Meet Julie Jester Newman ’10: Electronics Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

On a clear summer evening in the year 2025, look to the southwestern sky and find the planet Jupiter. If you look hard enough, you might see the Europa Clipper spacecraft flying by Jupiter’s moon Europa, carrying with it Julie Jester Newman’s instrument named REASON.

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        At any given time, Robyn Bryan ’11 could receive a notification that completely alters the course of her day, week, month, even year. In 2015, Robyn was fresh on her new internship working for U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee when she felt that...

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National Youth Arts Awards and Nominees

arlier this month, 19 Parker students, faculty, and drama productions were nominated for National Youth Art awards with representatives from the School earning six awards. The organization serves as a resource for youth theater,...

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2019 Head of School Report

by Head of School Kevin YaleyAs we close out the 2018-2019 academic year, I am pleased to report again that our School is in a position of strength and our future holds much promise. And as always, our focus remains on advancing our mission of providing Parker...

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Success by Any Measure

by Head of Lower School Dr. Bob Gillingham e often talk about assessment on the Lower School Campus, striving always to understand and meet students’ needs. However, in our years on this beautiful Campus, we’ve all come to realize that assessment...

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Board Chair Corner – June 2019

by Board Chair Robert Gleasons the 2018-2019 academic year–Francis Parker School’s 107th–draws to a close, it is a natural time for all, including your Board to Trustees, to reflect on all that has been accomplished over the year. In my first note...

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California History Day 2019 Results

In May 2019, thirty-nine Francis Parker School students from all three divisions traveled to Sacramento to represent San Diego County at the National History Day California competition. At the end of the weekend competition, nine Parker students advanced to the National Competition, in addition to two students who won in the Elementary Poster Division.

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