Pianists and drummer perform for philosophy students

Professional pianist Danny Holt visited the Upper School to teach classes and perform for students Feb. 1-9. Holt taught five classes that focused on musical developments during the 20th century to students enrolled in Philosophy in Art and Science classes, which are taught by performing arts teacher Ted Walch and math teacher Kevin Weis. “It […]

Super Bowl LII used alum’s technology to maintain security

Washington County Sheriff’s Office used technology created by Visual Labs, a company founded by CEO Alex Popof ’10, to maintain security at the Super Bowl LII on Sunday, Feb.5.  The Sheriff’s Office was able to utilize the GPS functions on the computers to track the safety of deputies working the perimeter.  The company also had […]

Lighting the way: Alumnus returns to stage lighting for winter play

Professional lighting designer and cinematographer Will Adashek ’01 returned to help stage the lighting for the winter play “Our Town,” working in collaboration with set designer Jim Fenhagen and performing arts teacher and director Ted Walch. Adashek, Fenhagen and Walch decided to design “Our Town” together after reuniting at Kenyon College last year. Adashek said […]

Students attend Talk Project meeting

Talk Project representative Ashley Cooper spoke to students interested in presenting at this year’s workshops to inform them about the training process and begin organizing the curriculum on Jan. 29. The Talk Project is a peer-to-peer sexual violence awareness program. Each year, participants give a presentation about issues including sexual assault, rape and consent culture […]

Student-Alumni Association hosts Thankathon

The Student Alumni Association hosted a Thankathon to express their appreciation for alumni Jan. 29. Students wrote short postcards to alumni donors and volunteers at the event. “We hope that students will get an idea of just how many alumni help our school and have chosen to give back to HW,” Assistant Director of Alumni […]

Prefect Council hosts first ever Food Truck Friday

Students bought food from Slammin’ Sliders Food Truck on Jan. 26 for the first Food Truck Friday, a new monthly event created by Prefect Council. Prefects Ryan Stanford ’19 and Jaya Nayar ’20 headed the project. The goal of Food Truck Fridays is to vary the type of food brought to campus. Though vendors have […]

Wedding and fashion photographer speaks to students

Photographer Rebecca Yale ’06 spoke to Photography III students about her work as a professional wedding and fashion photographer and critiqued the students’ most recent project on Jan. 23. While visiting, Yale showed students some of her wedding and fashion photographs and discussed the struggles and rewards of being a professional photographer.  “My favorite part […]

Aloha! Representatives from the Kamehameha Schools visit campus

Representatives from the Kamehameha Schools visited the upper school campus to learn about the Kutler Center and Video Art programs on Jan. 22 and 23. The Kamehameha Schools is a private school system in Hawaii that educates students descended from indigenous Hawaiians. Currently, the school is planning on creating a capstone project for their eighth-graders […]

APES classes receive trout egg delivery

Advanced Placement Environmental Science classes received their annual delivery of trout eggs on Jan 19. Students will now begin to care for and raise the trouts, which will later be released into the Castaic Lake in California when they are large enough to survive on their own. Science teacher Nadine Eisenkolb, who has been part of […]

Looking Back: Photography III students host showcase on the Vietnam War

Students and faculty reflected on the tragedies of the Vietnam War at the Photography III showcase, “Then and Now,” on Jan 22. The showcase, which was curated by Emma Spencer ’18, consisted of photographs of war veterans, including science teacher Walt Werner and English teacher Jeffery Kwitny. The photography students also displayed pages of old newspaper […]