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Dr. Palmer’s Update: February 2011

Dr. Palmer’s Update: February 2011

February 7, 2011

Mother Nature created some opportunities for creative teaching at Principia last week. Several ice/snow days caused teachers to give longer-term assignments or resort to online options to keep their classes … Read more

What’s New with School Renovations?

What’s New with School Renovations?

February 6, 2011

Watch the most recent video update on renovations at the School. (You'll find earlier video updates as well.)

Upper School Improv Performance

Upper School Improv Performance

January 6, 2011

Celebrating Christmas

Celebrating Christmas

January 6, 2011

The Road to Inspiration

The Road to Inspiration

January 6, 2011

(This article, written by Heather Shotwell (C’84), first appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of Connections.) Peter Link’s music career flowed naturally from his days at the College. After serving under … Read more

World Café Challenges Students to Think Deeply

World Café Challenges Students to Think Deeply

January 6, 2011

For several years now, English teacher Jerri Davenport has facilitated the World Café—an annual community discussion around a philosophical novel each of her sophomore students is required to read. On … Read more

Dr. Palmer’s Update: January 2011

Dr. Palmer’s Update: January 2011

January 6, 2011

Principia students are back and ready for 2011. From the youngest preschoolers to nontraditional College students, everyone is embracing opportunities to stretch, learn, and grow in new directions. At the School, … Read more

Middle School “Party” Makes a Difference

Middle School “Party” Makes a Difference

January 6, 2011

When Holly Morris, a Middle School language arts teacher, learned about BeadforLife parties, she guessed the idea would be a hit with her all-girl advisory group (similar to homeroom), and … Read more

Preschoolers Teach Each Other about Thanksgiving

Preschoolers Teach Each Other about Thanksgiving

January 6, 2011

This year, Preschool teachers took a new approach to Thanksgiving. Instead of covering similar topics at all levels, they taught only a few points in common. From there, each class … Read more

Students Talk Whales and Aliens with Dr. Laurance Doyle

Students Talk Whales and Aliens with Dr. Laurance Doyle

December 14, 2010

Middle and Upper School science classes gathered this fall to learn from Dr. Laurance Doyle, principal investigator at the SETI Institute, president of PlanetQuest, lecturer in astrophysics at the University … Read more

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