Growing Global Perspectives, Locally

It’s the second day of the new school year and the students are already discussing important issues–a vital jumping-off point for their final year of middle school. In Grade 8, Parker students shift their grade-level theme from “community” to “global.” 

Dance with Your Surroundings

“When you get stale in your dancing and choreography, take it to a different space and you’ll be inspired,” says Desiree Cuizon, a guest teacher for the San Diego Dance Theatre. 

Desiree led a site-specific dance workshop for Upper School Dance students on the Lancer Lawn at Parker’s Linda Vista Campus on Thursday, Oct. 3. Site-specific dancing entails performing in a unique location–often a public space–with the ever-present challenges of external elements like weather, noise, and space limitations. 

Parker Alumnus Hylbert '87 Pens Novel

Author Scott Hylbert ’87 believes there is a golden rule that applies to all writing–one he hopes readers find holds true in his debut novel.

“Is it a page-turner?” Scott says. “When somebody doesn’t want to stop reading it, that’s a good sign, no matter what it is.” 

The novel, “Task Lyst,” was released by Turner Publishing Company on July 16. Scott, who has been on a book tour, recently stopped by Parker’s Linda Vista Campus to discuss the book and reminisce about his time at the School. 

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Growing Global Perspectives, Locally

Grade 8 students make connections through neighborhood engagement By Matthew Piechalak“This is a community with a lot of pride, and we need to build respect in a hospitable and responsible way,” Parker Director of Community Engagement Kevin Dunn tells...

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Dance with your surroundings

Upper School Dance students experience site-specific dance By Matthew Piechalak “When you get stale in your dancing and choreography, take it to a different space and you’ll be inspired,” says Desiree Cuizon, a guest teacher for the San Diego Dance Theatre.  Desiree...

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Athlete Spotlight: Russell Childs

"I consider myself to lead by example; I'm a full-effort guy in practice," says Russell Childs, Class of 2020. Russell, one of the captains of Varsity Football, was recently featured on KUSI Sports' Prep Pigskin Report for his work on the field, as well as his prowess...

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As Far As My Eyes Can See

By Bob GillinghamHead of Lower School One of the joys of working at the Lower School is simply walking around campus. For many years, I’ve considered our Mission Hills site my second home–the historic campus never fails to lift my spirits and to remove the “busy-ness”...

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