News @ Porter-Gaud
This past week, the Cyclones enjoyed a week for the history books. On Tuesday, the JV and varsity volleyball teams swept Ashley Hall at home. Wednesday, the girls' varsity tennis team defeated Academic Magnet 7-2 at home while the volleyball team traveled to Daniel Island to face Bishop England.
Porter-Gaud Middle and Upper School students participated in a Unity Walk organized by the P-G Global Union on Wednesday. This event served as a day of rememberence for both the anniversaries of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech during the March on Washington, and the tragedy of 9/11/2001.
Cross Country Coach Hugh Knight '98 was recently featured on the website Milesplit.com. Check out the article by clicking here!
Join us as for the first B2B Breakfast for 2014-2015. All current parents and alumni are invited to network on Thursday, September 18th at 7:45 am in Washington Hall on the Porter-Gaud campus.
The 1867 Society, Porter-Gaud's Annual Fund, is a partnership - with trustees, parents, alumni, grandparents, past parents, faculty and staff, and friends - that supports all aspects of the Porter-Gaud experience. Every donation, whether it is $25 or $25,000, makes a difference. It all adds up to benefit Porter-Gaud's students and faculty, and it's all powered by you.
On September 4th and 5th, the Spanish teachers from all three divisions participated in a tester-training workshop with a trainer from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). They were trained in a method that will allow them to assess their students' ability to speak Spanish and improve classroom teaching and testing.
The 5th grade spent 3 amazing days and nights at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island exploring the Barrier Island educational program. This outdoor education program allows students to interact with the environment through hands-on activities while learning science concepts.
Thank you to those who supported the Used Uniform Sale in August. It raised $6,500.00 to support the community service programs this school year. So if you donated uniforms or just came and shopped, we are truly grateful for your support! On Wednesday, September 3, 45 junior and senior service leaders took the pledge to lead our programs for the year. We will volunteer with Special Olympics, YMCA, Head Start, Meeting Street Academy, ...
The Upper School Vestry spent the weekend at Camp St. Christopher for their annual start of school retreat August 23 and 24. Some 70 students plus adult leaders under the direction of Father Brian and the Vestry Council participated in the retreat. Worship was led by Warren Bazemore of the musical group Finnegan Bell, as well as PG alumnus Andrew Avent, who is part of the worship team at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul.
The campus is starting to come alive again with the arrival of new faculty for their orientation. Porter-Gaud is fortunate to have some amazingly talented people joining our faculty. Welcome to the new teachers.