Reasons To Be Proud
Collaborative group work at PS1 is a core tenet of our philosophy around how we teach and learn. Learn the how's, why's, and benefits of this aspect of our academic program, Kindergarten through 6th grade.
Veteran teacher Billy traveled overseas during winter break to volunteer at the Center of HOPE Daycare in the Philipppines and serve the local community.
PS1 students prepare an annual Thanksgiving meal to our neighbors at Step Up On Second, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide "compassionate support to people experiencing serious mental health issues, and persons who are experiencing chronic homelessness, to help them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community."
What a great way to spend a Sunday at PS1. The campus has never been so transformed! This year's Family Festival's Harvest Carnival featured smiling faces, delicious food, and the fun of carnival games.
We've had our Annual Life After PS1 event! Read more in our article below!
Many ask the question, "How do we differentiate for the range of learners in a multi-age class (with a two-year age range)?" The answer isn't as complicated as it seems. Read on to learn more!
The PS1 community prides itself on being inclusive and multi-generational. A wonderful way for grandparents to be involved is through our grandparents' Memoir Club. Additional events include art walks, picnics, and our annual Grandparents and Special Friends Day. CLICK HERE to view our most recent Art Walk.
The 2019-2020 school year (PS1's 49th year!) kicked off on Wednesday with tons of bubbles and cheers! We came together to Celebrate the Many and Build One community - making connections between those who are returning to PS1 and those who are just beginning. Welcome to all!
The "Portrait of a PS1 Graduate" is the result of a one-and-a-half year research project we performed to determine the salient characteristics of a PS1 graduate.
When your child turns twelve, what can you expect will characterize them as people, friends, students, and colleagues - both personally and interpersonally? Our research garnered the following benefits: our graduates, year in and year out, are Self-Aware; Respectful; Expressive; Inquisitive; Collaborative; Problem-Solver; Connected; Proactive; and Prepared.
The new issue entitled, "Learning Expeditions" journeys into the WHY behind the exciting and stimulating trips our students take during the year, highlighting examples throughout the Clusters. Combined with updates from our empowered alumni, and reflections from recent events and traditions, it's an issue you won't want to miss! CLICK HERE to read it online.
One of the most moving and powerful graduation ceremonies to date, June 13th marked the graduation of the Class of 2019. Each student presented a speech to the entire community, and audience members were wowed by the poise and self-assuredness of each graduate. We congratulate the Class of 2019 as they move on to middle schools including Archer, Brentwood, Geffen, JAMS, New Roads, Wildwood, Windward, and more!
"Look at that moon. Potato weather for sure." It is tradition for Olders students at PS1 to perform plays at the end of each school year. This June, we were treated to the fifth-grade students from both classes presenting Our Town by Thornton Wilder, and the Theatre Festival continued with the sixth-grade students presenting Romeo and Juliet for their very last Circle Time!
The entire community of students and parents were amazed, astounded, and awestruck at the professionalism and creativity of students' productions on stage and behind the scenes!
The annual camping trip is a highlight of the school year! It also supports Pluralism in so many ways. On the trip, students learn how to be responsible group members and to take care of themselves and each other, gaining independence and working as a team. They solidify bonds and make new connections with their peers that go beyond the classroom. Camping allows students to shine in a new environment, and creates wonderful new leadership opportunities.
PS1 is one of the featured businesses in the 2019 Sustainable Quality Awards video because we (most recently) won the 2018 SQA Grand Prize. It's a touching and informative video that summarizes why sustainability (environmental, social, and economic) is such an important part of PS1's mission.