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Jasinski Rejoins the German Department

Jasinski Rejoins the German Department

Callie Mahoney (V) Herr Igor Jasinski is back! This year, he will be teaching a variety of both Upper and Middle School courses: German I, German III and IV for high schoolers, and German IA for the sixth graders. He is also a faculty advisor of the Polyglot magazine,...

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The Math Department Welcomes Mr. Yong

The Math Department Welcomes Mr. Yong

Brooke Pan (V) The Upper School Mathematics Department welcomes Mr. Zhaojun Yong, who will be teaching both Honors Geometry and Advanced Algebra and Geometry. Besides teaching, he will also be coaching the boys’ freshman basketball team and advising a club in the...

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Welcome to the History Department, Mr. Toor!

Welcome to the History Department, Mr. Toor!

Andrew Wong (IV) This year, the Upper School History Department welcomes Mr. Saad Toor, who will be teaching three sections of World History 9 and one section of World History 10.  Mr. Toor recently completed his second M.A. in South Asian Studies at Oxford University...

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History Department Welcomes Dr. Wakefield

History Department Welcomes Dr. Wakefield

Eva Schiller (V) As the new school year begins, Pingry is extremely fortunate to welcome Dr. Zachary Wakefield to the History Department. He attended Juniata College, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in history. He then went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D at Auburn...

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The Mandarin Department Welcomes Michael Wang

The Mandarin Department Welcomes Michael Wang

Zoe Wang (IV) This fall, the Pingry community welcomed Mr. Michael Wang, who teaches Chinese 1, two sections of Chinese 3, and Chinese 6. In addition to teaching, Mr. Wang chaperones the Middle School Homework Club.  Mr. Wang graduated with a bachelor’s degree from...

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Xu Joins the Language Department

Xu Joins the Language Department

Maile Winterbottom (V) The Pingry community welcomes Ms. Yifan Xu this fall as a teacher of Middle and Upper School Chinese. She will be teaching levels 1A, 1B, and Chinese 2 in the Upper School. She has two years of prior teaching experience before coming to Pingry,...

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A Summer of Science and Spanish

A Summer of Science and Spanish

Anjali Kapoor (VI) This summer, I was able to learn about two of my favorite subjects outside of the classroom. I interned at an orthopedics lab where I was exposed to a whole new side of biology research, and I traveled to Spain and Cancun to immerse myself in...

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Looking Past the Surface

Looking Past the Surface

Helen Liu (V) The speaker at the podium––let’s call him A––gave his speech, charged with emotion. I never knew he could write like this, I thought, as I clapped along with my friends at the particularly touching parts. I didn’t know A that well—he was in a separate...

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Seniors Relax in Pocono Retreat

Seniors Relax in Pocono Retreat

Martha Lewand (VI) A week before school began, on September 3rd and 4th, Form VI students traveled to the Pocono Valley Resort in Reeders, Pennsylvania, for their senior retreat.  The seniors spent the trip participating in several activities, including a...

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Remembering D-Day

Remembering D-Day

Ava Kotsen (V) June 6, 2019 was a lot of things. For many students and faculty at Pingry, it marked the final day of the school year, and the beginning of summer. It also marked the 75th anniversary of the Allied Powers’ Normandy invasion and the battle that...

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The Sophomores Visit NYC

The Sophomores Visit NYC

Katherine Xie (IV) On Wednesday, September 4, the class of 2022 explored the exhibits of New York City’s Museum of Natural History and went to see the award-winning “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Broadway.  The day began in the school cafeteria where students caught up...

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The Incredible Middle School Trips

The Incredible Middle School Trips

Alex Wong (I) From September 25th to 27th, Middle School students embarked on trips to destinations ranging from the nation’s capital to right here in New Jersey. In the process, students were able to get a glimpse into what they will learn this year Grade six...

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Form V Floats into the School Year

Form V Floats into the School Year

Dean Koenig (V) The Form V class spent their opening to the school year at the Lehigh River to go whitewater rafting. Since the junior class traveled to Philadelphia in previous years for their back-to-school trips, this trip was a surprise to students. The grade was...

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Mr. Schroedter Shares His Passion For Language

Mr. Schroedter Shares His Passion For Language

Josie Alston (V) This fall, Pingry welcomed Mr. Kevin Schroedter to the Middle and Upper School Language Departments. Mr. Schroedter teaches French 2 in the Middle and Upper School, along with Spanish 2 and French 5 in the Upper School. He is the assistant coach for...

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Predicaments in Camp Counselling

By Chase Barnes '21 There were many constants for me this summer. Begrudgingly rolling out of bed every day at 6 AM, relentless heat and humidity, crazy parents, and, of course, children. This summer, for seven weeks, I was a camp counselor at a local YMCA. Reflecting...

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Mr. Fulco, an English Teacher of Many Talents

Mr. Fulco, an English Teacher of Many Talents

By Vicky Chen '19 This fall, Mr. Richard Fulco joined the Upper School English department where he will be teaching a wide variety of students. He is teaching two sections of ninth grade English, three sections of twelfth grade World Literature, and Creative Writing...

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