Tag: PDS events

Goodbye to all that

The first day of my new life as an idle good-for-nothing superannuated coffin-dodger (my brother’s description of retirees) coincides with the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme – a day – and a battle that […] 

Everyone is a Maker: Resources for Educators

There’s a new book available it’s packed with practical ideas for teachers from teachers: Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces. And even better it’s available as a free download. You can’t beat that for a bargain. The book is an initiative […] 

White Smoke! The future is announced

Last fall I informed the president of the board of trustees that 2015-16 would be my last year at Poughkeepsie Day School. Today Amanda Thornton, the president of the board of trustees, announced the new head of school.  Please read that […] 

I am not a fan of Halloween

I am not a fan of Halloween. There – I’ve said it! What a killjoy, spoil sport, and miserable curmudgeon! Ok – to explain: First – It’s not a part of my childhood tradition. My personal mental furniture of memory for […] 

Milestone: First PDS Cross Country Invitational

Such a joy to be out on the fields for the first ever PDS Cross-Country Invitational last Wednesday. It was a peerless Fall afternoon – perhaps a little warm for the runners but perfect for the rest of us. Congratulations […] 

One Week Down

The first week and the exhilaration and energy are like a tide that sweep you along. But those lazier days of summer have left you unused to the sheer adrenalin surge and when the Welcome Picnic finally winds down with […] 

Commencement Press Release

Noted New York-based artist, writer and lecturer, Swati Khurana ’93, a PDS alumna will be the featured speaker at Poughkeepsie Day School’s Class of 2015 Commencement on Wednesday, June 10. Head of school Josie Holford and Amanda Thornton, president of […] 

Why I Love Our Parent Leaders

Starting with the Welcome Week in September and right on through to Nicky the Navigator in June PDS relies on the time and talents of its parent volunteers. The wonderful Parents Association has done so much this year and we […] 

A Day in the Life of PDS

Great student made video. Thanks Ava!  

Edcamp Hudson Valley: It’s back so Save the date

Edcamp is back at Poughkeepsie Day School this August and we are delighted to be the hosts. Edcamps are just about the best possible professional development for teachers: Just-in-time, self directed, needs-and interests-based. just-in-time sharing and collaboration. And a terrific […] 

Come in from the Cold

Come in from the Cold and bring your kids and tell your friends. All welcome.  

Winter Festival 2014 and 1941

Here’s the Flickr album of photos from WinterFest 14 – last day of school before winter break. And a gallery of pics to whet the appetite: And below is the post – Tradition and Change – I wrote in 2009 about […] 

Some of the Fun of the (Maker)Faire

I’ve been thinking a lot about the MakerFaire and the connections with the “learning by doing” legacy of our school. So many thematic threads and connections with the work of the classroom. This video mix of images captures a few […] 

Look who came to MakerFaire 2014

It’s not every day that you get to paint with an internationally renowned artist. But that was just one of the many delights of our Poughkeepsie Mini MakerFaire yesterday. Here is PDS parent Nestor Madalengoita creating a portrait of Eleanor […] 

Alfie Kohn is coming to Poughkeepsie Day School

Alfie Kohn is coming on April 25th. Just look at the great header Christina Powers created to herald the news: Go here for more information and to reserve your seat In association with Vassar College and Oakwood Friends School Alfie […] 

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