Choral Director and Performing Arts Chair Libby Tilson recently encountered a time like no other during her 17 years with Providence Day School. While every department at PD has successfully adapted to the world of virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, performing arts has shown exceptional creativity and innovation.
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This year, the robust Middle School curriculum added a popular eighth-grade semester-long elective Introduction to Personal Finance taught by 17-year PD veteran Brian Li. This course focuses on real-world applications of personal finance that create opportunities for students to engage, understand, and discuss financial concepts while developing strong financial literacy.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Providence Day School Office of Equity and Inclusion in partnership with the Upper School Affinity Group Students Advocating for Gender Equality (SAGE) hosted a virtual panel of four women leaders in Charlotte, three of whom are current or alumni parents.
Round Square’s Global Community Conversations create opportunities for PD students to partner with peers around the world in an engaging virtual format.
The fourth annual 5K Charger Spirit Run on April 17, 2021, offers a unique virtual experience for all participants during the school’s 50th anniversary year.
Providence Day School’s ninth-grade eCYBERMISSION team of Morgan Boonshaft, Katherine Liu, Laura Plata, Pavan Thakkar, and Jodie Yan will use their $5,000 STEM-in-Action Grant awarded in June of 2020 to purchase a plastic shredder that will process plastic bottles found in oceans, lakes, and rivers.
In partnership with the Plastics Lab at Envision Charlotte, Providence Day School now collects, cleans, and recycles #5 (PP) polypropylene plastic food delivery containers served at school.
Ms. Sarah Russell, Director of Orchestras at PD, recently completed a landmark accomplishment in her career as she conducted her first All-State Orchestra.
Arí Gibson ‘21 founded the Charlotte-based nonprofit I Stop Traffik, Inc. to raise awareness of human trafficking, a cause she has championed for a decade.
In the spirit of Providence Day School’s commitment to growing our students’ business acumen and their entrepreneurial skills, the PD Parents’ Association, in conjunction with Upper School faculty and administrators, kicked off the Student Entrepreneurs campaign highlighting not-for-profit and for-profit businesses owned, run, and led by our Upper School students.
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