Students elect next year’s Prefect Council

Sophomores and juniors elected the head, senior and junior prefects for the 2019-2020 school year. Grace Burton ’20 and Michael Lehrhoff ’20 will serve as head prefects. Dahlia Low ’20, Jaya Nayar ’20, Landon Poon ’20 and Clay Skaggs ’20 will serve as senior prefects, and Cleo Maloney ’21, Chelsea Cho ’21, Navid Ghodsi ’21 […]

Prefect council hosts third annual March Madness tournament

Prefect council hosts third annual March Madness tournament

Students competed in the third annual March Madness tournament, a series of three-on-three basketball matches, during break today. Team “Splash Bros,” which included Griffin York ’19, Kenneth Lee ’19 and Michael Snyder ’19, beat team “Bd and Friends” to win the tournament. Prefect Jaya Nayar ’20 said that Prefect Council enjoys organizing these events for […]

School to implement new gender policies

Following over a year of research on how students are gendered within the school, an ad-hoc committee, including middle and upper school deans, teachers and faculty, created a list of 16 to 18 recommendations in an effort to provide more inclusive opportunities on campus. The committee presented their suggestions to school administrators and departments heads, […]

Students browse courses at Academic Fair

Students browse courses at Academic Fair

Sophomores and juniors attended the annual Academic Fair on Monday in order to learn about the courses offered for next year.  Prefect Council hosted the event in Taper Gym during activities period. At the fair, teachers and students currently enrolled in the class represented their courses and electives at various booths.  In addition to describing […]

Prefect Council starts ‘Tap Out’ competition

Prefect Council announced Jan. 17 that Tap Out, formerly known as Assassin, will return to the Upper School this year. According to Junior Prefect Michael Lehrhoff, Tap Out differs from Assassin in that players now must tap others on the back to eliminate them from the game. In Assassin, players had to make a gesture […]

Prefect Council holds holiday movie screening

In order to help diminish students’ stress over the upcoming midterms, Prefect Council screened holiday movies for students and faculty in Rugby Theatre on Friday. “I think the movies were a fun way to spread excitement for the holidays,” Coco Kaleel ’20 said. “Usually people hang out in the lounge, but because everyone is stressed […]

Prefects organize Winterfest

During the Prefect Council-sponsored Winterfest, students participated in various winter-themed activities, such as buying Wintergrams, refreshments and dress-up days, from Dec. 7-11 . Students received complimentary hot chocolate and cider, decorated cookies and listened to ensembles, including performances by Alec Davila ’20, Lauren Juzang ‘20 and duo Mila Fejzo ’19 and Becca Frischling ’19.Sophomore prefect […]

Prefects host winter-themed Coffeehouse

Prefects host winter-themed Coffeehouse

Students performed at the second Coffeehouse of the year in the Feldman-Horn gallery Dec. 3. Prefect Council organized the winter-themed event in conjunction with the art showcase as a way to showcase both students’ visual and performing arts talents simultaneously. Students performed covers of professional albums, as well as their original compositions. Individual acts included […]

Students purchase pizza on Food Truck Friday

As part of Prefect Council’s monthly Food Truck Friday, students purchased New York style-pizza from the Made In Brooklyn Pizza truck Nov. 30. The goal of the project, headed by Jaya Nayar ’20 and Jonathan Cosgrove ’21, was to improve the variety of the food available on campus, Prefect Council said. “We thought that bringing […]

Prefect Council hosts Halloween Festivities

Students gathered in the lounge during break to watch their teachers and fellow classmates perform in the annual Halloween costume contest and eat free Cinnabons provided by Prefect Council members Oct. 31. In addition, different Halloween movies played in Ahmanson Hall throughout the day. There were four categories for the costume contest: “Most creative,” “Funniest,” […]

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