Last week, we began our 148th school year at Porter-Gaud! Whether you are new to our school this year, or you are returning, we are excited to have you and your student(s) as a part of the Porter-Gaud family.
The 2015-2016 school year promises to be another successful year. As I talk to our division heads and faculty, I am continually impressed with the energy and dedication that each of them contributes in creating an outstanding school for us all. They are all passionate and excited to have the campus full of life.
I am also proud to welcome the new faculty and staff members joining us. They come from as far away as Spain, California, and D.C. and as close as the Holy City. Each bring extraordinary attributes and teaching skills that will further strengthen your student’s experience. Here is a full list of new faculty and staff members and their bios.
Last Friday, we convened on the Bondurant Green for Convocation – our traditional way to celebrate the start of the year and our community’s common goals. There are only a few times that we are all together during the year, and it is especially meaningful to me to look out over an entire student body from our first graders to our seniors. It’s hard not to get emotional up there thinking about all they will learn this year and how much they will grow.
This week, I saw our fifth graders out on the new marsh boardwalk studying the organisms of the marsh habitat with Jennifer Clair and our middle schoolers began weekly Life 101 character development sessions. Wednesday night, we enjoyed a packed house of Lower School parents visiting classrooms and faculty. And today, more than 90 Upper School seniors will head out across the tri-county area supporting more than ten non-profits for our seventh annual Senior Day of Service. Engaged learning, character development, and service to others are woven into our core academic curriculum - and I believe, this is what makes us special.
We’ve had a successful two weeks. I am excited for the year ahead and I look forward to what we will accomplish together. Once again, welcome back and Go Cyclones!
D. DuBose Egleston, Jr. ‘93
Head of School