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PBDA 9th Grade Marine Science Research Trip

9th Grade Embarks on ’19 Marine Science Research Trip

Posted April 7, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

Palm Beach Day Academy’s Ninth Graders left on Friday, April 5 for a five day Marine Science Research Trip at the Cape Eleuthera Institute Island School in the Bahamas. Hands-on learnings have ranged from a deep-dive into the variety of recycling programs used throughout the island, to a more in-depth understanding of coral reefs. Follow ...

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PBDA Apple Snail Adoption Program

PBDA featured in Schoolyard Films about Service Learning

Posted April 3, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

In Spring 2017, filmmakers from Schoolyard Films came to Palm Beach Day Academy’s Upper Campus to film Second and Fourth Grade students as they worked on a project designed to increase the population of Florida’s rare apple snails, whose numbers are decreasing due to habitat destruction and the presence of invasive snail species. “Service Learning: ...

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Palm Beach Day Academy Mona Fakhoury

Faculty Friday Spotlight: Mona Fakhoury (Grade 3)

Posted March 22, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

The 2018-19 school year is Mona Fakhoury’s first at Palm Beach Day Academy, but for both Mona and the rest of the faculty, it’s hard to remember a time when she wasn’t a part of the school’s fabric. As Palm Beach Day’s first “Faculty Friday” spotlight series, we’ve asked Mona a few questions to help ...

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PBDA China Partnership 2019: A Day of Service

Posted March 18, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

Sunday, March 17, Beijing Every activity prior to our last full day in China fell into at least one of three categories: education, entertainment, or good-will building. A few —shopping at the Pearl Market (which got a brief reprise today) or this evening’s acrobatics show at the Jin Sha Theatre —fell into clear categories, while others ...

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PBDA in Beijing Great Wall of China

PBDA China Partnership 2019: The Great Wall

Posted March 16, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

Beijing, Saturday, March 16 Our morning was the Great Wall. There is no spin or angle to writing about such a site because its significance and value stand on their own. On hearing we were visiting today, not one student asked, “Wait, which wall?” The terrain under the precise portion we visited came into focus ...

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PBDA in Beijing

PBDA China Partnership 2019: An Education About Education

Posted March 15, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

Friday, March 15, Beijing If the best way to understand a thing is to encounter it in as many forms as possible, then this trip has been an education about…um…education. Our students started with a narrow, if effective, sense of what education was, based on their own experiences at PBDA.   Beijing East District Qing ...

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PBDA China Partnership 2019: The Many Sides of Being a Tourist

Posted March 14, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

Thursday, March 14, 7:40 p.m., Beijing Whether measuring length of day by the traditional standard of hours awake or the less conventional one of breadth of experiences, today was our group’s longest by some distance. Awake with a 4:15 alarm call and on the bus within the hour, we headed from Yangshuo to catch a ...

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PBDA in Yangshuo China

PBDA China Partnership 2019: Yangshuo Puts on a Show

Posted March 13, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

Wednesday, March 13, 2:25 p.m., Yangshuo Yesterday: Hong Kong to Guilin, 509 kilometers (about 316 miles). Total travel time: three hours, nineteen minutes Today: Guilin to Yangshuo 83 kilometers (or 51.5 miles). Total travel time: three hours, fifty-four minutes. We knew that today’s much shorter Li River journey wasn’t about efficiency, but about seeing some amazing ...

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PBDA in Guilin China 2019

PBDA China Partnership 2019: Why We Travel

Posted March 12, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

8:05 p.m. – Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, PRC Travel can be hard. Wait, scratch that. Travel must always be a cinch; otherwise, why would anyone keep doing it? Well, there are the people we meet—or get to see a new side of along the way. Today, we said a warm goodbye to our Hong ...

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PBDA visits Alliance Primary School in Hong Kong

PBDA China Partnership 2019: Back to School in Hong Kong

Posted in Bulldog Blog

Monday, March 11, 7:27 p.m. Our first weekday off, and we used it to… go to school! Sure, we were mostly observers at Alliance Primary School, Kowloon Tong, but our Bulldogs were right there in the thick of it. So as not to overwhelm any one teacher, our students split up into different small groups ...

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Palm Beach Day Academy China Partnership

PBDA China Partnership 2019: Palm Beach to Hong Kong

Posted March 10, 2019 in Bulldog Blog

For more photos and updates, please join our Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/PBDAChinaPartnership   7:16am – West Palm Beach As acceleration presses us back into our seats and lift presses us down, expectation fills our senses. We are safely off and in just a few moments wave down to our PBDA family as they prepare to put the ...

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Changing Behaviors – A Matter of Skill, not Will.

Posted November 8, 2018 in Bulldog Blog

By Anne Methe After thirty wonderful years here at PBDA as a classroom teacher, followed by a brief year of semi retirement, I was fortunate enough to be able pursue my goal of working with students who need extra support right here at PBDA.  This September I joined the Student Success team on the Lower ...

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