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Students in the Band program will meet two times each week in the following settings:

  • Small Group Instruction: Students will be placed in a small group with no more than four students. Students will learn basic techniques of the instrument, how to read music, and how to create a beautiful sound. These lessons will take place during the school day.
  • Large Group Instruction:
    • Our Beginning Band will meet between 3:15 and 4:00 pm. on Thursdays.
    • The Crusader Band (6th grade) will meet on Thursday mornings, 7:45-8:40 am.
  • There will be no conflicts for any boys who participate in athletics - including our Crusader teams. The large group meeting is designed to help the boys learn to follow a conductor, play in a large group, and to learn some exciting music.

5th Grade - The Seven Virtues of Manhood

At PDS, we want every boy to learn what it really means to be a man. That’s why we wrote The 7 Virtues of Manhood, which walks boys through each of the virtues and shows them what the virtues look like in daily life — at school, with friends, at home, and with God.

Each month, 5th-grade boys are reading that chapter for that month’s virtue — you can see what this month’s virtue is above.

The Seven Virtues of Manhood


6th Grade - Flight Plan

To equip boys as they grow into men, PDS spent the past 20 years developing Flight Plan, a clear, candid guidebook that unpacks what godly manhood is and what it looks like in daily life — in peer pressure, puberty, grades, dating, and more.

  • Chapter 01: Prepare For Takeoff - September 5
  • Chapter 02: The Six Myths Of Manhood - September 19
  • Chapter 03: The Seven Virtues - October 17
  • Chapter 04: Finding Your True Friends - October 31
  • Chapter 05: Resisting Peer Pressure - November 14
  • Chapter 06: The Dangers Of Alcohol And Drugs - December 12
  • Chapter 07: Relationships And Dating - January 16
  • Chapter 08: Understanding Puberty - January 18
  • Chapter 09: Purity And Porn - January 23
  • Chapter 10: Screens, Stories, And Songs - February13
  • Chapter 11: Loving Your Family - February 27
  • Chapter 12: Why School Matters - March 20
  • Chapter 13: Targeting True Success - April 3
  • Chapter 14: Cleared For Take Off - April 24

You can explore more Flight Plan resources for you and your son — like discussion questions, life skill infographics, and action steps — at Just go to to create your account.

Flight Plan
The True Friend

Stands Up, Stands By

● Displays compassion and kindness
● Encourages his classmates
● Shares what he has
● Honors his promises
● Looks at the heart of others
● Serves and helps those around him
● Tells the truth
● Shares his emotions
● Loves all of his neighbors
● Stands by and stands up for his classmates


PDS Band 2019 - 2020

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Welcome to the new school year! Please check below for information about the start-up of the band program for this year.

Crusader Band (6th grade)

Crusader Band will begin the week of August 26. The first full band morning rehearsal will be Thursday, August 29 at 7:45 AM.

All band students will receive a lesson schedule prior to leaving for the Victory Ranch trip.


Beginning Band (5th grade)

5th Graders have the opportunity to begin learning an instrument this year!

While this is an optional opportunity, we hope many boys will be a part of our band.

Mrs. Hancock will help each boy discover the best instrument for him over the next two weeks. Official registration will take place online later in August.

Beginning Band Timeline:

  • Thursday, August 15 Band Instrument Demonstration/Information Session for 5th grade boys
  • Friday, August 16 - Friday August 22 Band Instrument Discovery
    • (Brief Individual Meetings with Mrs. Hancock to try instruments)
  • Tuesday, August 27 - Tuesday, September 3 Band Registration ONLINE
  • Thursday, August 29 Elementary Parent Night & Band Parent Information Meeting
  • Week of September 9 Lessons Begin!
  • Week of September 16 Lesson #2
  • Thursday, September 19 First Full Band Rehearsal: 3:15 - 4:00 PM

Last modified on Wednesday, August 14, 2019


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Monday 7:40am 3:40pm
Tuesday 7:40am 3:40pm
Wednesday 7:40am 2:45pm
Thursday 7:40am 3:40pm
Friday 7:40am 3:10pm

Save the Date

The 2019 Book Fair will be held on November 4-7 in the Baber Gym.


Birthday Book Club

The PDS Birthday Book Club has served for more than twenty years as a way to honor your son on his birthday. It has strengthened our library tremendously. Thousands of books have been added to the library because of this wonderful program.

Boys enrolled in the club are given the opportunity to be the first to check out the new books chosen in their names. Shown in the front of the book is a special plate with the boy’s name and birthday. If you would like to place a book in the library in honor or memory of someone, it can be handled on this form, as well. This is a great way to remember teachers at Christmas or at the end of the year.

We request a minimum donation of $15.00 that should be paid in advance. Please fill out the form below and return it to the PDS Library with a check made payable to the PDS Birthday Book Club. Since this is a contribution, your gift is tax-deductible. For more information, contact Brooke Clement at 842-4641.

Download Sign-Up Form

On theCalendar

B100 (Church)
8:15 am
Meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Join other moms in praying for our boys, families, faculty, and school.


The home of Grace and Ethan Knight
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The home of Krystal and Lynn Shaw
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The home of Kyle and Jonathan Martin
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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