Students violate trip policy

Roughly half a dozen students violated the Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking Policy on school trips over spring break, President Rick Commons said. The school’s policy as written in the Student Parent Handbook states “it is forbidden to use, sell, or possess drugs or alcohol on campus, when traveling to or from campus, or at any […]

School reviews diversity climate assessment

Some administrators and faculty were not surprised by the results of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Assessment and are beginning to take steps to tackle the issues identified in the report. “There are lots of things that we want to do,” President Rick Commons said. “We’re beginning now to try to identify those things […]

School considers AP class limit in talks of student well-being, academic balance

School considers AP class limit in talks of student well-being, academic balance

School administrators and faculty are discussing placing a limit on the number of AP classes students are able to take throughout their high school careers as part of their ongoing discussion about the happiness and wellness of students. Currently, they have not decided if honors classes would be included in any future limits. “For lots […]

Faculty to further enforce dress code policy

The faculty will begin to enforce the dress code more vigilantly, Interim Head of Upper School Liz Resnick announced in an email to students and parents last Wednesday, sparking controversy among some. Resnick said that as temperatures rose, the faculty felt that students were coming to school in clothes that were not dress code appropriate. […]

Discovery through lenses

Olivia Bautista ’18 stands at the Starfish Impact School in Guatemala and plays a video of her grandmother talking in Spanish about how, when she was 12 and living in Mexico, she could no longer afford to attend school. Tears fill in the eyes of several Guatemalan teenage girls at the school to whom this […]

Resnick replaces Barzdukas as Interim Head of Upper School

Resnick replaces Barzdukas as Interim Head of Upper School

Although Liz Resnick will only fill the position of head of Upper School for one year, she has already made one permanent policy change: eliminating styrofoam cups from the faculty room. However, Resnick said that will likely be the only official policy change she makes, as in the coming year she will be focusing more […]

Lola Clark ’17 steps on a bus, ready for a six-hour drive to Clemson University in South Carolina. While many of her peers are spending their spring breaks resting at home or traveling, Clark is preparing to see her 10th college in the past five days as part of a school-run tour. “I went into […]

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