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7th Grade Boston trip meeting

Dear 7th grade parents,

Please join the 7th grade team on Friday, March 2nd for our Boston trip meeting. The meeting will take place in Burch Hall at 7:45 am.  Attendance is important, as we will be discussing trip itinerary, flight schedules, rules, rooming, etc.  Each family will receive a packet of information and forms that will need to be returned.  If you are unable to attend, we will mail the information home to you.

Looking forward to seeing you on March 2nd!  please e-mail or call me with any questions or concerns you may have before this time.

Thank you,

Katie McKean

7th Grade Trip Coordinator

Re-opening of main gate

The students (and teachers) are very excited about the re-opening of the main gate near the lower and middle schools!  We encourage all middle school parents to drop-off their students at that location.  As a reminder, please do not park or drop off your middle school students in the Pre-K/K lot; that entrance is reserved for lower school families.

7th Grade Courage Retreat

On Thursday February 15th, 7th grade students will participate in a Courage Retreat put on by Youth Frontiers.  Students will participate in small and large group activities and discussions that encourage students to accept people and themselves for who they are, resist following the crowd, and act with moral courage despite their fears.  Through this day we hope to create a more inclusive school climate and help students to stand up for their values and beliefs.  Students should come to school in comfortable clothes they can be active in and tennis shoes are recommended.  Contact Michele Huskey with any questions.


7th Grade Minitown Retreat

Dear 7th and 8th Grade Parents:

On Friday, February 9th and 10th, your child will have the opportunity to participate in our 4th PCDS Minitown retreat.  It will take place on the PCDS campus and will include an overnight stay in classrooms.  The main goal of Minitown is to give students the opportunity to learn more about themselves and how they relate to, and are connected with, each other. Additional goals are to enhance trust and mutual understanding and respect among individuals, while building citizenship and a sense of personal empowerment. We feel these are important aspects of development during adolescence.  This retreat teaches effective leadership, nurtures a sense of individual self-worth, and promotes cultural awareness and understanding.

During the Minitown retreat, students identify groups they belong to in their communities, including PCDS.  Through the activities and discussions students become aware of the many threads that exist in our community -  and the larger world -  in ways they may not have thought about before. Students will explore how different groups interact with one another and how that can influence social behavior. Through the program, students are able to learn about and celebrate different types of diversity while exploring their own values and beliefs. Students participate in small and large group activities, as well as discussions led by Anytown Arizona staff, trained Upper School Student Leaders, and Faculty and Staff.

Seventh and eighth grade students are eligible to participate in Minitown which starts at2:15 PM on Friday, February 9th and ends at 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 10th. Applications for Minitown are due Monday, January 29th at 3:00 PM. This is a rewarding and beneficial program, and we hope you will encourage your child to attend.  If you have any questions please contact Michele Huskey at Michele.huskey@pcds.org or Julie Larrea at Julie.Larrea@pcds.org.  We are looking forward to a successful Minitown experience.

Best regards,

Michele Huskey and Julie Larrea

Middle School Counselor and Middle School Diversity Coordinator


7th Grade Course Syllabi 2017 - 2018

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7th Grade Guidelines

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7th Grade Reps 2017 - 2018

Ann Wong

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