The students are officially on break. Faculty and Staff are finalizing everything for the semester, taking some break, and getting ready for next semester.
Happy Holidays to all from Primacy.
Congratulations to Primacy math teacher Ms. Joanne Ward for becoming a National Board Certified Teacher. Becoming certified through the National Board is an arduous and demanding accomplishment. To become nationally certified teachers must pass 10 rigorous exams along with creating more than four portfolios and six exercises for assessing student content. Ms. Ward joins an elite group of teachers as National Board statistics indicate that fewer than 3% of teachers who hold a state license in the USA hold national board certification.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, nearly 30 Primacy students gave of their time to serve. Projects included teaching elementary students English and volunteering at a local market. One of Primacy’s major goals is to assist our student in building the skills to effectively care for others.
Primacy students who participated in the Indonesian Research trip by Ms. Gardner this past summer have had their research work on butterflies published. Students participated in a study on butterfly ecology in Lasan, Indonesia. The result was the first ever published butterfly guide on this area of the world. You will find an acknowledgement of Primacy student’s work on page 1 long with a picture of the students on page 11. It should also be noted a number pictures in the publication were taken by Primacy students.
The Lady Sharks basketball club kicks off the 2019-2020 season with new uniforms. Primacy student and basketball team member Emily Lick is responsible for the design of the new uniforms. The Primacy Lady Sharks Basketball team has a proud tradition. We look forward to another successful season.
Primacy held its 2nd annual 5K Live Healthfully Run/Walk on Sunday, November 10th. While some fast times were posted it’s not about the speed, but rather encouraging people to live healthy lives. Congratulations to all the runners/walkers who finished the course. Join us next November as we look to continue this developing tradition.
Volleyball intramurals has kicked off at Primacy and we saw exciting games between the houses last Wednesday evening at Beitou Sports Center. Justin Liu displayed his skillful volleyball moves to help yellow house gain a victory. Blue house, White house also gained a win as well with Kyle and Angel showing their great volleyball serves against green house. In our last game Grey house came together as a team to be victorious over Black house. We can’t wait to see where the rankings will go this season.
As a NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) accredited school The Primacy Collegiate Academy is certified to assist students with their academic pursuit of athletic scholarships from American Colleges and Universities. Join Primacy in congratulating Kent Hsiao for making a verbal commitment to attend Purdue University on a golf scholarship. On top of being a fine academic institution Purdue is also a member of the BIG 10, one of the strongest athletic conferences.