10 Civitalks posters win awards

The Character Education Committee chose 10 posters as winners in a competition held in Civitalks groups Oct. 9 that asked participants to draw representations of what has colored their school experiences, such as academics, the arts, friendships, athletics and stress. Darby Caso ’14, Jared Eisner ’16, Kennedy Long’16, Animaan Pathak ’15 and Jessica Spitz ’15  […]

Performing arts teacher hires aide

Performing arts teacher Shawn Costantino hired new assistant Matt Yeakley to teach his sixth period Jazz Rhythm Section class this year. After performing arts  teacher Mark Hilt created a second music theory section, he turned his Wind Ensemble class over to Costantino. Costantino said he wanted to streamline all the classes involving wind, brass, and […]

Middle schoolers to perform fall play

The Middle School will perform “Midsummer/Jersey,” a modern version of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as the fall theatrical production Nov. 15, 16 and 17. “It’s basically a mashup of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Jersey Shore,’” director Jim Doughan said. “It shows that nothing has changed in 450 years.” Written by playwright Ken Ludwig, […]

Junior assists locals in Burma

Xenia Viragh ’15 used funds provided by the Gunter-Gross Asia Initiative to get hotspot wi-fi on cell phones for students at Phaung Daw Oo, a school for students of all ages in Mandalay, Burma. “It’s a monastic center, so it’s not a government school,” Viragh said. “Myanmar is isolated and closed off because it’s been […]

From Rugby stage to York Theatre

Her role as Varya in last year’s spring production “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov landed Covi Brannan ’15 an internship this summer with the York Theatre Royal in England. Brannan’s performance caught the eye of YTR artistic director Damian Cruden, who directed Donald Freed’s “Tomorrow” in Los Angeles earlier this year. Cruden was impressed […]

P.E. teacher to leave after 19 years

Middle school physical education teacher Steve Chen is leaving next year to “give the insurance business [his] full attention,” he said. He has worked at Farmers Insurance for the past five months as a producer agent. “Basically, I am able to sell insurance, [whether] home, auto or commercial, and basically I am the one that […]

Chen departs to pursue insurance career

Middle school physical education teacher Steve Chen is leaving next year to “give the insurance business [his] full attention,” Chen said. He has worked at Farmers Insurance for the past five months as a producer agent. “Basically, I am able to sell insurance, [whether] home, auto, or commercial, and basically I am the one that […]

Hazard to take academic dean post at alma mater in Michigan

Nine-year computer science teacher and Dean of Faculty Jacob Hazard will join Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, as Academic Dean for grades 11 and 12 in September. He will also teach one math class. The position will give Hazard a greater role in school leadership, he said. “I’m going to the school where I […]

American Mosaic

Japan Some countries, including Japan, turn somber themes into celebratory opportunities. For example, “Obon is the honoring of the dead; there’s ancestor worship. We just go for food and friends,” mathematics teacher Michael Mori said, grinning. “In the American version you have festivals with typically game booths and food booths, a shrine for ancestors passed […]