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Ribbon Cutting For The Discovery Center At Robert C. Parker School


Robert C. Parker School , 4254 NY Route 43, North Greenbush, NY 12198
10 a.m.
No Cost
If you have questions, please contact Rachael Murray

Join us for a ribbon cutting celebrating the new Discovery Center at the Robert C. Parker School.

A letter from the school:

We are thrilled to announce, along with the Parker Board of Trustees, a bold new project for Parker – a Discovery Center.  This proposed addition to the school will hold an expanded science space, a room for music and performing practice, and a display hallway that looks out over the pond.

Since our light-filled building was constructed in 1998, we have not raised funds for a capital project.  With the needs of our expanding program and enrollment, now is the time. The Discovery Center will be completed during the school’s 25th anniversary year, scheduled for opening by June 2017.

The Discovery Center will be a catalyst for integrating science, the arts and communication. The expansion is needed to:

  • Alleviate the space crunch in the science room and the competition for practice areas between sports and drama 
  • Expand space for hands-on science projects
  • Add a practice place for band, choruses, and performance
  • Improve the sound and acoustics in the gym

As an added benefit, this project will give the school breathing room to incrementally expand enrollment to meet the increasing demand for a Parker education.

The new spaces will overlook the pond and because plans include a mudroom, big windows, an entrance vestibule, and covered porch area, we will feel closer to nature than ever.  The connecting hallway will hold a gym office and a bathroom, and plenty of space to gather before performances or to display sculpture and science projects.  Finishing touches are still under discussion, and we will hold idea sessions with both students and parents to get everyone’s creative juices flowing.

 

Meg Taylor, Head                      Kristin Koehler, President, Board of Trustees

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