Diversity conference remembers Carr ’14, parents deliver closing ceremony address

Justin Carr ’14, former South Africa President Nelson Mandela and others were remembered Dec. 5-7 at the National Association of Independent Schools Student Diversity and Leadership conference in National Harbor, Md. Carr’s parents, Susan and Darrell were invited to address the 1,400 students at the closing ceremony. The theme was “Honoring the Past.” Carr’s parents […]

Six win awards at Model UN meetings

Six members of the Model United Nations club received awards at the first two conferences of the year. Elliot Rollins ’16 and Christina Duval ’16 received an Honorable Mention for their representation of Jordan in the Novice Disarmament and International Security Committee. Brandon Bergsneider ’16 and William Burford ’16 were recognized in the Novice Economic […]

School to accept more sophomore applicants

The Office of Admission will accept as many as 20 new sophomores into the class of 2017 for next year, Director of Admission Elizabeth Gregory said Friday. The school has enrolled 29 new students into the 10th grade class the past three years. This year’s ninth grade class is smaller than past years’, and the […]

Peer Support requires new sleepover contracts

A new policy now requires students to sign a contract prior to attending Peer Support sleepovers in order to ensure proper and school-appropriate behavior. “We want people to feel comfortable and safe at their sleepovers, just as they do in group,” Peer Support coordinator Sophie Sunkin ’14 said. The contract reads: “This contract has been […]

Sophomore receives international award for community service work

Association of Fundraising Professionals, an international charity fundraising organization, honored Jack Stovitz ’16 with its Outstanding Youth Volunteer award last month for his work with the book drive organization BookEnds. Stovitz was first introduced to the Los Angeles-based BookEnds as a fourth grader at Warner Elementary School, when students were asked to bring in used […]

Girls' water polo team finishes 3rd in tournament

The Wolverines tested the waters of competition Dec. 6, taking third place in the Mistletoe Classic in Newbury Park. They posted victories over Moorpark 17-4 and Cabrillo 16-7 in the first round and the quarterfinals of the tournament, respectively. A championship victory fell out of grasp when the squad lost to Newbury Park 8-5 in […]

Sophomore lifts team to double-digit victory

After a solid 2012-13 season, the girls’ basketball team has picked up where last year’s team left off and have opened with a 4-2 record, most recently defeating Hart 59-41 Dec 16. The Wolverines begin play Wednesday  in the Santa Barbara Tournament Of Champions. They began the season with three wins in a row, including […]

Philomatheans Club screens second movie

The Philomathean Club held its second screening of the year Dec. 9. The club members watched the movie “On the Waterfront” starring Marlon Brando. “Everyone who came really seemed to enjoy the film and we had a great discussion afterward,” club leader Nikta Mansouri ’15 said. The club will host another event outside of school […]

2014-2015 convocation to follow Labor Day

School will begin next fall with the second all-school opening convocation Sept. 2, the day after Labor Day. After the first-ever all-school opening convocation this year, the administration decided to begin school next year with a similar ceremony, again on the upper school campus, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts said. No planning for the convocation […]