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…

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March is National Nutrition Month

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By John Richey, Director – Food Services March is National Nutrition Month, a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for 2017 is “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” which acts as a…

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Taking Time to Play

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By Lisa Picha, School Psychologist – Lower School Yes, energy is in the air, but opportunities to play can help. As we begin to turn our attention to longer days and spring, it seems like a great time to talk about play. While it is important to be vigilant in our work and studies, research reminds us of the importance…

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Middle School Students Learn About Characteristics of Good Mental & Emotional Health

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By Sylvia Fleck, Director of Physical Education Middle School students were taught during their health class rotation why it is important to maintain a sense of balance in their busy lives. They learned that it is important to be comfortable spending time alone in order to reflect and organize their present lives. As part of the class, I presented skills…

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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,…

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Demystifying Mental Illness

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By Joan Grinkmeyer, Upper School Counselor What do Princes William and Harry and Duchess Kate have to do with a Park Tudor Upper School Assembly on February 8? Both the Royals and speakers from the National Alliance on Mental Illness that visited our school that day are working to demystify mental illness. Recently, the young Royals inaugurated the HEADS TOGETHER…

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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…

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