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Vibrance Radio Interview
School Director Andy Smallman was the featured guest yesterday on the Vibrance Radio Podcast, described on their website “as a pathway to believe that you can live life on your own terms and thrive.” Board member Steve Griggs heard about a call-out by the show’s host, Caroline Meyer, hoping to locate people who are making…Read More
The PSCS Lunch Ladies!
This fall five students are taking Nic’s “Cafeteria” class, in which they prepare and serve a hot, vegetarian, balanced lunch every Wednesday to anyone interested. This is extra-exciting this year because the school’s Wednesday schedule includes an extra-long midday break for “community lunch,” in which we hope to have as many students, staff, and community…Read More
Passion is Contagious!
We often say that PSCS is really simple to understand. For instance, one intention of the school is to simply connect our students to people who love what they do. Our belief is that the most natural learning takes place when someone who is excited, engaged, and passionate about something shares that excitement with others.…Read More
Eight PSCS students along with staff members Scobie and Tanya and fearless volunteer Duncan Moore spent last Friday on an ambitious hike deep into the Olympic Mountains. Starting in the dark hours of the morning, the 11 hikers took the ferry to the Olympic Peninsula and drove up the Deer Park Road through the cloud…Read More
Let the Games Begin!
PSCS is thrilled to be included as a local organization supporting the upcoming Compassion Games, a Seattle-based initiative designed to promote a friendlier city that begin on Friday, September 21st and run through October 21st. On top of that, school director Andy Smallman has been recruited to lead a kindness activity as part of the…Read More
How About THEM Apples!?
On Wednesday this week four students led by teachers Nic and Scobie broke away for an afternoon of service work, heading up to the Danny Woo Garden, a nearby terraced hillside that serves International District residents by allowing them sunny space and healthy soil to grow traditional crops from their native countries. They spent a…Read More
Late in the school day on Monday Andy took a group of 12 PSCS students to an indoor gym a block from the school that we use for physical fitness activities. As expected, they started up a game of Mushroom Ball. Mushroom Ball? Never heard of that, you say? Basically, it’s a non-stop version of…Read More
School director Andy Smallman writes a regular blog post for The Intelligent Optimist magazine, posting about once a month. In August, he wrote about how he thinks the world is constantly providing people little treasures or surprises to find. Andy suggests these surprises are actually a kind of road sign, marking our paths as we…Read More
The Foundation(s) is Strong!
New to PSCS this year is the term “Foundations.” It refers specifically to the first two weeks of school, 9 school days in which the staff help the students build the foundation on which the rest of the school year is built. For instance, as this post is being written, the high school teaching staff…Read More
Graduation set for Saturday, June 9
The single most important activity at PSCS, the activity in which the values and nature of PSCS are on full display, is our graduation ceremony. It takes place this year on Saturday, June 9, from 9:00 am–3:00 pm and is being held at the Bathhouse Theater at Green Lake (7312 W. Greenlake Dr. N. Seattle,…Read More