Supplementary classes prepare students for AP

Sophomores are attending a series of 10 supplemental history classes that will cover both additional content and test-taking skills that the World and Europe II course does not teach, to prepare the students for the upcoming AP European History exam. This is the first year that the history department has offered these after-school workshops to […]

Community Council holds service week, fair, book drive

Community Council put on a community service fair, book drive and other activities this week to make community service activities more accessible to students. “We feel like a lot of kids just want to get their hours over with, so by doing the fair we are hoping to shed a different light on what community […]

Fair kicks off Community Service Week

A Community Service Fair, book drive and various activities meant to better the community are highlights of Community Service week, which was organized by Community Council to make community service more accessible for students. “We feel like a lot of kids just want to get their hours over with, so by doing the fair we are […]

Sophomores Take MMTIC Personality Inventory

All sophomores answered a series of questions as part of the online Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children, a condensed personality inventory based on the Myers-Briggs indicator, last week to discover different aspects of their personality and in what environments they thrive. “The sophomore year is all about getting to know themselves,” Dean Vanna Cairns said. […]

Family of alumnus founds new endowment

The Yang Family Chinese Cooperation Endowment, founded by Michael Yang and Anna Fang (Hang ’14), will allow students and faculty to interact with Chinese educational communities, Head of External Relations Ed Hu said. This endowment follows a donation by the Yangs from 2013, which was used for a similar purpose. “They originally gave a gift […]

Environmental Club to restore LA river

The Environmental Club will hold its first Los Angeles river restoration trip on Jan. 31 in an attempt to beautify and and improve the conditions of the area surrounding the river, while providing students with an additional way to earn community service hours. “We are setting up monthly visits to the LA River site on […]

Students volunteer at Operation Gratitude to support soldiers

In a warehouse packed with more than 300 volunteers, Alex Deronde ’17 grabbed a handful of 5-hour ENERGY bottles and stuffed them into a partially filled care package to which volunteers added sanitizing wipes and Halloween candy before shipping the boxes to a deployed soldier halfway across the world. “It felt really good to volunteer […]

Peer Support to hold first meeting of year

All Peer Support members will participate in a series of icebreaker activities to learn about each other and Peer Support itself at the first group meeting on Monday. Peer Support coordinator Marc Shkurovich ’15 said that the first meeting will aim to begin to form a bond between group members. “Our goals for the first […]

Skits, poetry recitation, announcements highlight first ever third Wednesday

A video featuring a sophomore boy asking a junior to the Homecoming formal Sept. 20 and a recitation of an original poem by a senior at the first assembly of the year Sept. 17 highlighted the Community and Character Committee’s goal of emphasizing student input in the new upper school assemblies. “The point of [1st […]

Six worldly fellows return from 2014 fellowships

Annelise Colvin: Cameroon Annelise Colvin ’15 was both nervous and excited about volunteering at a French orphanage in Douala, Cameroon, after receiving a Junior Summer Fellowship. In the two and a half weeks she spent with the Humanity Exchange, an organization that sends students to foreign places, Colvin worked with children to prepare them for […]

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