Outcomes and the Bloody Red Shrimp

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Strategic plan outcomes can all seem rather formal and abstract until something like this leaps out and grabs your attention.

This story is about a high school teacher, his students, their research and how they made a contribution to the scientific study of invasive species in our region.

So …

Congratulations to high school science teacher Brent Boscarino and PDS students Julia Q.G. Roellke ’15, Elinor T.K. Stapylton ’16 and Amalia R. Driller-Colangelo ’14.

Their research paper: “Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal: the spread of Hemimysis anomala G.O. Sars, 1907 (bloody red shrimp) in the New York State canal system” completed in collaboration with Meghan E. Brown of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Department of Biology is now published online as part of the November 2014 issue of BioInvasions Recordshttp://www.reabic.net/journals/bir/2014/4/BIR_2014_Brown_etal.pdf

It’s really exciting to see high school students doing work like this. Hand-on experiential learning at its best.

And about those Plan Outcomes – how many do you see in this one story?


Poughkeepsie Day School graduates are independent and entrepreneurial individuals who are intellectually curious, active seekers, users and creators of knowledge, who know who they are and follow their own compass with optimism and courage

Poughkeepsie Day School graduates engaged educated global citizens who think globally with awareness and understanding of complexity and multiple perspectives and who have compassion and empathy, and commit to their communities.

Poughkeepsie Day School graduates environmental stewards who exercise ethical discernment and who lead and inspire others through example, dedication and commitment to a sustainable future and to equity and justice.

Poughkeepsie Day School graduates empowered creative contributors who communicate effectively, work well collaboratively and care to make a difference.

Poughkeepsie Day School graduates bold navigators who are unafraid to take risks and who know who they are and who follow their own compass with optimism and courage.

Poughkeepsie Day School graduates innovative problem seekers and solution finders with the intellectual and emotional capacity to manage and effect change.

Poughkeepsie Day School graduates self-evolving, self-directed, self-sustaining learners for life who possess a rich academic knowledge base and who are creative, flexible, independent, resourceful thinkers.

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