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Teachers design their dream senior projects

February 4, 2019
With senior projects in the near future, teachers comment on where they would spend a month interning if they were seniors.

History curriculum engages critical thinking

US History teacher Sushmita Hodges emphasizes decolonization in her classes.
September 28, 2018
US History teachers weigh in on changes in the history curriculum.

Portables (ep. 10): Jon Peterson

May 10, 2018
The tenth episode in a twelve part series detailing the unique aspects of each teacher’s portable classroom.

Spartan Cross-Country competes hard in conference meet

Senior Flannery Enneking-Norton finishes the race strong for first overall.
October 19, 2017
The Boys and GIrls Cross-country teams competed in the IMAC meet on October 12.

Teachers use humor in classroom to improve experience

Upper School teachers Philip de Sa e Silva, Jon Peterson, Aaron Shuler, and Pam Starkey all use humor as part of their teaching method. “Humor and songs lighten the mood and allow kids to take more risks than they would otherwise,” Starkey said.
May 3, 2016
By creating an environment that is analytical, memorable, and relatable, the many humorous teachers at St. Paul Academy and Summit School provide their students with a more thorough understanding of content, love of learning, and feeling of belonging.

Drunk goggle course was fun, but…

the obstacle course showed me how drinking and driving can be fatal
February 23, 2016
SADD's Drunk Goggle obstacle course simulates the effects of alcohol and drugs on vision and motor skills.

Peterson revisits youth through basketball and sledding

Upper School History teacher Jon Peterson takes a selfie while on a sled with his children.
January 23, 2016
Upper School History teacher Jon Peterson shares his love of basketball and sledding with his children and students.

P.L.A.Y. student group hosts dodge ball tournament amidst long week

Senior Lukas Kelsey-Friedemann and junior Tommy Dicke face their opponents during the tournament.
November 22, 2015
P.L.A.Y. student club held a dodge ball tournament for students (and teachers!) Nov 12.

Teachers defeat Quiz Bowl team to in pre-nationals face-off

Quiz Bowl honed their skills for national competition at the annual students vs. teachers match on May 22.  Upper School science teacher Andrea Bailey, US English teacher Matt Hoven, US math teacher Carl Corcoran, and US history teacher Jon Peterson faced off against freshman Peter Blanchfield and sophomores Cole Thompson, Paul Watkins, and Ewan Lang in this round.  The competition was facilitated by Quiz Bowl sophomores Patrick Commers and Netta Kaplan.  The team goes on to compete at Nationals the weekend of May 29.
May 26, 2015
The Quiz Bowl team competed against teachers May 22 in a friendly contest that helps them prepare for nationals.
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