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  • Athletics

    Athletics

     

    Interschool teams complement the physical education program. School teams provide opportunities for friendly contact and competition with other schools. The Parkview Panthers, sporting the blue and yellow school colors, offer opportunities for students to play on senior and junior teams. School teams in the past have included:

     

     

    • Senior Girls Volleyball
    • Track and Field
    • Junior Boys Volleyball
    • Junior Girls Volleyball
    • Junior Boys Basketball
    • Senior Boys Soccer
    • Senior Girls Soccer
    • Senior Boys Basketball
    • Senior Girls Basketball
    • Junior Girls Basketball
    • Indoor Soccer Coed
    • Cross Country Running
    • Badminton
    • Coed Flag Rugby

    All students are encouraged to participate in these programs. In addition to the large participation rate at Parkview, the school also boasts many zone and city championships.

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Athletics at Parkview include a lunch hour intramural program. Intramurals run September through June, Monday to Friday from 12:50 to 1:10 p.m. The activities are organized by grade. Students receive sign-up sheets in their physical education classes. Intramural activities include basketball, soccer, floor hockey, badminton and volleyball

    Parkview School has many different clubs to be offered, for both elementary and jr. high students. These clubs are extra-curricular and are during lunches and after school. The clubs that are offered, but not limited to, include:

     

     

     

    • Social Justice Club
    • Art Club
    • Anime Club
    • Film Study Club
    • Chess Club
    • Glee Club
    • Drama Club
    • Elem. Choir
    • Peer Support
    • Book Club
    • Intramural Sports
    • Jazz Band
    • Ski and Snowboard Club

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    Mercedem non sine labore ad - No reward without effort 

    At Parkview School, we believe a school provides a safe, secure and caring environment where students are challenged to achieve to the best of their abilities. All students are expected to be responsible citizens and learners, and to be respectful of all individuals and their differences.  Teachers are required to ensure that learning and evaluating strategies that best fit the students are used, with an understanding that learning and evaluations of learning are shared with parents, and students. Parkview School staff are committed to high quality teaching and learning, and share in the leadership required for all students to not only succeed, but to become life-long learners.

     

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Welcome

Welcome to the Home of the Panthers!

Parkview is a school with a population of about 550 students. Our reputation is one of academic excellence combined with extensive complementary options and an ever growing athletics program. We are a district site for a variety of programs such as English Language Learning, Interactions and Community Mental Health. Here at Parkview School, we are committed to the academic and personal success of all students. The success of our students depends on the cooperation and extreme dedication of school staff, teachers, students, parents and the community. The high expectations we set at school lead to excellent results for all our students, both in school and in the community.

Principal's Message

Perfect Practice

 

I am a sports enthusiast. I passionately enjoy watching, playing, and have coached numerous sports.

I am amazed at how dedicated young athletes are to their sport(s). It is not uncommon to have a child practice his/her sport until he/she has become exhausted. One way to become proficient at a sport is to practice the particular skills of that sport repeatedly. To move onto a higher level in the sport, the fundamental skills must become second nature to the athlete. How do these skills become second nature? Through constant practice and tireless repetition does one perfect skills. The same ideology holds true in the realm of academics.

 In his book titled “Class Warfare: Besieged Schools, Bewildered Parents, Betrayed Kids and the Attack on Excellence,” J. Martin Rochester addresses the benefits of practice and repetition in academics. He states, “In the old maxim ‘no pain, no gain,’ the new slogan is ‘if it ain’t fun, it can’t be done.’ Why the concept of drill and practice should be so alien to today’s educationist remains a mystery. Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, and any number of other highly successful people can speak to the importance of repetitive routines in the development of their skills.

 “The Nobel laureate Herbert Simon and colleagues at CarnegieMellonUniversity note that science supports what would seem intuitively obvious: ‘The criticism of practice (called drill and kill) is prominent in the educational world of today. Nothing flies more in the face of the last twenty years of research than the assertion that practice is bad. All evidence, from the laboratory and from extensive case studies of professionals, indicates that “real competence only comes with extensive practice.”

 If we are willing to have our children painstakingly practice music or sports, why should we not be willing to ask the same of them in academics? It should be very plausible to require a student to rewrite an essay or a paper multiple times. It is more than reasonable to expect students to practice reading on a continual basis. Penmanship you ask? Sure, constant detailed practice will produce wonderful results. The same goes for math facts as well.

 Sports, music, dance and other extracurricular activities are wonderful! One can’t help but wonder, however, how well children would be performing academically if they approached their education with the same intensity and desire as they do these other extracurricular interests.

 

Mr. D. Beharry

Principal