Porter-Gaud School

Porter-Gaud School

Porter-Gaud is an Episcopal, coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school.

Operating as usual

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 01/19/2024

Martin Luther King Jr.'s question, "What are you doing for others?" was echoed in chapel services this week in all school divisions. Students were encouraged to reflect on King's life and legacy, seeing him as an embodiment of the Christian calling to hope and love.

Thank you to Father Kennedy, Ms. Panuccio, and Mr. Rowe for guiding us in this reflection!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 01/17/2024

Hats off to our fourth graders for taking on a project that tackles environmental challenges!

Over the past few months, they've learned about flooding and flood management strategies, interviewed specialists, and built a flood management system to protect Legoland.

Yesterday, they presented their unique ideas to a panel of experts!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 01/16/2024

Our literary detectives successfully broke out! 🕵️‍♂️🧩

Mrs. Rorick and Ms. Stapleton's third-grade reading class had fun doing an escape room last week. Their mission was to put their heads together to solve clues and puzzles from their class novel.

Teamwork, creativity, and literary knowledge were on full display!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 01/12/2024

We're so grateful to Shannon Rice from Make-A-Wish and Kendall G., an Upper School student and previous Make-A-Wish recipient, for visiting our Lower School students during Chapel this morning.

This month, our Lower School is embracing empathy as their virtue, and they had the chance to see firsthand how Make-A-Wish embodies this virtue.

In our Upper School, the Porter-Gaud Service Program also organized a bake sale to contribute to this meaningful cause.

Learn more about the Make-A-Wish South Carolina chapter: https://wish.org/sc

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 01/10/2024

Collaboration for the win! 🙌

In social studies, our fourth graders were tasked with building a three-dimensional, historically accurate model of the Jamestown Fort.

They researched its structure, the surrounding geography, and interior buildings. After sketching out a plan, they used popsicle sticks to bring it to life.

Great work, fourth graders!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 01/05/2024

The first Book Buddies of 2024! 📚

Our third graders got to show off their reading skills this morning by pairing up with first-grade students. The kids always look forward to this time together each month.

What a great way for our students to become the teachers!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 01/04/2024

Welcome back, Cyclones! We're so glad to see your smiling faces back on campus. Here's to a fantastic semester ahead!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 01/03/2024

Who's excited for the second half of the school year? Our faculty and staff are back on campus today and eagerly await the return of students tomorrow!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/25/2023

Merry Christmas, Cyclones! Wishing you a safe, snug, and joyous day filled with sweet holiday traditions. 🎄🦌 Check out the favorite traditions of some of our first graders!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/19/2023

You made it, Cyclones! As you head off on a well-deserved winter break, check out these photos from our first-grade Simple Gifts performance this morning. It was the perfect way to celebrate the joy of this season. ✨

Click to view the complete photo gallery: https://pictures.portergaud.edu/2023-2024/Simple-Gifts/

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/19/2023

Art, Spanish, and Food Trucks! 🎨🚚

This semester, our third graders learned about cuisine from Hispanic cultures through an interdisciplinary project combining Spanish and art.

In Spanish class, they researched recipes and prepared menus reflecting their assigned country, while in art class, they built food trucks inspired by their learning.

Adding to the excitement, they also got a special visit by Carrie Morey from Callie's Hot Little Biscuit, where they heard how she built her successful brand.

It was an engaging project to blend language with art!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/18/2023

Who wore it best? Toga edition.

Our fifth-grade Latin students recently celebrated Saturnalia, the ancient Roman holiday that honors Saturn. They played games, made crafts, and had lots of festive fun!

Thank you to Ms. Briner for planning such a fun lesson!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/18/2023

Feeling the love from the Porter-Gaud Parents Association! ❤️ Thank you for the wonderful holiday meals that brought smiles to our hardworking faculty and staff.

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/18/2023

Challenge: Create a flood management system to prevent LEGOLAND from being flooded.

Engineers: Mrs. Gianoukos' fourth-grade science students.

Approach: Research flooding and flood management strategies, conduct interviews with experts, create a blueprint detailing the design, build the flood management system.

Kudos to our fourth graders for taking on a project that tackles environmental challenges!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/15/2023

Our third graders had so much fun on a field trip they planned themselves! 🤩

Last month, students researched places that would make for a great social sciences tour of Charleston. Each group presented its ideas and everyone voted on a top choice. The winning group worked with teachers to plan the trip!

This week, it all came to life. They kicked off at the Charleston Museum with two scavenger hunts, exploring indoor exhibits and identifying architectural styles outside.

They also visited iconic spots like the Pineapple Fountain, Rainbow Row, White Point Garden, Charleston Market, and the Customs Building.

It was a full day of walking, exploring, and learning about local history!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/15/2023

Countdown to winter break is ON! ⏱️ Our lower school teachers got into the spirit with a fun holiday gathering this week. Check out these festive moments with some of your beloved teachers. ❤️

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/14/2023

Upper school students took charge of their pre-exam prep last week during our "Choose Your Adventure" wellness programming. From yoga to dodgeball, students chose among a variety of activities to gear up for exams while having fun and relieving stress. 📚 Best of luck to all Cyclones during this exam period!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/13/2023

Last week, upper school students pitched their virtual reality projects in our Computer Science Shark Tank.

Shark Tank is the end of a semester-long project, where students present their ideas to industry experts to secure investments using simulated currency.

Congratulations to Hugh and Grace, the winners, who will receive a $1,000 scholarship from The Office People.

See more photos: https://pictures.portergaud.edu/2023-2024/Computer-Science-Shark-Tank/

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/12/2023

Each year, our third graders participate in a cross-curricular project where they choose a changemaker from the United States. They research, write an informational essay, and present their chosen figure to classmates, teachers, and families.

As a part of this unit, we were excited to welcome Octavia Spencer, one of our students' changemakers, to the Lower School as a special guest speaker.

Octavia is an award-winning actress best known for her role as Minny in the 2011 film, 'The Help.' She is also the author of the children's book series, 'Randi Rhodes' and 'Ninja Detective.'

We are thrilled she took the time to speak to our third graders while she was in town!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/11/2023

Porter-Gaud filled the Church of the Holy Communion with beautiful music and readings at Saturday's Lessons and Carols. 🎼 Check our link in bio to view the full photo gallery.

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/07/2023

Happy first night of Hanukkah! 🕎 Today, our upper school Jewish Life students read Hanukkah stories to our lower school students. Each student also got a chance to spin the dreidel!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/07/2023

Celebrating the spirit of Hanukkah in first grade! 🕎✨

On Monday, parents came in to share a story about Hanukkah and some information about the holiday. They also shared dreidels and gelt with the students. Everyone got to play the dreidel game!

We are thankful to our first-grade team for organizing this and our parents who came in to talk with our students!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/06/2023

It was great to see so many alumni at our holiday get-together! We're looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/05/2023

Upper school students, faculty, and staff headed to St. Louis last week for the annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference and People of Color Conference.

They joined over 8,000 national and international participants to engage in workshops aimed at fostering mutual understanding and cultivating inclusive and equitable school communities.

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/01/2023

Thank you to our amazing PGPA volunteers for decking the halls with some festive flair!

Stop by the Holiday Festival in the Wendell Center tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for more holiday cheer.

(📸: Rossana Guimaraes)

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/01/2023

A farm-filled day of discovery! 🚜🐄 Our second graders had a blast this morning at Legare Farms, learning and living the farm experience.

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 11/29/2023

When life gives clay, our seventh graders make gnomes! 🧙‍♂️✨


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