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Porter Ridge Holocaust teacher remembers the Holocaust photo

Porter Ridge Holocaust teacher remembers the Holocaust

Students in Kathryn Smith’s Remember the Holocaust classes are in for quite a surprise this year.  This summer Smith took part in a program geared toward teachers who teach Holocaust studies in their classrooms.  

As a result of this program, Smith now has a closer connection to the events that took place during WWII thanks to a trip organized by The Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers Program.

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First Day: Looking Forward To An Exciting New Year! photo

First Day: Looking Forward To An Exciting New Year!

August 25th marked the first day of the 2014-2015 school year here at Porter Ridge and was one filled with the usual chaos of freshmen finding their classes and massive traffic jams at Grand Central. Despite that, there was also the crisp sense of a new school year.

The day was a whirlwind of classes and class changes that were ordinary to upperclassmen, but novel to new students. When freshman Hailey Stroud was asked about her first day, she replied, “Awesome first day! Can’t wait for the next four years!” That spirit is what has driven Porter Ridge to achieve excellence, even on the first day. New Assistant Principal Shane Ferron stated, “I thought it was well organized and planned out. It went off without any major issues."

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