The student-teacher relationship is the heart of the Pace experience, and we’re fortunate to welcome outstanding new faculty and staff to our community this year. See who they are and learn more about them here. Then, introduce yourself and welcome them to the Pace family.
In a once-in-a-lifetime event (well, at least until 2049), a solar eclipse will pass over the United States on Monday, Aug. 21, around 2:35 p.m. While the path of totality won’t pass directly over Atlanta, we will see a 90-perecent eclipse.
To mark the occasion, individual teachers will incorporate eclipse lessons and activities into their classes, and Middle and Upper School students will leave class early to attend a 2 p.m. assembly. The assembly will include education regarding the science of behind the eclipse, as well as safety precautions for viewing the cosmic event. Students will receive NASA-approved viewing glasses and will disperse throughout campus to view the eclipse. To learn more about this phenomenon, visit NASA’s Eclipse 101 website.
Parents, now is the time to sign up to volunteer! The Parents Club coordinates all parent volunteer opportunities—activities that impact students, faculty, staff and families in every division. Opportunities are posted in myPACE and range from staffing the Snack Bar and providing baked goods for school events, to assisting with community engagement efforts and fundraising initiatives such as the Fall Fair, Auction & Gala and Pace Race. Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Kiersten Leach.
Our varsity softball team will host its first region match-up on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at new softball facilities within our Riverview Sports Complex. The addition to the complex includes an all-weather, artificial turf softball field, a training facility, locker rooms and bathrooms.
Help us celebrate! A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 5 p.m., followed by the Knights’ 5:30 p.m. game versus Stone Mountain High School. Put on your blue and white and come cheer on the Knights!
Students, faculty and staff will explore conservation as it relates to the ICGL’s five focus areas: Science & Technology, Culture & Arts, Social Entrepreneurship & Business, Community Engagement & Environmental Sustainability, Public Policy & International Relations. Teachers will incorporate conservation issues and study into their curriculum with the goal of building awareness, fostering understanding and encouraging engagement.
Together we’ll explore the relationships between conservation and climate, food and water, our previous ICGL themes; travel near and far to see conservation efforts in action; talk to scientists, naturalists, activists and economists; and attempt to understand conservation’s impact on our own lives. Join us!