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Responding to COVID-19

Teacher Appreciation Week goes off-campus

May 14, 2020
By Pinewood News

Pinewood's annual Teacher Appreciation Week looked different this year as students and parents found creative ways to honor faculty members off campus. Families coordinated drive-by parades, surprise porch drop-offs and chalk art messages on campus. Pinewood's PTO looks forward to celebrating the entire faculty upon our return to campus.

A huge word of thanks goes to everyone who participated in these kind gestures!


Pinewoodstock 2020 goes virtual

April 17, 2020
By Pinewood News

Although Pinewood was not able to host Pinewoodstock 2020 live on April 16, the show went on in a virtual format: Pinewoodstock@Home! Like the annual concert, the virtual concert featured performances by Music Technology students and faculty members. Many thanks to the Music Technology department for producing the Pinewoodstock@Home video. Be sure to check out the music video for an original song written, performed and produced by Music Technology students at the end of the concert!

Click here to view the full concert.


Administrators recognize 2020 commencement honorees

April 09, 2020
By Pinewood News

With the end of the school year in sight, Pinewood's senior leadership team sought a creative plan to announce the students who will receive special recognition at the School's 2020 commencement exercises. These students are usually announced at a High School assembly, but with classes meeting virtually, a group of administrators took this task on the road. 

Head of School Dan Seiden, Head of High School Babette Hamilton, Director of Guidance and Counseling Brendan Diffley and Director of Advancement Brooks Hearn recently surprised each of the students at their homes. The administrators presented this year's Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Junior Marshals and Flag Bearer with a yard sign proclaiming their achievements. Although the administrators drove separately and everyone involved stayed outdoors and maintained proper social distance, the effort was intended to provide a personal touch in a currently virtual world.

2020 honorees include:
  • Valedictorian: Emma Robertson '20
  • Salutatorian: Alyssa Cox '20
  • Junior Marshals:
Ben Brown '21
Laura Martinez '21
Ellie Rodgers '21
Karen Russi '21
Caroline Terry '21
McKenna Zielke '21
  • Flag Bearer: Alexander Berry '22


Teachers connect with students virtually

April 09, 2020
By Pinewood News

Pinewood's teachers of all grade levels have continued to embrace new methods of educating and connecting with students during this time of virtual learning. Grade 1 student Maliyah Horlbeck's mother, Carla Stewart-Horlbeck, shared this photo of a recent virtual learning session, saying "Maliyah loves Mrs. Zielke's videos!"

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