Posts by Sieglinde Levery-Nicholas

PSCS in the News

PSCS alum parent and Crosscut staff reporter, Knute Berger, recently wrote an article entitled, On ‘zealous’ parents and corrupt college admissions, his comments on the college entrance scandal. The article included mentions of his alma mater, The Evergreen State College and PSCS, where he sent his two children to middle and high school….

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Summer Program

PSCS is pleased to offer Summer Programming for the weeks of July 15-19 and 22-26, 2019—For current and non-PSCS students entering grades 6-12. Before and after camp-care available from 7:30am to 5:30pm for an additional fee.

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25th Anniversary Party Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets now on sale! PSCS 25th Anniversary Celebration & Auction (like Music Café but MORE!) Friday, April 26, 2019 @ Club SUR in SODO   HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS (please read through fully) PSCS uses Ready Set Auction to expedite ticket sales and help our event run smoothly. This company is trusted and secure, but…

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1 Axolotl, 3 Sams, & the 25th Anniversary of PSCS!

Welcome to the 25th anniversary of Puget Sound Community School! A quarter-century ago, the idea of PSCS began to percolate in the hearts and minds of Andy Smallman, Melinda Shaw, and a small group of families for whom “school” did not mean “accepting or enduring the status quo.” It was agreed upon that a loving…

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Meet our Interim Exec. Director

On June 15, 2017, the Puget Sound Community School Board of Trustees announced that Amy Hollinger was offered and accepted the position of Interim Director of PSCS for the next two years. Eve Keller, President of the Board wrote, “In addition to being our top candidate for her strong administrative background in independent education, she is well-acquainted with PSCS and already…

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eNewsletter Spring 2018

Spring Forward at PSCS According to the OED, the term Spring has several meanings, including (but not limited to): 1. noun. Spring. The season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, in the northern hemisphere from March to May and in the southern hemisphere from September to November ‘in spring the…

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PSCS Director Steps Down after 24 Years

In March of 2018, co-founder, Andy Smallman, announced his retirement as Executive Director of Puget Sound Community School. Following his decision, the PSCS Board of Trustees decided to search for an interim to start in July of 2018. Their work led to offering Amy Hollinger, previously the Assistant Head at Westside School, a 2-year contract…

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PSCS eNewsletter January 2018

Unpacking Achievement with Andy Smallman In November’s eNewsletter, I referenced a get-together I had with a group of PSCS parents in which I gave them a detailed explanation of the school’s mission statement, “To turn passion into achievement.” In that article, I explained the first half of the mission what we at PSCS mean by…

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