Posted 04/13/2016 09:16AM
Fourth grade teacher, Christina Bunting, has learned that if you can't beat students at their games, why not join them! Minecraft, a video game which enables players to build, create, gather resources and much more, has been wildly addictive and a favorite pastime of kids since it's debut in 2011. Mrs. Bunting channeled her students' passion for Minecraft into the classroom and employed the game to bring an integrated history and math lesson to life.
Posted 04/13/2016 08:52AM
Has our teaching become outdated in the 21st century? Is it still relevant for students to acquire more and more knowledge? Most facts are less than a minute away with a quick search from a "smart" device. The time for rote memorization has past. As the world around us changes, so must our teaching methods. Rather than placing our teaching emphasis on more content (i.e. giving students answers to memorize), we must develop their higher level thinking skills. How you go about getting an answer is equally important to knowing the answer.
Posted 04/12/2016 04:42PM
Our golf and track & field teams have shown undefeat in spirit and in sport with individual athletes breaking records and working together to earn top standings in the conference.
Posted 04/08/2016 12:24PM
We have concluded our regular season in golf and the team went undefeated! They won all 5 tournaments of the year by an average of 14 strokes, a truly dominating season by the panthers!
Posted 03/08/2016 09:07AM
A student's journey toward their exhibition can be viewed as a sort of hero's journey. A hero's journey includes a call to adventure, a refusal of the call and then a guide or mentor to provide aid. The journey is messy and it is the courageous endeavoring that takes place between the call and the completion that is the beautiful and rarely fastidious learning process. Part of the beauty in the journey comes in the relationships forged. Our teachers, serving as mentors, know what talisman each child needs in order to fulfill his or her quest. Students are learning that their contributions matter in this community. They see that if they invest themselves in their work, there is a return of confidence, trust and self-respect. They witness the truth that what we can do together is infinitely stronger than our ideas remaining in isolation. We invite you to celebrate the journey, embrace the risks taken, the courage learned and on display. Observe the artwork displayed in a frame, reflect on the final sentence of a speech, savor the last note ringing in your ear, stand for the curtain call and the bows and take a minute to enjoy our student exhibitions at every grade level. Click on the above link to learn more about our student exhibitions.
Posted 03/08/2016 08:45AM
What does it mean to be courageous? Is courage automatic, or is it a choice that we make? Join Dr. Mark Carleton as he unpacks the recent TED Radio hour on Courage and connects its lessons to one of our own Core Values. Join us for PS:TED and engage in talks worth having on Wednesday, March 30 at 8:15 a.m. in the Solarium.
Posted 03/08/2016 08:37AM
Presbyterian School is a story about YOU... about where you discover the best version of yourself. This is where you dream, you play, you grow and you create. It's where you learn that some things in life can't be scripted and that it's okay to ad lib, it's okay to make mistakes, it's okay to get dirty . . . as long as you pick yourself up again and again and again. This takes courage. You don't become your best self overnight. It's a process that is cultivated with courageous steps EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Take a minute to watch our Story of You video and rediscover how play matters, develops courage and ultimately leads us to the best version of ourselves.
Posted 03/07/2016 03:39PM
Think ... Make ... Talk. Three powerful words. Three strong actions. Combined together, these three simple words are circling our classrooms and influencing who our students are becoming. We are challenging students to consider a process, create something meaningful, and collaborate with others. This process of Think-Make-Talk gives students the opportunity to take risks, explore new paradigms and overcome challenges. In this process confidence grows and courage inevitably arises.
Posted 03/07/2016 01:56PM
Presbyterian School is proud to have over forty students participate in Odyssey of the Mind (OM) this year. With six OM teams, Presbyterian School was a dominating presence at the Houston Area Regional OM Tournament, which hosted over fifty other schools. Our Presbyterian Panthers roared mightily as three of our teams received top standings and earned spots to go to the State Competition. The Seventh Grade "No Cycle Recycle" team received First Place, the Fourth Grade "No Cycle Recycle" team received Second Place, the Third Grade "Something's Fishy" team received Fourth Place.
Posted 02/17/2016 02:20PM
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the oldest and most prestigious art and writing contest in the country, has selected its regional winners for the 2015-2016 school year. Presbyterian School is proud to announce that eighth grade student, Nicholas Yum, is a 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing winner. Nicholas competed in the Photography Art category against other 7th- 12th graders in the region and won a Silver Key Award for his photograph, Spectrum.