Join the Club: Drama Club

Q&A WITH DRAMA CLUB PRESIDENT ELENI STAVROS, CLASS OF 2021

How long have you been a part of the club?
I am going on my seventh year in the Parker Drama Club. I joined at the start of sixth grade and I will be staying with the club until I graduate Upper School.

Join the Club: Branch Out

Q&A with Branch Out Club President Lucy Loughridge, Class of 2022

How long have you been a part of the club? 
Branch Out is actually a very new club that was founded this past school year. Even in the short time we’ve had, over 130 students have signed up and a group of about 20 students actively came to every event, held once every weekend. We look forward to expanding even more than we already have, and are excited to continue our progress.

Parker joins effort to aid local healthcare workers

Francis Parker School is joining a local effort to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers in San Diego, who are in desperate need to protect themselves as they continue their daily task of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Parker named California ‘Green Ribbon School’

Francis Parker School has been named a recipient of the 2020 California Green Ribbon Schools award, the California Department of Education (CDE) announced Wednesday morning. 

This is the second straight year the School has been named a Green Ribbon School–last year Parker was awarded Silver Level and this year attained Gold Level.

Latest News

Join the Club: Drama Club

Join the Club: Drama Club

Q&A with Drama Club President Eleni Stavros, Class of 2021

How long have you been a part of the club?
I am going on my seventh year in the Parker Drama Club. I joined at the start of 6th grade and I will be staying with the club until I graduate Upper School. 

read more

Breaking Barriers

For decades, Parker has been actively involved in National History Day, the annual project-based contest for middle and high school students. Now, thanks to the efforts of Grade 12 student Cate Hasler, history aficionados at Lower School have their chance to get involved.

read more
Join the Club: Branch Out

Join the Club: Branch Out

Q&A with Branch Out Club President Lucy Loughridge, Class of 2022

How long have you been a part of the club? 
Branch Out is actually a very new club that was founded this past school year. Even in the short time we’ve had, over 130 students have signed up and a group of about 20 students actively came to every event, held once every weekend. We look forward to expanding even more than we already have, and are excited to continue our progress.

read more
Three Parker seniors awarded National Merit scholarships

Three Parker seniors awarded National Merit scholarships

Kainoa MacDonald and Pallavi Murthy, both Class of 2020, were recently selected as winners of the prestigious National Merit $2,500 Scholarship, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced last week.  

The scholarship program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. According to NMSC, approximately 1.6 million high school students enter the program each year, of which roughly 7,600 finalists are selected to receive a Merit Scholarship.  

read more
Q&A with Grade 12 student Gabriel Jinich

Q&A with Grade 12 student Gabriel Jinich

Parker Upper School student Gabriel Jinich, Class of 2020, recently spoke to Parker School News about his award-winning mini-documentary, “Environmental Racism in Barrio Logan.”

The film, which has already garnered a second-place award at the UCLA Environmental Film Festival and a third place honor in the high school documentary division at the MyHero International Film Festival, is being streamed online today for the Earth Day premiere of the New Roads School’s Inaugural Climate Changemaker Teen Film Festival.

read more
Parker named California ‘Green Ribbon School’

Parker named California ‘Green Ribbon School’

Francis Parker School has been named a recipient of the 2020 California Green Ribbon Schools award, the California Department of Education (CDE) announced Wednesday morning.

This is the second straight year the School has been named a Green Ribbon School–last year Parker was awarded Silver Level (achievement of 65-74.9 percent) and this year attained Gold Level (achievement of 75 percent or better).

read more
Parker family organizes block-wide street art ‘thank you’ to first responders

Parker family organizes block-wide street art ‘thank you’ to first responders

Parker alumna Lauren Hirsh ’93 was looking for a way that her family and neighbors could show their gratitude for the doctors and nurses tirelessly working to combat the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

So on the afternoon of Friday, April 3, they met at the front of their driveways along Via Corona in La Jolla and began creating large-scale chalk art. The result was an impressively colorful tapestry of drawings and positive messages.Parker alumna Lauren Hirsh ’93 was looking for a way that her family and neighbors could show their gratitude for the doctors and nurses tirelessly working to combat the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

So on the afternoon of Friday, April 3, they met at the front of their driveways along Via Corona in La Jolla and began creating large-scale chalk art. The result was an impressively colorful tapestry of drawings and positive messages.

read more
‘Quaranteened’

‘Quaranteened’

Stuck at home, Ellie Lewis wanted to find a way to educate and connect her peers, so the Parker Upper School student set out to create an outreach website for teens.

“Quaranteened” serves as a resource that students can use to learn about COVID-19 and also as a support system, explains Ellie, Class of 2023. 

read more

Got news to share?

Send us your news, photos, and story ideas.