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Hello again.  I know that it is difficult to make sense of the shifting messages and climate in regard to the virus and its impact on our community. We both empathize and are working hard to make the best plans possible for Park Academy Students’ continued learning. On July 28, 2020, Governor Kate Brown announced a new set of directives […]
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As we look ahead we are filled with hope; hope that the fall will find us all healthy and happy; hope that we can safely come together as a community dedicated to learning; hope that we can reach even more students who deserve the type of education we are able to provide at Park Academy. Certainly, as the fall approaches, we know that things […]
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Get to know Patti Voelker, Park Academy’s Middle School Math Teacher, and learn how she teaches math to students with dyslexia in regular and online environments. Patti Voelker is the middle school math teacher for Park Academy.  She enjoys teaching to this age group as these young people are developing their independence, their voice, their minds and growing into the […]
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On Saturday, June 13, 2020 we will welcome ten new members to the Park Academy Alumni!  The Class of 2020 has been offered a total of $338,800 in merit scholarships, includes one Trustee Award, two Presidential Awards AND a National Hispanic Recognition Award!! You can meet the Class of 2020 below.  Check out the Park Academy Facebook page for the […]
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We are settling into the “new normal”:  distance learning? Check! Social distancing? Check! Zoom for social get-togethers, religious worship, and Park Academy theater productions? Check!  Even Mr. Lowery’s Friday updates are on Youtube! Doesn’t this still make you laugh thinking about it? As the end of the year approaches, the Park Academy team is developing virtual events for both the […]
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This has been an incredibly difficult time for the world and for our community. The hardest part of this process for me has been the emotional social distancing that is a symptom of our current circumstances. I recently shared a few reflections with our families: 1) Routine is a double-edged sword. The routines we develop over the course of our […]
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What a dizzying experience this has been! Every decision in regards to our response to COVID-19 has been made with thoughtful consideration for the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff. This decision is no exception.  Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Park Academy moved to a limited distance learning program and our physical campus is temporarily closed.  We are available via phone […]
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As we settle into the second semester, everything appears to be continuing as normal in Dr. Mart’s 5th period pre-calculus class: students are deeply engaged in the work and exchange of ideas! But yesterday, the students went online and enrolled in Portland Community College (PCC) and that is not where these seniors will be attending next year.  Welcome to Park […]
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Park Academy senior, Karen Kobrinsky, was recently recognized as a scholar by the National Hispanic Recognition Program.  The initial pool of candidates is made up of Hispanic/Lantinx students who score in the top 2.5% nationally on PSAT in their junior year.  Students have to submit an application and have an accumulated 3.5 GPA to be considered as a Scholar. The […]
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This past summer, three Park Academy high school students participated in the Northwest Youth Service Corp.  Each of them was sent to various locations along the Pacific Northwest to help remove invasive species, build trails and remove undergrowth/brush.  This is HARD work.  Their time in the woods ranged from 4-6 weeks with 8-12 youth from all over the Northwest.  This […]
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