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Weekly Notes from Head of Upper School

Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 4/18

Dear Upper School Families, On Wednesday, April 25th, the Middle and Upper School will be recognizing National Denim Day by supporting the Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services Center. For a $1 donation, Middle and Upper School students can wear jeans with their uniform shirt on that day. All donations go directly to the CVSAS Center. Students can…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 4/11

Dear Upper School Families, While many top colleges are considering abandoning the use of standardized test scores in their admission criteria, SAT and ACT scores are still in the top criteria for how schools assess students. In the Upper School, we strive to provide the support students need to be successful on standardized tests, without…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 3/28

Dear Upper School Families, Hard to believe that when we return from Spring Break on April 9th, there will be four weeks until AP testing, seven weeks until semester assessments, and only nine weeks of school remaining. This year has flown by! Mr. Hewitt and I are currently scheduling the incoming 10th graders, so look for our…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 3/21

Dear Upper School Families, This is the time of year that I sit with each family to discuss their student’s progress in the Upper School, their planned courses for the following year, their long-term goals for their time at Palm Valley, and the college admissions process. I look forward to this time of year, as…
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