Law and order: Future Horizons Club welcomes law enforcement officers

Law and order: Future Horizons Club welcomes law enforcement officers

Law enforcement officers Tiffany Park and Vincent Cho discussed the connotations of being an officer in today’s political climate Monday during Activities. The discussion was part of Future Horizons Club’s aim to help expose students to different career paths, club leader Eric Han ’17 said. Han said that it is important for students to understand […]

FAC proposes AP limits, unweighted GPAs

FAC proposes AP limits, unweighted GPAs

The Faculty Academic Committee made a formal recommendation to President Rick Commons to limit the number of Advance Placement courses that upper school students can take and to no longer provide additional grade point weighting for honors and AP courses. If approved by Commons and the Board of Trustees, the new policies would begin with the […]

Volunteers give out books to foster care students

Volunteers give out books to foster care students

Student volunteers handed out used books to high school kids in foster care at the Literacy Event at Celebration Orientation at Pasadena City College on April 29. The Book Club collected almost 150 used books in the library earlier in the week to donate to the Book Truck nonprofit for the event, Book Club President […]

Students, faculty donate in Red Cross Blood Drive

Students, faculty donate in Red Cross Blood Drive

The school hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive in Chalmers Lounge on Friday. Students, parents and faculty were able to participate in the blood drive, which was run by American Red Cross staff. Blood Drive Coordinator Tamara Whit managed the event and briefed students about the process of donating blood before they underwent a brief physical exam […]

Juniors participate in college admissions workshop

Juniors participate in college admissions workshop

Admissions personnel from 46 colleges and universities participated in a college admissions workshop hosted at the Upper School on Thursday evening. The workshop was designed to educate students and parents on the realities of the college admissions process. “The goal of the program is that there are no right answers, and that it’s a very […]

Put your dukes up: boxing club teaches self-defense

Put your dukes up: boxing club teaches self-defense

To increase their engagement in community service, members of the Boxing Club conducted self-defense classes to underprivileged children March 21 and sold bags of kettle corn and caramel corn to support the homeless March 25. The boxing lessons and fundraiser supported LA Family Housing, which is a nongovernmental organization that provides low income affordable housing […]

Head Prefects-elect ready for next year’s challenges

Head Prefects-elect ready for next year’s challenges

Julia Cosgrove ’18 and Wilder Short ’18 headed to chaplain James Young’s office after school March 30. Together with current Head Prefects, Cate Wolfen ’17 and Matt Thomas ’17, dean Sharon Cuseo and fellow candidates Princie Kim ’18 and JP Cherry ’18, they eagerly anticipated the results of the Head Prefect election. Then, Young announced […]

Chariots of fire: JCL goes to convention

Chariots of fire: JCL goes to convention

Middle and upper school Latin students and Junior Classical League members participated in the California Junior Classical League Convention during the weekend in San Francisco. At the convention, students competed in activities such as academic testing, athletic competitions, poetic recitations and chariot races. “The Friday evening we arrived, we took tests that were later scored […]

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 rings in break with Festival to Spring

School rings in break with Festival to Spring

Students and faculty played dodgeball and Wii Karaoke and ate In-N-Out Burger during the Festival of Spring March 31 in anticipation for Spring Break. Hosted by Community and Character Committee, the event aimed to unite the students, Community and Character Committee and Athletic Coordinator Darlene Bible said. “The committee came up with the festival to help […]