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PSCS Life – Relationships Matter

In 2010, I made the move from public to independent school education. At that time, I attended a meeting with Bernie Noe, the Head of the Lakeside School, and something he said resonated deeply with me. To paraphrase: “It is not our job to continue to perpetuate students having privilege. It’s our job to educate…

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PSCS Life – Family Feedback

Last summer, I began my journey at PSCS by inviting all current families to meet with me. I wanted to gather feedback on their PSCS experience, explore the things our community values, and see where there were areas for growth as we transitioned into our next 25 years. I asked four questions. One, why did…

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PSCS Life – Student Feedback

(*This is the first post in a series of three posts where I will share the feedback I have been getting from students, families, and staff.) What Amy does well is: “Being a significant presence but not being intrusive.” -PSCS student feedback on my performance December 2018 I cannot imagine my work without feedback. Whether…

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PSCS Life- Community Culture

“’If students weren’t forced to come to school would they still show up?’ I believe the answer to this question speaks volumes about a school’s culture.” I saw this on Twitter recently, and it got me thinking about our community culture at PSCS.​ ​​Last Fall, ​a​ common theme in my family meetings​ ​was how much PSCS students…

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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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PSCS Life – The “Why” Behind Annual Giving

You’ve probably heard that annual giving is pretty important to the PSCS community. But, what is most often misunderstood, is that we expect everyone in our community to contribute to our annual fundraising efforts, each year—board members (we already have 100% from this group), staff (we already have 100% from this group), and all our…

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1/16/19: Winter Open House

Join us for the PSCS fall Open House for prospective families— and discover progressive education at it’s most supportive.   Wednesday, January 16, 6-8pm RSVP & Inquiries   This evening Q & A event is being held for those families seeking enrollment in middle or high school in the 2019-20 school year.   Why PSCS…

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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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