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PDS Spirit - Spring 2017

PDS Spirit - Spring 2017


  • Doug Carpenter ’76 on the Rebirth of Memphis
  • Looking Ahead - Advancing Our Mission
  • Teacher Feature: Tony Ruzena
  • Using EDGE Design Thinking to Bring Relief to Food Deserts

The 2016–17 school year is now complete and offers us the opportunity to reflect on all that was accomplished this year at Presbyterian Day School.

I began the school year with a goal for our faculty to dream about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education in our classrooms. The teachers rose to the challenge and created many hands-on activities for the boys. We had many firsts at PDS this year. From our Early Childhood STEAM DAY to putt-putt and arcade activities, the boys had a blast creating and exploring outside the classroom. This issue of PDS Spirit features information about our boys using EDGE Design Thinking for a community service project and you will see many of our STEAM activities in action.

The launch of our new and improved website took place at the beginning of the school year. If you have not visited lately, I invite you to visit and keep track of all the amazing things that take place at PDS.

Looking toward the future, I hope you enjoy learning about the mission of PDS and how we plan to continue building better boys. God has given us a great opportunity in Memphis and I look forward to seeing all the ways we will live out our mission in the years to come.

Steve Hancock
Head of School