Sophomores attend optional productivity seminars

Sophomores attended the optional “Business of Studenting” seminars Oct. 20 to Oct. 23 to learn about stress reduction and productivity at the upper-school. Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Teacher Rob Levin is the head of the program. The first of four sessions open to sophomores, entitled “Life Beyond the Goldfish Bowl,” took place on student-elected periods […]

Community Council donates sandwiches to food pantry

In order to fulfill the mission statement, “Purpose beyond ourselves”, Community Council hosted an event that allowed students to make sandwiches, which were sent to a local food pantry. The event took place on Oct. 26 during break in the student lounge. Students made 100 bagged lunches, which were then sent to the North Hollywood […]

Fanatics announce Fanatic Fest details at assembly

With Homecoming approaching Saturday, the Head Fanatics announced the details of this week’s Fanatic Fest festivities at today’s assembly, and students also made additional announcements detailing upcoming school-wide events. To lead up to the pep rally on Friday, each day this week has a specific dress theme. Themes included “Marvel Monday,” “Twin Tuesday” and “Western […]

Assembly kicks off "I appreciate" campaign

Two teacher tributes from former students now attending Stanford University, along with the introduction of an “I appreciate” campaign, highlighted the year’s second all-school “First and Third Wednesday” assembly today. President Rick Commons presented English teachers Jeremy Michaelson and Caroline Miller certificates of appreciation from recent graduates now attending Stanford. Serena Davis ’17 and Ben […]

Physics teacher writes book

Upper school science teacher Antonio Nassar co-authored a research book entitled “Quantum Measurement in Bohmian Mechanics.” Nassar wrote the book with professor Salvador Merte-Artes from the Spanish Institute of Technology, what Nassar calls “the center for theoretical research in Europe.” Nassar has over 60 published academic articles, and his knowledge and research from those papers […]

Record number of girls enroll in robotics

The upper school robotics course has nine girls and four boys this year, with three times as many girls enrolled as last year. Robotics has historically had more boys than girls, robotics teacher Antonio Nassar said. Previously a club, robotics became an official class last year, though extracurricular club meetings continued as well. Last year, […]

Eighth graders may apply to study in China for next year

Middle school students who are currently enrolled in Chinese courses or speak Chinese will have a chance to apply to an international school in China for their freshman year. Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts has been working with the Chinese International School in Hangzhou, China, to offer students a rigorous academic program that allows them […]

Cafeteria sells new Preciado sandwich

Several times a week since 2009, Attendance Coordinator Gabriel Preciado has requested the same sandwich from the school sandwich bar. But recently, Preciado has been receiving questions and compliments about it from people including Upper School dean Kyle Graham. Now anyone can order “The Preciado” by name. His order consists of a selection of his […]

Former student faces preliminary hearing

  By Jack Davis and Lucy Jackson A preliminary hearing has been set for Sept. 22 at Los Angeles Superior Court in Van Nuys for a former student whom prosecutors have charged with attempted murder in a hammer attack on another former student. Rupert Ditsworth, the alleged attacker, could testify at the preliminary hearing three […]

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