'As You Like It' cast list released

A cast of 23 students, selected during auditions last week, will perform the play “As You Like It” in Rugby Auditorium Feb. 5-7. Performing arts teacher Ted Walch will direct. Rehearsals will begin Nov. 18. The Shakespearean comedy tells the story of a duke’s daughter, her lover, and their closest friends as they deal with […]

6 faculty members ride in CicLAvia cycling event

Six teachers participated Oct. 5 in CicLAvia, an event during which streets in downtown Los Angeles are cleared of cars to allows for bikers and pedestrians. Science teacher Dietrich Schuhl, dean Vanna Cairns, Executive Assistant to the President Ann-Marie Whitman, librarian Edith Darling, Director of Publications Terry Baris and Director of Financial Aid Melanie Leon […]

High Stakes College Edition: Living the dream

Recent grads describe what it’s like now that they have achieved their goal of getting into college and are finding their way on their new campuses. Eric Greenberg ’14: Eric Greenberg ’14 enjoys the freedom that the University of Chicago gives him to manage his time. “Since you make your own schedule, you really are […]

Literary magazine to host writing seminars

Stone-Cutters is holding writing workshops this year to create a bigger literary community on campus and increase submissions to the literary magazine. The series of workshops began Sept. 29 with a poetry workshop led by upper school English teacher Amber Caron. A fiction workshop was led by student editor Melanie Krassel ’15. All students have […]

Administration, trustees rename Reynolds Hall

The administration and Board of Trustees voted to change the name of Reynolds Hall to Wang Hall in honor of Walter and Shirley Wang(Walter ’13, Chantalle ’17, Matthew ’18), who donated $5 million toward renovating the building. Shirley Wang serves on the Board of Trustees. “It is quite common for schools to use naming opportunities […]

Student to perform in competition in China

Joss Saltzman ’16 will perform original songs and give speeches on his relationship with China and its language and culture in the Chinese Bridge Competition in southwest China in October. After winning the Southern California preliminary round in May, Joss qualified to participate in the semifinals, portions of which will be televised on Chinese TV. […]

Schedule for homecoming events

The boys’ varsity football team will play Westchester among Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Sept. 27. Food booths and attractions such as skee-ball, a dunk tank, and a Ferris wheel will open at 3 p.m. Indian food, Korean food, baked goods, and a variety of other dining options will be provided, according to the parent volunteer […]

"Company" cast list released

A cast of 18 students will perform the musical “Company” in Rugby Auditorium Nov. 14-16. Performing arts teachers Ted Walch and Michelle Spears will co-direct, with temporary performing arts teacher Daniel Faltus as music director. The musical, which was written by Stephen Sondheim and received six Tony Awards in 1970, tells the story of a […]

Carr story wins regional Emmy for KCBS

The local station KCBS won a regional Emmy Aug. 25 for its coverage of the death of Justin Carr ’14, who died from idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in February 2012. The honored news piece, in which Carr’s parents explain how they were dealing with their son’s death, aired Aug. 12, 2013. It showed pictures of Justin […]

Making global connections

Upper School hosts workshop Thirty-three high school students from the United States and China honed leadership skills during the World Youth Leadership Institute held in the Kutler Center July 14-18. Intended to foster a relationship between Chinese and American schools, the institute focused on international leadership in a world connected by technology and instant communication. […]