Chinese students experience campus life

Chinese students experience campus life

Eight students from the World Leading Schools Association in Shanghai, China visited the Upper School for 13 days from Jan. 29 to Feb. 10 with the goal of deepening their knowledge of American society and the English language. During their stay, the students lived with host families. The students shadowed their hosts in classes throughout […]

Musicians perform in instrumental concert

Musicians perform in instrumental concert

Musicians from the Upper School Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Camerata Strings and String Quartet performed in the Fall Instrumental Music Concert in the Rugby Theater Nov. 18. Students performed piecessuch as Bela Bartok’s “Romanian Folk Dances,” Antonin Dvorak’s “String Quartet in F” and other compositions. Performing Arts Teacher Shawn Costantino conducted the Wind Ensemble, and Mark […]

Do you hear the people sing?

The voices of two dozen students singing echo throughout the halls of the first floor of Chalmers, evoking the revolutionary atmosphere of Paris 200 years ago. The music is coming from the dance studio, where rehearsals for the fall musical “Les Miserables” are well under way. Rehearsals began Sep. 12, and the musical will feature […]

Jolly Good Fellows: 2016 Summer Fellowships

Jolly Good Fellows: 2016 Summer Fellowships

Max Robertson: Japan By Sabrina de Brito Walking through a five-story designer clothing store in Tokyo, Max Robertson ‘17 said he was surprised to find some of the clothes in glass cases, as if the shop were a museum. The clothes were mixed in with other pieces of art on display, an homage to how […]

New Pokémon Go App Is A Summer Trend

New Pokémon Go App Is A Summer Trend

When Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken received a call from her sister-in-law, she was expecting a casual chat about family and friends, she said. Instead, her sister-in-law informed Bracken that her nephew had been robbed at gunpoint while catching Pokemon. Bracken’s nephew had been Pokemon hunting in North Hollywood with a […]

Yutopia Essex: Benefits Administrator

Yutopia Essex has joined the upper school as the new benefits administrator. In her new position, Essex will be in charge of self-insured medical plans, the school’s flexible spending account, the student accident plan and worker compensation. Los Angeles born Essex grew up in Cincinnati. She returned to Los Angeles seven years ago to pursue […]

Thanks for the Pranks: A History of Senior Pranks

Thanks for the Pranks: A History of Senior Pranks

When Dylan Wan ’18 emerged from the Head Prefect election assembly March 23, he immediately noticed that his backpack was not in the same location as he had originally left it. Making his way through the crowd of jostling students, he finally came upon a massive heap of backpacks piled in front of the cafeteria […]

Dancers perform ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Dancers perform ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Advanced Dance II students depicted characters such as Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket, Veruca Salt, Mike Teavee, Augustus Gloop and Violet Beauregarde during their show “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” inspired by Roald Dahl’s novel, in Rugby Theater March 4-6. The show featured 37 performers, including guest dancers from Advanced Dance I and volunteer male dancers […]

Musicians to perform in Pasadena

Chamber Singers will perform at the upcoming American Choral Directors Association Western Division Conference in Pasadena Feb. 26-27. The conference will include exhibits, concerts and educational clinics at the First United Methodist Church. The association selected the Chamber Singers as one of five high school choirs nationally. The ensemble spent three years recording and rehearsing […]

Author discusses pressure with parents

Psychiatrist and author Michael Thompson spoke to parents about his book “The Pressured Child” in Saperstein Theatre Nov. 10. Thompson discussed the process of students going through grade school and ultimately reaching college admissions. His speech also featured examples and stories about parents pressuring their children to excel in school and to get into elite […]