PYP and MYP Update
The Current State of IB at Peirce
Primary Years Programme (PYP) - IB World School
Middle Years Programme (MYP) - IB World School
The Learner Profile
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and int the world around us.
PEACE DAY 2018
On September 21, 2018 Peirce celebrated the United Nations International Day of Peace. This we made our wishes for peace know by creating classroom Peace Poles
The first part of the IB mission statement reflects beautifully what we hope for our students to understand by celebrating this day:
"The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect."
We hope that you have a peacful day, week, month, and year.
“Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are.” ~ Hafsat Abiola
Inquiry in the PYP
An Inquiry into the relative size of the planets.
An inquiry into the Learner Profile Attribute - Caring.
An inquiry into sight words - writing and recognizing.
How can you support inquiry at home?
- Support and encourage interest and curiosity by following up with activities at home.
- Encourage and practice good communication skills such as starting conversations and debates about current events.
- Help your kids develop research skills online and from text.
- Enjoy building projects together in the home.
Here are "50 Fun Questions to Get Your Kid Talking"
Have you looked at the Peirce PYP Documents lately?
You will find:
PYP Assessment Policy
PYP Language Policy
Peirce PYP Programme of Inquiry
Peirce Specialists Programmes of Inquiry
...And Much More!
The MYP at Peirce
Jontavious Barnes, MYP Year 2
I have shown caring for my friends and others because when they are feeling down, I come over and try to encourage them so that they will feel better. An example of a service I have have done for my school is picking up pieces of paper, gum from under tables, and washing the tables in the lunchroom.
Kennedy Chavez- MYP Year 2
Olivia Smith, MYP Year 3
Olivia Eichenseer- MYP Year 1
I show that I am caring because one of my classmates was having trouble with understanding inequalities, and I showed her how to do it. I showed my commitment to service when my little sister didn’t really get her homework. I helped her to catch up by showing her different strategies.
IT's student Council Election TIme!!! CHeck out a few of the MYP Campaign POsters....
Get dome NEW Peirce Gear!!!
This fall Peirce has partnered with FanCloth to bring you some brand new Peirce apparel. The items for sale can be found HERE. Many of the items can be customized (name and a favorite number) and are available in both youth and adult sizes. Orders are to be placed online, and are available until October 15, 2018. All merchandise will be delivered to the school and then distributed.
Purchasing Peirce Gear through FanCloth will also help to provide funds for our MYP Student Travel Scholarship. This year, Travel Scholarships will be used to send students to New York City, May 8th -10th. Our goal is to raise $16,000 in order to award six full scholarships and six partial scholarships.
Peirce's THIRD Annual International Family Dance Night
Friday, Nov. 9th, 4:30pm
1423 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Plans are in the works for our THIRD annual International FAMILY Dance Night at Peirce. This year’s International family dance night will include an International Foods Tasting as well as numerous dance classes offered throughout the building, in three different blocks of time. We need volunteers to support us in the following ways:
Volunteers to teach dance classes and recruit dance teachers (students and/or adults)
Volunteers to help secure food donations
Volunteers to donate and/or help sell beverages.
Volunteers to help with set-up & breakdown of the event
Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies
Dr. Talyia Eve Riemer - MYP Coordinator
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org