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Welcome to Parkview Junior Academy
Parkview has been in existence for over 100 years providing a Christian education to the children of its constituent churches and to the community. It is our goal to provide an education that is balanced to meet individual physical, social/emotional, academic, and spiritual needs. We consider it our duty, in cooperation with parents, to develop students who are responsible and respectful, and who make strong and positive contributions to society.
We look forward to meeting you, and should we have the opportunity, serving your young person.
If you are interested in receiving more information about our school click on Contact Us.
Nature Center Begins to Become a Reality
While there are yet many dreams to be fulfilled where the nature center is concerned, we accomplished enough that we can begin to see what can be. Students have enjoyed watching the fish and tadpoles in the frog habitat. With the hammock, memorial bench, and lounge chair set up, it is a pleasant place to enjoy lunch during these incredibly temperate fall days. We are exploring a structure that would allow us to showcase many of God's intricate and interesting creations. Bluebird houses will be going up soon so they will be ready for the spring and we have applied for a grant through Cornell's Birdsleuth program that we hope will enable us to purchase things like binoculars, display cases, and additional plants that will create a welcoming home for a variety of birds. It has been fun to see the enthusiasm of most students for the things of nature and to see some who are very cautious ("Mrs. Kaiser, help! I saw a spider!") move toward a greater level of comfort with the critters.
Students on the leadership team wrote the following leadership mission statement:
Parkview's Leadership Mission Statement
Students at Parkview are respectful leaders,
inspiring and encouraging, teaching leadership,
making decisions, and modeling responsibility
so God can use us now and in the future
to have fun and make a difference.
Family Ties and School Business Underway
Family Ties is our leadership training and community building program in which students of mixed ages are grouped in families of about 10 students with a staff member supporting each group. Each family has two students leaders whose job it is to learn, under Mrs. Kaiser's direction, cooperative activities designed to bring us together. They then return to their school family and teach and debrief the activity with the other family members. It is exciting to see kids processing the realities of leadership and stepping up to the task.
Another element of leadership training is our school business. This year, in addition to making greeting cards, we are decorating gift bags to sell. Students are learning what makes a quality work environment and what could cause frustration. They are seeing the importance of careful work and thinking about what it takes to make a profit.
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Click HERE for a Box Tops for Education Products List
Parkview is a Box Tops school! Box Tops for Education™ is a school earnings program that helps schools earn cash to buy the things they need. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ for schools and are found on hundreds of products. When students, families, schools and communities work together to collect Box Tops, the money adds up fast. Please look for Box Tops on the products you buy at the grocery store. You can clip, save, and drop them off at Parkview in the designated box located next to the fish aquarium. Pick up a collection sheet to make the process more fun, download the Box Tops Bonus app, or sign up to be a supporter at www.BTFE.com and receive exclusive coupons for joining! Money earned from the Box Tops will be used to help fund Family Ties events for this year and any excess will go towards classroom expenses.