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Former Peace Corps volunteers share global teaching experience

The Global Studies Speaker Series welcomed one of Pennington's own faculty members, Mary Roseen, teacher of compensatory skills and ESL coordinator, to speak to students on January 10. Roseen was a teacher of English as a foreign language (TEFL) volunteer in Armenia for the Peace Corps from 2016 to 2018 before coming to The Pennington School. Joining Roseen for the presentation was Kelsey Rowe, who also volunteered as a teacher in Armenia from 2016 to 2019. 

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Academics News

In November, several Pennington Middle School students participated in a qualifying test for the American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC 8). The top seven scorers on the qualifying test went on to represent the School in the contest on November 12. The AMC 8 is a 60-year-old mathematics competition for Middle School students that attracts 350,000 participants annually. The 25-question, 40-minute multiple-choice examination is designed to cultivate the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers. This year, six eighth-graders and one seventh-grader represented the School. Of those competing, one student received a Gold medal, two earned Silver, and one scored Bronze. 

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On December 11, twelve Middle School students in the electives Middle School Singers and Instrumental Lab spread some holiday cheer by performing a number of hit songs for the Hopewell Valley Senior Center. About fifteen senior citizens from the area enjoyed coffee, tea, and snacks while the Middle School students played instrumental music and sung holiday songs. 

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Arts News

On December 11, twelve Middle School students in the electives Middle School Singers and Instrumental Lab spread some holiday cheer by performing a number of hit songs for the Hopewell Valley Senior Center. About fifteen senior citizens from the area enjoyed coffee, tea, and snacks while the Middle School students played instrumental music and sung holiday songs. 

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Suzanne Houston first saw this play over fifteen years ago at McCarter Theatre and she has wanted to direct it ever since. What is the “secret” of the play’s title?  Mary Zimmerman, the playwright, once explained that it has a double meaning. The first is about the “wings” of a stage; the audience never knows what is going on back there or what will emerge next. The second, more serious meaning, is that the secret represents those things or events in childhood that mark us for life. Most people we meet will never know or understand what we have experienced.

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