Students perform in spring jazz concert

Middle and upper school jazz musicians performed in the annual spring jazz concert on April 29 in the Upper School Rugby Auditorium. Students performed a wide variety of pieces including songs from World War II and songs by the band Radiohead. The theme of the program was pieces of American music, the majority of which […]

YoungArts names upper school photographer, singer as finalists in nationwide art competition

YoungArts names upper school photographer, singer as finalists in nationwide art competition

YoungArts recognized Arianna Shooshani ’18 and Elizabeth Gaba ’17 as finalists for their 2017 contest submissions. Shooshani and Gaba were among the 691 artists selected out of a pool of 7,970 applicants representing 40 different states, the most applications that YoungArts has received to date, according to their website. Both received the finalist title, the […]

Gaulke to screen several short films in Ahmanson

Gaulke to screen several short films in Ahmanson

Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke will screen her film “I Am Be” as well as several teen public service announcements in Ahmanson Lecture Hall Thursday at 7 p.m. Gaulke was inspired to create this film after working with A Window Between Worlds, an organization that supports women who have experienced trauma and domestic violence. […]

Department receives three new kilns

Three new 4,000 pound kilns were delivered by crane to the upper school visual arts department on Aug. 19. These new kilns are replacements for older kilns that have been at the Upper School for more than 30 years. Clay firing requires different types of kilns to yield different appearances. “You have to do two […]

Choir students perform ‘Give My Regards to Cabaret’

Choir students perform ‘Give My Regards to Cabaret’

Choir students performed in “Give My Regards to Cabaret” Friday and Sunday. Students in Bel Canto, Chamber Singers, Wolverine Chorus and Jazz Singers performed a variety of Broadway songs in Rugby Auditorium. Students sang in combined choir groups as well as duets, trios and solos. The music selection ranged from the early 20th through 21st […]

Choral students to perform cabaret

Choral students will perform “Give My Regards to Cabaret” May 20 in the Rugby Theater. The show is a tribute to Broadway. This will be the final performance directed by choir teacher Rodger Guerrero, who will be leaving the school at the end of this year. For the Broadway theme, students will sing songs from […]

Students receive Scholastic Art Awards

Photography Gold Key Arianna Shooshani ’18 Naomi Barlava ’17 Gabi Berchtold ’18 Natalie Choi ’18 Maddy Daum ’18 Oceania Eshraghi ’18 Karina Guo ’18 Abbie Howell ’18 Nicole Kim ’18 Sakura Price ’18 Mason Rodriguez ’18 Photography Silver Key Ellis Becker ’18 Megan Cohen ’17 Arianna Shooshani ’18 Oceania Eshraghi ’18 (2) Jadene Meyer ’18 Chloe […]

Jonathan Damico ’18 balances coding, robotics and business

Jonathan Damico ’18 balances coding, robotics and business

In the robotics room, a 3D printer beeps and whirrs, robots perch on every surface possible and students are hard at work preparing for another robotics competition. Members of the robotics team are working on improving their robots after a victory at their last tournament, made possible by the code-writing skills of Jonathan Damico ’18. Damico […]