Category Archives: School News

Music

In music, our pop projects having now been finished, we have moved on to musical theatre.  This unit and project are short, as we only have two more music classes left before our final concert.  In the end, we will … Continue reading

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Jazz Timeline

In Music, we are currently working on a Jazz timeline as a group project. We each chose a different style of Jazz and learned about it so we could fill in a portion of  the timeline with information about that … Continue reading

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PRIED’s Year at a Glance

As PRIED’s first school year comes to a close, I wanted to take some time to reflect on our successes both inside and outside of the classroom.  Inside the classroom, PRIED students had tremendous academic growth in all areas.  While … Continue reading

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PRIED Student’s Holocaust Memorial Video

We began brainstorming ideas for our art project a few days after our trip to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. We met with our art teacher and discussed ways that we could represent the twelve million people killed during this tragic … Continue reading

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Unless Contest Results

I am proud to announce that PRIED earned a 2nd place finish in the 6-8 grade category of the Unless Contest through the Philadelphia Zoo!  I am so proud of the students as they worked extremely hard to plan and … Continue reading

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PRIED Students Participate in WHYY Photo Journalism Camp

In early April 2015 PRIED students participated in WHYY’s Photo Journalism camp in Philadelphia, PA.   Students spent five days at the WHYY studios creating video news stories and had the opportunity to work with the staff of WHYY’s award-winning Hamilton … Continue reading

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What’s Happening at PRIED

PRIED continues to foster a very exciting learning environment for its students!  The students are finishing up a unit on Genocide where they have learned about 5 different genocides around the world including the Armenian, Rwandan, Holocaust, Bosnian, and Cambodian. … Continue reading

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PRIED Socialization Info

Regarding PRIED’s small school size we encourage you to review current and historical literature on comparisons of socialization across school environments. As a start, The following is an excerpt from the Peabody Journal of Education; Vol.88, Issue 3, July 2013: … Continue reading

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PRIED Teacher Announced

Dear Friends of PRIED (Program for Rigor and Innovation in Education), We are excited to share with you our latest good news! PRIED has secured an exceptional adolescent educator, Mandy Reis, one known to Kerry and I for many years. … Continue reading

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