25 seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

25 seniors were selected as National Merit Semifinalists because of their 2014 PSAT/NMSQT scores: Nicholas Abouzeid Clare Chou Michael Chung Raymond Chung Sara Evall Benjamin Goldstein Jonathan Heckerman Enya Huang Seaok Kim Jonathan Klein Bryanna Lee James Lennon Alexandra Liao Amelia Miller Rahul Natarajan Marcella Park Nadia Rahman Aaron Shih Jonathan Sington Jamie Skaggs Riley […]

Walch endowed chair acquires another $50,000

The Ted Walch Endowed Chair for Performing Arts and Cinema Studies has accumulated more than $50,000 in donations since the initial $1.5 million was announced at a June 2 show where performing arts and cinema studies teacher Ted Walch was surprised by alumni who sang and danced for him. Walch arrived at school that evening […]

Rosetta Stone website to publish Pike's article

Middle School Dean of Faculty and Latin teacher Moss Pike wrote an article, “Elevate and Empower: World Language Instructors as Key Players in the Shift to Competency-Based, Blended Learning,” which will be published online in late September for Rosetta Stone’s website and education blog Getting Smart. “I wanted to show that language instructors with peculiarities […]

School to supply free software

As part of an effort by the school to coordinate technology use by faculty and students, all grades will be able to download and install Microsoft Office for free by following steps that will be in an email. Director of Computer Services Dave Ruben said this service will increase the compatibility between what students turn […]

Papyri expert speaks to Latin classes

A professor from the Department of Classics at the University of Southern California spoke about papyri in Greco-Roman Egypt to the students in Latin III Honors and Latin Literature Honors May 19. Professor Christelle Fischer Bovet gave a history lesson on Alexander the Great and had the class translate quotes from Cicero. Bovet also instructed […]

Posters put up to raise genocide awareness

The Genocide Awareness and Activism Club put up posters around campus to raise awareness about genocides around the world for Genocide Awareness Week, which began Monday and goes until May 2. The club, headed by Alex Berman ’14, Ben Klein ’14 and Josh Shapiro ’14 put up posters with “faces of genocides” and various facts […]

Juniors debate for U.S. in Slovenia, win international debate tournament

Sara Evall ’15 and Amelia Miller ’15 won the Ljutomer International World Schools Debate Tournament March 6-9 in Slovenia for the United States Debate team. More than 40 teams participated. Evall and Miller faced the other three-person U.S. team in the finals. Evall and Miller’s team won debating the topic of whether voting in European […]

Model UN unable to attend convention due to bad weather, airport closure

The Model UN club was unable to attend the National Convention going on from Feb. 13 to Feb. 16 in Washington, D.C. due to weather problems. Dulles International outside of Washington was closed and the flight was canceled before they could even board. “It was of course disappointing not to be able to attend the […]

Model UN competes in Washington D.C.

The Model UN program  will compete at the National Convention in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Feb. 13-Feb. 16. “We are writing position papers and learning about each of our countries’ policies to prepare for the conference,” Sara Evall ’15 said. “As nationals are the culminating event of the year, we have been looking forward to it […]