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Weekly Notes from Head of Upper School

Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 1/30

Dear Upper School Families, Palm Valley Upper School Theater and English Departments, in a joint venture, hosted and celebrated last Friday night "The Best of the Bard: 24 monologues from the plays of William Shakespeare." This was the school-level competition for the national English Speaking Union Shakespeare Monologue Contest - where Jackson Dean took 1st…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 1/23

Dear Upper School Families, Winter activities are in full swing, and with a flurry of activity, comes the need for a few reminders. When it comes to transportation, we have rules that must be followed, for your own student’s protection and safety. School-sponsored field trips, off-campus practices, competitions, etc, require carpool transportation from the school…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 1/16

Dear Upper School Families, The next week is the culmination of Upper School semester exams and assessments.  As a reminder, the semester assessment counts for 20% of the semester grade. While this can make students feel anxious, it’s important to remind them that they are well prepared, and they will be okay.  Rest and good…
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Weekly Notes from the Head of Upper School, 1/9

Dear Upper School Families, I consider the new year one of my favorite times of the year, especially as an educator. The holidays mean a homecoming for many of our alumni. It is the best chance for me to see our former students and hear about what is happening at college and beyond. The most…
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