Monthly Archives: May 2015

PMS and PHS Jazz Band performs at Yoshis!

On Monday, May 11th, the PMS and PHS Jazz Bands, directed by Dr. Andria Mullan, performed two shows at Yoshi’s in Jack London Square.  A variety of selections from the Latin, swing, and funk genres were featured throughout the evening, with many featured student soloists. These performances raised funds to purchase instruments for the PHS…

New Mobile Computer Science Apps Course at PHS

Starting next year at Piedmont High School, a new computer science course, Mobile Computer Science Principles, will be offered to students. The course focuses on learning computer science concepts while designing mobile apps that promote social good and serve a purpose in the community. Students will be encouraged to think outside the box, developing skills in problem solving…

Connected Learning in Action – Sati Shah

In this continuing series, teachers working with students in the Connected Learning 1:1 program share how they use the tools to impact student learning. Science is an amazing tool for understanding the immense complexity of the natural world. One of the most powerful lessons in science class is how to develop the skills to solve…

Elementary Math Curriculum: Bridges in Mathematics and Number Corner

On May 13th, the PUSD Board of Education adopted Bridges in Mathematics and Number Corner as the new Common Core aligned math curriculum for all elementary students, grades TK-5. Bridges in Mathematics and Number Corner (2nd edition) is a comprehensive Common-Core aligned math curriculum. Teachers who piloted Bridges and Number Corner describe the curriculum as…

Jennifer Fox Awarded the 2015 Art Hecht Award

On May 13th, the Piedmont Unified School District awarded Jennifer Fox as the recipient of the 2015 Arthur Hecht Volunteer of the Year Award.  Recognition of PHS Advanced Placement Art Student Ying Zhou PUSD is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2015 Arthur Hecht Volunteer of the Year Award is Jennifer Fox. The…

PMS Diversity Day

On Friday, May 8th, PMS celebrated its 15th annual Diversity Day.  Organized by PMS Teachers Kim Lipkin and Anne Smith, it’s a day filled with speakers, assemblies, music, a Food Faire, and discussions and activities on diversity.  It was an experience for the entire student body of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to come together as…

PADC’s Annual Community Night Showcases Student Spoken-Word Performances and Art Work

Each year, Piedmont’s Appreciating Diversity Committee (PADC) hosts a Community Night at Yoshi’s in Jack London Square.  These jazz-filled programs build community and raise money for grants that support and promote diversity and inclusiveness in our schools and community. This year’s program, featuring the well-known Bay Area jazz band Mingus Amungus, also showcased spoken-word performances…