Who Does Park Academy Serve? By Craig Lowery, Head of School In the midst of “application season” this is an important question, and while it seems like it might be obvious, I find myself thinking and talking about this question
The Importance of Vocabulary in Middle School By Maddy Roach, Park Academy Teacher In middle school Language Arts class we continuously learn new vocabulary, especially when reading novels in class. Our most recent novel, Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli, contains
Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Mr. Devers’ 6 Favorite Tools By Chris Devers, Upper School Teacher at Park Academy In my time as a teacher I have been on a constant search for good assistive technology. I remember going to
Almond Roca, Fundraising, Philanthropy and Gratitude: A Personal Reflection By Elizabeth Dove, Development Director The season of giving is upon us! As someone who has built a career within philanthropy, I must admit, I didn’t fully understand its meaning, or
What Oregon Teachers Need to Know About Dyslexia – A Reflection of the Conference By Park Academy Teachers Written by Jenna Kisor Development & Events Coordinator, Park Academy Sponsored By: The Blosser Center Decoding Dyslexia, Oregon Marylhurst University Oregon
1,000 Acts of Kindness Challenge at Park Academy By Craig Lowery, Head of School Greetings Park Academy Community. I wanted to take a moment to share about our 1,000 acts of kindness campaign that launched this week at the school.
Why Sketch? A case for getting our students to access their “right” brain on a regular basis. By Gena Fields, Art Teacher at Park Academy October 2016 When I accepted the Art Teacher position at Park Academy, I knew
Mrs. Nemer’s class conducted a Love/Hate #2 experiment. This is a non-quantifiable science project based upon a Japanese researcher, Dr. Masuru Emoto, who looked at how ice crystals formed when exposed to positive words vs. negative words.
I’ve always believed that no student is “bad” at science. This feeling only comes with time, after a child has been led to believe that science is a scary subject with too large of words and little connection to their
Mr. Lowery joined the Park Academy team in 2015 as the Associate Director. Previously the principal at Bridges Middle School, he has hit the ground running at Park Academy. His first challenge: Park Academy started the year with 74 students, the most ever