Milo Sini to act as new Health Officer

After serving in the upper school trainers’ office, Milo Sini assumed the newly minted position of Community Health Officer. “I’m in charge of the overall general health of the student body and anything that that would entail: anywhere from making sure that our kids are physically healthy, that they’re properly taken care of and such.” […]

Alyse Tran ’18 studied herbal medicine in Vietnam

Alyse Tran ’18 studied herbal medicine in Vietnam

After receiving the Asia Initiative Fellowship, Alyse Tran ’18 studied herbal medicine in Vietnam this summer for her HWGo! project. Tran said that she wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to connect to her heritage while pursuing one of her interests. Though Tran spent the majority of her trip in Ho Chi Minh City, […]

BLACC members bond on annual retreat

Following the success of their first retreat last year, student and faculty members of the Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club held bonding exercises and workshops Aug. 19. The retreat, which was held again at the Middle School, featured icebreakers, games and group discussions for students to better foster connections. Keynote speaker Kena Dorsey shared […]

Club sells smoothies for literacy programs

Students sold Jamba Juice smoothies to support the non- profit Pencils of Promise today on the quad. According to its website, the organization aims to increase literacy rates around the world by building schools and providing educational resources to teachers and students. The charity is currently working in Ghana, Guatemala, Laos and Nicaragua with programs […]

Math teacher to retire

Completing her 34 year tenure with the school, math teacher Beverly Feulner will retire at the end of the school year to return to her roots in Pennsylvania with her husband, science teacher John Feulner. “I’ve done my duty, I think,” Feulner said. “My husband and I are both from Pennsylvania, and we’re moving back […]

Unconventional Leadership encourages students to vote for LAUSD

Unconventional Leadership encourages students to vote for LAUSD

Members of the Unconventional Leadership class promoted the May 16 Los Angeles Unified School District elections with a booth on the quad that featured a sign-spinner, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and music on Monday. Nick Melvoin ’04 and Steven Zimmer ran for the position of Member of the Board of Education in Board District 4 of […]

The Universal Language of Science

The Universal Language of Science

I was failing English. My five-year-old self (excuse me, my five-and-a-half-year-old self) had guessed as much as I watched my grumpy, frail kindergarten teacher pull my mother aside that chilly spring day. As my eyes darted from word to unrecognizable word on the board before me, the assistant teacher’s face growing more and more disappointed […]

My Big Fat Greek Trip: Latin students visit Greece

The Latin program offered its first trip to Greece April 6-14 to expose students to the practical use of the language and Ancient Greek culture. Latin teacher Mercedes Barletta and history teacher George Gaskin, who chaperoned last year’s trip to Rome, led one eighth grader, five freshmen, five sophomores, one junior and a senior. Like […]

Enrollment in trip hits record high

One of the largest groups to travel with the program in its history, 26 Spanish language students visited Spain to immerse themselves in the culture and language from March 30 to April 16. Spanish teacher Javier Zaragoza and Receptionist and SAT/ACT Test Center Supervisor Nathaly Blanco chaperoned two freshman and 24 sophomores. Zaragoza has been […]

Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time

Student poets from all over Los Angeles disembarked from school buses and poured onto the upper school campus. Ambassadors for the poetry festival led the poets up to Chalmers Lounge for breakfast and an opportunity to meet other poets from the area. The festival, called “Wider Than the Sky: A Young People’s Annual Poetry Festival,” […]