4/19

Princeton Day School is thrilled to welcome our second 2018 Imagine the Possibilities artist to campus on April 18 and 19: Melissa Sweet, the New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Award-winning illustrator. On Wednesday, Ms. Sweet, whose books include Carmine: A Little More Red, Tupelo Rides the Rails, Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade, and, most recently, Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White, worked with students in the Middle School art studio to create collages using old book jackets, magazine cuttings, and other found objects.

Imagine the Possibilities Artist: Grace Lin, 4/16 & 4/17

Princeton Day School is delighted to welcome Grace Lin, Newbery Award-winning author and illustrator, to campus as part of the Imagine the Possibilities artist residency program. On Monday, Ms. Lin, whose books include Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky, spoke to students about her journey to becoming an author and illustrator. By talking about publishing her award-winning series, she shared with students her process of discovering and celebrating her own identity as an Asian-American woman and artist.

"Girls Like That" Receives 10 NJ Theater Award Nominations

Princeton Day School is proud to announce that the Upper School fall production of "Girls Like That" by Evan Placey received 10 nominations from the New Jersey Theater Awards at Montclair State University. Director Stan Cahill noted that this is more nominations than for any previous show at Princeton Day School. The full list of nominations is below. The award ceremony will take place on May 17 at the University. Stay tuned for results! Congratulations to our talented cast and crew.

Harry Rulon-Miller '51 Inducted into NJ High School Hockey Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Harry Rulon-Miller '51, who was inducted into the New Jersey High School Hockey Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Sunday, April 15. A proud member of the Princeton Country Day School class of 1951, Harry worked at Princeton Day School from 1961-2014, where he served as head coach of the varsity ice hockey team from 1968-1981.

On April 6 and 7, Tara Quigley, MS Humanities teacher and Director of the Miss Fine's Center, and Lauren Ledley, US History teacher and Technology Coordinator, had the opportunity to present at the OESIS Conference in Los Angeles at the Chadwick School. Later this month, on April 20, Lower School science teacher Aaron Schomburg will be presenting at 5th annual STEMCON in Chicago.

Alumna Dina Sharon '10 Receives Prestigious Hertz Fellowship

Princeton University announced that Princeton Day School alumna Dina Sharon, class of 2010, was one of 10 recipients this year who received a prestigious Hertz Fellowship. Dina was chosen from among nearly 700 applicants who applied for this fellowship, which provides full tuition support and a stipend for up to five years for graduate study in the fields of chemistry, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics.

6 Princeton Day School Juniors Attend GAINS Conference at NYU

Six 11th grade Princeton Day School students had the opportunity to attend the 2018 GAINS (Girls Advancing in STEM) Conference at New York University from March 26 through March 28. The students are: Gwendolyn Allen, Seshasri Bhaskar, Giulia Gerschel, Sangeeta Kishore, Morgan McNulty, and Nashleen Salazar. These students were chosen to attend the conference because of their strong academic records, a deep and abiding curiosity about math and science, and an aspiration to study these subjects when they leave PDS.

Princeton Day School Chess Team Wins National Championship

The Princeton Day School Chess team competed at the National Junior High Championship (K-8) in Atlanta, Georgia on April 6, 7, and 8, with more than 1,100 other players, and took the top prize. In addition, Winston Ni '23 was named National Champion, winning all games in the K-8 championship section. The team of Winston Ni, Eric Wu '24, Albert Ming '22, Kai Shah '22 and Dodge Martinson '22 has won many state championships and has come close in many national championships, often missing first place by a half a point, which makes this a big win according to chess teacher Bonnie Waitzkin.

Model UN Team Wins Best Large Delegation at Dartmouth Conference

The Princeton Day School Model UN team continues its winning ways according to faculty advisor Eamon Downey, who reported that "Our Panthers took home their third Best Delegation award in two months, all in nationally attended conferences." The PDS Model UN team traveled up to Hanover, NH this past weekend to compete in DartMUN, a gathering of more than 40 high schools at Dartmouth College. Mr. Downey added, "Besting delegations like Phillips Exeter and Deerfield Academy, we were named Best Large Delegation, with awards going to 16 of our students."

Imagine the Possibilities at Princeton Day School, 2018

Princeton Day School is honored to welcome three inspiring artists to campus in April for our Imagine the Possibilities artist residency program this year: Grace Lin, Melissa Sweet, and Kelsey Burns '10. Click the headline for details.

Panther Athletics: Winter Post-Season Accolades

Congratulations to the following student-athletes and coaches for achieving post-season recognition:

Girls Ice Hockey:

Women's Interscholastic Hockey League of the Mid-Atlantic (WIHLMA)
Gia Massari '20 - All-WIHLMA First Team
Julie Patterson '19 - All-WIHLMA Honorable Mention
Caroline Haggerty '20 - WIHLMA All-Academic Honorable Mention

Dr. Michael Thompson on Campus, 4/10

Princeton Day School is honored to welcome Dr. Michael Thompson to campus on Tuesday, April 10 as part of Princeton Common Ground's series of lectures intended to inspire, invigorate, and inform our community. Click the headline to read more.

Annual Dance Concert 4/5

Please join us for the annual Princeton Day School Dance Concert this Thursday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. in the McAneny Theater. This year's concert will feature student-choreographed contemporary and classical dance pieces along with an "evening length" piece that incorporates dance assignments and structured improvisations from this academic year.

Join Us for "The Mupperetta," the 4th Grade Operetta, 3/27

One of the great Lower School traditions at Princeton Day School is the 4th grade operetta, and there is no way that a March snowstorm could stop this show from going on. This year's production is "The Mupperetta," and will be performed this evening, Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the McAneny Theater.

Student Spotlight: Carly Feldstein '20, Accounts of the Holocaust

Princeton Day School sophomore Carly Feldstein has embarked on an ambitious project called Accounts of the Holocaust. Envisioned as a new way to tell the stories of Holocaust survivors, the project will use an online graphic narrative platform, similar to Facebook, in order to preserve the memories of the Holocaust in a modern way. Click the headline to read more.

Join Us for Empty Bowls at Princeton Day School, 4/4

The community is invited to the first annual Princeton Day School Empty Bowls event taking place in the Campus Center on Wednesday, April 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $25. Guests to the event will be invited to choose a handcrafted bowl created by our students, enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread, and then keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world. All of the proceeds for this event will be donated to local organizations addressing hunger in our community.