Scene Monkeys auditions yield new group

The improvisation program will expand to two groups this year, performing arts teacher Michele Spears announced in an email Nov. 19 to students who auditioned for Scene Monkeys. One will remain the Scene Monkeys, and the other will be named by its members. Spears will coach the Scene Monkeys, and her friend from outside of school, […]

'Hotel Rwanda' manager tells students to trust their conscience

The hotel manager who hid more than 1,200 refugees during the Rwandan Genocide spoke at an all-school assembly Thursday about his experiences and the importance of following one’s conscience instead of the majority. Paul Rusesabagina introduced himself by giving the meaning of his last name as “he who disperses enemies.” Rusesabagina’s story was told in the 2004 film […]

'Hotel Rwanda' to screen Monday

An Oscar-nominated film that chronicles the heroic actions of Thursday’s assembly speaker during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide will be screened Monday, Nov. 4 at 3:20 p.m. in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Upper school visual arts department head Cheri Gaulke had the idea of providing an opportunity for students to watch “Hotel Rwanda” as a way to […]

"The Matchmaker" auditions to begin Nov. 11

Auditions for “The Matchmaker,” this year’s winter play, will begin Monday, Nov. 11, with sign-ups for audition time slots starting Monday, Oct. 28. Students will be allowed to select for themselves the material they will audition on from the play. Each audition will last five minutes. The audition material from the play will take up […]

Students, parents attend Rwanda trip information session, learn about genocide

A meeting in Ahmanson Lecture Hall Oct. 3 presented students and parents with information on a trip to Rwanda to investigate the Rwandan genocide and its effects. Award-winning producer Jeff MacIntyre, Friendship Tours World Travel founder Alethea Tyner Paradis and upper school visual arts department head Cheri Gaulke talked about the goals and itinerary of […]