Peer Support chooses coordinators, trainees

Upper school psychologist and Peer Support Program Head Luba Bek announced coordinators and trainees for the 2017-2018 school year April 24 and May 19, respectively. Axel Rivera de Leon ’18, Charlotte Weinman ’18, Jake Neuman ’18 and Isabel Wiatt ’18 will be next year’s coordinators. Sophomores applying for a trainee position filled out an application […]

School hosts Special Olympics event for preschoolers

School hosts Special Olympics event for preschoolers

Students high-fived and cheered on preschoolers as they participated in events ranging from walking across a balance beam to running around cones during the Special Olympics Young Athletes Festival Dec. 2. “It was so rewarding to be a part of the Special Olympics because I got to see the pure joy on the children’s faces,” […]

Professional trains group peer leaders

Professional trains group peer leaders

Peer Support trainees and leaders participated in a training event at the Upper School on Nov. 19. The four hour event featured Mark Rosner, the director of the Council in Schools program at the Ojai Foundation, who spoke to trainees and leaders in Chalmers Lounge. Attendees learned about ways to better structure their groups and […]

Peer Support leaders, trainees attend retreat

All 54 of the Peer Support leaders and trainees went on the annual retreat at Gindling Hilltop Camp in Malibu from Sept. 9 to 11. “The coordinators of the program, four seniors, had a lot of say in how it was run and worked more independently,” advisor and counselor Luba Bek said. Bek, upper school […]

Peer support to go on annual bonding trip

Peer Support leaders and trainees will go on their annual retreat from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12. Counselor and psychology teacher Luba Bek and upper school psychologist Kavita Ajmere will chaperone the trip to Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu. Roughly 25 senior leaders and 26 junior trainees will go to bond before the club starts

Leaders announce new Peer Support trainees

School counselor and humanities teacher Luba Bek announced the Peer Support trainees for the 2016-2017 school year in an email on Friday. The 26 sophomores were chosen from an application pool of 68 students. The group is comprised of 12 girls and 14 boys. Peer Support is a system of student-led groups on campus committed […]

Peer Support trainees elect coordinators

Peer Support trainees elected Emily Rahhal ’17, Lily Beckinsale-Sheen ’17, Josh Musicant ’17 and Jake Broder ’17 to serve as the 2016-17 Peer Support Coordinators. This year, 17 trainees applied for coordinator positions by submitting an application and delivering a speech in front of their fellow trainees. “I was really excited to be elected because […]

Peer Support leaders, trainees bond on retreat

Fifty-one Peer Support leaders and trainees traveled to Camp Hilltop in Malibu Sept. 11-13 for their annual retreat. “I think the goal of retreat was to foster bonding so that we can create the best environment for Peer Support possible,” Jack Hogan ’17 said. The students played games and trust building activities at the camp. […]

Peer Support to hold first meeting of year

All Peer Support members will participate in a series of icebreaker activities to learn about each other and Peer Support itself at the first group meeting on Monday. Peer Support coordinator Marc Shkurovich ’15 said that the first meeting will aim to begin to form a bond between group members. “Our goals for the first […]

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