Former ju jitsu coach had ‘profound impact’ on past students

By Cody Schott Former ju jitsu coach Steven Copping invented a style of ju jitsu called quantum ju jitsu. The style consists of continuous learning and changing. It also has taken characteristics from some other martial arts including judo, kendo, shiatsu and more. Copping was forced to give up teaching ju jitsu due to his […]

7 new faculty members come to Upper School

By Julie Barzilay and Marni Barta This year, seven new faces will join the upper school faculty. Jennifer Bladen will be a publications and yearbook teacher and will teach at both campuses. She worked for Taylor Publishing, the company that publishes the yearbook. She has taught yearbook journalism and technology to high school students and […]

6 new staff start work at Upper School

By Derek Schlom, Julie Barzilay and Marni Barta Six new staff members were hired during the summer. Allie Costa will be working at the upper school bookstore and will later transfer to the middle school bookstore. Hailing from Northern California, Costa has experience in bookselling, with a specialty in children’s literature and contemporary teen fiction. […]

5 teachers to publish works of poetry, research, fiction

By Shayna Freisleben Research, poetry and short stories written by five faculty members will appear in print this fall or next year. English teacher Stephanie Yoo’s short story, titled “Invisible,” is about a westernized, Asian woman working as an expatriate in Hong Kong. The story will appear in the Kyoto Journal in late 2007. Yoo, […]

New vaccine protects young women against HPV, cervical cancer

By Ariane Lange Zoe Johnson ’08 received the first of three shots this summer, which she hopes will protect her against a major cause of cervical cancer, the second most common cause of cancer death in women worldwide. Cervical cancer kills almost 4,000 U.S. women annually. The injection is Gardasil, a newly approved vaccine which […]

Math teacher recieves award

By Andrew Lee Kay Carlson, middle school math teacher, was presented the third annual Carolyn and Marion Hays Award last Wednesday at the first faculty staff meeting. The award was endowed by the family and friends of Carolyn and Marion Hays. Marion Hays was a teacher, dorm head and Assistant Headmaster at Harvard School from […]

New jazz teacher prepares for class

By Stephanie Deutsch When jazz teacher Jerry Margolis retired after 36 years, middle school Pianist for the Choral Program Kevin Babuder informed his best friend Shawn Costantino of the spot that needed to be filled. This year, Costantino is looking forward to being “surrounded by students and teachers of the highest academic and intellectual achievement.” […]

FAC cancels X periods on 5 days

By Jack Schwada Free periods are canceled today in order for teachers to get acquainted with their students, a letter sent to the faculty this summer stated. The proposition was passed by the Faculty Academic Committee in the spring of last year and will be incorporated in this upcoming school year. Free periods will also […]

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