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Weekly Notes from Head of Upper School

Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 11/15

Dear Upper School Families, Thanksgiving break is upon us, and your students deserve a relaxing holiday after all of their hard work in quarter one! Other than Advanced Placement courses, students should not have any assigned work over the vacation. We believe that students and families need time to unwind and enjoy their time together. I…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 11/8

Dear Upper School Families, Over the next two weeks, all Palm Valley School students will be participating in our November Service Learning Project. We will be sending care packages to our men and women serving overseas. Middle and Upper School students are encouraged to bring approved items from the list below. All items will be collected,…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 11/1

Dear Upper School Families, It can be very difficult for students to know what kind of job or career they would be interested in, without knowing more about what a certain occupation is like from day to day. Not all students have the opportunity to intern or gain experience before making a choice about what…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 10/25

Dear Upper School Families, Teachers have a name for this time of year. We lovingly call it “DEVOLSON.” DEVOLSON, a term coined by an educator, is an acronym for Dark, Evil, Late September, October, and November. It is a fun word to say, but the concept is real. And it is not just teachers that deal…
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