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Sustainability at Park Tudor School

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By Doug Allen, Director of Development Park Tudor Blogs readers are committed to education and to good schools. Park Tudor, however, has goals and aspirations to be not just a good school, but a great school. These higher expectations come internally from the school’s own mission, vision, and values, and also externally from the investments that alumni and parents have made as gifts and tuition. As the saying goes, and it is as true of schools…

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Global Online Academy Courses 2017-18

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By Jamey Everett, Global Online Academy Coordinator and LS Technology Integrator Preparations for the 2017-18 Global Online Academy (GOA) school year are nearly complete! The GOA is a consortium of leading independent schools around the world, dedicated to replicating in online classrooms the intellectually rigorous programs and excellent teaching that are hallmarks of its member schools. Beginning Friday, February 17, Upper School students may request courses for the 2017-18 school year. Official enrollment starts April…

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Park Tudor Model UN Travels to The Hague and Chicago Conferences

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By Peter Smith, Upper School Social Studies Teacher and Model UN Advisor The Hague International Model UN Conference (THIMUN) Twenty-one Park Tudor students participated in the 49th session of The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) in The Netherlands from January 27th through February 4th. In addition to engaging in the premier MUN conference in the world for high school students, the students toured Amsterdam twice, as well as The Hague. Park Tudor is one…

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Exploring the Woods Around Park Tudor

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By Mark Dewart, Science Department Chair and US Science Teacher Upper School students in Kathy Madren’s Environmental Science classes have been conducting a botanical survey of the woods around Park Tudor on the north and west ends of the campus. By carefully documenting the plant species that are present and mapping their distributions, the students have uncovered evidence of past stewardship and signs that our woods are a dynamic, changing place. In one part of…

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Summer with Spoleto Study Abroad in Italy

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By Heather Teets, Director of Fine Arts ‘Traveling makes one modest, you see the tiny space you occupy in the world.’ ~ Gustave Flauber For the past 18 years, Park Tudor has joined a number of independent schools across the country to support and participate in the Spoleto Study Abroad program. Students from more than 16 schools in the consortium come together each summer to form a collaborative community to deeply explore the rich cultural…

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Indianapolis Screenings of “Most Likely to Succeed”

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Year three of the Innovators Institute summer program will kick off this month with two Indianapolis screenings of “Most Likely to Succeed.” This acclaimed film offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of – if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, and AFI…

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Holiday Gratitude

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By Erin Nixon, Middle School Counselor The holiday season is upon us, and while this can truly be the most wonderful time of the year, it can also produce a fair amount of stress. The holiday to-do list can seem endless, and frequent disruptions to routines can be difficult for both kids and parents alike. We all know that the holidays should be an opportunity to relax and count our blessings with family and friends….

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