News @ Porter-Gaud
Join us for a B2B Holiday Happy Hour! All current parents and alumni are invited to jingle and mingle on Wednesday, December 17th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at EDMUND'S OAST (1081 Morrison Drive - Charleston)
Dr. Thomas Puckette '81 and his two brothers, Stephen '75 and Trap '84, all graduated from Porter-Gaud. After PG, Thomas attended University of Virginia and then went on to pursue his medical training at MUSC, the Medical College of Virginia, and UVa. Today he is a member of Charleston Radiologists practicing here in the Lowcountry.
One of the traditions that just warms your heart is the annual Christmas Assembly. The entire school poured into Wendell Center waiting the arrival of Santa Claus. The Jazz Ensemble played some Christmas Music, and then our very own rock star, John Seymour, serenaded us with some Christmas hits.
DuBose Egleston has chosen Dr. Aaron Lehman as the next English Department Chair at Porter-Gaud. He will be replacing Mr. Wesley Moore, who will pass the torch at the end of this academic year after 6 years as chair.
The Middle School Choirs, under the direction of Mrs. Steffanie Arnold, and the Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Nick LaCasse, performed holiday favorites at their annual concert last week. The students did an excellent job getting everyone in the spirit of the season. Please enjoy video highlights from the concert!
Dr. Julie Sessions recently published a book she co-authored with Brad Johnson, an educator from Atlanta. The book, What Schools Don't Teach: 20 Ways to Help Students Excel in School and Life, covers new and innovative ways to look at learning in the classroom, and the practices many traditional schools follow that do not reflect the way 21st century students learn.
The South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) recently presented D. DuBose Egleston, Jr., Porter-Gaud's Head of School, with the Dr. Charles S. Aimar Educational Leadership Award at the association's annual School Heads' Conference held at Thomas Sumter Academy.
One of the most beautiful Porter-Gaud traditions is the Service of Lessons and Carols. Students from all divisions sang beautiful Christmas music, and Upper School leaders read nine lessons telling Christmas story.