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Even though PES was required to shift from on-campus learning to remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, PES was still living its mission and students were still joyfully learning! Through both asynchronous and synchronous learning, our faculty and administration worked tirelessly to ensure our students and families continued to get the academic and enrichment instruction they needed, as well as the ongoing love, support, and encouragement they deserved.
“Having the school go remote so quickly was such a HUGE help in settling back into a routine with the stability we needed. We’ve got this! We’ve all got this and we WILL all be together again soon!” – PES Parent
“PES teachers have gone above and beyond to provide my child with all the instruction, resources, and support she needs to be successful at remote learning, regardless of how long it lasts. She’s received daily emails from her teachers, as well as whole-class and individual video conferencing options often twice a day! In addition, she’s getting some much needed life lessons on responsibility, communication, and perseverance. We’re very grateful for all PES has done to make this transition so manageable!” – PES Parent
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR REMOTE LEARNING
PES’ Lower School faculty and students utilized platforms such as SeeSaw for classroom assignments, discussion boards, and announcements, and Zoom for morning meetings and Q&A’s. Our students also enjoyed virtual field trips weekly, visiting Mesa Verde National Park, the Houston Zoo Bug House, and the Great Wall of China!
Click here to see examples of our Lower School students and teachers in their virtual classrooms.
PES’ Middle School faculty and students attended virtual class in real time via Google Classroom and staying connected through Google Hangouts for class discussions and questions. Our 8th graders led weekly lunch bunches through Google Hangouts as well. Middle School virtual fields trips included a tour of the Sistine Chapel, a week of Space Camp challenges, a visit to the Hunley Submarine, and a Charleston Mission trip!
Click here to see examples of our Middle School students and teachers in their virtual classrooms.
PES Enrichment Faculty provided students with weekly online instruction, assignments, and project-based learning activities in Latin, Music, Art, PE, Spanish, Chapel, and Equestrian.
Click here to watch our weekly Virtual Chapels from Father Josh and Music Teacher Keri Zaino.
Click here to see what’s happening at the barn from Equestrian Director Emily Frye.
Click here to see our April Artists of the Month.
Click here to review PES’ Bike Week Challenge (4/14-4/17)
Click here for a clip of our Spanish teacher leading students remotely to practice a Spanish prayer.
Click here for examples of our students engaged in Enrichment Remote Learning activities/projects.
PES is committed to supporting our families and community during this challenging time by helping everyone stay connected and informed.
Click here for up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the CDC.
Click here for COVID-19 resources provided by NAIS.
Click here for information from Head of School Kerin Hughes on the differences between Remote Learning and Homeschooling.