Reasons To Be Proud
We were thrilled to host our traditional graduation ceremony under the oak tree on June 9. This experience was incredibly moving as the graduates shared their words of wisdom with families and friends, before heading off to middle school.
A cherished tradition returned last week as our 6th-grade equivalent students traveled together for three days/two nights to Camp Gilmore near Malibu Creek State Park. The Grads participated in an outdoor education program with PS1's long-time partner organization, The Wilderness Outdoor Leadership Foundation (WOLF).
Kindness is an action at PS1! CLICK HERE to watch this video created by a PS1 parent illustrating and celebrating 50 years of kindness at PS1.
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Olders mathematicians have been hard at work. The fifth grade equivalent students wrapped up their Humongous Hero project, in which they made various body measurements and then calculated the ratio of each part to total height in order to scale up the size of a humongous hero, then scale the measurements back down to create a proportional drawing.
Students in Blue (2nd/3rd grade) are ‘diving in deep’ into the study of the ocean. They started by learning about the midnight zone and all of the strange creatures that inhabit it, in addition to the unique factors that govern it including, no light, and extremely high levels of pressure that we humans could not withstand.
PS1 welcomes Erik Carlson as the Interim Head of School for the 2022-23 school year.
Students in Olders 4 have been exploring the cell as the building block of life, investigating how cells make tissues and tissues create organs, learning about neurons and how their shape relates to their function, and researching the brain and nervous system.
From their recent Class News post: Students in Red have begun working on a family portrait using construction paper. Part of the work was reflecting on our previous self-portraits (pictured above) and how each person had to make a skin tone to match their own. As we talk about our family communities, we learn more about each other.
CLICK HERE to read our latest media feature on the online publication VoyageLA, whose mission is to "build a platform that fosters collaboration and support for small businesses, independent artists and entrepreneurs, local institutions and those that make our city interesting." In doing so, VoyageLA wants "the stories we share to help give our big city a little bit of that small town community charm, where people know each other and their stories at a deeper, more personal level."
PS1 has a new spotlight in the Santa Monica Daily Press! The article features the school's 50th anniversary and its steadfast commitment to Pluralism in education. CLICK HERE to read the article.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: LIFE AFTER PS1
We welcomed back 14 PS1 alumni on Oct. 12 for our annual Life After PS1 event. Students from a range of high schools (public and independent) returned to talk about their experiences in middle and high school, discuss how PS1 set the foundation for their education, and share how they continue to be #PS1inspired. The audience was moved by their personification of PS1's Portrait of a Graduate.
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Alumnus Farid Adibi credits his early education at PS1 Pluralistic School for his academic and professional ambitions, his leadership skills, and the formation of his media company “Left-Middle-Right,” which offers multiple perspectives on contemporary issues. Now a junior at George Washington University, Farid reflects on his time at PS1...
In the Blue Class, students brainstormed ways to reduce emissions and created colorful protest signs (pictured above) about their favorite ideas. Students chanted, "Global Climate Strike" as they protested and marched around their classroom.