Walch helms Performing Arts, Chobanu handles producer duties

By Marsha Labunsky Having served as the interim performing arts department chair after Dan Fishbach ’94 resigned last year, Ted Walch’s position was made official in early July. In addition to his teaching duties, Walch will be in charge of coordinating the 15-member performing arts department that includes instrumental music, jazz, chorus, dance, costuming, theater, […]

484 attend revamped summer session

By Ariane Lange The summer program finished its first season after extensive changes to policy and curriculum. “Because of the newness of the summer programs this year [enrollment was] slightly down from our previous totals,” Summer Program Director David Coombs said.  Coombs said he was “very pleased” with the alterations. Of the 17 academic and […]

Los Olmos campus sells

By Michael Kaplan The school’s ranch in Glenwood, New Mexico has been sold for $620,000, a price $230,000 less than expected. After three months of escrow, the property was purchased by Domanick Bohnett. The school has spent $2 million on Los Olmos, including $1.2 million to purchase the property. It was intended as a remote […]

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.” […]