BY Eugenia Ko
Spirit Week themes next week will be ‘80s Monday, Twin Tuesday, Western Wednesday and Fanatic Friday.
Students in grades 10-12 attended the second-ever Homecoming Formal dance in Taper Gym Sept. 20. Semi-formal attire and limos were allowed. The dance included a DJ, snacks and a free photo booth.
The new mission statement emphasizes the importance of “joyful” learning in addition to academic excellence.
President Rick Commons spoke about the statement at Opening Convocation on Tuesday. He first announced it Aug. 26 at the opening faculty and staff meeting and on the school website.
Opponents to construction of a parking lot and bridge adjacent to the Upper School placed signs on the lawns of neighboring homes in early July. The signs were created by Save Coldwater Canyon!, a non-profit organization of neighbors formed to stop the school from breaking ground across Coldwater Canyon Drive.
Upper school students will gather in the gym during 20-minute-long breaks on the first and third Wednesdays of each month as a new form of community building, Assistant to the Head of Upper School and Community and Character Committee member Michelle Bracken said. The committee, formerly known as the Character Education Committee, has discontinued Civitalks.
Students roamed the quad and signed up for clubs at Activities Fair today during break. The 66 clubs each tried to attract sign-ups by displaying posters and handing out treats such as candy, cookies and ice cream cones.
By Eugenia Ko
As members of the Class of 2015 sweltered in temperatures that soared above 100 degrees at the traditional Senior Ring Ceremony Sunday, Sept. 14, President Rick Commons told seniors to “lead with your goodness.”
By Angela Chon
All French, Spanish and Chinese classes on both campuses attended Keys to Planning for Learning,…
By Cole Feldman
25 seniors were named to the National Merit Semifinalist list.
After the field hockey game today was moved from 3:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Wolverines came out with a win in their third game this season. When the game did eventually start, the girls’ field hockey team shut out Fountain Valley High School by a final score of 4-0, with a goal from Caitlin Neapole ’16 and JJ Spitz ’15, as well as two goals by Maddie Oswald ’15.
In the varsity girls’ golf team’s first match of the week (due to weather-related cancellations…
After defeating Murrieta High School 21-7 last Friday, the boys’ water polo team continued their five game winning streak with an emphatic 21-4 victory over Dana Hills tonight.
In the condensed new mission statement, the most significant change lies in the phrase, “the joyful pursuit of educational excellence.” It acknowledges the emotional aspect of learning, reminding the community that academics are about more than just tests and GPAs. While the new statement retains the school’s focus on excellence, its tone is kinder and gentler. We don’t just want students to be smart, but happy and healthy too.
On my first day of seventh grade in 2009, I nervously walked into the Saperstein Theatre for the first time. Surrounded by my new classmates, I was greeted with a projection of the school’s motto: They can because they think they can….
The Dude abides.
That’s probably the most important thing I learned during break, but the Dude probably doesn’t care how high he ranks on my list of summer lessons.
By Aimee Misaki
I don’t mean to offend anyone, but my junior year was better than yours. I spent it at School Year Abroad in Rennes, France. If you enjoy meeting new people, experiencing freedom and gaining a more open perspective of the world, then you’ll like SYA.
Four seniors and two juniors traveled to five different countries on grants and immersed themselves in various eye-opening activities including cooking, pottery, volunteer work, research and music.
Sacha Lin ’16 spent eight weeks improving her musical abilities through one-on-one violin classes and orchestra performances at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado this summer.